Of course, I knew that she would grow up, I watched her do so right under my eyes’ but I didn’t expect it so soon. I can still remember our toddling days with amazing clarity.
Yet, nothing really prepares you for the teenage years and seeing your baby girl all dressed up, sparkling in a teenage fashion dinner dress topped off with beautiful inexpensive fashion jewelry has a way of bringing a lump to your throat.
My rough and tumble tomboy has turned into a princess. The old gives way to the young and the circle of life continues.
We chose a simple off-shoulder blue-black ball gown that is not overwhelming and the fashion jewelry of shiny stones and sterling silver.
Quick tips for choosing jewellery.
Keep it simple. Don’t go over the top looking for prestigious names.
Silver is in and has a way of blending with anything.
Check the mark and look for products marked sterling silver, which is 92.5 percent silver. Avoid Nickel and German silver. They don’t really have silver in them and some tend to irritate the skin especially if they are not hypoallergenic.
Enjoy the shopping experience. Find laughter and fun. These are memories that would last a lifetime.
P.S. I chose not to put her full photo.