In 2006, somebody gave me this dress. It had belonged to her granddaughter or niece, someone who had worn it already and didn't have use for it anymore. It's hard to come up with uses for beaded, shimmery pink ballgowns, I must agree.
In the years I've had it, I've worn it to an extremely fancy wedding reception and as a Ginger Grant costume at a costume party. I've lent it to a cousin to wear to a school dance. There isn't a huge demand for pink ballgowns in my life, and sometimes that's a little bit of a sad thing. This gown is bigger and shinier and more beaded than even my wedding dress, it's definitely the fanciest thing in my closet. With each passing year it becomes a little more outdated, though in today's world of everything 'vintage' being cool....it might just always be in style.
My idea for participating in Katie's photoshoot link-up this month was obviously to don my extravagant pink ballgown and drag my brother out to the field behind my house for a few pictures. Like all pretty pictures on the blog, these were taken by Isaac. If you're not related to a photographer, you should start convincing one of your siblings or cousins to marry one. Because having a photographer in the family is at least as useful as having a medical professional in the family.
Also, I figure it's a good thing to prove every once in a while that I actually can do my own makeup and hair. Then, I got lazy and just did my makeup. Those windswept curls are the actual result of having curly hair and being outdoors. I have no idea how to create fake windswept curls.
(In this shot, I'm holding down my hair because it was attempting to go from windswept curls to I've been living in the wilderness curls)