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One thing I miss about high school…

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…Can you guess what it is?

I miss choosing pretty dresses for prom + homecomings. (Well that and less responsibility..but I digress). I always loved the hunt of finding the “perfect” prom/homecoming/Christmas dance dress, and even though my style choices were questionable (at best) back then, I still had a blast creating my looks. I didn’t go the sorority route in college, so I rarely needed dresses for formals or events, and sometimes missed getting fancy.

Since I have two younger sisters I’ve loved helping them find unique dresses for prom, homecoming, date dance, graduation and May Crowning, and I feel like they are way more stylish than I was at that age. I attribute a lot of that to ASOS and Rent the Runway (both resources my friends and I didn’t have in high school haha).We have found so many killer dresses for my sister Gretchen as ASOS, and that is actually where I snagged my dress from.

Luckily (or unluckily) for me, I’m at the age where friends are starting to get married. I’m a bridesmaid in a wedding at the end of April and a guest at one the end of May, which means pretty dresses are in my future again. I’m debating wearing this dress to the May wedding, but I can’t decide if its too young….what do you think?

Also – if any of you ladies on a budget need dresses for anything this summer my recs would be ASOS, Rent the Runway and Lulu’s (personally I am not the biggest Lulu’s fan, but many friends love their stuff).

 Happy Hump Day friends. Thanks so much for reading + stay tuned for Friday —> a big life update post is coming your way.

xo, Maddy

PS. This dress could work well if you’re a “dress up for Easter” kind of person as well 🙂

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20 Comments

  • Reply Jessie @ Just Jessie

    Yes!! I miss high school dances so much, specifically for the fun dresses and getting all dolled up. 🙂 I think that dress would be great for a wedding – I like how fun it is. And those shoes … yes.

    March 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I’m leaning toward keeping it/wearing it to the wedding. it is a summer wedding after all 🙂

      March 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply chelsea w

    This is so whimsical and fun; I love it! I think it’s great for a wedding, too!

    March 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Chelsea! so far votes are yes!

      March 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Oh my gosh, I’ve been debating on getting this dress. You look gorgeous in it!!

    March 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you Laura – I think the cut of it would be super flattering on you!

      March 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Heather Noire

    I love your embellished dress and lovely shoes! This is such a great outfit 🙂
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/03/80s-power-dressing.html

    March 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    This is such a fun dress! I think it would be great for a wedding depending on the dress code. I also wish that Asos and Rent the Runway were around in high school. I would have been so much better dressed!

    Nicole

    March 30, 2017 at 1:12 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      Right? I would’be been WAY more stylish haha.

      March 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply carrie

    Such a cute dress! Xo

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

    March 30, 2017 at 2:15 am
  • Reply Nikki

    That dress is adorable on you! I love it. I miss getting all dressed up too. I didn’t do a sorority in college either, so my days of formal dresses ended in high school.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    March 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      I wish we had more events for amazing dresses 🙂

      March 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Laxmi

    This dress and it’s floral details are freaking amazing! So sad it’s sold out! Love it on you, though.

    xo jenlax | http://laxmilifestyle.com

    March 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thank you so much Jennifer – hopefully they restock!

      March 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Kate

    I love this dress…and as soon as you suggested Easter, I was like YES!!

    Looking back, I wish I had taken prom dress picking more seriously. I only got to do it once as homecoming isn’t a thing where I live…oh well. Wedding dress shopping will happen someday…right?

    As usual, you look amazing!

    http://www.katelately.co

    March 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      yes…haha and that is the ultimate dress shopping 🙂
      Thanks lady!

      March 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I miss that too! This is the cutest dress! I love the color and embellishment.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    March 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks so much Amy! we need adult prom haha

      March 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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