Friday, December 31, 2010

Praise Report

If you read my blog on a regualar basis you might know that I recently was stationed in Fort Campbell Kentucky (a whole five states away from my family and home in Oregon) and I've been living here for a few weeks without a car. It has been rough because I'm new here and I don't know alot of people and so it's been hard for me to get around. When I joined the army I got a $6,500 bonus and it finally found its home in my bank account! Well $4,300 of it did (taxes) I decided I wanted to spend about $3,500 of it on a car.
So then came searching for a car...

I was going to have my parents do it because I have no idea how to shop for a car. I told them I wanted a honda or a murcury sable. So they did, they went shopping and my dad called me about a 1999 Volvo S80 with 140,000 miles on it. He said it was in great condition and that it would be a great car for me to look into. I assumed that it would be so I told him to look into it more. Well then I called home a few days later and my mom thought that it was a bad idea because its a european car and they are hard to find parts for if any fixin' is needed (trust me I know this, I once owned a pain in the butt audi) and older brother Andrew had said the same thing, that it wasn't a good idea and that there were too many miles on it. My mom also thought that I should be involved in the buying process but wasnt sure when someone would be able to fly down here to help me.

Well my boyfriend is in town and he's 21 and has had experiences in buying cars before so I called home and told my parents that we would be going car shopping the next day. They thought it was a good idea. So that night we went back to my room and started looking up used cars on the internet to see what we should look into the next day.

NOTHING!

Everything I was finding had way to much mileage for way too much money. For example: a 2001 honda civic with 140,000 miles for $10,000. I wasa getting so stressed so I decided that we would just go out the next day and see what happened.

A break through!

A little bit later I called home again and my brother Andrew got on the phone and told me that he found a 2001 mercury sable on the internet with 37,000 miles priced at $3,495. YES Im not kidding. My parents looked into it and it was solid so I bought it! I can't believe it just showed up like that. I know I know...its a grandmas car. But I don't care. I'm in love.


it was a steal.


scratch that


it was simply a much needed answered prayer.


The Lord is amazing isn't he?
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we have asked of him." - 1John 5:14-15

Fill in the Blank Friday

New Years
>>New Years is (awesome/lame/other)...
Awesome if you find something to do. I usually stay in with my family and watch the ball drop on TV which is always perfectly fine with me, this year I'm going out for the first time and I found a great outfit to wear so hopfully it will be a great night.
>>Last New Years Eve I...
Was at home with my family. My brother was home on leave from Afghanistan which made it really great. I just love seeing him home safe.
>>My New Years resolution is...
Probably just to eat better, cliche I know but its probably for the best. Im also going to learn to take better care of my money. I have three years left in the Army and its a great three years to save up some good money for when I get out so I'm going to start being smarter about money.
>>The best way to spend New Years is...
With people you love. Its the best way to spend any day.
>>My prediction for an up-and-coming trend in 2011 is...
Hmm I'm thinking TIGHTS they were already showing up in 2010 but I think that they are going to get huge. They are the perfect way to accessorize and a perfect way to stand out. I myself own too many pairs and almost never wear a dress or a skirt without them. Tights, tights, tights :)
>>New Years Eve I will...
Probably being going out to dinner with my boyfriend.
>>A new start is...
Refreshing, but can be found any day of the year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR for the 109843594308095th time on here :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tiny messengers


I just love these tiny things!












Oh, what a day. Oh, what a night....Oh, what a year!


Wow.

Another year has come and gone. Like well, clock work.

As always this year was quite eventful, filled with ups and downs of a lifetime.

I grew up a lot this year, I had to.
I finally made it through four years of high school
and I FINALLY made it through nine weeks of basic training
HAHA trust me, basic training is something else...
but I met some great new friends that got me through every second of it.
Especially Jessi Bland
*I learned that if a drill sergeant calls you out for rolling your eyes and you KNOW you didn't roll your eyes deal with it. If a drill sergeant said you rolled your eyes...you rolled your eyes ;)
I realized that my family means way more to me than I ever thought
I have to call my mom almost everyday otherwise I'll go insane.
Since moving to Kentucky I've realized how much I truly miss the ocean and how stupid I was to take advantage of it the way I did when I lived two miles from the beach.
I realized that I'm strong, but being strong doesn't mean that it's never ok to cry
I also realized that the strength comes not from myself but from my God
I realized that my hair will probably never grow longer than it is now, I haven't cut it since I went to Paris in 2009 and it's still practically the same length as it was two years ago
I realized that it is so much easier to move on from a relationship the sooner you realize that they were never meant to be yours, they belong to someone else and you, you belong to someone else as well. Sometimes it stings a little but once you realize this, you're golden
I realized that I really don't hate dogs and now I want a puppy
I realized how amazing my boyfriend really is for spending Christmas away from his family to be be with me because I had to be away from mine. It was the most heartbreaking experience, to be away for the holidays but last year my older brother was in Afghanistan for Christmas so I can no longer complain. AND I also realized that next year the WHOLE family should be together.
I realized that I really do want to peruse a career in fashion design and I can't wait to get started
I realized that the army is a good stepping stone and it made my skin a little thicker
I realized that I will forever be obsessed with vintage clothing, theatre, and traveling, but I also realized this in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and so on....
I realized that every year comes with its highlights and its low lights but making the best of it where ever you are in life is what helps you to grow as a person.


Highlight of my year:
Seeing my brother Andrew g
et off that plane from Afghanistan without a single scratch. God bless him for being so brave.


And to him and the other infrantry soldier in my life: I may be in the army along side you two but I will never be able to call myself a soldier after what you two have encountered and conquered. I take my hat off to you two.


AND NOW....
Whats to come in 2011?


1. Airborne school, got to jump out of those plaannesss
2. Buying a car :)
3. GOING HOME ON LEAVE
4. Spending Christmas with my entire family together
5. HAWAII????????????
*Still will be calling my mom everyday.




God bless you all in the new Year, and the years to follow.

Welcome the New Year in Style

Bring in the New Year with some sparkle and some shimmer.
The other day I went shopping to pick out an outfit for New Years.
When I think about New Years I think of glamour, shimmer, sparkle, and sophistication.




so...


I wanted the perfect outfit.


One long day of shopping and one tired boyfriend later I found it and wanted to share it with the rest of you.
I LOVE the color of this shirt. Its sort of like a light lavender color, goes great with blonde hair. The shimmer matches perfect with the gold thread in the tweed skirt.

This picture of this skirt DOES not do it justice. Its beautiful. It's an off white tweed skirt with shimmering gold threaded accents. It's probably the closest you can get to Chanel without putting a hole in your bank account.

These shoes were acctually found first. I saw them and I was going to try my hardest to walk away from them but then the sales clerk asked me if I wanted to try them on so I thought,

"what the heck?"

Love and first sight, and love at first fitting.

I took them right then and there...

I love this outfit because to me it just spells out classy, eligant, and sophisticated yet it also has all that sparkle that should be flaunted on New Years Eve. I can't wait to wear it out.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas

Happy New YEAR!

Monday, December 27, 2010

If I Had a Million Dollars

I'd be RICH...



and

I would fly home.

Family

This is my BEAUTIFUL family...












Where you can find all of my best friends.

Home Sweet Home

Home is where the heart is...literally. And we never really stop to think about it until our body is truly one place and our heart is in another.
Story of my life: Trying my hardest to get stationed in Fort Lewis Washington. Five hours from my home in Oregon
I was origonally supposed to be stationed in Germany, don't get me wrong for one second! It would have been amazing! But I'm still just a baby, and I couldn't imagine being that far away from home. So I signed up for airborne school in hopes to get put in First group located in Fort Lewis but instead I was put in Fifth Group located in Fort Campbell Kentucky.
I tried so hard to go back home. I'm terrified of jumping out of a plane but I was willing to do it to be back home. So now I'm stuck in Kentucky STILL having to jump out of a plane next month and I'm STILL a whole plane ride away from home.
My Family: THE best this world has to offer. I promise.
I just moved into these new barracks ( if you don't know what those are, they are like appartments for single soldiers living on post) and the other day I had a complete melt down because I had no food, no bedding, no nothing, oh and no car to go and get these things. I called around to the few people I know here to try and find a ride but no one could help me.
THE...
only thing that came to my mind is how much I just wanted to call up my Boppa (grandpa) to come and help me. That man would give any stranger the shirt off his back. See I grew up in a small town. I had family two blocks down in almost every direction and we help eachother out no matter what. Here I don't have that and my heart longs for it back.
BUT...
Maybe I'm supposed to grow up a little bit. Maybe God has some other plans for me. Maybe I should just trust in him and use this as an opportunity to explore new things in life. I know he will get me back home someday for good. Or close to it.
Have faith, Have faith, Have faith....

Saturday, December 25, 2010

On With the Dance, Let Joy be Unconfined












Ballet
bal-let
[ba-ley, bal-ey]
A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses



Beautiful
Magical Inspiring

and

My obsession...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello

This is me...

I am happy, alot. And its probably because I was blessed with the most amazing family.


"If my heart was a house you'd be home"

I proudly wear both combat boots and heels. Just because I'm in the Army doesn't mean I ever lost my sense of style. I love vintage clothing and The Phantom of the Opera. I'm a ComPlete girly girl.

I someday want to be a mother and at that I'll be a good one because...

I will give them my whole heart.

I think "When I look at you" is one of the most beautiful songs and although Miley Cyrus may sing it to her boyfriend, I would sing it to my God because it just makes sense.

"You appear just like a dream to me
Just like kaleidoscope colors that prove to me
All I need, every breath that I breathe
Don't you know, you're beautiful."

*I speak my mind. But not at work ;)

I miss painting my nails the way I used to.

People ask me alot if because I joined the military during a time of war if I'm scared.
Answer:

The Lord will guard me, so no.

"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold, of whom shall I be afraid?"

I want a puppy. but I can't have one in the barracks :(

::MUSIC::

1. Train
2. Owl City
3. Casting Crowns
4. Bruno Mars
5. John Mayer...[duh.]

I am absolutely 100 percent TERRIFIED of snakes...Iwishtheywouldalldie.

Someday I want a tattoo...

"They will mount up on wings like eagles"
on the inside of my left arm


I love the Army but I can't decide if I want to stay because I want to be a fashion designer but I also want to become a psychologist because I like to pick at peoples brains and figure out why they are the way they are. I also want to help women in abusive relationships find a permanent way out. It's a good thing I have time to decide because I'm young and I have a lot of crazy life ahead of me.

What ever I choose to do I know I will succeed.

Because thats just who I am...

"when I have faith in myself I am so strong, I believe I can move mountains."

I'm different, but thats ok...I like the road less traveled.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mrs. Darcy


Mr. Darcy: You must know- surely you must know that it was all for you. I would have to tell you, you have bewitched me body and soul and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.

Sisters


Four true sisters I never got to have, they...

know my secrets
listen to me vent
make me laugh
approve boyfriends

drive me crazy
drive me sane

Have my best interest
know my heart
dry my tears

They're mine.

you can't have them :)


At work

Respect who's in charge

Seriously...

Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door...

I'm Going Airborne!

*Being airborne means never having to miss an opportunity to remind people that you are better than they are ;)

Although, please remind me...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


January, Going to earn my wings.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Have Overcome

I just recently graduation from basic combat training in Fort Lenard wood Missouri so I decided to write a little bit about my experience there and share with you some of the great lessons that I learned...

Basic combat training is an intensive ten week course that is designed to turn civilians into soldiers. The skills we learn are intended to prepare us physically and mentally for the hardships of deployment.

So I decided not to go into any great detail of my training in Ft. Lenardwood because it would take you guys three days to read.

I have to start by saying that it was the hardest most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. For lack of a better expression it sucked. But I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The Army has truly taught me to step outside my comfort zone. It taught me to challenge myself and to step up to my fears and conquer them. For example the second week I was there we had to go through the gas chamber. Which was a horrible yet hilarious experience. I can't really explain to you how it felt to be in there other than it felt like I had a sunburn x 50 and it felt like I was going to die...it was horrible. My point is that as I stood outside that door waiting for the command to enter I was terrified and I wanted to run. But as soon as the door opened I cleared my mind and ran in. They don't give you time to second guess yourself, you do what you are afraid to do and get over the fear later. If they tell you to climb a 60 ft tower...you do it, if they tell you to low crawl under live fire...you do it. It's one thing that I really came to love about basic training because I came out of it braver and stronger than I ever thought I would be.

So the next big thing for me will be airborne school in January, jumping out of planes at 4,000 feet. Yes, I'm scared but I decided to get over my fears once more and earn my wings.

I will never accept defeat, I will never quit.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Guardian Angels

I am moving out of the house next week, boot camp it is. I have to say that the past 18 years of my life have been ever changing. Friends have come and gone, trends in and out. Guys/dating......that's an eye roller so I'll leave it at that. After all these years one thing has always been the same, I am literally blessed beyond belief when it comes to my family. I didn't choose them nor do I deserve them but none the less they are here in my life. So I have a few things to say...

Mom,

I have never met someone as gentle and caring as you. Whether I come home with a cut on my knee or a break in my heart you always take care of it. When I make mistakes you don't judge me, you just simply talk me through it. Your understanding nature amazes me.
We have spent some crazy times together. Following strange asian men down the ally ways of New York china town just to find a good knock off haha we are so weird and unsmart for doing that. And Paris! Our dream destination, traveled together. I'll never forget our quiet time together either, sitting and talking endlessly about everything. Though I think what I will miss this most is just crawling into your bed with a good book and reading with you until I fall asleep.
If this was a perfect world I would take the stress off your back and put it on my own because it seems like the only way to repay you for what you have done for me in my life. You are beautiful, talented, and your heart is truly made of gold. I am so proud to call you my mother.

Dad,

Thank you for teaching me to reach for something higher than just the stars, to never settle, and to expect the best out of everything in life. You have made me believe that I actually deserve something great out of this crazy mixed up world.
If I am scared or worried a good conversation with you makes me feel at ease. When I bring home a piece of artwork you always make it seem like a masterpiece, like the artist I aspire to be someday is a reality. You truly have this confidence in me that stays with me long after all my own has been drained.
We have so much fun together going to the shooting range, talking about life, and I swear no one's dad that I know of would watch Mamma Mia with them or take them to see it live for that matter! I will miss you so much! Thanks for all your support, I love you!

Andrew,

You have always been there for me to confide in. I love going on long car rides so that you can listen to all my crazy bull and I can listen to yours. Because of the simple fact that I do stupid unthoughtout things I secretly appreciate that you have always looked out for me. I miss having you around all the time.
I think that you are such a good person and that you are going to do great things with your life and I'm so glad I get to be around to watch it all happen. I look up to you in so many different ways. You have this level of inner strength and bravery that I can only hope to one day have for myself. Your great and I love you.

Hayden,

Ya little punk! What is there to say about you? Haha I love you! We are probably more alike than you think we are. One example would be that are heads are probably about the same thickness, which is thick. Yes, we fight alot but I love you everyday. So as we start to fight less I notice you are so much fun to be around. You crack me up! Dressing you up in a red beard, naming you Liam, and taping you walking around speaking in an irish accent is one of the many examples. You are such a talented athlete and you have a great future ahead of you!
So now that I am leaving I want you to know that I forgive you for that horrible day when you chased me with a snake all the way into nanna's bathroom. You know, the day that you slipped the snake under the locked door into the bathroom where I was standing on the toilet, TERRIFIED! I had no other choice but to crawl out the window.

All's well that ends well...

Lily,

When you came into our lives three years ago it was the most exciting thing for me because you became the baby sister that I never got to have. You are this tiny fireball of energy that always keeps me on my toes. You constantly put a smile on my face and I am looking forward to watching you grow up (just don't do it to fast) I will always, always be here for you.
I love you Lilybug!

I love each and every one of you so much. And as I enter this world for nine weeks where the only thing worse than not being able to call you everyday is wearing ugly white underwear that actually cover my whole butt, I will always think back to your love and support and I know I will get through it that much easier.

Love,

Your loving daughter and sister.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

No matter what...

Smile everyday, laugh everyday.
Give a little and then give a little more.
Ask yourself what you can do to make yourself better.
Choose your own path.
Let your voice be heard.
Push yourself to your limits.
Stand up for yourself and the people you love.
Love unconditionally.
Set jealousy aside and be happy for those surrounding you.
Believe in yourself.
Eat dessert.
Have some self respect.
Have some confidence.
Have some integrity.
Always remember where you came from.
Stay strong.
Pray.
Never quit.
Be yourself and only yourself.
Sing in the shower.
Stop and breathe in the breeze of the summertime.
Listen to what others have to say.
Choose to be happy.
LIVE.



Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...


Sometimes those who have been damaged are the most beautiful because they have experienced, they have lived, they have grown...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion...Filling you in

1. One fashion trend I really regret is Sesame Street characters on t-shirts. For some reason when I was in middle school this was "cute" for some reason beyond my comprehension. I used to own this t-shirt with Mr. Snuffleupagus on it and I got a stain on it. I loved it so much that I bought another one. Haha middle school is such and awkward stage and Mr. Snuffleupagus didn't help one bit. Never agian!!

2. The one thing that always completes any outfit is a pair of earings. Even if they are just studs they pull everything together. I have six holes punched in my ears so I'm never lacking ;)


3. I would describe my personal style as eclectic. That's the only way to put it because it's true. Fashion is way too much fun to set your mind on one specific style alone. I can't make up my mind so I don't. I wear it all.


4. If I could own one designer piece of clothing it would be? Well first of all it could never be just one so I'll name a few.
>>> Marc Jacobs classic black quilted bag with the signature chain hanging from the handle. Mmmm I want that bag!

>>> Christian Louboutin's Marie Antoinette...Looks like I missed my chance, only 36 pair actually exist in this world. (They also cost $6,295...BAM!! thats alot of cash)


>>> ANYTHING Chanel


5. I would love to raid the closet of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes. Obviously these four ladies are fictional charecters but come on their wardrobes are what every woman dreams of.
exhibit a

exhibit b

exhibit c

Ahhh....if only.

I Want a Love Like...

Johnny and JuneJack and RoseTristan and Isolde Carrie and Big Annie and Sam

Frogs

From my own experience I believe a heartbreak is more like a feeling that we give ourselves, an excuse to soak ourselves in our self pity. We waste our time mourning over someone who was never meant to be our lover in the first place. Think about it this way. If something isn't meant to be then it just isn't meant to be. You cannot hold on to someone that isn't yours. So if you are going through a breakup choose to be happy because life is not over, I promise. In fact you are one step closer to the one who's kiss will make your head spin so fast you will lose your sense of direction, and they will be there for the rest of your life. It's cheesy but who doesn't want that perfect "They lived happily ever after" cheesy ending? Well it's all yours if you wait for it and as you kiss one defective frog after the other you will realize that for you they will forever and always only be frogs. And the day the effective transforming frog shows up on your balcony you will then know why it never worked out with anyone else.

So don't let heartbreak creep in, it's worthless and a waste of your time. Smile every day of your life and keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Seashells

Sometimes we spend so much of our time searching. We long to be loved, we search for it. We long for riches, we search for them. We long for freedom, we search for it.

If I could just have that man in my life, the one. I would be happy.
If I could just have money to satisfy my wants. I would be happy.
If I could just be free from responsibilities. I would be happy.
I want, I want, I want. I search, I search, I search.


How often to we walk along the beach searching for seashells? Perfect whole seashells are hard to come by aren't they? Yet we still walk with our heads down searching for them. Well it's time to look up, lift your head and look out towards the ocean. Look at how the water glistens in the sun. Look at how the waves roll to shore. Beautiful isn't it? As you are constantly searching you miss out on what is really beautiful. You miss out on the happiness that currently exists in your life. In fact the best place to find a perfect whole seashell is not the beach. The best way is to wade ankle deep in the water and wait for the tide to roll in and out, this way they simply just appear. So stop searching. You are tired and distraught. Stop searching. Live your life and let the tide roll in and out around your ankles, let the good things come to you through Christ, a love that never fails.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mark Salling

Three words. MMM, MMM....MMM!


Gotta love Mark Salling!! Ladies am I right or am I right?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree

One year later my brother Andrew is finally coming home from Afghanistan!
Welcome Home Soldiers, now go rest your feet for awhile.

{May God Bless the families and friends of those who were lost}

Caught Somewhere Between a Woman and a Child

Back when I was a young girl I used to think I would never grow up. It just seemed impossible, I thought I would forever be the same little shy girl with dirt on her shirt and scrapes on her knees from climbing trees all day. I never thought I would ever sneak out of the house or take a sip of alcohol, drive a car, play varsity ball, design my own prom dress, or graduate high school. It just always seemed like a lifetime away. I graduate high school next week, the 11th. And I'm scared because I just want to hold on to those care free days, the days when I ran through the sprinklers on a hot sunny day or the days when I helped my mom bake cookies. Unfortunately life doesn't allow us to hold on like that we have to move on....or do we? I have found the loop hole. Keep yourself childlike. Hold on to your faith as a child would. Keep your mind full of wonder as a child would. Keep your soul full of thirst for knowledge as a child would. Discover, explore, love unconditionally, sing, dance, scream, laugh........hold on to those qualities in which a child holds. After all they know less of evil and believe in more good. Everyone has to grow up physically but one can always choose to stay young in their heart.

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hi, It's a little late but let me introduce myself...!

I just thought I would introduce myself with a few random facts...
I was born in Oregon but I am convinced that I belong in New York City..
..Or I might belong in Paris I'm not sure, but I sure do {love} Paris. I spent eight days there last summer.
When I was younger I carved my name into my moms antique piano...sorry mom.
I joined the Army about a year ago and I leave for Basic Training July 12, 2010.
I also have this secret aspiration of becoming a drill Sergeant...but I am too obsessed with the fashion industry so that probably wont happen.
I absolutely {HATE} scary movies and every time someone tries to get me to watch one with them it makes me want to shove their face into the nearest wall.
I still don't know how to tie my shoes the right way.
I love getting assigned papers in English class because I love to write, which is why I started blogging because {high school} is coming to and end for me.
I paint my fingernails a different color almost everyday.
But my toenails always stay the same color....red.
I love to read but I don't do it very often, if that makes sense. And I usually end up reading more than one book at a time.
I am scared to death of snakes. Small snakes and huge snakes....medium snakes scare me less.
I will watch the same movie {everyday} for weeks...I don't know what it is.
I love the South.
My family is frickin crazy but I would never choose a different one...ever.
I usually smell like vanilla. It's my favorite scent.
I'm a sapppp. I cried during Mrs. Doubtfire...sheessh.
My favorite flower is an orchid because in the light they shimmer and it's beautiful.
I believe prayer is vital.
I am a crazy, outgoing, loud, {obnoxious} girl who never takes herself too seriously.
I have high hopes and dreams for myself and I plan to get to those places.
I love life.





In and Out of Time

This is quite possibly the most beautiful poem ever written. I can only hope to one day have a love as strong as this.


The sun has come.The mist has gone.We see in the distance...our long way home.I was always yours to have.You were always mine.We have loved each other in and out of time.When the first stone looked up at the blazing sunand the first tree struggled up from the forest floorI had always loved you more.You freed your braids...gave your hair to the breeze.It hummed like a hive of honey bees.I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there....Mmmm...God how I love your hair.You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance.Lost, injured, hurt by chance.I screamed to the heavens....loudly screamed....Trying to change our nightmares into dreams...The sun has come.The mist has gone.We see in the distance our long way home.I was always yours to have.You were always mine.We have loved each other in and out in and out in and out of time...

I Am a Designer

When I was in the 6th grade I decided that I wanted to be a fashion designer. I love everything about clothing and I love them beyond the shopping aspect. I love the process in which clothes are created. Take Vera Wang's Diana gown from her 2010 spring collection. It all started off as a simple thought which turned into a simple sketch which then turned into a beautiful complex couture wedding which will then be put on a lovely blushing bride to make her day all the more special. So to start off my "career" I designed and created my senior prom dress. My pet peeve is a cliche prom dress. You know what I'm talking about? The long silk halter with rhinestones just under the bust and all along the straps. They usually come in a solid color. Girls stay as far away from these dresses as possible, because I can almost guarantee you that your boyfriends ex girlfriend will show up wearing the same dress.
So in creating my own prom dress I went for a softer look. I went for a long flowy dress with a sweetheart top. I chose light soft shades of pink and gold. I started about three months before prom and it took me all the way to the day before prom to get it finished. I'm a procrastinator....shhh don't tell anyone ;)
I have never been so proud of myself because this is really what I want to do with my life and I had finally accomplished the task of making a one of a kind custom look for myself, I now know that I can design and I can do it well. I wore my dress with a multilayered pearl necklace and heels I purchased at an old vintage shop. I felt very 40's which is one of my favorite eras of time for fashion. Overall I had great senior prom and I got by without anyone wearing the same dress as me.