Thursday, 11 July 2013


Last week, was my Year 11 Prom to mark the end of 2 years of GCSE's! It was lovely to see everyone dressed up, looking smart and each to their own individual style. The actual event flashed by, like most when you're having fun! But it was definitely a memorable evening, with music, photography and a sit-down meal (roast beef and chocolate fudge cake = YUM!)
On the evening I wore an emerald green dress I bought from Coast. I had originally intended to buy a long gown, but I felt this dress was perfect and more wearable for other events. What I liked most about this dress was the high neck and the pleated effect that made a diamond shape on the bodice of the dress. The dress was great for the humid evening as well because it was made of a light, airy chiffon fabric.
Emerald is also a key colour for S/S 13 which drove me to buy the dress. Emerald goes well with metallic colours, especially silver. I had intended to wear silver shoes but I was unable to find the 'right' ones, so instead I focused on metallic accessories.
The shoes I wore were from Clark's, which I'm so glad I bought in the end, as they didn't rub or make my feet hurt as much as other heels would. I usually find Clark's shoes a bit hit or miss, whether that's because I don't like the style, height or colourings. But these gave me a nice height without looking like a giant! (I'm 5"10).

To 'glam' up my outfit, I wore large crystal-esque earrings with a beaded clutch both from ASOS. The earrings were part of a pack of two and I decided to wear the larger stone earrings for more of a statement. What was great about the earrings was that they were lightweight, as with chunkier earrings you can run the risk of weighing the earlobes down.
The clutch was a good size and to my surprise was made of leather (which justifies its original price of £40, but fortunately I got it half price in the sale).
I also wore a bracelet I picked up in the sale for £3 in Republic (USC as it is now), which reminded me of the Cartier bracelets I love the look of.


Overall I decided to use natural colours for my make-up and focus on my hair. A hairdresser put my hair into an updo, forming tight curls which were them put up into a bun shape. It worked really well with my dip-dyed hair too, which I was worried I would have to re-dye as I LOVE it too much, but it looked good with some blonde curls.
For make-up, I used Bourjois smokey eye trio in Vert jungle 14 with B's gold eyeshadow as a highlighter. The two together linked in with the metallic and green colours in my outfit and were long lasting. To finish off my eyes, I used my Maybelline eyeliner and Sheer cover mascara, as seen in my previous post.
On my lips, I used Avon's glazewear duo reflect in 'bronzed & beautiful' and Revlon's colourburst in creme brulee to seal the colour.
I painted my nails with Essie's 'buy me a cameo' and a glittery OPI nail varnish as a top layer. I also wore the Jimmy Choo perfume I got for my Birthday last year, as its a long wearing perfume.
I had such a fun time, getting ready and at the actual event and can't wait for another event like this! I know  its prom season at the moment, so if your getting ready or have had your prom, comment about it, I'd love to see your dresses!

Kat xxx

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