I am a VERY picky person when it comes to things that are important to me. If something means a lot to me I refuse to settle for less. Usually, I can conform to finding something that I will be content with and won't cause me any discomfort. For example, when I used to go shopping, I'd spend hours upon hours looking for things that I absolutely loved, and if I didn't love it I wouldn't buy it. As I got older, I realized that my taste and style is actually very different from other girls. There are some girls who are happy wearing skirts, and others who like to wear sweats; me, I like to wear boy sweaters with jeans and Vans/Toms. (Yes that is exactly what I wore today, a sweater intended for boys that I got at H&M on the sale rack [I'll post a picture of my sweater] , dark blue slim fit jeans, and toms) So finding things to wear became easier for me, since I knew no one else would wear it, and I knew I'd be comfortable.
I used to want my prom dress to be jaw-dropping, drop dead gorgeous. I wanted to win best dressed at prom, and I wanted all eyes on me. But then today, I realized something: I was ready to pay $500 for a dress I was only going to wear once, for what? So that people can tell me how beautiful I look or an hour? Or so that I can have everyone staring at me for 10 minutes? No, that's unnecessary; I know I'm going to look beautiful, and the only person who needs to be staring at me is my date. (ex boyfriend, YES HE HAS TO, SO HE CAN REMEMBER WHAT HE'S MISSING OUT ON!)
Bottom line is, there's no need for a $500 dress, when a $150- $200 dress will look just as beautiful on me. I don't need to win best dressed, being that it's a title I'm only going to hold for one night. I want to go to prom, take pictures, and have fun with my girls. Not have a dress that I'm afraid to move around in because I paid so much for it. Besides, it's one night and I don't want to miss out on enjoying it to the fullest because of a dress.
And my feet HURT ! OMG