The Gift of Giving

May 6, 2018

 

 

I can’t even believe that my senior prom was 10 years ago already. I absolutely loved my dress. It was the first one I tried on and I knew that I had to have it. Prom season is a time that many young men and women look forward to. Who doesn’t love a chance to get fancy and dance the night away with friends?

 

I went to prom both junior and senior year and was fortunate enough to know that getting a dress wouldn’t be a problem. My parents bought mine my junior year and I bought my own my senior year.

 

Unfortunately, there are some people, to no fault of their own who do not have that same story. Luckily, The Gifted Gown is here to help and make sure that Indianapolis teens are as beautiful as ever for their big night.

 

The Gifted Gown is an organization that collects formal and semi-formal wear and gifts it to those in need, no questions asked. Tell me that isn’t amazing!

 

 

Whether it is for prom, homecoming, military balls, or even your wedding they have you covered all year long. Yes, they have wedding dresses too!

 

In the spirit of Prom season and the Oscars coming up this weekend,  some fellow Indy bloggers and I got together for some styled fashion fun. We had an Oscar-themed shoot to model off some of The Gifted Gown apparel. Pretty gowns, tasty treats, what else could we really ask for?

 

Could these ladies be more stunning? The Indy Blog Society has been such a fun way for me to meet local bloggers.

From top left (if looking from a computer): Sarah of IndyDressed,  Terri of Teacups and Hiccups, Brittney of The Pretty Plus,  Sierra of Eclectic Kurves,  Sarah again, and of course me Jalysa of Jalysa Delyn. (Sarah, Terri and myself are all wearing dresses that are available from The Gifted Gown.)

Here are some of our favorite looks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only do they offer dresses but shoes and accessories as well. My entire outfit (dress, shoes, and earrings) were generously donated.

 

Now you’re all wondering how you can help, right? Well, I’ll tell you how!

You can donate the following items:

Gowns sizes 18 and up – Men’s Tuxedos – Men’s Tuxedo Shoes/Dress Shoes – Evening Bags/Clutches – Dry Cleaning Bags – Gown Length (21x7x72″) – Wooden Hangers – Shoe Racks – NEW Make-up and False Eyelashes – Rolling Racks/Z-Racks – 2

Financial donations are always appreciated as well!

 

 

Don’t have any items to donate? Not a problem! You can volunteer your time and help style teens for their big event. I’ll be doing this in April and can’t wait. There are other ways to volunteer also just click here to find out how.

 

It truly warms my heart to know that there are people with even bigger hearts in our community wanting to help and make an impact. High school is a time to make memories, to laugh and learn more about yourself. Prom is a magical night that all teens despite income should be able to enjoy. It is a night to feel pretty and handsome. It’s a night to take pictures you’ll cherish for years to come. It’s a night to let loose from some of the tough times that come with being a teen because let’s be real, high school and teenage years can be hard.

I love and fully support the mission The Gifted Gown and plan to help in any way I can. If you want to donate items and don’t have time to go to drop-off locations please feel free to contact me.

 

This shoot wouldn’t have been possible without all of the people who came together to help us out.

 

 

Photography: Kaylee Creighton
Dresses for Terri, Sarah and me: The Gifted Gown
My hair: Hannah Scumacher
My Makeup: Tiffany and Tina at Ulta in Carmel
My shoes: The Gifted Gown
Treats: French Macarons by Kelly
Printable Oscar ballots: Graphics by DD on Etsy

 

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