Prom was a good time. I'm not going to confirm the prom cliché -- that it was the best night of my life -- because it was definitely not. But, I do have to say that being able to experience prom was a nice way to culminate my senior year. It's absolutely insane that a year has already passed since these photos were taken, especially because it just feels like yesterday.
On to the outfit... which is really what this post is supposed to be about.
I have to give credit where credit is due. Thank you mother for dealing with my promzilla attitude through the two months leading up to prom. I was a real pain in the butt. I knew I had to find a perfect & unique dress and it HAD to be white. I was not going to accept any other color. It definitely was frustrating, not only for me, but also for my poor mother who had to deal with my quite picky requests.
I really thought that I would never find the dress. I went from department store to department store, and while I found some that fit the qualifications, I knew that they wouldn't be the unique dress that I wanted. (I mean, who wants to show up to prom wearing the same dress as someone else? Definitely not me. That's for sure.) So, the mall was cancelled out. Just when I thought all hope was lost (lol) my mom talks me into going to Nordstrom Rack. I was a little apprehensive at first. Getting my prom dress at somewhere other than the classic prom stores? That was true blasphemy. It didn't help when my mom pulled my dress from the sale rack. I could tell that if the dress had been in better condition, I would have been all over it. But now, this dress had definitely seen better days. I don't know why I let my mom convince me to buy this dress, but it turned out to be the best decision.
Ultimately, I ended up getting the shoulder beads fixed & even found the most perfect pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes to wear. I thought that the embroidery on the shoulder was enough, so I kept it simple with a pair of my family heirloom earrings and very neutral make-up.
Gotta say, you really only do prom for the pictures. Who doesn't like dressing up and having snazzy photos fill up their timeline? If you say you don't, then I think you're lying.
Wearing: dress -- unknown brand (it was a wedding dress); shoes -- Stuart Weitzman; earrings -- family heirloom