Good deed of the day: help make prom dreams come true
Be honest -- how many of you still have your prom dress hanging in your closet? Now, how many of you have EVER worn the thing aside from that one glorious night of disco-ball-lit teenage magic?
Amazingly, it seems there aren't many other occasions in a gal's life that call for pastel taffeta, beaded bodices or sequined shawls. Really!
But seriously, I think we all know how important that completely over-the-top frock was on that one aforementioned night. It was, like, the whole point! It's what made us feel special, like the pretty princesses we were in our 16-year-old heads. (That, and the hairspray-soaked up-do that stayed in place even after we took out the bobby pins.) Prom just ain't the same without the dress.
You now have a chance to make somebody else's prom-dress dream come true. One of our favorite consignment shops, Fresh Threads in south Tampa, is collecting used gowns for girls at Plant High School who can't afford them on their own.
The dance is April 16, and the collection continues until April 9. Drop off any gently used formal gown (bridesmaid's dresses work, too!) at the shop, 4230 S Macdill Ave, Suite F, during normal business hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admit it, you're not wearing that thing again.
Deal Diva Kim