The chief enemy of creativity... is "good" sense. ~Pablo Picasso

That's $15 a night :)

So this was taken just before my senior year prom... Ran to Younkers, a midwestern department store, and picked up the dress on clearance for $30 a few days before... It worked out great... And it's hung in my closet at home ever since. 
Wasting space. 
Or was it?

This June, my parents came out to visit me, not because they particularly like me, but because I got invited to the Emmy's and they wanted to tag along. Glad I could be of good use. 

Well, what do you do when you're trying not to buy anything new for a year, but you have to go to some big fancy party? You call up your mom and tell her to bring your old prom dresses, and hopefully between accessories, perhaps chopping and re-purposing it, etc, you'll make it work. 

Turns out, this one was exactly how I remembered it, and it fit just the same, and so... I wore it! No cutting, sewing, re-purposing necessary. And that is why you try and buy things that never really go out of style. Like Umbros :)

And since I've worn it twice now... that's $15 a night. Take that Extreme Couponers. And I actually used it, not just let it rot in my closet :)


  1. You're genius. I don't know what's more impressive: that you still fit into your senior prom dress or that you managed to recycle it for the EMMY'S!!!!

    Sharon Duncan :)

  2. Amazing and resourceful too.

  3. I agree with Sharon!! You looked beautiful as a teen - but even better now!