I think the hunger monster that invaded my body yesterday has finally subsided and I am back to my normal, predictable hunger queues.
My predictable hunger led to a 10:15 am snack of a Pear Raisin Almond Muffin right on time.
And to a perfectly timed 12:30 lunch.
Left over Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup
Golden Corn VitaTop
This had been my least favorite VitaTop so far. It was very dry and too sweet for my tastebuds.
A Trip down Memory Lane..
Homecoming and Prom are two parts of high school I enjoyed and made a point of attending. Not only did I go to all 4 homecomings and 2 proms for my own school, I also crashed a couple of homecomings and proms at the rival school in town. Did I mention I was also a cheerleader, never missed curfew and was full of school spirit & pride? Yes, I was one of those high schoolers. Sick, isn’t it?
Anyways, over the years I have kept the majority of my dresses from those dances and when I was home over the weekend, I thought it would be amusing to try them on and see if any still fit. Most people in their mid-20s should be worried about the dresses being too small, but for me I was afraid they would be too big. Not only am I 10 pounds lighter now then I ever was back then, but I’ve also shrunk two cup sizes!
It was fun taking a stroll through memory lane. Trying on the dresses inspired me to pull out some old photos and do some fun then and now comparison shots. I can’t believe how much I’ve changed since high school! Putting a photo of myself now next to a photo of me back then makes my high school self looks so young and myself now look like such a grown up.
Unfortunately I was missing a couple of dresses from my stash – both my freshmen and sophomore homecoming dresses. 🙁 I figured the freshmen dress would be gone, but I was sad to see the sophomore one missing as well. Such a shame.
Here are some pics just to show you the evolution of my dress picks anyways.
Freshmen Homecoming – October 1999
I purchased the black and white 2 piece from Parisians. This was my first semi-formal dance and the only prior knowledge I had on what to wear to these type of dances stemmed from what I had seen in magazines and watched on tv.
This was also before I had broken out of my shell and the only dance I went stag to. I was a very shy freshman.
Sophomore Homecoming – November 2000
This was one of my favorite homecoming dresses and one I’ve loaned out frequently over the years. In fact I think I can’t find it because I’ve recently loaned it out to someone, I just can’t remember who.
How much are you digging the braces? I was suppose to get them off the day before, but refused to miss cheering at the homecoming pep rally to do so. Instead I suffered through the braces for another week. I also went to this dance with my ex-boyfriend Rick who had broken up with me 2 weeks before, but still agreed to be my date. I liked him a lot and even though he treated me like crap I still worshipped the ground he walked on. I was a very pathetic 15 year old.
Junior Homecoming – September 2001
Another favorite dress of mine. As you can tell the corset part of the dress is all bent out of shape and no longer frames my body the way it used to. My boobs are of course now too small, but I think if I tightened the back it would still fit fine.
Junior homecoming was an adventure. In the middle of spirit week 9/11 occurred and threw everything out of balance. The rest of spirit week was cancelled and the big dance was pushed back a week. In the wake of a tragedy like that who wants to celebrate? We were lucky we did eventually get to have the dance. I went with my boyfriend at the time and a big group of friends. It was fun and I was happy.
Junior Prom – April 2002
I wanted a big poofy princess dress for prom and that’s what I got! I should have scanned more photos so you could really see the difference here. Originally this dress was very tight on the corset part and squeezed the girls out of the top. Now, it’s so loose on the chest area that I need to stuff my bra to hold it up.
For junior prom my parents invited all of my friends and their dates over for a catered dinner before the dance. I believe we had 16 people in total over. We cleared out the big green room and set up a buffet with a fancy long dining table for everyone to eat. It was fun to not have to go out and all my friends enjoyed having the free meal.
Senior Homecoming – October 2002
Loved this dress! It was so different then any of the other dresses I ever wore. I tried it on just for fun and ended up going back and buying it that same day. Besides being a little big in the chest area, this dress still fits great.
The guy I was kind of seeing at the beginning of senior year had already graduated and refused to go to homecoming with me. I ended up going with my best guy friend, Brian, who I had known most of my life. At the time my best friend had just started dating my ex-boyfriend and I refused to go to homecoming with that particular group of friends. Instead, I tagged along with my sister’s gang who were all sophomores at the time.
Senior Prom – April 2003
I got very lazy senior year; hence the weight gain between homecoming and prom. Too much celebrating the end of high school if you ask me. This dress was never a favorite of mine, but it was cheap and it fit. Now, the dress falls off of me.
The same boyfriend who refused to go to homecoming with me so many months before did end up at prom. He knew how important it was and surprised me by renting a tux. I was still on the outs with my group of friends, so it was just the two of us and my twin bro and his date for dinner. For being the last dance of my high school career, it was probably my saddest. I was ready to graduate.
So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed my little stroll down memory lane. It was fun to flip through my old albums and relive memories that were once forgotten.
Have you tried on any of your old high school dresses lately? Have any fun stories to share about any of your dances? Lord knows I could go on and on with stories about mine!