Is it prom season yet?
I loved getting dressed up for school dances growing up. It wasn't about anything else but picking out a dress to wear and getting all dolled up for the night. I remember going to the dress shops at the mall and never really liking anything there. Teenagers - has it gotten any better?
Thankfully my grandmother is one of the best seamstresses around and she offered to make my prom dress for me. I picked out a dress from a magazine (Louis Vuitton Fall 2004 look) and she made me an almost exact replica.
If I were going to prom today, I'd ask my grandma to make me this Marc Jacobs resort 2013 dress. I'd stick a ban.do heart on the collar and style my hair in a textured ponytail with a Crystalline hair tie. You have to do something special with your makeup for prom so I'd probably add a dark lipstick like Enamor by Covergirl.
Get a textured ponytail by curling all your hair with a 1" curling iron (and lots of hairspray), run your fingers through the curls to break them up and tie in a low pony. Easy enough for a boy-crazy 17 year old.