So I thought I'd schedule this week's Friday Frock with that in mind. My friends are all starting to turn 30, and I had my first 30th bash last week. It was ACE. Being born in the 80s is an excellent opportunity to celebrate that decade, and celebrate we did. I was struggling to find something to wear, though, but at the last moment, my lady Amy came forward, proffering the most awesome, incredible, exactly-what-I-imagined-wearing-in-my-wildest-fantasies 80s prom dress.
Isn't it fantastic?
This is a dress which has never heard the term 'natural fibres', is kind of horrendously tacky, insanely pouffy and meant that on the long tube ride from Kings Cross to Clapham, I got a lot of stares.
BUT I LOVE IT.
I love the colour. I love the cut. I love the bow. I love the petticoat. I love the asymmetrical hem. I love the shoulders. I LOVE THIS DRESS.
I really struggled with my hair, but after playing around with some mousse for a while, I realised that my hair in its natural state, is pretty damn 80s, so I just scrunched it up until it could take no more, twisted up my fringe and gripped it all to the side with a giant bow. Love it.
Sadly, I have to return the dress to its rightful owner, but not without giving it its very own FriFro. And I'm sure that wearing a dress this awesome is why my night was so ace (and also, I guess, my friends kind of helped). Genuinely, guys. 80s parties. We need more of them.
Dress - Vintage (borrowed)
Shoes, earrings & heart ring - Primark
Other ring - Topshop
Bangles - H&M, Poundland
Bow - Claire's Accessories
Nails - Model's Own Bubblegum