I love getting email from readers! Y’all are the best, and Kelly’s email was particularly awesome. She wrote:
I’m an avid reader of Peach and Pearl way up north from Massachusetts. My junior prom is coming up in May, and I have a dress dilemma. I was inspired by your posts on the Rosecliff Ball, and “beauty on a budget.” I decided that I could do the same for my first prom. I have the dress already picked out. However, I have no clue what I should do for my makeup/accessories. I don’t have my ears pierced, so I guess earrings are out of the question. Have any ideas on how to complete the outfit?
First, I have to say that I’m tickled I have at least one reader that’s a junior in high school. Are there any more of you out there? Sound off in the comments! :)
Second, I loved prom, so I’m always happy to help. (John and I went together senior year! I will have to dig out some photos for you…)
Anyway, here’s Kelly’s dress:
I put together three different “looks”: one gold-toned, one silver-toned, and one more colorful. Happily, most of these accessories are interchangeable. And — bonus! — most pieces on here are less than $35, and many are less than $10. The general exception is the shoes… they were too pretty to resist, and all could be worn for years with proper care, so we’ll consider them an investment! The earrings are also all clip-ons, per Kelly’s request.
C. Clutch from Macy’s ($34.99), shoes from Nina ($99.95, but I also loved these ruby-toned ones from Payless, and they were just $19.99!), clip-on earrings from Macy’s ($38), bracelet from Forever 21 ($5.80)
On the topic of makeup I am certainly no expert, so I’ll just say that I love my Great Lash mascara and CoverGirl Lipslicks. Ladies, I’m sure our girl would appreciate any additional advice you could offer!
Kelly, I hope this has been helpful for you! And I hope you have a MARVELOUS time at the prom!!