PROM - That other 4-letter word which, like LOVE, is so loaded. First, there's the question: 'Will you go to prom with me?' which for a guy, kind of stops there (Scroll down to the bottom for the cutest Prom-posal EVER). But for the girl, that simple little question is immediately followed up by a mental, 'YESSSS! He loves me!' or a 'No, actually, I don't want to go to prom with you, but at least I'll have a date and then I can ditch you the second we get there so I can party with my besties,' or a 'Yes, I want to go with you but just as friends, right?' or even a 'Prom? I don't DO prom.'
Next up is texting every friend to let them know about your new date - 'OMG, he asked me to PA-ROM!'. The next few months are full of Promzilla-esque fretting over every little thing. The guy just walks into Bud Gowan. Done. For the girl, we're talking months of searching and it always starts with the dress. Do you go short and cute? Or do you go red-carpet Jennifer Lawrence-style with a glamorous sweeping gown? Do you go for timeless black or risk it with an in-your-face fuchsia? Shoes aren't just shoes - they're the make or break it for your night - you need killer heels that won't make you want to tear your feet off, or little micro heels if your date is vertically-challenged, of course. I mean, we have pictures to worry about here! Jewellery needs to be pretty and sparkly, without crossing into Nicki Minaj territory. Then, makeup, lashes, spraytans, hair done, nails done, everything 'did'.
We get it, we've been there, so we want to help. Check out some of our top Prom Picks from White Oaks Mall with the prettiest frocks (short, long, bright and black options here), pretty heels, cute clutches and sparkly extras to make you shine bright (like a diamond) on your big night. Happy prom, y'all! Hope you enjoy every single minute xx
P.S - A HUGE congrats to KENDRA for winning our Le Château contest and thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be doing contests galore in The CLOSET this year so check back soon for the next great giveaway xx
HEEL, BOY: T-Strap Pump, $125, Le Château; Mixed Metallic Sandal, $80, ALDO; Python Print Sandal, $80, ALDO; Glitter Mesh Pump, $59.95, Le Château; Ivanka Trump Pump, $175, The Bay; Silver Pump, $45, Call It Spring; Ankle Wrap Sandal, $110, ALDO; Strappy Sandal, $99.95, Le Château
ARM CANDY: Two-Toned Bow Bag, $79.95, Town Shoes; Python Clutch, $89.95, Town Shoes; Union Jack Minaudiere, $89.95, Town Shoes; Sequined Minaudiere, $69.95, Town Shoes; Sparkle Clutch, $130, Club Monaco; BCGB Maxazria Clutch, $141, The Bay; Studded Pastel Clutch, $45, ALDO; Gem Encrusted Clutch, $69.50, Club Monaco; Red Carpet Collection Clutch, $110, Town Shoes
TO THE MAX: Pleated Mesh Gown, $225, Le Château; Calvin Klein Chiffon Gown, $250, The Bay; Lauren Ralph Lauren Gown, $216, The Bay; Lauren Ralph Lauren Maxi, $233, The Bay; Calvin Klein Hibiscus Gown, $250, The Bay; Lauren Ralph Lauren Gown, $211, The Bay
SHINE ON: Carolee Crystal Drops, $45, The Bay; Cocktail Ring, $39.50, Club Monaco; Anne Klein Bracelet, $48, The Bay; Rachel Roy Earrings, $36, The Bay; Collar Necklace, $98.50, Club Monaco; Bow Ring, $12, ALDO; Chandelier Earrings, $15, ALDO; Kenneth Cole Necklace, $108, The Bay