Monday, March 29, 2010

i hope you dance

Sporty Sister had her prom this past Saturday. She looked beautiful.

Stacy and her date.
So Florida.
Gorgeous girls.
Cute little Yen Yen.
Hello, bow tie.

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Looking through her pictures allowed me to reflect on my senior prom. I didn't have a date. No surprise there (haha?). But I wore a Lilly dress which made the night that much better!!!


My friend Kitchy Kate wore a Lilly dress too. We both wore sandals instead of heels. Naturally, she wore Steven Salarios (he is her dad afterall!)


Sadly, looking back on my dances, I feel like I really missed out. I was never one for dancing. In fact, I never danced EVER. I hated the dancing part. Really, I only liked getting ready and buying the dress, and makeup/hair/nails.

I've hated dances since sixth grade when the middle school would host "after school" dances. Waiting for a boy to ask you out for a "slow" dance was miserable. And there was always girl who would be melodramatic and cry by the bleachers when the wrong boy asked her dance. I wanted to slap her and tell her to be grateful someone even asked her.

Sixth Grade- I'm the short brunette hiding second from the right.

In eighth grade, we got to "dress up" for a "real" dance. I wore a Betsey Johnson dress and wore makeup for the first time (besides dance recitals).

Looking back, I realize how much fun I missed by sitting out and not dancing. I think the saddest part is that I rarely dance at parties now. I'm thinking I may need to adjust my no-dancing rule.

xoxo

9 comments :

  1. I went dateless in the same dress wearing platinum jack rogers haha that is a crazy coincidence!! I actually had WAY more fun the year i went without a date than the year I went with a date. Awkward and not fun! The getting ready part was way better than the actual part so you didn't miss anything. i've never been one for dancing either--unless i'm with my friends and i know the song lyrics!!

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  2. I went dateless to prom too- it was so much more fun! I dance, but only when I have to! I am definitely not one just not to dance in public! I totally understand you!

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  3. I went dateless too! And had such a good time! I love your Lilly dress!!

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  4. Yes, you must change and begin dancing the night away anytime you get the chance!! Love your dress. And your little sis looks fab, too!!

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  5. Hi! I haven't commented much, mostly I just like reading - but I had to chime in for this one. First off, you and your sister are both gorgeous and I love both of your dresses. Also, I have always been a "dancing" type - but never the first on the floor. If that makes any sense... Basically, once I was sure no one would be paying attention to uncoordinated I am, I would get out there and have a BLAST. It took till my second year of college to really go out and dance without hesitation - I don't really like the gross, millions of people, type of club. We went to the country club one night and line danced and two-stepped (cutest couples dance on earth) the night away. I recommend that sort of thing - I didn't really like country music at first but there were less people and now (since I'm 21+) better drinks. It was a LOT of fun.

    Even if you don't go to a country bar, what I am trying to say is try starting somewhere that isn't as crowded and just GOING for it. After a few weeks of putting yourself out there it won't be nearly as intimidating when you go to a party or packed club.

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  6. You should definitely dance! I love to dance, of course :) There's nothing more fun to me than dancing the night away. Cute pics!
    P.S. I had a lot of fun in D.C., but it was so cold! I'm sending some Florida sunshine your way. Georgetown Cupcake was probably one of the highlights of my trip haha.

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  7. The school I went to for HS didn't have prom but I had two friends who went to public school (different years) and I went to prom with them. It was awkward b/c I didn't know anyone but my friend...but the dressing up part was the best. I still have my dresses too...and the first dress fits better now than it did then! LOL!

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  8. There is nothing more enjoyable than dancing...love to dance...all kinds...slow dancing my least favorite...try it, you'll like it!!!
    Betsy

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  9. Story of my life! :)! I agree completely! Your prom dress was gorgeous...who needs a date with a dress like that! haha! :)!

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