I like to wear my old prom dress when I want to feel good. When I put this thing on, it makes me feel fun, flirty, and girly and love it! It didn't look anything like that back when I first bought it. It was this floor length tulle mess, which the tulle was completely destroyed, as was the slip underneath, so of course as with all things ugly; I took it home with me. Lolol. I upcycled it by taking what was left of the glittery gold polkadot overlay and added it to the bust, shortened the slip underneath to a tea length, and then made a brand new tulle skirt for it, which is also a removeable tutu.
Originally, back in 2008, I wanted something different than the rest of the girls in my class would be wearing. I'd really, really, really wanted a Betsey Johnson, but they were too expensive, and I couldn't find a vintage 40s/50s style prom dress in my size, so I tried to DIY my own BJ SS08 Prom wear. I guess I got it right too, because all the girls in my class kept asking me if it was a Betsey. Granted, I'm not wearing the gold ribbon and flower cumberbun in these shots (so its not really the dress in entirety), but I still love it. In case you never had the chance to see, here are just a few photos from Betsey Johnson's Spring/Summer 08 Ready-to-wear collection, the inspiration behind my old prom dress:
Yesterday I also took a tip from Proenza Schuller, and paired my dress with a sleek black sweater and some black thigh high stockings. Today, I anxiously await the arrival of the newest addition to my family (my wardrobe, really lol). It should be here today, I HOPE its here to day, but you can bet your sweet bippies that I'll be posting when it does! <3