On Saturday I attended my first ever Prom. When I was at school we didn’t have Proms – we had poor poor school discos which I avoided because I hated most of the people I went to school with and didn’t really want to see them outside of school as well. I think I went to about one the whole time I was at secondary school. When I left secondary school we had a leavers’ meal in a nearby restaurant. Once I got to University, I could never afford to go to the summer balls. Plus I worked in Rock City – I had all the music and dancing I wanted, plus it didn’t involve me wearing a dress! I didn’t “do” dresses at Uni.
Anyway, this was all rectified by the Unskinny Bop Prom – an alternative, full acceptance gathering hosted in Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Despite having a rotten cold, I donned my trusty Jellyfish dress, quiffed the fringe, invited my friend, dragged along the husband and headed out to DANCE! There was an excellent gathering of my favourite blogger people – Kirsty, Carla, Lauren, Bethany and Amanda. Incidentally Bethany got crowned Prom Queen and then was dosed in glitter in a Carrie esq style! Plus a few of the friends I’ve made locally in the recent months came along and we arrived en masse and showed East London how the South East London lot do it.
I didn’t get many good pictures of the prom (there are a few blurry ones on instagram) but here are a couple of me and Rachel in our finery:
My outfit – dress c/o ASOS
Denim Jacket – c/o Gina
Rachel – playsuit – ASOS
Headband – c/o me!
Everyone enjoyed themselves, the music was amazing and the sing-a-long with the live band was excellent. Even the husband cheered up once Kirsty produced cookies, Mary Poppins‘ style from her bag and gave him one!
I wanna dance more now…MORE PROMS PLEASE!