Ok, so you all know the deal, right?
A handful of housewives get together in evening dresses and watch The Pageant. Thriftstore dresses. Too much makeup. Over the top jewels. Heels. Lots and lots of hairspray. Fancy food and drinks. Tons of laughter.
You can't say I didn't warn you.
I am, what, 18 weeks? here, drinking bubbly cider and finally filling out the top portion of a dress. The goal is to be tacky and over the top, and this year I didn't get There, because I was challenged in the fitting department, what with the growing belly and all. I figured being with child at a pageant was tacky enough. (Dress, $4.50.) The big Ol' golden necklace gave it some flair though.
Now, for my sister.
This was the 3rd dress she tried on and we could go no further. It was so awful and perfect at the same time. It's a Gunne Sax, probably circa 1980, and it has bows everywhere. She isn't wearing the HUGE sash at the waist in this photo, which is a shame. It is about 5 inches wide and flounces over her rear. To know Kim is to also know that this is SO NOT her, which was even better. (Is it anyone?) And we made ringlets. We couldn't decide whether it was more Scarlett O'hara or Little Bo Peep. Or a really bad Footloose prom dress. Anyway, it was golden. (Dress, $3.50) She also isn't wearing her pageant sash yet, because this is pre-party. She was Miss Cellaneous.
For the rest of the party pics, here is a link to the private photos on flickr. I will expire the link in a few days, but not before you all get your fill. Enjoy.