Monday, July 22, 2013

Taking a vintage vibe to prom

Possibly the best hair of my life

Three of my girl friends had birthdays within a week of each other this month and to celebrate we all got dressed up in our finest and attended a fabulous prom party at the mansion. (the same Bulgarian mansion mentioned in my New Year's post)

For the party, I wanted a vintage dress in a bright color with a full skirt. I shopped around some thrift stores, vintage malls and even the mall but just couldn't find what I was looking for. Then, this beautiful dress was gifted to me. Oh my goodness, you guys, isn't it gorgeous?

This photo doesn't do the color justice. It's a vibrant almost-turquoise color.

My hair needed to be equally gorgeous so I set out on YouTube to find a good tutorial on how to get side-swept waves/curls that wouldn't be too complicated of a process. This is the one I based my 'do on, although I did a few things different.

Typically, when I try a new hairstyle I get frustrated and it is ruined and I end up doing some kind of bun-type-thing. Not this time! I love how my hair looked!

Side-swept waves
Along with the successful hairstyle, I also found the perfect shade of red lipstick. I wore Rimmel London's Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Rossetto. It lasted through drinks, snacks and dancing with only one re-application.

Great dress, great hair, great lipstick, did I mention I also had a great date?

My handsome date
And of course beautiful friends
Over the next few weeks I'll be moving, visiting family, going to weddings and trying to keep it all together. Wish me luck and I'll be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That dress is stunning! I'm so glad you found it for your event. What fun!