Senior Prom Dress.

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Hello everyone!
As a little girl I always dreamed about going to prom. I loved to watch the older girls in my neighborhood stand outside in their pretty ballgowns and take pictures with their dates in the spring time. The beautiful and colorful corsages around their wrists always caught my eye from afar as they attempted to pin the boutonniere on their counterpart. They always rode off in a shiny limo, the windows tinted so I couldn't see their faces but I knew they were probably laughing and have a good time inside. I would always lay in my bed at night and try and wait to hear them come home, but I always fell asleep well before midnight; the time the dance ended and the Cinderellas came home.

Prom is such a cliche yet it fascinates me as much as it did when I was a little girl. My first prom was two years ago as a sophomore. I was only 16 and wasn't technically allowed to go to prom at that age. The only reason I got to go was because Matt was a junior and was allowed to bring a younger date. I remember that night being everything I could have ever dreamed prom being. To me it was this magical night where I got to live my fantasies. In reality though? It was just a low-budget dance where everyone left the first half hour and Matt and I were one of the only couples left. But I didn't care at that moment. No one was going to stop me from having the magical night I had always dreamed of.

Last year was my first prom I was actually allowed to attend being an upperclassman. I started my preparation for my dream night a half a year ahead of time. I thrifted the perfect vintage 1950's dress. I remember fretting so much during the weeks leading up to my junior prom about everything and anything. The weather, my hair, my makeup...It wasn't until the night finally arrived that I relaxed and was allowed to be Cinderella for a night once again. I danced and swayed with my partner till 11, where then we left prom (it hadn't been as magical as the year before) and went to the after prom school hosted party. Coming in at 3 AM I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and smiled. My bobby pins were sticking out everywhere, my makeup smudged, but all I wanted to do was relive the night.

And that brings me to this year. My senior prom. The night I've been waiting for. I wanted my dress to be perfect and I was determined to keep looking until I found it. There's something about a dress when you try it on...the way it fits. The way it looks. The way it flows. You just...know. I knew this was the dress I wanted the minute I laid my eyes upon it. The cascading rosettes and layers of tulle remind me of a whimsical, fantastical dreamland. The soft, rosy nude color lays and wraps me in nostalgia and days of past. The way the dress gracefully skim the floor and seems as if it's a cloud...floating. The delicate, intricate beading on the bust. Jewels of past years I'd like to imagine. All shining and glittering with brilliant stories to tell. I couldn't have picked a more magical dress. It makes me feel like the girl I always dreamt of being. I only wanted to show you all a few sneak peeks of it, and keep it locked away from prying human eyes until May the 5th. See you all then...

With much love, Lauren.
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18 lovely little notes:

Immortality Passion said...

This dress is perfect :)

Liz said...

It's so lovely! It reminds me of the dress from "Pretty In Pink"...before she changed it...I liked it better BEFORE she took her scissors to it!LOL

The color is so delicate and to die for!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, Lauren, this dress is so pretty, gorgeous, and so YOU! I can't wait to see you wear it!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Mandy said...

Wow that dress is stunning. I'm still looking for the perfect vintage dress for my prom, but nothing has caught my eye yet.

Sleepsongs and Shadowlands said...

Oh, Lauren! It's so beautiful! You'll look absolutely gorgeous in it.

Ruby Girl said...

ahhh such a gorgeous dress! so romantic and ladylike. sweet, sweet, sweet! xoxo linds of www.rubygirlblog.com

Laura (White Winters) said...

The dress is beautiful! I can't wait to see what it looks like on you.

Teddi said...

lauren, it is beyond beautiful! i'm glad you found the perfect dress for you. :)

Two Buttons said...

From what I can see it looks really gorgeous and I know you will look perfect in it. I love the rosebuds!

xx Emily

http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

Katie said...

omg that dress is to die for, happy tear!! you are gonna look so divine

Marie Danielle said...

Wow, it looks LOVELY! :-) Can't wait to see the photos after the prom! :-)

Sian said...

It looks just gorgeous, Lauren!! I know you will look beautiful in it!! Can't wait to see your pictures with it =)
http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.co.uk/

Maria said...

I'm pretty sure I'm just as excited about your prom as you are! You are going to look like an absolute princess in this dress. It's is so lovely... I'm so excited for you eeeeeeeee :)
xxx

Anonymous said...

that dress is beautiful! where did you find it?

Emily:) said...

Thats gorgeous Lauren! I can't wait to see you in it! <3 I can't wait until my prom....:)

Beautifully Pure said...

Glad you found the dress of your dreams! I can't wait to see it on you. <3

eline said...

That dress is amazing, I'm curious to see how it looks on at the prom!

Natalia said...

This is so you it's insane! :)

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