PUNK: Chaos to Couture. (Catchy, isn't it?) It is the name given to tonight's exhibition at the Met Gala. As (assumably) other fashionistas around the world are doing, I am browsing, no, stalking Instagram pictures to see whats being sported at tonight's magnificent event.
Sure, I've been to weddings, average school dances, and lavish sweet sixteens throughout my high school career, but I have never been to anything quite like the Met Gala... Maybe one day I will get my chance. There is something about getting my hair done, turning the makeup up a notch, and putting on a gown that makes me feel like a princess.
Though I've yet to attend a Met Gala, I have attended a party recently that is kind of a big deal in the high school world: PROM.
(Scroll down to see pictures... Scroll down to see more about prom, magazine coverage of it, and basically how big of a deal it is.)
This Saturday was my first prom. I'm a junior, and this is the first year that I was allowed to attend because no junior or senior took me my freshman or sophomore years (tear, tear). I will admit, my expectations for prom were quite low; I heard that the best part of prom was the looking pretty part (that is only half true). Before I ramble on any further, here are a few of my prom pictures.
Trey and I
Bianca and I
Leah and I
Because we are goofy people
(Left to right: Josh, Rebecca, Drew, Gina, Eric, Bianca, Trey, Me, David, Alisyn)
Once a Homestead Girl (and boy), always a Homestead Girl (and boy). Left to right: Nicole, Me, Michelle, Evan, Melissa, Leah, Emily... These people live in my neighborhood-- I grew up with them. I will always love them!
Anyways, I thought that I would share those pictures. Prom is something that every high school girl should experience, it is kind of a big deal. Magazines such as TeenVogue and Seventeen have their Prom Issue each year, featuring prom trends that revolve around dresses, hair, makeup and jewelry.
As far as the whole dress thing goes, I didn't focus too much on staying on trend with my dress. Instead, I focused on finding a dress that I loved, fit me well, and flattered my skin tone and my body. Personally, I think I did a good job with those things.
The dress I'm wearing is the first dress I tried on. I did try others on after that, but none could compare. The dress is from Bloomingdales and is by Ralph Lauren. It was affordable and it comes in other colors as well.
Prom definitely wasn't the Met Gala, and my pictures definitely don't resemble the pictures from the Met Gala, but I still had an amazing time. As the title says, this was my high school version of the Met Gala- we should all have one.
If you went to prom this year, feel free to link/ share pictures and posts of your dress, hair, makeup, experience, etc.