"We had to decide: Do we want to do Saturday Night or go to our Senior Prom? We opted for Saturday Night Live."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
Every year parents spend hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars on their children's high school ball.
From suits to dresses, shoes, make-up and hair, High school balls or proms have become very elaborate affairs.
Formal dances have been around since the early 1800's but it wasn't till after the great depression and WW1 in American did proms and balls start to become what they are to teenagers today.
These once simple events where you wore your 'Sunday dress' have transformed over time into extremely extravagant nights of glam.
Although here in New Zealand, we don't all quite throw 'Proms' like the Americans, my high school ball has been all anyone has been talking about at school recently.
So I wanted to share some little snaps of my ball outfit with you all..
1. Details of my shoes
2. My second hand vintage pearls
3. Unlike most people, i decided on flats for ball. These gorgeous babies are from forever new (got them on sale down from $80 to $25!).
4. Rings also from forever new
5. The sewing pattern for my ball dress
6. My ball ticket and rings
For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile now, you will know my mums been busy sewing my dress! With only a few more finishing touches till its done, ill happily be going to ball next week knowing that no one else will have the same dress as mine ;)
Whenever I think of a journey I think of the shoes that start it all off.
My wardrobe is exploding with shoes and I have had to start stacking them up in boxes under my desk. Still I find myself yearning for many more pairs to add to my incomplete collection. I just don't have enough! And I'm not lying. I couldn't even find any suitable shoes to go with this outfit and comfy enough for a day out shopping.
I had to convince my amazing ;) sister to let me wear her chucks.
I snapped a photo of all my friends shoes after our successful shopping trip. Stay tuned to see what I bought.
"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life"
- John Lennon
After one attempt at trying to style these tights last winter, I gave up and they have been growing cobwebs in the back of my draw ever since. But now that winter is upon us once again, I found these tights again when I was searching for something to wear.
Challenge accepted. (A 'How I Meet Your Mother' reference there if anyone watches the show)
I made it my mission to style these tights into a casual outfit to wear out to dinner.