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Thursday, 27 June 2013




I think the past few days are catching up on me. I haven't been this tired for ages and I've been feeling ill on and off, but I guess you gotta power through (and then nap).

So recently it was my school's prom! It's a nice occasion to mark surviving through secondary school. Our school holds two, one for the year 11's and then one for year 13's finishing Sixth Form, so this prom actually felt like an ending. As great as prom is, I'm sure most girls can agree that finding the right dress is a hugely stressful task! I searched every online store I could think of, determined not to buy something from the high street that someone else might wear. Eventually, the frustration took its toll and I opted to make mine. It was pretty easy to make since it's just a lace shirt and skirt with a slit. We also have an abundance of black lace in my house and I didn't want it going to waste. I wore a gold belt to tie it all together and then the gold theme spread to my nails, ring and eye makeup. Before I left, I had time to take some pictures in the garden, which I know isn't the most glamorous location for photos but I wanted a photo with the roses.

So have any of you attended prom recently? Tell me where you found your dress! Also I'm sure you've heard that Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st so if you want to keep getting updates from my blog then please follow me on Bloglovin.

Lyrics in title from Prom Song (Gone Wrong) (I thought it was appropriate) by Lana Del Rey.

15 comments

  1. So cool, how you made your own dress!! Black and gold is such a glam combo. Reminds me of the roaring 20s. By the way, not sure what will happen to GFC so I switched you over to bloglovin!

    xo

    freshfizzle

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    1. Thanks so much Fizz! I've switched you over as well.

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  2. I'm graduating this year and I will not have a graduation party, but if I'm at a party planned at school, surely I will make my own dress. And yes, is really frustrating to buy something from the high street that someone else might wear. Anyway, the dress looks very fab and I loved!

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Anny! I'm glad someone else shares my worries of turning up in the same dress as someone else haha! Also congrats on graduating :)

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  3. You're so stunning and fabulous in this dress Ms. Annabelle! ^^

    I've never attend any prom in my high school year. Haha! I love your hands! So beautiful and the gold nails too! ^^

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    1. Thank you! I guess prom is a bit over hyped to be honest, but it's still fun so you should go if you get the chance :)

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  4. well done dear making your own prom dress and it turns out really well :D i really like your nails & ring too <3 hope u had a blast. my prom from many years ago was pretty boring. i guess i'm not a really prom kinda gal. i totally agree with u that looking for the right prom dress is a pain in the butt. hahaha. take care <3

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Finding a dress was almost as frustrating as my exams lol!

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  5. That dress is so incredible!!! So gorgeous! I had prom 2 years ago, both proms I went to I got my dress from a boutique nearby my hometown :)

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    1. Thank you! Boutiques are always a good place to go to :)

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  6. Amazing dress, dear!! Chic!)
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    1. Thank you so much! I'll check out your blog :D

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  7. What an amazing dress and you look great in it Annabelle.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  8. You look amazing! I hope you had a great night miss! Also, your nails!! So great! What brand is this?

    Em x

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