High School Hilarity ~ Prom 1994

K @ Blog Goggles {love saying that name} tagged me with a high school prom photo …and as I recall I don’t remember liking the professional shots with my date {who was understandably mad because I wouldn’t give them to him} …but I do have this one handy which I must admit, I don’t mind. I got this creamy ivory dress at a vintage shop which supposedly belonged to Goldie Hawn …which didn’t make a difference because I loved it! I paid $150 for it in 1994 and I still have it …except I wore it to a halloween wedding with an amazing vintage black velvet hooded cape and washed it afterwards and shrunk it too short. dumb.

So, because the prom photo is not embarrassing at all ..I thought I’d give you my 1990 Homecoming photo …which is absolutely 100% embarrassing. …. and I’m thinking I should send it to Sexy People.

First of all, that was my 8th grade graduation dress and I wore it again for homecoming as a freshman in high school {14yrs old here peeps} …I also wore it later in my teens to play “Barbie” at a little girl’s birthday party …I know …ridiculous. Secondly, I look like a boy with that hairstyle {I think it’s a french braid} …and lastly, no make-up …really Maeg?

Before making our way to the dance, we all met at Jerry’s Deli on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City {which is literally 5 minutes from where I am living right now} …and 5 more minutes from our high school. I wasn’t really close to any of the girls in this group {yet} and I was really shy then. My date, whom I barely knew, gave me a grandma pin-on corsage the size of a salad while all the other girls got wrist corsages made of tiny white and red roses …and I was so embarrassed that I turned mine into a wrist corsage …which was totally rude to do to my date …my date whom I barely knew. lol. {click to enlarge the photos at your own risk}

K @ Blog Goggles tagged so many people I’ll leave this to you. ..If you want to share your embarrassing prom and homecoming photos, please do so! {also, I think I’ve been tagged with a few others …anyone want to refresh my memory if I haven’t done it yet? …I do it today}

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Alana @ The Good Girl Gone Blog

    May 6, 2009 |

    LOVE the puffy sleeves. Classic.

  • brooke

    May 6, 2009 |

    the hand placement in the homecoming photo…is just perfect…

  • Marleena Hills

    May 6, 2009 |

    it’s awesome. we don’t have prom or homecoming in france. so sad. 🙁

  • Dorkys Ramos

    May 6, 2009 |

    That first dress is really pretty! And did you burn that guy’s face in the second photo?

  • Yasmin

    May 6, 2009 |

    I often try to forget BOTH my proms. They were not so fun, but at least I had great dresses!

  • Kellie

    May 6, 2009 |

    Those are great! I love the hand holding in your 2nd pic. It’s like he has cooties and you don’t want to touch him too much. 🙂

  • Bella

    May 6, 2009 |

    Ohmygod, these shots are too awesome! xxx

  • Kristin

    May 6, 2009 |

    Dang you look chic for 1994. I shudder just thinking about my red sequined 1997 masterpiece.

  • Chessa!

    May 6, 2009 |

    you look fantastic! nice bow on your 8th grade dress. hotness. 😉

    OMG–My prom photos are at my parents’ house somewhere in the depths of my old bedroom. I am still friends with my sr. prom date. he’s such a sweetheart. I still have all of my dresses…I freaking loved them and still do. sigh…and btw, your hair cut may look like a “boy( I don’t think so…) but at least you didn’t look like a crazy frizz head like me. oy. those were some BAD hair days.

  • ...love Maegan

    May 6, 2009 |

    lololol!!!! …I think I was sporting a french braid …HOT… ummm Dorky’s ..kinda ..I just cloned his suit over his face in photoshop … I’m not sure if any of these folks want to be seen online or on my blog ..lol.

  • Erin

    May 6, 2009 |

    lol! Im pretty sure I wore a very similar dress-ish thing (the #2 dress)in elementary school and Im pretty sure I thought I was hotter than shit!

    Love the first dress!

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista

    May 6, 2009 |

    best thing ever.

  • Just Moos

    May 6, 2009 |

    I liked to read the story about you introducing yourself. First you had other blogs, then finally this one. Reminds me of me. Lots of ideas, try them out, don’t like it anymore, easily bored. Try a new one. I guess friends of mine sometimes get crazy of me! haha

  • Hanako66

    May 6, 2009 |

    haha! I love this tag….so great. I can’t wait to dig mine up tonight!

  • Kate

    May 6, 2009 |

    I went to Jerry’s (in Westwood) after my prom!

    Your prom photo is gorgeous!

  • Elizabeth Marie

    May 6, 2009 |

    I am sooo glad she didn’t tag me. You of course still look dazzling.

    I just blogged about Angelyne. Yep.
    Get out of my dreams.

  • Bruce

    May 6, 2009 |

    You have a lot of guts to post this. Thankfully, all of my old Prom Photos have been lost to the ages……

  • Sweet Nothings

    May 6, 2009 |

    amazing. just amazing.

  • Laura

    May 6, 2009 |

    This is so awesome and took guts to share. I love how the girls are blacked out. I wish I could do that to some of my photos 🙂

    Come and stop and see my chick chat video about my life in San Francisco 🙂

  • Lacey

    May 6, 2009 |

    How fun! I love looking back on the fashions in old pictures because at the time we felt so pretty and put together!

  • Shalay

    May 6, 2009 |

    I love the hair. Even the ’97 photo. Everyone had to have super hairsprayed, tight ringlets in their hair. It’s hilarious. Great pics.

  • Yaya

    May 6, 2009 |

    Love the white!

  • Mrs. D

    May 6, 2009 |

    There’s nothing like a giant bow on your crotch to set off a look, huh? Lol. I really like your 1994 dress, stylish now and then.

  • The Alleged Ringleader

    May 6, 2009 |

    Those are TOO awesome! I swear mine are just as ridiculously fab!

  • drollgirl

    May 6, 2009 |

    bahahah!!! you look great!!! she tagged me, too. horrors!

  • Kez

    May 7, 2009 |

    My high school prom date had to borrow my brother’s shoes. He had a “suit” that consisted of mismatched things that were too big for him.
    I was so embarrassed and wished I had invited his best friend instead (who was also a good friend)!

  • Big Red

    May 7, 2009 |

    Too adorable. Makes me kind of miss the early 90’s.

  • freeTEYme

    May 7, 2009 |

    you look the same as your prom picture – like you have not aged! Gorgeous!!

  • Fashion Fille

    May 7, 2009 |

    i tagged you! i tagged you!

  • Underfunded Heiress

    May 7, 2009 |

    Love it! How come you look so gorgeous in high school? I looked so dorky.

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    May 7, 2009 |

    Ahh, love it!! Those puffy sleeves are to die for.

    This has got to be my favorite tag of all time. Thanks for playing 🙂

  • Working Girl One

    May 7, 2009 |

    girl, i hate that this is the first post of yours that i’m commenting on because i’m an avid follower but…you went to prom with mush from newsies? that was my dream when i was a munchkin!

    love the blog, you’re my working girl inspiration when i cannot come up with a decent outfit for work. thank you!

  • diane

    May 7, 2009 |

    First, that swirly thing with the faces is really creepy, although I understand why you do it.
    The 1990 prom pic is totally hilarious! You are really pretty in it, even without makeup, but that dress with the big bow is priceless. I really liked this post a lot. xo

  • Elizabeth Victoria C

    May 7, 2009 |

    oh my gosh i loveeee the homecoming photo!! you were adorable. you did look lovely at prom though! white looks amazing on you xo

  • Kelli

    May 7, 2009 |

    I love that you don’t care about posting funny, old school photos of yourself! So many people on the net are only concerned with showing their best side, or most beautiful… whatever.
    Your real-ness is appreciated!

  • syd vicious

    May 7, 2009 |

    Aww, this is such a cute post!

  • diamondsinchampagne

    May 7, 2009 |

    Oh my, how cute! hehe You have to have a chuckle at old photos every now and then.

  • Jill

    May 7, 2009 |

    Thank goodness I don’t have a scanner!

  • jpvill

    May 7, 2009 |

    I dont like the SEXY WHITE LONG DRESS, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
    you look like a godess
    i wish i can be sexy as you..

    jpvill here im following your blog for a while i found it loveley
    i ope you like to see mine.

  • stacy

    May 7, 2009 |

    ‘size of a salad’ – hilarious!

  • sammy

    May 7, 2009 |

    i’m digging the strategically placed pelvis bow on the homecoming dress.

  • LiLu

    May 7, 2009 |

    Ah, she tagged me but they’re at my parents’ house! I cannot WAIT to go home in a couple weeks and find some really embarrassing ones…

    Yours is FANTASTIC!

  • zoe aka drinkupthefashion

    May 7, 2009 |

    what do you mean no makeup?!
    your skin is absolutely radiant! you didn’t need any makeup.

  • Julia

    May 7, 2009 |

    OH MY GOD! These are incredible!

  • apriliniowa

    May 7, 2009 |

    Loving these time warp themes that are popping recently. I blogged about something akin to this on Monday but failed, miserably, in the photo department. Love these! We’re the same age-I’m 32, also. But look maybe 57 compared to you in both my Iowan whacko clothing style and face. Ye mami?!?< I'm now depressed.
    I do know, for a fact, that everyone I went to school with paid way more money for dresses that were sickly unattractive and were not worn by movie stars for far more though. Even for Iowa. Way back then! I went to prom with a senior my freshmen year and thought it was lame and never went again. I do so regret that though. I wish I had prolonged, often, being a child. I am constantly telling pre-teens to slow down now, it seems.;)
    With that, stay cute as a button. ~heather

  • Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design

    May 8, 2009 |

    You’re making me wan to bring out the ol’ yearbooks!


  • jennine

    May 8, 2009 |

    i love the strategically placed bow! white dresses, they are the best. however all mind have coffee stains. oy vey.

  • Iris

    May 9, 2009 |

    Great pics. I love the 1rst one. lol. 1994. The year I was born.

  • Joelyne

    May 12, 2009 |

    how cute r u!!!


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