Wednesday, May 04, 2011

something isn't right here

last night was my prom night. some mature and composed friends, holly and karina and i finally went and saw the cerebral blockbuster "prom".

and this is what we wore:
i accesorized with every piece of fancy schmancy jewelry i own. and my big plastic running watch.
and, yes i did just pull my 1998 prom dress out of a tub in my garage. those wrinkles add character. i actually can't believe i held onto it this long. i didn't even like it that much in the first place. and i paid $150 for it. that was like $432 in 2011 dollars. it was pretty much the ONLY dress at david's bridal(i went all out) with sleeves. i love that there are more sleeved dress options available now. don't believe me, check out the yellow rose bridal.  


prom wouldn't be complete without dinner at a fancypants restaurant. our beauty stunned the rest of the patrons. there was silence when we walked in. and a lot of jealous, snotty stares(women are such wenches). a man at the bar actually said, "something isn't right here."
see, stunned incredulity!
besides two teens on a date, we were the only people in the theater. which is how i prefer it. in true prom fashion there was a moment when two of the three of us were laying on the floor laughing and during the movie my dress only lasted twenty minutes zipped up. i'm sure i'm not the only prom-goer to claim that, hahahahaha. but my reason was because my dress was just too tight. 1998 was 13 years and 2 babies ago. 

our mantra was "just because you are old doesn't mean you can't embarass yourself".
and next time we will def bring the kids, because if you are going to do something weird, you might as well humiliate your kids too.
plus, between the 3 of us there are 10 children. i know, that math blew my mind too. that's like the population of wyoming.

it was pretty much the best prom ever.
(and holly's goodwill dress isn't orange, it's tangerine.)
stay classy south carolina!

20 comments:

Julie said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Why didn't you invite me? :/a

Natasha said...

haha...oh my goodness I'm so jealous of your fun time!! You all look amazing in your prom attire!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

AppGal said...

Oh my gah...that is awesome! I went to my junior prom way back in the day with two of my best girl friends...we had the best time! You guys look amazing!

Taylor said...

So did you play "Closing Time" at the end of the night? I mean, that was THE song of 1998. That and that terrible song by Next, something dirty about closer and it was gross.

I love this idea. I also love that you can even fit into your prom dress as I certainly cannot due to the fact I have put on about oh, 40 lbs since 1998. My dress was purple and iridescent! And it had a matching sash. I got it for $50 at the Leggett Outlet Center. Getting bargains, even at age 17.

Rebecca Cox Photography said...

You are my hero, Heidi!

Jenna said...

I am impressed you could fit in your prom dress too. Looks like you had a great time.

Lili said...

HAHA that's AWESOME! You are MADE OF AWESOME! :-D And oh my, did the two other ones have 4 kids each? That is... a lot! :-)

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Nicole said...

haha! A friend of mine were JUST talking about doing that! Too funny! you look GREAT!!! I'm impressed too that you can fit into your dress!

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

I think it really speaks to your powers of persuasion that you've been able to get other females of different ages and in different areas of the country to DRESS UP TO GO TO THE MOVIES! You know that's not exactly standard, right? I mean, it's not like I ever, EVER knew anyone who did that before I met you. And yet you seem to gather gals wherever you go who willingly go along with your idea. I think that's more impressive than fitting into your old prom dress (although that's nothing to snuff at either). You should consider running for office.

Jessica said...

totally jealous!!! i wish i could have been there too! because how much funner would it be to have a PREGNANT prom goer with you???? hahahahhaha. (p.s. was the movie entertaining enough to pay good money to see?)

Monica Whitney said...

amazing. This reminds me of a time I tried to sneak into Provo High's Prom and then got kicked out by the senior class president when they realized I was not in high school and did not have a date. Dang that school pres.

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Carie said...

Somethings not right here. Best line of the month.

Hilarious. You are hilarious.

CessOviedo said...

You guys had the best idea, pictures are so much fun! I got my prom's dress at David's Bridal too! Wondering where is it right now, you ladies are great!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

MerciBlahBlah said...

No. You. Din't.

Gurrrrllll, you so craaaaaaaaaaazy!!! Personally, I think your wrinkles just add sophistication.

merci!
Shannan

From Lissa..with Love! said...

The wrinkles most certainly give it character! lol You never cease to crack me up! Love it! :o)

Leah said...

This post had me laughing out loud...I have never seen such a thing! I'm so glad you and your girlfriends still take time out to have fun and laugh together! Sounds like a fun bunch to me!

rebecca said...

This is hilarious. And awesome. Looks like your ladies had fun!

rebeccawithanR

Angela said...

Oh my gosh, how fun. What a great idea.

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Laura said...

What a great idea to wear your prom dress to see the movie prom!!!

Laura
Born To Be Styled

HappyNewYorker said...

Heidi! I love you! I also have my 1998 prom dress and recently pulled it out asking myself, "Why the heck do I still have this?" Props to you for fitting into yours. I'm too scared to try, but you have inspired me. I think I will require prom dress/bridesmaid dress wear, at least 10 years old at my next party.