Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flashback Friday

April’s assignment: Because April is when a lot of high schools hold their proms, I have dubbed April’s theme as “Black Tie Affair”. I would love to see photos of you and/or your family dressed up. It doesn’t necessarily have to be “Black Tie,” but rather it can be any occasion that calls for you to be dressed up a little more than usual: prom, formals, theater shows, balls, parties…you get the general idea. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with (I really am hoping and praying that some of you post photos of your high school formals – lol).

Awwww man, I can’t believe this is the last Friday of April. I have had such a great time looking at all of your “Black Tie Affair” pictures. I really feel that I have gotten to know each one of you a little better this month by the pictures you have chosen to post. We might just have to do this one again sometime.

Since this is the last week of April and I have posted pictures from middle school and high school, I figured I couldn’t leave out my college years.n1251951862_30063939_3078 When I was in high school my mom and dad paid for my dresses and hair appointments so that I could look my best when I went to formal school functions. In college…well, not so much.delta dolls Don’t get me wrong, I am glad they didn’t pay for everything after I had left home. It showed me how spoiled I actually was and forced me to prioritize what was important and what was not: spending hundreds of dollars on a dress I would wear for one evening no longer seemed that important. n710645392_4288796_1040 In college, I bought my formals at Ross (this one was $15)josh and mel 2 or on a final sale rack at Dillard’s (this one was $20).Black tie 004 I recycled my high school dresses (anyone recognize these girls? – that’s me, Jayna, Amanda and Mandy); she's got legs and I even borrowed from friends (that’s me and Lynn and two other girls from college).sigma The lesson I learned from all of this: you can still have a good time with your friends even if you don’t spend a dime.

Thanks everyone for joining in this month and remember, if you have a spare minute or two, stop by some of the other Flashback Friday participants’ blogs and drop them a comment.

May’s assignment: Since so many people get married during the month’s of May and June, I have designated May’s theme as “Going To The Chapel”. So get out photos of your wedding, your sibling’s wedding, your best friend’s wedding; heck, you can even post photos of bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and honeymoons if you’d like (just remember to keep them family friendly).

Here’s to another great Flashback Friday month!

Flashback Friday Participants
1. Heidi
2. Mandy Stansberry
3. Dara
4. Jenny
5. Kristin

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13 comments:

Heidi said...

LOVE your college pics! I can totally relate to the "discount" and "borrowed" dresses! In college we were so poor!! But we ALWAYS had fun!

Sally's World said...

i love these photos, i need to try and find one of me dressed up...it only happens once a millenium lol!

Jenny said...

All of your dresses look great even the discount ones. I think sometimes discount dresses turn out looking better then the ones we spend 100's on:) I will try to link up later, but I have to find another formal pic since I don't dress up too often.

Mandy said...

Love it! I think that purple dress you're wearing towards the end was mine, I wore in high school to a student council thing! I totally bought all my dresses at Ross and the discount rack and Dillards too!

♥georgie♥ said...

look how totally FAB you Look!!!
hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Dara said...

Thanks for doing these Melinda they are so fun!

Jayspee27 said...

Oh, Dillard's isn't high end? Huh. Who knew??
Man, Melinda! These pics are TOOOTAL flashback! Those were the days. :)

Daniele said...

So cute! Loved all of your pictures, I can't seem to find any here, they must be at my mom's. I will have to dig next time we go over there.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Tag, you're it! Read my Friday post on Mommatudes for details! :)

Kristin said...

great collection of pictures! Thanks for folling me!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Pretty dresses : ). I was always super cheap with mine too. We didn't have dances at my high school or college (that would have been WAY too worldly) We had banquets : ). And you know me, I always looked FANTASTIC in my plus sized gowns. I really, really am going to make it a goal to get my photo albums from my parents so I can participate. You know I want to participate in your FABULOUS thing a ma jig!

Carebear said...

Shoot. I totally missed out this month, and I even have my old prom pictures sitting out on the banister in our stairway!!! Darn it. You look super cute in your bargain dresses. My prom dress cost $87 and THAT was a bargain at the time, so I give you mad props for finding one for $15!!!

Lynn Valdez said...

Melinda, thanks for the shout out! HAHA. I think I went to that banquet with Danny Proctor. You are so cute. I have to see you in August!!! How is the house coming along? Miss you and love you.