Our homeschool group has a spring formal every April and this year the theme is Masquerade.
This is the second year for my daughter to attend and the first year for my older son. (My younger son is still too young and swears that he will NEVER want to dance with a girl.) If you have a teen who is shopping for the formal, you know that this is no small task, especially for girls.
Last year, we found the PERFECT dress right away at the first store we went to.
We already had the shoes. We bought jewelry, a clutch, and a wrap to match.
We picked out a fabulous hairstyle and voila…SUCCESS!
But this year….
IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY!!
Well…I take that back. It was extremely easy for our son.
He found what he was going to wear right away…
But our daughter has not such an easy time of it.
Here are her reasons:
- Everything looks the same
- A lot of the options are simply inappropriate
- Almost everything that is appropriate is over her budget.
She wants something:
short, simple…sophisticated…50’s reminiscent…and absolutely NO BLING.
I don’t think that’s reaching for the moon. Well maybe a little considering the styles that are out there right now are completely the opposite of that.
Today we found it!! Yay, us!!
I am so relieved. It was getting down to the wire. The dance is in April. Yikes!!
It is sooooooooooooo cute. Adorable even.
Very 50’s reminiscent and it’s black lace, which will allow her to go completely nuts picking out the bright floral pumps she had envisioned to go with it.