Dress: vintage, rented. Shoes: Payless (here).
As I mentioned yesterday, over the weekend, my architecture school hosted a "Back to Prom" themed event. The theme was open to interpretation, so rather than just re-wearing one of my old prom dresses, I decided to have a little fun with the theme and went all out 80's. I scoured no fewer than 7 thrift stores (I started to lose track) and had no luck finding a suitable 80's dress. I see them at thrift stores all the time, but, of course, as soon as I need one, they are no where to be found.
I decided to branch out my search to vintage stores, which I had originally not wanted to do because I was sure I was going to pay way more. However, I ended up finding this amazing little vintage store in my area that specializes in more costume-y pieces and that does rentals! So for $18, I got to call this amazingly over the top piece mine for the night, and didn't have to worry about storing a dress I would probably never wear again. Everything worked out perfectly, because I'm sure there is no way I would have been able to find something so fabulous at the thrift store. I mean, head to toe sequins, poofy sleeves, beading, hot pink? Crazy 80's perfection.
Only thing that was a bummer about the night was that my hair didn't stay very big. I wish I had a good picture of it from right after I finished it. It was huge.
Here I am with my partner in crime and the other half of this blog, Amber, my wonderful photographer! She agreed to step out from behind the camera just long enough to snap a pic together (and dance the night away, of course).