While Madelyn has bought her dress but not the accessories, Kate has done the opposite! She’s made the trip to both Swarovski and Tiffany in Yorkdale and will match her classic jewelery with an elegant Old Hollywood style dress. She loved the Holt Renfrew gown in kelly green that we styled her in for our initial Yorkale photo shoot but has also been crushing on a tangerine strapless from BCBG Max Azria. DECISIONS!!! Kate, whatever you decide, we know you’ll look beautiful; and that bling you bought will never go out of style.
On a recent trip to New York City, I found myself outside the Tiffany & Co. flagship story, channeling Audrey Hepburn as I posed for photos. I knew that Tiffany was the first place I wanted to go at Yorkdale. I love that Tiffany has good-quality, well-designed jewelry. What I was looking for is something classic and elegant, but with a bit of bling. I wanted something that can be worn with just about anything, and that will last a long time. I found just that in this silver band ring with a diamond from the Elsa Peretti® collection.
I’m accompanying my ring with a pair of dangling Swarovski earrings. I’m a big fan of crystal because it goes with everything, and fits in with the silver look I’m aiming for with my accessories. I also like drop earrings because they grab attention and accentuate my long neck. These ones are simple, chic, and sparkly.
There are some amazing dresses to be found in the spring collections of Yorkdale retailers and I’m especially smitten with this tangerine, corset-top gown with a leg slit from BCBG Max Azria. The colour is amazing, and it shows just the right amount of skin.
I loved the Holt Renfrew ABS dress for many reasons. It had straps, which I think sets it apart from the sea of sweetheart necklined, strapless prom dresses. It also eliminates the concern of having a wardrobe malfunction at prom! I adored the jewel-tone green colour; especially with my blonde locks. I loved the way the dress was structured— namely, the shoulders and the cinched waist seemed very Grecian.
When it comes to a purse and shoes, I’m headed for Aldo, and maybe Town Shoes or Browns. I’m going for silver or white heels, like these.
In the same way I’m faithful to stilettos, a clutch is the only evening bag you’ll ever see me with. I’m looking for something like these for prom:
Finally, I have to impart the last of my prom tips. Wear your shoes around the house for a few days, or else stuff socks in them overnight to break them in. Make sure your dress is hemmed to the right length, so you’re not tripping on it come prom night. Remember to pack your purse with your cell, any make-up you might want to reapply (read: lipstick), a bit of cash just in case, and maybe a couple of extra bobby pins. Most importantly, though, remember that prom is really just a party. Don’t put too much pressure on it. Just enjoy the night, and have fun!