Saturday, January 12, 2013

First Dance Florals

Dress: XOXO
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: DSW
Coat: Candie's, Kohl's

Top: Liz Claiborne, Marshalls
Skirt: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's

Tee: Kohl's
Jeans: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Etsy, Glamour Damaged

There's something old-fashioned about a corsage.  The size, the scent, the baby's breath-ringed roses, bold fragility in a plastic case.  After all, when was the last time you saw a prom-goer with a flower blooming on her wrist or shoulder?  Probably some time back in the 1960s.  Now it's all boulder-big bouquets and none-too-subtle nosegays.

Then again, there's nothing subtle about these oldie but goodie (or dare I say retro!) corsage necklaces either.  Still, it's the spirit of their predecessors that so nostalgically moved me to create them - even if it is a nostalgia born of books and movies instead of experience.

My, this is getting maudlin.  Maybe I can redeem myself by pointing out that first dances are usually awful. The only thing to make up for the sweaty palms, tepid punch, and gym sneaker smell are the flowers and fashion.  Just one more way looking good saves the day.

1 comment:

SparkleFarkel said...

You've outdone yourself with these corsage-y delights!