One of the "perks" of being a teacher (other than the summer vacation, of course) it the opportunity to live vicariously through the lives of your students and to "re-do" parts of your own high school experience that were a little lackluster.
Every spring juniors and seniors start getting prom fever. It's a right of passage for many teens- something they look forward to for months. They spend tons of money on dresses, flowers, limos, restaurants, tuxes, etc. This is one of the most important night's in their young lives. Now I attended my first prom at the tender age of 17 way back in 1998.Curtis and I had been dating for a couple of months and I really wanted to go. I got all caught up in the excitement of picking out a dress and having my hair done (For Curtis's prom 1998 recollections check out his latest blog post- then stick around and read the others. He's hilarious!) I was less than impressed- I don't dance or party. I was mostly bored by the entire affair.
Teachers are encouraged to attend and chaperone prom. As you can probably imagine, teachers are just fighting each other over the chance to watch teenagers gyrate on the dance floor- the air heavy with hormones and hairspray. Or we draw straws. Either way. I had two saving graces on the night of my "second chance prom." One- my awesome husband attended with me. And we didn't dance- AGAIN. Two- Kiyonna sent me the Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress in Cafe and Cream so I would feel like a prom queen, even without the crown.
|Dress- c/o Kiyonna|
Shoes and Ring- Cato's
The icing on top of this prom cake was my friend Brandy's offer to to photograph me in my prom finery! Brandy is the mastermind behind Bombard Photos, and I was thrilled for the opportunity to work with her. She took me on an awesome tour of the downtown area, taking pictures all kinds of cool and quirky places. I had such a blast.
As with my other pieces from Kiyonna, the dress fit like a charm and was even more beautiful in person than on-line. I loved the colors in the dress, and interestingly enough, it's the first dress I've ever worn where I didn't feel like my boobs looked huge (definitely a good thing in my book!). I don't usually do such photo heavy blog posts, but Brandy's photos were just too beautiful for me to not show off! Please forgive me!