Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sadie Hawkins Dance (In My Khaki Pants)

Please tell me someone besides my school friends got the title reference.

I'm back! I took a short little "hiatus" from blogging just to focus on school things, my number one priority. My apologies for no September Favorites, but hey, it's my blog and I'll do what I want to :)

Today I'm talking about something I've looked forward to for a long time. About a month ago, our school announced that for the first time in years, we would be having a dance, a Sadie Hawkins-style fall formal scheduled for this past Saturday night. And thus chaos ensued. Girls were immediately freaking out over dates and dresses and every tiny detail. But amid it all, we were so excited to get dressed up for one night and have a great time with our friends.

The question everyone wants to know is who did I go with. A danced designed for girls to ask the guys, it just makes sense to have a date whether it be one of your guy friends or someone special. I was all set to go with a good friend, we had coordinated and everything, when he last minute found out he would be out of town the weekend of the dance. By this point all my guy friends were taken, but I didn't let it get me down. Going alone is a neat experience (and a money saver) and I ended up having a great time. It showed me that you don't necessarily have to have a date to have a good time at a dance. Was I disappointed at first? Without a doubt. But I knew it was out of his control and that I'd have a blast with my friends and their dates. And oh did I.

As far as hair and makeup, I was so excited to get all glammed up. The day before I had gotten my nails painted a good neutral that I'm obsessed with thanks to Euphoria Salon and Spa. I used my favorite primer, foundation, and concealer on my face along with my go-to blush and highlighter after my eyes. For the eyes I started with a good base then used my all time favorite palette for color and creasing. A brand new eyeliner winged out and my holy grail mascara finished the look, but not forgetting a classic red lip. For my already curled (from a previous engagement) hair I did a super simple Dutch braid into a pretty side pony. I wrapped a piece around the elastic and I was ready to go.

I spent my time before the dance with a bunch of friends, eating and chatting and watching the Mississippi State game and taking a bunch of pictures. Everyone looked so great and I for one felt amazing in my dress.

All the girls
My friend Sam
Abby {Like this on Instagram}
Abby and Grace 

Dress: Lily Boutique // Shoes: Nine West

The minute I found this dress I knew it would be perfect for Sadie's. The dark turquoise is perfect for fall and the black lace and belt contrast perfectly. I wore sheer black tights and classic pumps for a simple look that would draw more attention to my dress. My jewelry is all from my mama, with black teardrop earrings and a few bangles. Not pictured is my Steve Madden fold over clutch which was actually huge and held all my things and a gorgeous black coat borrowed, again, from my mama.

And then we were off! We got to the dance at the perfect time, when it had just started to get fun. I didn't even recognize our cafeteria, all decked out in lights and with a great DJ complete with fog and party lights. I got to see so many of my friends all dressed up and we had a great time. There was great music (No it wasn't me that requested Partition what are you talking about?) that everyone danced to and for about two hours, we all forgot that on Monday we'd be back in this place eating lunch.

Abby again 
Margaret Lindsey

My night ended spending the night at my good friend Maddie's house, roasting marshmallows and listening to good music with some of my best friends that I hadn't seen in a while.

And that was my Sadie Hawkins night. I had such a great night and loved getting to actually go to a high school dance, something that hasn't happened at my school in a while. The events like this, the dances and games and spirit weeks and all the other stuff, are what make a high school experience so neat. Here's to many more.

-xoxo clb


  1. So happy you had an awesome time! You looked gorgeous as usual Courtney!! Love ya!