Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The White Dress and procrastination-1994

To my chargrin I have always been somewhat of a procrastinator. It's a deadly weakness because it's forever a cycle. I want to change it about myself, but I procrastinate until I decide that it is hopeless...until I feel the need to change it about myself...and so on and so forth!


So remember this post...where I told you to keep my sister's wedding dress in mind? Remember that? Those of you who have kept up should. It was a dress to rival any early 90's wedding dress.

Now you remember? Yes that one...well...

Since my parents didn't have any much money and my end of the year Drill Team Concert was coming up...I needed to find a dress and fast...I had waited too long to earn any money for one. Plus, I didn't have a job. When I finally realized I only had a few days to get a dress because a good friend reminded me that I needed one for the concert-I freaked...

I think you now know where this is going..so yes, my only options were either:

1) Wear one of Dance Masta's old 80's dresses from high school. Which would have been a catastrophe also...
2)Make myself a dress...hahahahahaha, yea right!
3) Borrow a dress from a friend...I TRIED, I really did, but to my dismay, they either were too big in the chest or to big in the hips, or too short...or the dresses were plain ugly to me
4) Wear the only one that fit properly and was available to me to wear...luckily, for me, Dance Masta wasn't super huge in the chest...

So YES ladies and few gentleman...I, a 15 year old teenager, was forced, by no other options to me, because I procrastinated, to wear my older sister's wedding dress! I did not misspell that. I wore her wedding dress, temple worthy and all!

I begged to get the shoulder pads taken out, but because of the money spent on the dress it was forbidden. I already had broad shoulders for a girl...I, in fact, suffer NOW because I would hunch over a tad so that they didn't look so broad growing up...I am always trying to straighten my back and shoulders...what stupid things we do in high school I SWEAR!

Look in this picture below...doesn't my head look REALLY small for my shoulders?

Don't get me wrong...the dress was BEAUTIFUL if one was getting married...

Afterwards lots of people came up to either me or my parents and told us how "modest" I looked! Which in my town was an extremely BIG compliment, so my parents strutted around with pride. But to me, in 1994...BLAH...hello, I was a 15...I wanted to be skanky and show off any curves I could...I didn't want to be MODEST...I wanted to be downright SEXY...wanted by ALL Seniors who never even looked twice at me, make them regret not noticing me in the halls with my bedhead ( I really did try to do my hair at this point...but I always went with the natural, just get up and brush through my hair with a brush or shower if I must, then blow dry, then brush. That was the extent of getting ready to me)...you would think I was a ghost for all the attention I was given...ah well, it is my plight I guess.

Don't ask me what was up with my make-up. I proudly did it myself...Maybe I was going for the smokey eye look? I don't know, in the first picture I almost look like I had a lazy eye.

But don't let this fool you...I was DEAD sexy that night...at least that is the impression I was given by my parents and family and that is what I am stickin' to...thank you very much!

9 comments:

*Merrianne* said...

HA HA HA!!! you ROCKED that DRESS SHelle! :)

Marie + Jeff said...

Now that you mention it, you did seem to have an unusually small head in that picture. Like your head shrunk and your body didn't. Strange phenomena huh?

That is a pretty awesome story though. Did you save the dress for your daughter to wear at some point in her life so that she may also be traumatized? It is only fair.

Staci said...

I love that you got to wear the wedding dress its awesome. The pics turned out super cute thanks again@

Kritta22 said...

umm...You are one of the better dressed one in those pictures! What's up with the TWO chicks with feathers/puffs!??! Now that's drama!

Jaime said...

While laughing the whole time I read this, relating completely to the procrastination thing (will you tell the secret when you figure it out?) you walked me right back down memory lane. I don't remember you wearing this dress...I remember mine - oh wow! Someone at the ST. G DI got a stunner for sure! Look at us!! Hey! I don't have that picture --- would you be a dear and send it my way??? I would LOVE to show my hubby and share the laughs! jme.mitchell@yahoo.com
Thanks Shelle!

Bryce & Annalee Bergeson said...

hahahahahahahaha! That is awsome! I love it! :)

Amanda said...

Hey thanks for that testimony video at the bottom. I sometimes get annoyed with testimonies because they seem so formulaic, but this was one that was genuine, and I needed to hear that.

Did you read that article in the Ensign about spreading the gospel through the internet? Well, you are doing that in a great way. You should feel good about yourself and your efforts.

Great post BTW. I didn't notice the "sleepy eye" but I laughed at the thought.

Candid Carrie said...

I have no idea how the story ended because by the time I got to the group picture I was laughing so hard at your tiny head perched on those giant shoulders I could see straight.

I'll have to come back and read it again later when I can breathe in a more normal style.

Just tell me this much, did you dance to "Like A Virgin" ...

Erica said...

I was laughing so hard at your pic. Hey, it takes quite the hottie to pull of a dress like that. It's funny reading that you wanted to look sexy. Doesn't every 15 year old? When you're 15 wearing a A cup bra and just figuring out how to put make-up on you think that you're so hot and you just can't quite figure out why the guys still aren't looking at you. That was me in a nutshell. Not to mention at 15 I still had braces on and wore white keds with every outfit. Rock the 90's!

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