Holy Cow. Last night. Prom. The rundown. Ok.
Soooo, last night was my senior prom and there is so much to be said about the events that took place under the summer stars, so it’s hard for me to decide where to begin, but I think I will start off a couple weeks before prom…the day after Senior Project day, to be exact. Still running on the high of senior project and all of my hours of consolidated concentration, I decided to make my prom dress instead of the quick and simple solution of buying one. But, as I mentioned on this very site, I also decided to give myself a little break from sewing as a reward for all of my hard work. Bad idea. Because one day of breaks turns into two…four days turns into seven and then before you know it, it’s the night before prom, your sister and her lovely friend are home from college, it’s your last day of high school and you have barely even cut out your dress! Eeek! So, some major scrambling around the house and a couple hours of brainstorming later, every formal dress within the four walls of our lovely home now lay crumpled and hanger-less on the floor. This is what we call decision time, folks: Do I go with one of the less than appealing dresses that I already own or do I take the risk and bank on the fact that tomorrow a focused shopping excursion may produce some type of wearable option? Well, if you know me at all, you know 1) I would NEVER pass up an opportunity to shop, and 2) I’m always willing to go down to the wire if there is a possible result of something great. So we took the plunge. (and when I say we, I mean Kaitlin and the effervescent, Nicole Riha). So there we were, dad’s credit card in hand, digging through the racks at the new Loehman’s (which, by the way, is AMAZING), Nordstrom Rack, Crossroads and a handful of other NB/CM favorites trying on any piece of clothing that even looked remotely doable. There were some winners and some definite losers, but after hours and hours of dressing rooms and hard to reach zippers, we ended up buying the very first dress I tried on all day which was from Loehman’s. At the same store, we got jewelry and shoes at a bargain price! Not too shabby! Then it was off to Shanghai salon in CM where the fabulous Janae did ma herrr and at home, Kaitlin finished me off with her amazing cosmetic skills. Before leaving to head to the school to take pics, we dodged a potential wardrobe malfunction bullet, but sooner or later we were all on our way. After some contrived posing and cheesy smiles, we all hopped on a magic school bus out to Silverado Canyon to where our prom was located. This is where the real fun happened. When you get off a bus and you hear the DJ playing “Aaron’s Party” by Aaron Carter, you KNOW it’s going to be one heck of a party. Dancing to the classics, chowing down on Pick Up Stix and Susie Cakes and watching Kaitlin and Nicole become the most popular girls at my school within hours was all amazing– not to mention the fact that the whole event was planned seamlessly by my dear friend Cherokee Neas.
Haylie, Sam, Lauren and Me breaking it down to some 90s classics
Our chariot. The amazingly decorated school bus.
A picture says a thousand words. For this one, a few of those words could be “I LOVE THIS SONG!” or “MORE CUPCAKES? SURE!” or “WAIT– YOU MEAN I’M DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL FOREVER!?! YEESSSSSS!!!!”
Me with Prom Planner Extraordinare, Cherokee Neas!
The General Splendor.