Repost from JoJo Beal’s Skating Fashionista
This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing on my MacDuggal Homecoming dress. I fell in love with this dress the first moment I saw it.
From the beginning I knew I wanted to skate in it and wear it to the big dance. In life things don’t always turn out the way you’d like them too. Prince charming never showed up to take me to the dance. But the dress came so I wore it.
As a fashionista I just have to take a moment to talk about the dress. I chose it from the Homecoming Collection of MacDuggal. It was a hard decision because there are so many choices in that collection and in the After 5 Collection that are perfect for homecoming or just when you feel like dressing like a princess.
After wearing this dress out, I have to say I’m a believer that you shouldn’t just wait for a special occasion to wear a princess dress. If you feel like dressing up just do it. It’s so easy to set expectations and live waiting for that moment. Then if something happens and the moment doesn’t come or isn’t what you thought it would be, you’re left disappointed.
So my advice, don’t live waiting for that right time to wear your dress – where your dress & make the moment happen. If you don’t have expectations, you won’t know if things go wrong so you’re more likely to just have fun.
Above & below I’m at the Carmel Valley Skate Park before the sun went down.
One of the things that drew me to the dress was it’s beading. I’ve watched my share of Say Yes to the Dress and I always love beaded bodices. I had never had one so I learned that they are heavy.
I think the beauty outweighs the inconvenience of the weight, however I wasn’t feeling comfortable enough to drop in the pool with it. Another benefit of the beaded bodice is the sparkle of rhinestones in gold and silver stones make you feel like you’re Cleopatra plus you don’t need any extra necklaces.
Another feature I loved was the flare short skirt that really makes a statement when you get enough speed. And a hidden feature that I absolutely adore is the dress has pockets.
Above close up of the beading & pockets. When you skateboard you have to expect to fall. The reason I’m playing it “safe” and avoiding the bowl (at least for now) is that before I ever saw this dress, I knew I wanted to donate any homecoming or prom dresses I get to charity.
Shopping is something I take for granted. I’m always moved when I hear how companies like Sleep Train are doing something to help kids.
I recently looked up on their web page and read
There are over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, many of which have entered with little to no possessions. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect, and even abuse.
And I’ve worked with Bombas Socks who for every pair sold donates a pair of socks – over 1.3 million socks so far.
Socks are the most requested item in homeless shelters.
Why would someone in a foster home, or shelter, or family without a lot or any extra spending money need a princess dress? Why wouldn’t they? I believe every person has the right to dress like a princess and attend homecoming, prom, or any other event they want to.
Part of the series of posts on this dress will be on organizations that help girls (people) in need find prom dress. Skateboarding is not a crime, fashion is not a crime, and dressing like a princess is not a crime!
Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board.
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