This Week on the Web
Links I liked this week.
A 2nd life for prom gowns – and a more budget-friendly prom for you. (See my other prom ideas here.)
This year’s event, which features an inventory of more than 1,800 new and gently-used formal and semi-formal dresses, takes place April 4 – 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Windsor. Advance registration is required at PrincessandtheProm.org. No financial information is required, but girls must bring a valid high school ID. Attendees are assigned a time slot and can bring a friend to help them choose the perfect gown, as well as purse, wrap and jewelry.
In Southington, Kristen’s Kloset, a seasonal prom-gown giveaway program, provides dresses and accessories to Connecticut high school girls with financial need. The annual pop-up shop, open through May 10 at the Town Hall Annex, 93 Main St., stocks more than 750 gowns in a variety of sizes and styles. Those who can afford to make a donation pay $25 for a dress; those who can’t get a gown for free. Girls can also bring a current-style gown in good condition and swap it for a different dress at no charge. Hours are Tuesday, 2:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is needed.
I found this dress on Pinterest, and it has me thinking outside of the box for a July wedding I'm going to…
Dress by Emilia Wickstead on Moda Operandi.
April 4 is international Mine Action Day, against landmines. One of my longtime favorite jewelry brands, Article 22, held a promo sale for the day. But their prices are reasonable year round, and their jewelry– made from upcycled military ordinance and other recycled metals in Laos– are timeless.
And finally I leave you with this thought from RuPaul, encouraging you to take style (and gender binaries) less seriously. :)