Black Velvet Dress, Floral Brooch, White Bow Wedges, Quilted Purse: Thrifted.
Lace Collar: Gift from reader Kezzie.
I'm currently in quite the predicament that thousands of other teenage girls across the United States are in right now. Sigh, none other than trying to find a prom dress. For almost all of my 'formal' dances in high school I've thrifted my dresses for next to nothing. I would casually find a dress I loved while thrifting, have it slightly altered to fit me, and be a happy girl dancing the night away at my homecoming or prom. Unfortunately, this spring I was not so lucky in having found a prom dress while thrifing. The date for my prom keeps drawing closer and closer and I am still without any trace of a dress!
In a state of panic since I'm usually way ahead of the game when it comes to dress shopping, I've been scourging online in hopes of finding a dress. I don't really know where to start to be honest! Of all of the sites I've seen (and trust me, I've looked at thousands of dresses the past few days; this isn't even an exaggeration) I haven't even come close to what I'm looking for. Everything is too revealing. Too blinged out. Too expensive. The list of no's goes on and on and on...I'm starting to get desperate that I won't find my dream dress.
Since my trusty online shopping skills have failed me, I'm going with my mother this weekend to look at some prom dress shops locally to see if I find anything, and then going to Columbus to have more of a selection. I'm currently pretty doubtful either place will turn up with anything, but that's just my pessimistic outlook like usual.
I'd love and be forever appreciative though if you all had any suggestions for online stores I could look at that you know are reliable, affordable, and at least somewhat presentable to go out into public. And if you live in Ohio, let me know if you recommend any specific places!
Thanks ever so much ❤
With much love, Lauren.