I went to my first school dance this past weekend! :) I'm homeschooled, so I don't normally have the opportunity to go to prom or anything like that unless someone invites me to their school, but my friend TJ asked me to go with him to his Homecoming at the beginning of the month.
My parents were awesome and helped me pull together everything I needed. My dad and I spent the entire afternoon going to every single shoe store within an hour from our house to find shoes that were preferably not heels (because ew, who would be able to dance in those for more than like ten minutes), and my mom arranged for a friend to do my hair and makeup. We even did a trial run two nights before the dance just to make sure everything went smoothly.
I guess in my area of Pennsylvania, Homecoming dresses are traditionally short, but I found this long blue gown that I loved, so I said to heck with it and made it work. It's TARDIS blue with silvery sequins in the middle. My mom and I were looking for shoe/purse/wrap color ideas, and bright red looked great with the dress. Then I realized that someone else looked fantastic in TARDIS blue and bright red.
So not only did I end up going with red accents, but then I fell in love with the idea of doing hair and makeup like Peggy Carter.
And the theme was classic Hollywood, so the vintage look totally worked!
|This was from the trial run.|
|And this is from the night of! Desiree did an awesome job with hair and makeup.|
|You can see the curls in the back here.|
|Scout was fascinated by my makeup. She kept trying to lick the lipstick off.|
|We took approximately a bazillion* pictures before we left.|
|With my (probably extremely tired from tons of shopping) parents.|
|With TJ and his friends.|
|With TJ's parents.|
|With my parents again!|
|TJ got me a wrist corsage that was super pretty and totally went with the dress.|
|The tickets looked awesome, too.|
|TJ hates this picture because we caught him mid-laugh, but I'm never letting him forget that it exists.|
|At the dance.|
We even survived the "grinding circle" (which is apparently a thing now and is exactly how it sounds). We didn't go through it on purpose, but there was a conga line going by, so we joined the train, and whoever was leading it thought it would be a good idea to go DIRECTLY THROUGH HELL. And then everyone proceeded to DISPERSE into the crowd of people grinding on each other. So of course after TJ and I managed to escape, we both at the same time said, "It's like the maze in Harry Potter four when it's closing in on them!"
'Cause we're nerds.
So yeah, it was tons of fun. :) I'd totally go again if I could!
*a totally real and valid number.
What were your school dances like? Any crazy stories? Leave a comment!