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12 October 2010 @ 07:43 pm
A friend is having a prom-themed 40th birthday party this weekend. I'm sort of excited about dressing up, since I do so rarely, but I have NOTHING remotely prom-ish in my closet. A few truly wonderful people offered to loan me fancy duds, but I'm a total klutz and would be terribly worried about spills and stains. Also? I'm awkwardly shaped. Stupid body.

Anyway, I made the trek to the Goodwill on Rte. 17 in Paramus, NJ. My backup plan was to hit the nearby fancy dress shop, whose name I can never recall, but that turned out to be unnecessary. The Goodwill yielded some decent stuff. Were I fifteen five pounds lighter and considerably more toned, two delicious dresses would have gone home with me. Oh, the slink! The shine! One was totally backless and would have required the application of double sided tape. The other was dark and shimmery with deep blue highlights and a cut that gave me a rockin' hourglass shape... or would have, were I to fit into it properly.

I did snag two dresses, though: one dark blue and flowy, the other EVER so lavender and sparkly. As they were only fifteen dollars a pop, I bought both. Now I need to figure out shoes (boots, probably), and what to do with my currently awful hair, and what the heck to do with makeup (this pains me no end; y'all have no idea).

Didn't get a shot of the blue dress, but remembered to take this one while I was still in the fitting room. I like the lavender dress because 1. it laces up the back, making for adjustable fit and 2. the slight swell of the skirt hides the slight swell of my j-zone. Oh, and it's the appliques that are sparkly. If I can't have full and foofy, sparkly will do.


Any advice on how to eliminate the creases without dry cleaning are most welcome!

Chad Dylan Cooper just stole my yogurt!faded_lilac on October 13th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
We always hang prom/bridesmaid/etc. dresses in the bathroom with the shower turned up hot, so the steam clears wrinkles out. You can also get the same effect by hovering a steaming iron over the material, but there's much more risk of accidentally melting your dress that way. And with such a lovely dress, you probably don't want that to happen!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on October 13th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh that's very nice.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on October 13th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
You can pick up a travel steam iron that is usually reasonably priced at Bed & Bath.
(no subject) - awomanthatsblue on October 13th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on October 13th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
You look fabulous!! I love it!
Cat: ruthtomincloset on October 13th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
That looks beautiful covers all sins both real and imagined, and brings out the buffness of your arms! Quit yer bitchin, woman (I know there is some going on in your head).

I second the "hang it up in the bathroom while you take a hot shower" thing , it works wonders. And should you want a tiara, of course I have one you could borrow.
Kelladyjoust on October 13th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
You know me too well, my dear.

I think I have a tiara somewhere, maybe... but thanks for the offer, Queen Mama!
Kerry: Sexy Spikescreamingdolai on October 13th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Cameras add ten pounds, so therefore you must gain weight, you skinny byotch. :P
Annephloxyloxy on October 13th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Seconding this comment!

Kelladyjoust on October 13th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Don't think I wasn't sucking it in for all I was worth when I snapped this shot.
Scoutcretey on October 13th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - awomanthatsblue on October 13th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kelladyjoust on October 13th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Easy is key. I'm probably going to rely on my natural curl/product to discourage frizz, but I must say the Curly Ponytail is sounding mighty appealing.
destinyrose10 on October 15th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Try either a dryel cycle or an iron set on low for rayon or whatever it's made out of. NO STEAM. That should get the wrinkles out.

When is the party? I could help you with makeup.
Kelladyjoust on October 15th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
The party is this Saturday night, but it's in Connecticut. More's the pity; I would TOTALLY have loved you helping with my makeup! As it is, I'm going to experiment tomorrow. I do not have high hopes. :/