A Night in Wonderland
Every year my school hosts a semi-formal at the end of the Spring semester and it is a lot of fun. Last year was my first time going and I had such an amazing time with my besties that I wanted to go again this year. This year's theme was Alice in Wonderland! That made it even more exciting; I mean who doesn't love a Disney themed party?! Plus it was going to be held at this beautiful venue in Brooklyn. So, if you want to hear more about this magical night, keep on reading! :)
Get Ready with Me
|Dress: Forever 21 - $30.00|
I decided I wanted to go with something totally different than what people would expect from me. Usually people see me as the innocent girly type, but I wanted to have fun and try something new. So, I decided to go with a queen of hearts theme. I found this gorgeous red lace dress with red lining at Forever 21 and fell in love as soon as I tried it on. The dress itself is very sexy with a deep plunge neck line and a middle slit (will be shown in later pictures). It is very form fitting and gives your body a great silhouette. It was is also very comfortable. The middle slit made it easy to move around and dance in.
|A closer look at the gorgeous lace detailing.|
|Shoes: Macy's (Style&Co)|
I chose these shoes because they were black and white and fit the theme perfectly. They are also the most comfortable pair of heels I own and I knew I'd be able to dance for hours with them.
Of course I had to choose this clutch because it matched my shoes and it brought the whole look together.
|Lashes: Ardell Press on Lash|
Liquid Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Pencil Eyeliner: NYX Eye and Eyebrow Pencil (SPE901)
This was my first time ever wearing fake lashes but I wanted my eyes to pop. I was really scared to use those with the glue because I didn't want to mess it up! So, I found these press on lashes from the brand Ardell and they were amazing! They were fairly easy to put on and they lasted the whole night. I highly recommend it if you are not used to fake lashes and want to try them!
|Glitter Shadow: WetnWild|
For eyes, I used this gorgeous eye palette from the brand Fraulein that my sister got for me one Christmas. I love it because it has so many colors! I forgot to take a close-up look of the eye makeup but I basically just did a smokey eye. I did a golden brown shimmery base and made it smokey by adding a dark brown/black to my outer crease. To make the look pop even more I added this glitter from WetnWild to the eyelid.
The Final Look
Time to Party!
I had such an amazing time with my friends at formal. We ate great food, took nice pictures, and danced the night away. Here's what the night was like:
|My gorgeous date (my best friend)|
|Getting that Insta|
|Chicken with Mashed Potatoes :) They always make the BEST mashed potatoes!|
Photo Booth Silliness
Formal was such a blast last year. I only wish I had taken more pictures of the decor but I was having too much fun and forgot! I honestly cannot wait until next year's formal. I wonder what the theme will be?
- xoxo, Diana