I've been hearing about prom for MONTHS! Seems my daughter and her friends were over the moon in anticipation of their Senior Prom. I get that.....it's like their last big event in High School. Their last chance to make an entrance as a High School student. Every girly wants to make an entrance! Heck, as I'm coming down the stairs about to walk into my house, I'm usually hoping my sweet husband will be there waiting for me so I can make an entrance for him!
A picture just doesn't do this dress justice. We got this dress at Celebrity Consignment (they just got a website). It is a Dolce and Gabana and still had the tags in it (that reflected an $1800 retail). We bought it for $50! What I love about it is it's elegance and there is alot of lace detail around the bodice, waist and hem. I can see her being able to wear this for so many occasions. That's the thing with prom dresses. They seem to be so specific and "promish" that it's difficult to wear them anywhere else. You end up spending an obscene amount of money on something that can only be worn once! NOT gonna happen!
The shoes were purchased at the same store. I was actually just showing them to my daughter as an example of what kind of shoe to wear with the dress. She tried them on (they were a Sz 10) and had been donated to CC by Queen Latifah. My daughter wears about a 7 1/2. Because her foot slid pretty far down, she COULD have worn them as they were. We bought these Stuart Weitzman shoes for a song and I took them to a shoe repair place in PO-Dunk, NC! The man was soooooo nice. He's an older man and very sweetly country. I asked him if there was any way he could cut down the front of the shoe by about 3/4 of an inch. He said, "Well, heck! I've never done anything like that before! But, let's give it a try and I'll let you know if I don't think I can do it." So I drew the line where we wanted them cut down and a week later, we received a call that they were ready. He did an AMAZING job!! From a Sz 10 to a Size 8! POIFECT!!
My daughter gets many compliments about how pretty she is. But I always tell her and anyone who remarks to me about how beautiful she is, "Yes, S is BEAUTIFUL! But the lovliest thing about her is her wonderful heart. She's even more beautiful on the inside than she is on the out!" It would be an understatement to say that I'm proud of my children. I just love the people that they are! And I'm so glad that I could share S's prom pictures with all of you!