Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Show and Tell-PROM Pictures


Hey!  Hey!

I'm joining Andrea today for Show and Tell Tuesday.  This is going to be fun...we're sharing PROM pictures!

I must tell you-I thought it was all fun and games until my mom texted me some pictures.  hahaha!  I could have sworn I looked WAY cuter than these pictures are portraying.  :)  Big shout out to my mom for finding these!  Thank you, Mom!

I've shared this before but I'm from a small town.  I went to a teeny, tiny school so I'm sure we did some things differently than you guys who attended huge schools.  Our prom was for juniors and seniors.  Each of the juniors and seniors could bring a date, but their dates could be freshman-on up.  With that said, I went to prom all four years of high school  (a lot of girls did this) and I actually went to two proms at other schools as a date.  You should think of me as a small-town prom connoisseur.   hahaha!  Kidding.  

Our proms were held in either the gym or the cafeteria.  Remember my town was about forty-five minutes away from anything?  Which made a pre-prom meal a little difficult.  The majority of the time we had a post-prom meal-which seems SO LATE to my "in-bed-by-9:30-self".  ha!


A couple things I'd like to add before you view...

1. High school Erika knew nothing about best colors for her to wear.  Or maybe she knew and didn't care?  For instance, light blue was not my friend, but I didn't realize.

2.  I cannot stop laughing as I look at these pictures.

3.  Spray tans were not a thing then-unfortunately.  Yes, I did the dreaded tanning bed, but I would have had to start tanning in October for our prom in April in order for me to be the perfect golden bronze.  #youllseewhatimean

4. I promise in real-life or at least in the late 90's and early 2000's I looked WAY better.  haha!

My mom found random photos so some proms are missing but she found a couple from Homecomings so I'm including those.  This was Homecoming my freshman year.  Yes, sequin dress from head-to-toe and I'm pretty sure my pumps were dyed to match.  Yes.  Yes, they were.

Prom-my freshman year.  I have no words.

I'm pretty sure right after seeing this picture is when I began highlighting my hair.  And maybe someone over at Jergens saw this and that's when they began working on self-tanners?

 *My mom couldn't find sophomore and junior pictures and clearly, those must have been my golden years.  haha!

Senior Homecoming-Important for you to know the top was a fuzzy, fur and I LOVED it!

Senior Prom-It looks like the genie called and he's ready for me to hop back in the bottle.  Doesn't it?

I had a date (pictured above) but this photographer had us take pictures together and apart.

As funny as these pictures are to look at, I really did have some great times and we made some awesome memories.

I hope you girls enjoyed that and are laughing along with me. 

 Have a great day!  XO

21 comments:

Leslie said...

Super adorable!!! Loving the fuzzy top especially!

Elizabeth Oliveto said...

How fun is this?! Such a fun read!
Xo, Elizabeth
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

The top was fuzzy? Well, that is AWESOME. And I think you win the SASSY award for your dress choices!!!!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

The orange genie dress is my absolute fave! I am loving these pictures!!!!!

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

That background on the last picture is amazing!!! Haha. I think you looked cute, girl! The late 90s were not kind to me in the prom respect either. Let's just say I was ahead on the cut out trend but with full, royal blue sequined dress and platform silver shoes. Eek!

Narci Dreffs said...

Okay, I'm laughing because all the girls were wearing two piece dresses to this past winter formal in McKinney....so you must be a trendsetter from the way back girl! ;)

Queen In Between said...

Isn't it too funny how the styles have come full circle?! So fun.

Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said...

That's a lot of proms! I can't believe you had a genie dress. My parents would have been like "um, no way young lady". Ha!

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Erika Slaughter said...

Why did my mom let me wear that? Hahahaha!!

Kara said...

I love this post...and your comments make it even better. I agree with the above comment..who picked out the backdrop in the last picture!? Looks like something my non-artistic self would do! haha

Katy Tarbutton said...

So funny! We dyed our shoes to match too;) I'm pretty sure that orange dress was also worn to the BHS prom!

Kellie Liso said...

HIlarious! Loving all the "up dos" half the fun would have been seeing your dates! ;)

The Queen said...

We were genie twins - as in I looked exactly like I Dream of Jeanie my senior year. Right down to the clear shoes. Don't worry though, I also rocked a dyed-to-match shoe for other proms! haha! This is perfect!

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Whitney Pegram said...

That genie dress is epic!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Lacey Khiev said...

Ok Erkia, I have read your blog for a long time but don't comment, but I can't hold myself back anymore. I am dying laughing on the floor right now! The jeanie comments made me lose it! Also, I didn't even know dying your shoes to match your dress was an option #imissedout Such a fun walk down memory lane. Have an awesome day and your family is adorable :)

Sarah DeWald said...

I love seeing everyone's prom pictures!

Debbie K. said...

You looked adorable, but your commentary had me laughing out loud!!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love this lol

Danielle said...

I went to 3 proms and a prom at another school too! Killing it. Ha! Now I want to dig out my pictures too.

Sarah Smith said...

Haha, my pumps were dyed to my dress too!! And I had that whole "genie in the bottle" two piece thing going on! Those were the days and we looked good! πŸ˜‰πŸ™ˆ

Alex said...

This post is a total testament to R+F! Girl.You. Do. Not. Age. At. All.

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