Sunday, May 26, 2013

5 proms

It's that time of year! The time where young men pick out their tuxes right before they need it and young women search anxiously for the perfect dress. It's time for hairdos held in place by bobby pins and enough hairspray to cause a hole in the atmosphere, time for elaborate corsages, time for heels much too high. Prom!

Last night, I went to my fifth prom. It was my second as a chaperone, and it was a blast. I was reflecting on just how many proms I had been to and decided to take a look at proms past.

Junior year. Mom's dress, my best friends, and a heck of a lot of photos.

Senior year. My first formal dress that was bought specifically for me! Lots of over-excitement at almost being done with high school.

The year right after high school! The three of us best friends were asked by high school fellas.

My first time to prom as a teacher chaperone. :)

And, here are the photos from last night—prom number 5!

dress: urban outfitters ~ shoes: jeffrey campbell ~ floral crown: diy

I have no idea if I'll have a prom number 6, but if I do, I look forward to it! I love any opportunity to get fancy and dance. Adulthood should have more of those sorts of occasions! Anyways, now I'll leave you all with this picture of me and my weirdo cat. Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

week without walls

Standardized tests are the pits. Our school does something neat right after them, to celebrate/relax after a week of grueling exams. It's called Week Without Walls. Each teacher teaches a week-long program and kids sign up for the ones they're interested in—things like improv, golf, graffiti, and photography. Mine is—shocker—all about thrifting, and today is day two!

Yesterday we ventured into San Francisco and thrifted in the Mission. Today was spent between two thrift shops in Hayward. The kids picked up a lot of great stuff, and I managed to get some neat finds as well! :) For many of them, it was their first time ever thrifting. They were impressed with how cheap they could get things. (I think it blew their minds. We have some converts!) Tomorrow, we'll begin the DIY stage. Kids are planning to cut, sew, bleach, and dye the heck out of their finds. At the end of the week, we have a fashion show for the school. I can't wait to begin crafting (can you believe I get paid to do this?!) and I'll be sure to post pictures of my creations. :)


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