To find a beautiful prom dress: that was my goal. I’d searched high and low, backwards and sideways, to locate a dress I wanted to wear for the end of my secondary school years, and had been relatively unsuccessful; I’d seen some which were hideous, some which were gorgeous but extortionately priced, and some which were just plain awful - nothing seemed quite right.
I’d followed Jessa’s blog for a while, because I loved her pictures, her style, and the chirpy, uplifting way she has of writing about her goings-on – I think the first post I ever saw of hers was the “trash the dress” feature, which I adored. Then, naturally, I discovered her shop, CAKED Vintage, and became enamoured with the sweet prints and retro shapes of all the clothes and accessories she sold. There was one dress I liked in particular, which I thought was suitable to be worn to my prom; I contacted Jessa to ask about the sizing, but unfortunately it was too big, and so I gave up the thought of having it, though I still included it when I wrote a post about the shop.
Then Jessa sent me an email, saying this:
“If you really love the dress I can alter it for you...”
My resistance wavered. I was on the point of asking my mum if I could get the dress.
“And of course I would do it at no extra charge! =D”
Well, it just had to be done! Fast forward a month and a half, and the dress had arrived.
Well, if that packaging wasn’t enough to get me excited, I don’t know what was. The only trouble now was that I had to wait another month until prom!
As you can see, I loved it. Though it’s a dress from the Eighties, I thought it had rather a Fifties feel to it, and decided to exploit that to its full potential (;
So, I went for red lips and nails, high black peeptoes (from a charity shop aeons ago!) and some eyeshadow to go with the dress. My mum returned back five minutes before we needed to leave, and hurriedly did my hair with all of her great expertise ;) We stuck a couple of fabric flowers in as well as doing some little plaits and a side-swept ponytail, after my hair being in a bun all day to go a tad curly.
After the pictures at home, I met up with all of my friends to take yet more pictures before embarking on our journey to prom (I have a longer article on my own blog here about our mode of transport, amongst other things!), where we had a really good time talking, eating and dancing to all the really cheesy songs which everyone knows.
I really love my dress; I mean really, really love my dress! I can’t thank Jessa enough – she’s been such an absolute star throughout all of this, and I’m sure I’ll wear my dress time and time again.
Thank you so much Sarah for letting me be part of your big night. It was so much fun working together to make this happen and I hope you will cherish the dress for years to come!
Love & Lollies... Jessa
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