Friday, May 4, 2012

80's Prom Party

One of my favorite bloggers, Gracey from Fashion For Giants, is going to a 1980's-themed prom party.  A real one in real life for adults with a sense of humor.

Gracey invited her readers to join the party by sending in a picture of themselves in a prom dress.  Of course, that's an offer I couldn't refuse!  So I hightailed it to my favorite thrift store. Luckily they had a pretty prom dress that looks vintage.  It cost only $12 so I snapped it up.  Here's what it looks like.

Oh, and this is my first experiment with orange lipstick; I bought some on my way home from work today.  It's very different but I like it.  What do you think?





12 comments:

  1. I like the lipstick! I'm gaga over orange lipstick myself. I'm also partial to Fuchsia. I picked up a nice tube of it for $0.69 at Walgreens, and it's absolutely perfect. It's fun to try all the shades when they're so cheap!

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    1. Fuchsia is my favorite. Of all time.

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  2. What a fun idea, I love it and I love the way you dressed up for the "occasion"! But, even if I think that the orange lipstick suits you a lot, I have to admit that I was expecting colorful and bright and fun eye make up :) I think that you'd look great with some colorful eye shadow on your eyelids!

    Life is a romantic poem

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    1. Mea culpa. I wanted to apply eye-makeup but it was too late and I was too tired. The extent of my makeup always depends on the time and energy I have when doing this. Many times, it's 10 pm after a long day of work and it's a struggle just to put on clothes and lipstick. You have, however, given me motivation to try harder!

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  3. In India we have the concept of 'farewell for the graduating the class', where usually we wore ethnic Indian wear - sari mostly- no prom gowns there, but I love seeing prom dresses here!! BTW, your prom dress is very elegant - I have seen some really scary ones from the 80s on Ellen show! ha ha ha..Love the orange lipstick, I can never pull it off though - my lips look awkward in orange! You look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, buddy. And, after reading Tanvi's blog, I want to try wearing a sari. But I have no idea where to get one or how to wear it. Tomorrow's project...

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  4. Love the orange lipstick! I was hoping you'd have tried it out on your blog after reading your comment that you had bought some. I think it looks great with your skin tone! And this is a super fun and pretty dress. It's fun and formal without being over the top! Love it1

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  5. Fun idea! I went to prom junior year and senior year. It was a lot of fun, but there was always someone causing drama and someone else crying in the bathroom. That's just high school!

    I like the orange lipstick. It's less intense than red and it's perfect for summer.

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  6. I like the orange lipstick!
    I also like the blue of that scarf- looks like a good color for you to play with!

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  7. Ally, that orange lipstick is amazing on you. You got a great deal on that highly flattering strapless dress, which could also be worn to a dressy cocktail party with the right accessories.

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  8. I like this dress as well...

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