Madelyn was all about the long evening gown but over the past four weeks, she has spent a lot of time browsing her favourite stores at Yorkdale and surprised herself by choosing a feathery and fun above-the-knee from Bebe. Now she just has to choose the accessories to match! (We think that’s the best part! The stress is gone, and it’s all about styling.
Madelyn may or may not include a splurge on classic black Louboutin heels; she considers them a wadrobe investment. (They are! They are!) Heading to business school in the fall, she’s done the CPW math. (Cost per wear!)
We love the look that Madelyn has created because its glamourous but with a little rockstar-chic edge. Beyond prom, we think she can work this outfit so many different ways. Think how great that Aritzia blazer and BCBG clutch would be paired with skinny jeans! The possibilities are endless! Rock it, Madelyn. Own that prom dace floor!
1. Isis Sequin Feather Dress, bebe, $238 2. Pearl Jewel Box Earrings, J. Crew, $61.50 3. Gem-motif Elastic Headband, BCBG Max Azria $28 4. Wilfred Chevalier Blazer with Satin Lapels, Aritzia, $225 5. Harlow Laser-Cut Envelope Clutch, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $154 6. Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Extended Play, MAC, $20 7. Christina Louboutin Ron Ron Pumps, Holt Renfrew $dontknow 8. Urban Decay’s Urban Lash in Minx, Sephora, $15
I was adamant about wearing a long dress but since I’m going to two proms this year, I’ve decided to experiment and will definitely be wearing this short dress from Bebe to one of them.
I feel slightly crazy for even considering buying Louboutins, but I’ve been envisioning myself in them for prom since I was 13. My justification is that I’ll get a lot of wear out of them for the proms + commencement, and I can totally see myself pairing them with a briefcase for my future career.
My biggest problem is going to be summoning up the willingness to buy an evening clutch; I find them pretty impractical. They’re so small and fancy so you can’t really use them often, but at the same time you know you need them because you can’t exactly haul a tote to prom. I’ve been trying to think of every way to get out of buying a clutch. At first I was like, it’s cool it’s cool –I’ll shove my camera/phone/lipstick down my bra. Then I realized I can’t fit an after-prom dress or a pair of flats down there as well, so yeah, I’m going to need to buy a clutch. I like this black envelope clutch from BCBG because there’s enough detail in it for prom, but I think I can get away with using it outside of fancier events.
Since this is my last post as one of your 2012 Prom Ambassadors, I’d like to wish you all a happy prom journey. Even though it can get a little hectic, just remember, you’re almost done high school! The days after prom are going to be like The Days After Midterms 2.0 –you’re pretty much free. Hopefully all of our advice has made your prom preparations a little less stressful. I wish you all the best for your prom! May it be filled with fun memories with friends and lots of awkward dancing.