Phew, that was a mouthful.

It’s a trifecta this week. First off, The Stiletto Mom and Blissfully Caffeinated have teamed up to pressure us into bringing out our cheesy prom pictures. Next, Bex from Adventures of the Grigg Boys is having her weekly Funky Foto Flashback. To top things off, Jen from Sprite’s Keeper has tied this week’s Spin Cycle with the prom theme so there was really no escaping it.

My senior prom was in 1995 and there isn’t really an interesting story to tell. I went with Scott, my childhood sweetheart. We “dated” in elementary school and broke up when he went to 6th grade since he was a year older than me and couldn’t date a lowly 5th grader. We dated again during my senior year of high school and then broke up at the end of the summer when we realized that we weren’t right for each other.

Our moms took about a thousand pictures of us getting ready to go. I believe phrases like “this is what their wedding day will look like!” were thrown around a time or two by his mom. She really wanted things to work out.

Here we are getting ready to drive off. That’s my super awesome VW bus in the background, his name was Rusty. We weren’t really covered in lint, my scanner could use some dusting and the pictures came out horrible.

I realize that my prom pictures are tame and might not live up to the expected 80’s big hair pictures but I missed that decade. In order to not disappoint, I dug deep through my old pictures and found some shots of the only other dance I’ve ever attended.. my 8th grade formal.

We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and my parents couldn’t afford to buy me a new dress for the dance. My mom really wanted me to go so we borrowed a dress from one of her friend’s daughters. I’ve mentioned my disdain for all things pink, right? I think this is where it may have originated:

How excited do I look to be standing on the sidewalk in that Pepto Bismol sponsored dress? Jesus.

Here I am with my 8th grade homies. They were homies too, it was about the time when we were all saying things like “Homie don’t play that” and “Eat my shorts”. We got a limo for this dance and drove around by the beach rolling down the window and asking people if they had Grey Poupon. I think we even asked some guy if those were Bugle Boy jeans he was wearing. We were too cool for school, I tell ya.

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  1. The Stiletto Mom


    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  2. The Stiletto Mom

    Hell yeah I was first!

    OMG, you were a total hottie at prom. And pepto bismol pink? Honey, I think not. That is a shade of “blush or bashful” from Steel Magnolias. I think your hair matched too. HAWT.

    I am loving your pics!!!

    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  3. foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog)

    Your prom looked nothing short of elegant, something sorely lacking from an 80s-era prom! Isn’t it amazing how cool we think we are when we’re 14, too?!

  4. The Stiletto Mom

    Oh hai, me again, where the hell is everyone else? Can we talk about that baby’s breath in your hair? I’m so in junior high love with you right now….

    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  5. The Stiletto Mom

    Wait, is that baby’s breath or a bow? I’m all confused now. Perhaps I should go to bed.


    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  6. The Stiletto Mom

    DUDE. Those shoes in the junior high picture. UNREAL.

    No, really, I’m going to bed now. Really.

    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  7. The Stiletto Mom

    Owning the top five? Why yes.

    I AM.

    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Prom-A-Palooza!!!

  8. Keely

    Is that lovely pink dress tucked into your pantyhose by mistake or are you holding it up in your hand?

    No fair. Only your JUNIOR high pics are funny. Your grad pics are smokin’.

    Keelys last blog post..In lieu of a real post, a challenge. En garde!

  9. bex

    your senior prom pics are HOT! scott didn’t know what he missed out on.

    you look so feminine and pretty and elegant. something i didn’t assume of you, being a tom boys and all. so this makes you the complete package. understated, yet elegant beauty AND she can hang with the guys.

    i think you really ARE too cool for school.

    bexs last blog post..FFF: A Good Mom

  10. mrsbear

    Check you out looking all girlie and such. The pink dress is too sweet, nothing like all the strapless gowns your homies were wearing. Their moms let them out of the house like that?! Tramps. I didn’t go strapless until 9th. πŸ˜‰

    mrsbears last blog post..Artistically Inclined

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  12. Kate Coveny Hood

    While I graduated in ’90, my prom pictures aren’t that interesting either… I grew up in Washington, DC – and it was so conservative. We were all about the LBD for dances and probably looked like a bunch of junior hill staffers. Maybe I’ll steal your idea and dig deeper into the 80s. I know that I was a big fan of the Molly Ringwald look for a while there…

    Kate Coveny Hoods last blog post..I Cried Yesterday

  13. anymommy

    Aw, you were so darn cute in pepto pink! And I totally agree – you rocked the prom thing.

    anymommys last blog post..Some People Call Me Maurice

  14. Andrea

    Wahoo! We are the same age πŸ™‚ Prom Season 1995. No way would I bring out that horrifying picture. It’s not so bad but I still don’t think I could make myself do it. Not when you look so dang cute! Hot date too.

    Still got that bus??

    Andreas last blog post..Friday and more Friday and more sucky Friday

  15. Peggy

    You look like a supermodel in your prom picture!

    And how does one look so adorbale in 7th effing grade? Isn’t that when your supposed to be a all awkward and puberty ridden and gangly…you and your posse look like a scene straight out of Full House!

    Peggys last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  16. Cat

    Those dresses! How you managed to make that pink number look gorgeous, I’ll never know. So pretty, in a super retro kind of way πŸ™‚ Also, I love the height of your boyfriend’s hair. It’s so…stacked.

    Cats last blog post..Do You Smell A Monkey?

  17. Sprite's Keeper

    You were gorgeous! You still are, you know it. That pink dress was a rite of passage for every girl back in the late eighties, early nineties. I think mine was blue though. (shudder)
    You’re linked!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Spin Cycle: We’re gonna party like it’s 1994!

  18. Robin

    Wait, that is your prom picture? SHUT UP! You look fantastic and your dress is pretty and tasteful!
    This is EXACTLY why I am NOT posting my 80s heinousness! No way in freakin’ hell does anyone need to be traumatized by my mullet.
    Sigh. I hate being older.

    Robins last blog post..The Handmade’s Tale: Intentions

  19. jenni

    you were so glam, girl! but that pink dress was most unfortunate.

    jennis last blog post..Gonna Party Like it’s 1994

  20. FoN

    You looked normal in your prom picture. I graduated in 1991 and look like I stepped right off the set of Sixteen Candles. Four years makes a big difference in the world of dresses I guess.

    FoNs last blog post..Fat Chick vs, Food – week Eighteen and Nineteen

  21. Kyooty

    well you’re younger then me, so you’ve got a more realistic dress!

    Kyootys last blog post..Friday Fill-ins

  22. K

    Thanks for sharing the photos!

    The black dress is actually pretty classy. Your kids won’t have much to mock you for.

    Ks last blog post..Just Say No

  23. prefers her fantasy life

    Your dress and hair are lovely. The photo doesn’t date you at all. Unlike mine.

    I guess you really were too cool for school. πŸ˜‰

    prefers her fantasy lifes last blog post..Why Pens, Prom Dresses and San Francisco

  24. prefers her fantasy life

    p.s. Love the title

    prefers her fantasy lifes last blog post..Why Pens, Prom Dresses and San Francisco

  25. Joy

    Girl you were much more hotter than me at my 95 prom.

    and that dress in the other is hillarious isn’t it amazing how hot we thought we looked then?

    Joys last blog post..Spin Cycle: Can I have this dance?

  26. ck

    Girl, you so crazy.

    Thanks for not posting the shot I was in. I got a little nervous when I saw those perms and shiny dresses…

    cks last blog’re right

  27. CDB

    Gorgeous! It totally looks like that could have been taken yesterday. Wait, did you get dressed up and take this yesterday? (:

    I’m still getting my nerve up. Maybe this weekend.

    CDBs last blog post..Why I’m Such a Baby

  28. chasity

    I absolutely think that’s the best prom picture I’ve ever seen. It seems completely unfair that you looked so good that there’s not a single thing to make fun of. I had to limit my fun making of my own photo in order to keep from rambling on too long.

    chasitys last blog post..Oh Why O, Oh Why O, Did I Let You Shave My Hair-O

  29. Lydia @ On The Verge

    Thanks for sharing! You are a hottie!!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..An Open Letter To Birthday Party Mom

  30. Jessica Bern

    you look GORGEOUS in your prom photo. I don’t think I’ve ever said that to anyone. NO, I know I haven’t said that to anyone

  31. Cape Cod Gal

    Look at you being totally smokin’ at the prom! I wore a white velvet dress. Yes, you heard right…it was white velvet!!!

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..I Said I’d Never Be That Kinda Wife

  32. Becky

    OMG, you look so gorgeous in all of those! Especially your senior prom one. And I almost died because you reminded me of the “Are those Bugle Boy Jeans?” and the gray poupon thing. I rode in a limo to a middle school dance too. Good times.

    Beckys last blog post..The Price of Disorganization

  33. Angel

    Wow! You look amazing! Don’t you just love when parents toss around things like that!

    Angels last blog post..The News on Prom is:

  34. Rachel

    Boy, I’d totally forgotten all the joys of poofy dresses like that. And sadly my bangs could never achieve the poof. It’s a good thing they went away. Great pics though, and I’ve always wanted a VW bus, no lie.

    Rachels last blog post..The Many Faces of Lillian

  35. cyndi

    I seriously hope that you already have a cool scrapbook or are making one with all the great F3’s – you look amazing, and now I’m going to go off and sob about the fact that I’d been married and divorced by the time you went to prom – eek! Happy weekend πŸ™‚

    cyndis last blog post..Gonna walk down that dirt road

  36. Michele

    I wish I had been half as hot looking as you did at prom. The eighth grade pic you may want to hide. Love the hair bow. HeeHee! Sorry, I just had to say it.

    Micheles last blog post..Prom 1978 style

  37. Ginny Marie

    So, did you take your VW bus to the prom? That would’ve been totally awesome!

    Ginny Maries last blog post..Some Simple Questions

  38. Lisa (Jonny's Mommy)

    Still…all much more exciting than my prom. The hair is great. I’ve got a similar shot of poofy hair, though I never did much to get it poofy. Or much with it at all.

    Sorry about the pink dress. You poor thing. πŸ™‚

    Lisa (Jonny’s Mommy)s last blog post..Alas, poor Pippi is dead

  39. Zip n Tizzy

    For a jeans and t-shirt girl, you clean up nice!
    Who are you kidding? Look how great you look all of those pictures. It’s a good thing you had two older brothers or your mom would have had to be hosing down the boys at the door!

  40. Lin

    Oh, that dress was NOT pepto bismol pink–I think you are just being dramatic. πŸ˜‰ Prom pics–boring. You are just BEAUTIFUL!! Yawn. Now the 8th grade photos–those are GREAT! Big hair, off the shoulders dresses, fluff everywhere….sigh. I miss the 80’s. I do.

    Lins last blog post..And then there were three……

  41. Pseudo

    You’re adorable in 8th grade and a total sohisticated hottie at prom.

    Pseudos last blog post..Friday Foto: Mother’s Day 2009

  42. Sandie

    Your prom pictures look great! My prom pictures look like your 8th grade formal pics. πŸ™‚ Wish I could have participated this week…all my old pictures are packed up in boxes right now though. πŸ™

    Sandies last blog post..Tuesday Randomness

  43. GreenJello

    To heck with your pepto dress… your mom’s shorts are what’s killing me! LOL!!!

    GreenJellos last blog post..Texting Conversation

  44. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    One of these days I really need to dig my photo albums from the abyss that doubles as my attic… πŸ˜‰ LOVED your photos! You were/are a hottie! πŸ˜‰

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