April 20, 2012

Revamping My Prom Look

It's prom time y'all!!  Whenever I think of this much hyped event in a high schooler's life, I envision a prom should look like a scene from the movie "Grease," where there is mad dancing going on...


But sadly, of all the proms I went to, none of them EVER ended up being as lively as it is shown in the movies.  Probably because none of the dates that I took to prom had moves like Danny Zuko. Most of them were pretty crappy dancers from what I remember, or even worse, wouldn't dance at all because they didn't think it was "cool."  However, the excitement and preparation leading up to that night was always one of my favorite parts of prom.  Picking out your dress, seeing your date all dressed up, wondering what kind of flowers he'd bring you, and of course getting the perfect hair and makeup combo.  Looking back on my fashion and beauty choices, I question some of them.  Old lady updo and clunky shoes-what??!  


So if I could redo my prom night, here is what I would want to look like from head to toe...

{Hair + Makeup perfection for prom - Blake Lively}

I just love the non fussy hair, no updo's here, and the tiny braids to add a little flair.  And her makeup, as always, is a perfect example for a female headed to prom.  Fresh faced and shimmery but age appropriate.  Shoot, I'd wear this look now!!  Her blush in this photo looks exactly like my new fave product- Maybelline's Bouncy Blush in "peach satin."

{A bright dress with NO sequins or frills like Minka Kelly.
Art of Elysium Heaven Gala event via}

I would of course not wear my dress this low cut being in high school, so a few alterations would be needed, but I love the simplicity and elegant cut of this dress.  And none of that typical lace, sequins, or poofy-ness would be necessary.  A bright neon color, would be all I would need to catch everyone eye- especially my dates:)

{Swarvoski Giuseppe Zanotti encrusted flame cuff bracelet, $595}

This would be the only piece of jewelry I would need because it's sooo awesome!!  And since it's not real diamonds, it's more age appropriate right, even though the price tag is kinda steep.  I love the idea of wearing a tough cuff bracelet instead of gaudy earrings.


{Manicure - Essie "No More Film" deep violet blue polish, $8}

No boring pinks or reds here. I would definitely play up my manicure with this hot new violet blue color.  I'm still a fan of dark nails even when it's not fall/winter, and this is a fresh approach to black.

In reality, I NEVER could have afforded to look like this for prom back in the 90's, but a girl can always dream about what could have been, right!?? I was sporting Jessica McClintock dresses and carnation wrist corsages as opposed to Swarvoski cuffs!! Ha!  If you're wondering what some American families are actually spending on a prom night out these days though, check this out, the total will blow your mind!!  

Did you go to your prom? What would you have done different about your look if you could redo that night out now?R

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Cute post! I am obsessed with that blush too!! Coral is my thing right now! :)

Melissa said...

Other than picking a different prom date (ugh!), I would have worn my hair down in loose, long curls instead up and up-do.

Ally Garner said...

I went to 6 proms when I was in high school. Both of mine & proms with boyfriends sophomore-senior years. By my Senior year my parents were way over it. And the ridiculous expense, haha.

I loved them all though! We always did big group dates and had a blast getting all dressed up.

But I LOVE the look you put together! That dress & cuff are gorgeous!