Thursday, August 2, 2012

In Honor of Promaballoona

I'm right in the middle of making my dress for Promaballoona. There is a lot of work yet to be done. Not gonna lie, starting to panic a little...


 In the mean time, here is a picture of me from my actual prom for your enjoyment. My dress was from JcPenney, or Windsor, or Dillard's or something like that.


In my last post I said that my dress was knee length, and in my memory it is, but here you can see that it's actually a much less flattering just-about-the-ankle length. I went to a Catholic all girls high school, and only juniors and seniors could go to the prom. I didn't go my junior year because there was this silly rule that you had to go with a date, you couldn't just go with a group of friends. I mean, really?? So, senior year, when I thought to myself, I better go to prom or I'm going to regret it forever, my date was my best friend's [pictured] sorta-boyfriend's [pictured] friend [my date], who coincidentally had been my grade school classmate up until about fifth grade. Kinda awkward.

And I mean, prom pictures. The guys' hands on our elbows. Really? Sooo uncomfortable.

And here, courtesy of my mom, is a picture of the actual dress. Because it's still hanging in my closet. I really loved this dress when I wore it. And actually, if it really were knee length and made from a different fabric, it might even be something I would still consider wearing. Is that bad??


And a closeup [thanks mom!]:

11 comments:

  1. I love it. Multilayered crinkly and the shade of pink is perfect. I wish I still had mine:)

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  2. awesome!!! first I was totally distracted by your hair! but then I quickly went past the dress directly to the shoes. OMG, those SHOES! those are totally Sunday church sandals. fantastic!

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    1. yes the shoes are so amazingly terrible! and of course they had to be the exact same shade as my dress. and my necklace. and my earrings. because matching = fancy.

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  3. oh my goodness this is everything a prom photo should be. the backdrop alone--is that an extraneous piano on the right side?

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    1. an extraneous piano, as well as a few creeping stems from a mostly-chopped-off floral arrangement.

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  4. there is no prom panic! only prom imbibing! get you a glass of something afternoon appropriate (i suggest a sherry, or a margarita) and tear up that tulle.

    (i love that pink dress. would TOTALLY wear it today.)

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  5. Yes Nora, that is a random piano to set the scene for the photo, for no reason.

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  6. pianos make everything fancier. also i think our theme had something to do with jazz? so maybe it was a halfhearted attempt at a theme reference?

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  7. It was so great to get to meet you last night, and I loved your cambie dress and matching bow tie! Well done!

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  8. I think you could TOTALLY make this pink dress wearable again without much effort! And I think you look adorable in your prom picture :)

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