I know as if she needed one, but on January 29th New York Dress had a contest to win one of six Tarik Ediz Dress. I of course tried to win (for her) because his work makes my little heart go pitter patter. She (I) didn't win. Oh well another girl in Arkansas that couldn't be more deserving did win... Congrats Alyson Tyler!
Well on Valentine's Day they did another give away, and this time for a Nika dress. Well one of six Nika dresses. I tried again, and hacked her Facebook to enter her as well. I have dressed her long enough that I knew that I could pick a style she liked, and I picked two and she loved them both (because I am awesome). The trick was you had to comment on their post with the style(s) you liked then share the photo on your own page. I did this all on both our accounts. I know psycho mommy moment, but we are always searching for dresses, and if we get one for free SCORE!
Well on February 26th the announced the winners!
LOOKIE THERE!!! Her pretty little face on the far left! I called her and when I told her over the phone she started crying, which is kind of cool since I know she needed a happy.
She messaged them to find out the specifics, and they said she could pick from one of four different styles. She had to select color and size and list her top three options. We consulted with everyone we knew. We asked additional questions about colors that they didn't provide photos of, and in the end we selected a singular dress.
YUMMY YUMMY! The really cool part (that we didn't know till it arrived) was that the keyhole had nude mesh to keep it from being a wardrobe malfunction dress. The dress has three layers of fabric so it is very good on stage. It is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! I am amazed at the quality to be honest. I see a lot of dresses but this one is beautiful!
She said she felt like a Bond girl, and of course it arrived before the last pageant of the season, so she will be wearing it as an evening gown. By the time this posts she will have competed in the final pageant, and with any luck she will be the winner. We have done everything we can to prepare, and everything else is out of our hands. She will of course mature and grow over the next few years, but the reality is that she is ready. She wants to go to Miss Arkansas. She wants to support and promote our state and her community, her personal platform and the national platform, and use this system to grow as a young woman and earn scholarships.
She considered doing another system if she didn't make it to Miss Arkansas, but after much consideration that MAY change. She wants to be Miss America, then after that we will see what happens.