Every year, our community hosts a “Parade of Homes.” Various houses in the neighborhood open themselves up to tours, so that other people can admire how they live. Usually, the more historic houses do this, although occasionally we get a super modern one, or one that has been gutted and redesigned by a professional. For a small entrance fee, it’s a great way to meet your neighbors as well as get inspiring ideas on how to redo your own domicile. This year, however, the concept of the parade was hijacked. Whereas it’s really supposed to be about the homes, because of a few stunning little girls on the tour, it really became about what they were wearing. Maxi dresses for girls (as seen on this link) are all the rage this season.
What happened was this: all of the guests were walking through a particularly stunning address. It was an old Spanish colonial house from the 1920s. Beautiful tiles lay on the pathway approaching the front door. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, skipped two little girls wearing maxi dresses. They couldn’t have been older than five or six years. They were laughing and singing and twirling in their colorful maxis. The woman who was leading the tour got completely distracted, as did the dozen or so guests. All eyes were on the maxi dress girls. Finally, a woman raised her hand to ask a question. Everyone assumed it would be about the stunning entryway to the colonial. But it wasn’t. She wanted to know where those girls got their maxi dresses. This got a big laugh from everyone. Surprisingly, the little girl knew! She said her mom bought it online off a site called TwirlyGirl. What occurred next was truly bizarre. When everyone got inside, the owner took us to her computer. She connected to the internet and opened up the site the girl had mentioned. The next thing we knew, we were all admiring their beautiful selection of maxi dresses for girls. How hilarious is that! That store must’ve picked up at least five new customers that morning! Six if we include you! Ha! The reason why I say that is because I know that you too are probably curious to see what their maxi dress for girls looks like. Of course, they don’t just sell dresses. They also have a wide selection of skirts, tops, leggings, etc. They are the real deal. And everyone was really impressed with the way they sold. Each item of clothing came with its own fun description. Usually a poem or short story to describe the item. Kind of a fun backstory that inspires the imagination. So here’s a link to their website. I’m pretty sure you’ll be as impressed as we were. www.twirlygirlshop.comf