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What to Considering When Buying Your Perfect Prom Dress

Prom season is here, ladies! It’s time for prom-posals, dress shopping, and lots of excitement. Every girl wants to look their best on prom night, and the first step in…

Prom season is here, ladies! It’s time for prom-posals, dress shopping, and lots of excitement. Every girl wants to look their best on prom night, and the first step in doing so is finding the perfect dress! It’s harder said than done, so here are some things to considering for your prom dress search!

First, most people say you need to have an idea of what you’re looking for. Having a general idea in your head of what you like and what you don’t like can really help. Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressThere are so many styles, shapes, and colors to choose from! If you know you don’t like the look of mermaid dresses on you, don’t worry about trying those on. If you want a two-piece dress, be on the hunt for one that catches your eye. That being said, some of the best dresses are found on the spot. If you fall in love with a dress that isn’t at all what you wanted, who cares! It may not even be what you’re looking for, but those finds can often be the greatest!

Knowing what you like and what you don’t like is key. If you’re worried about pulling up your strapless dress all night, avoid trying those on! Knowing what you’ll be comfortable in is the most important thing. Also, if you know who’s in your prom group, try avoiding buying the same one (or even similar) as your friends! That can cause problems when two girls in the same group show up wearing the same dress!

Let me know how your prom search is going :)!

XO – Chels

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Prom Prep: Pick Your Perfect Dress

Lately my Instagram feed has been full of posts having to do with prom dress shopping. I LOVE seeing everyone showing off their dresses! It makes me super excited to…

Lately my Instagram feed has been full of posts having to do with prom dress shopping. I LOVE seeing everyone showing off their dresses! It makes me super excited to go shopping for mine. It is always kind of handy to have a guide on what kind of dress to look for, and which one is best for my body shape. Here is a quick guide for picking the perfect prom dress so you can look rockin’ in the right gown!unnamed (2)

  1. Petite- Petite ladies should go with a-line dresses, or if you are feeling adventurous, a ball gown styled dress.
  2. Tall- For you long legged ladies, go for a ball gown or an a-line dress. You will also want to go with some sort of sleeve, such as sheath sleeves.
  3. Pear Shaped- If you have a pear shaped figure then you have a lot of options. A few are dropped waist, ball gown, a-line and strapless. Also, for the cut of the dress, go with a v-neck or sheath!
  4. Full Figured- If you have a fuller figure you want to go with a dress that has a high waist. This will take attention away from your hips (my hips don’t lie, so this is a useful tip for me!). You also want to have a dress with some kind of sleeve, weather it be spaghetti strap or cap sleeves.

And there you have it! All you need to know about finding the best dress for your body type, all in one place! I hope your dress makes you feel like the belle of the ball.

XOXO, Chels

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The Cinderella Project

I’ve recently learned about a special project that is held locally where I live and after doing some research, I’ve found that it exists in other areas too!  It’s called…

I’ve recently learned about a special project that is held locally where I live and after doing some research, I’ve found that it exists in other areas too!  It’s called the Cinderella Project. This is a program that collects dresses for under privileged girls for proms and special occasions.  Junior and senior girls are referred to the Cinderella Project by their high school counselors.  I thought I’d share with you a great organization that you can be a part of!

About five years ago, the Cinderella Project joined Seventeen Magazine through Donatemydress.org.  The website encourages girls to donate their prom dresses and special occasion dresses to girls that could really use them.  Local businesses and volunteers help to make this project a huge success. Chelsea Crockett - Cinderella Project Prom Dresses

The store is open to the special prom-goers to receive their gifted dress.  After they’ve made their selections, the store is open to the public and any girl can purchase a dress from $29-$39.  Our local boutique has had more than 1500 dresses in all sizes, shapes, and colors for girls to choose from.

Of course, a dress is awesome but the Cinderella Project doesn’t stop there.  The organization also gives custom alterations, hairdos, and borrowed jewelry for the evening! Every girl is sure to feel pampered and special for their big night out.  Be sure to google the Cinderella Project to see if you have one in your area.  If you do, let’s make a difference and donate some dresses!

XOXO, Chelsea

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The Grammy’s Guide to Prom

The Grammys is one of the biggest nights for awards, celebrities, and fashion! The dresses seen on the red carpet are drop dead gorgeous and can give all the viewers…

The Grammys is one of the biggest nights for awards, celebrities, and fashion! The dresses seen on the red carpet are drop dead gorgeous and can give all the viewers some insight on what’s hot in Hollywood! Here’s a little bit of what I picked up from this year’s show!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Swift Grammys

  • All black everything! So many of the stars showed up rocking the solid, black look. Beyoncé, Miranda Lambert, and Jessie J were only a few of the several celebs looking simple, yet chic and classy dressed in black from head-to-toe. Who wouldn’t take fashion advice from Queen B?
  • If you’re blonde, following in Taylor Swift’s footsteps is not a bad idea! Her turquoise colored dress looked absolutely amazing with her skin tone and hair color. It’s not too hard of a color to pull off, and it’ll complement your fair skin and light hair!
  • Although Rihanna’s dress was a little outside of the box, I LOVED its salmon pink color! This color would honestly look great on anyone. Whether you have a darker skin tone and brown hair or light skin and blonde hair, this color is girly, cute, and will be sure to stick out at prom.
  • Most stars avoided the bling and shimmer this year and kept it pretty simple. Several of the celebrities on the red carpet wore solid colored dresses, some with small cutouts or lace patterns. Simple dresses are classy and can be fun to accessorize :).

Let me know whose look was your favorite in the comments below!

XO – Chels

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Guide to the Perfect Prom Hairdo

Ahhh, prom… The one night us girls look forward to the minute we start high school. It isn’t easy finding the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect shoes, etc….

Ahhh, prom… The one night us girls look forward to the minute we start high school. It isn’t easy finding the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect shoes, etc. But what can be made easy is finding the perfect hairstyle to top off your look! Here’s a little guide I put together to hopefully make your prom a little less stressful!

Sometimes a big, sparkly dress needs a simple hairstyle to balance the look. A style, like the one on the left, is one of my favorite styles I’ve seen on Pinterest. This do is elChelsea Crockett - Prom Hairstyleegant and looks good on strapped or strapless dresses. Add a pair of dangle earrings and complete your ensemble with a gorgeous pair of heels :).

Another look that many girls don’t think to go for is a messy braid. You might be thinking, “I want my hair to look anything but messy,” but I promise it’s not what you’re thinking! I suggest this look for girls with longer hair. The way I’d go about this is doing a partial French braid, starting down the back of your head. Then tease your hair and leave some strands of hair hanging around the frame of your face. Just play with it until you find the perfect look!

Up-dos are often the go-to look for prom but why not be different and leave your gorgeous locks down? Depending on the person, middle parts can be hard, and sometimes awkward, to pull off. In my opinion, middle parts are more formal and can be dressed up! Try it out a couple days before your prom day to make sure this look works on you.

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new for prom! Have fun insiders :).

Love, Chels

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School Dances

School Dances is just around the corner.  I know you want to know the latest styles and trends to look your best.  My advice would be to stay true to…

School Dances is just around the corner.  I know you want to know the latest styles and trends to look your best.  My advice would be to stay true to yourself!  Do you like short and fun or long and classic?  The hottest colors and styles are something you can decide while staying within your budget.  After deciding upon a dress, your shoes will be the next decision.

Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressesYour shoes can be fun to choose but remember you have to wear them all evening long.  Be sure to choose a pair that fits well and compliments your dress.  Are you looking for strappy, heeled sandals, pumps or flats?  Silver, gold, or nude can top off any evening dress!  If your gown was affordable, then splurge on an adorable pair of shoes!

Last, but not least, your hair and makeup will be a big decision.  Will you decide on an up-do or go with long, flowing locks?  It’s always fun to make an appointment to have your hair done.  Every girl likes a little pampering!  Be sure to look at some of my beauty tips and tutorials for your evening makeup!  You can go for dramatic eyes and lips or soft hues with light glosses for your lips.  Whatever your decision is….Embrace your own style and make memories with special friends!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Save Money on Prom!

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways…

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways to save some moolah on prom so you can have the best night ever!

  1. Dinner: with a little planning ahead, you can save loads on your prom dinner! Use the site resteraunt.com to buy giftchelsea crockett homecoming cards for less than they are worth, for 10$ you can get a card worth 25$! Holy moly! And if you have a big group, you can get a 40$ card worth 100$!! If you all chip in, it will be super cheap.
  2. Hair: Instead of spending more than 50$ on an updoo, have a friend do your hair! If you have a girl friend that loves doing hair and is talented at it, she will be honored that you want her to do your hair!
  3. Pictures: If your parents or someone in your group’s parents have a nice camera, have them take your prom photos instead of spending money on a photographer! My dad takes my group’s pictures every year. He loves it! DaddyLiciousInsider!

Saving money is always a good idea, especially on things as pricy as prom! Hopefully these tips help you save on your big day!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Prom Dress Shopping Tips!

It’s that time of the year again…PROM!  It’s the biggest event to happen in high school, so picking the perfect dress is essential.  So much goes into shopping for the…

It’s that time of the year again…PROM!  It’s the biggest event to happen in high school, so picking the perfect dress is essential.  So much goes into shopping for the right dress: color, style, sizing, etc.  It’s quite the ordeal!  To make your prom shopping trip a little easier, follow a few of my simple prom dress tips!

  1. Start shopping early! 
  2. Make sure to pick a color that is right for you!  If you have pale skin, do not pick a color that will wash you out.  Instead try royal blue or nude.  These colors will Chelsea Crockett- prom dresseshighlight your best features.  If you have dark hair or olive/dark skin, go for a bold color!
  3. If you are ordering online, then order one size larger than you normally would.  It’s easy to make a dress smaller, but it’s impossible to make a dress bigger.
  4. Find the right tailor!  Whether you buy a dress in-stores or online, most of the time you will need to do some adjusting.  A tailor can make your dress fit your body perfectly.
  5. Try on every…single…dress.  This is SO important!  A dress can look completely different on the hanger.  Be sure to try on every dress you like until you find the one.
  6. Keep an open mind!  Try on dresses that you normally wouldn’t like.  You may be surprised!  Also, listen to others opinion.  Just because you like a dress, doesn’t mean it’s the dress for you.
  7. Show your friends your dress, so they do not buy the same one as you.

Happy prom season!

Chelsea

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How to Style Your Jewelry: Not Too Much or Too Little

Hey girls!             Knowing how to style your jewelry can be hard.  You want to balance it just right without wearing too much or too little.  The amount of jewelry…

Hey girls!

            Knowing how to style your jewelry can be hard.  You want to balance it just right without wearing too much or too little.  The amount of jewelry you wear and how much “bling” it has differs from going to school to dressing up for prom!Chelsea Crockett - Cross Necklace

              As for a causal day at school, I like to keep it super simple.  For my earrings, I usually just wear studs.  As for a necklace, I would suggest a small one that lays just below your collar bone such as a cross one on the right.  This keeps your jewelry balanced and pretty easy!

            If you’re wondering how to style your accessories for more of a formal event such as prom or homecoming, no need to worry!  This isn’t as hard as you think!  Getting a simple, yet attention-catching, pair of dangle earrings will look great with your gorgeous dress!  Finish it off with beautiful necklace that hangs just right with your dress.

            One of the things I try to stick with is the same color of my jewelry.  I try to avoid mix-matching such as a silver necklace with a gold bracelet.  Some magazines even say it’s a major don’t in the fashion world!  So, before you leave the house, make sure your jewelry is color coded!

                                                -Chelsea

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Prom Nails: What’s Hot This Spring!

            Along with the perfect dress and pair of shoes, accessories and a trendy set of nails are much needed.  There are some shades, colors, and styles that are timeless…

            Along with the perfect dress and pair of shoes, accessories and a trendy set of nails are much needed.  There are some shades, colors, and styles that are timeless and perfect for any prom theme.  Others are popular and trendy this season!  Check out my suggestions below!

            First off, the obvious neutrals.  Cream, brown, tan, etc. will always complement your dress well.  Also, you can’t go wrong with simple French tips.  They’re elegant, classy, and a timeless design to go with any gown.

            Another popular style that seems to be all around my school at least, and I’m sure yours too, is solid nails with a sparkly ring finger.  Look to your right for an example.  Adding a little shimmer to your fourth finger will bring more attention to your gorgeous jewelry and sparkly dress.

            Chelsea Crockett - Ombre NailsWe can’t forget about ombré nails!  Seen recently in New York Fashion Week, ombré is a classy way to show off your creative side.  Whatever color your dress may be, you can coordinate your polish, as well.  There are plenty of tutorials on how you can achieve the perfect set of ombré nails.  

            Let me know in the comment section below what trend you’re rockin’ this prom!

                                                              XOXO, Chelsea

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