PROM at Lord & Taylor

Photography: Jeffrey Donenfeld

Although I’m beyond prom days, creating the perfect prom look can be stressful. I’ve received quite a few emails asking me for tips and recommendations for their prom looks. The perfect opportunity came knocking on my door last month when Lord & Taylor asked me to create a look that I’d want to wear to prom. I thought this would be a great time to do a post on prom to answer some of your questions.

I went by to Lord & Taylor to get my makeup done, courtesy of Clinique. Normally I don’t wear much makeup but for prom the look has to be a bit more dramatic. I just loved getting my makeup done, thanks Judy Barletta and Megan. Sweet! Afterward, went upstairs to pick out a dress, shoes and accessories, after everything was picked out when we were about to be photographed I noticed I forgot to pick up a clutch! Anyway, I knew I wanted a plain dress so I can go a bit crazy on the accessories and shoes, plus you can never go wrong with black right? I had fun with two other bloggers, Some Notes on Napkins and Pink Rock Candy. Lord & Taylor is offer 15% off regular and sale-priced dresses, cop your prom dress! Have you finalized your prom look yet?

My Prom Look:
Laundry Black drape dress $245, Jeffrey Campbell Mel Studded Platform Sandal $149, Simon Seabag Silver Sleek Choker $268, ABS Rhinestone Bangles (7 piece set) $295, ABS Double Strand Bracelet $95, Carolee Rhinestone Bangle $95 and ABS Statement Ring $95.

All looks available at: Lord & Taylor 424 5th Avenue, NY, NY 212.391.3519

UPDATE: I got a few emails asking how long it took me to style my look, the time frame we had was 2 hours. But the actual styling was about an hour because we had to do makeup, look for a dress, shoes and accessories, try on the options and then take pics.

More pics after the jump…

Photography: Wendy Lam – Chelsea (Pink Rock Candy), Kristen and Jackie (Some Notes on Napkins) and Me

Picking out dresses…

I think I found the one I like…

Trying on shoes…

Photography: Wendy Lam – Found the pair perfect for my dress…

Photography: Wendy Lam – Kristen, Jackie, Me and Chelsea rockin’ our prom looks



Judy Barletta (Clinique Makeup Artist) and Me

Megan (Clinique) and Me

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  1. In these pics you look soooo pretty! Good to see you looking happy and not so serious :)

  2. You look good and skiiny on the black dress :) Loving it!

  3. I can’t help but notice how beautiful you hair is!
    I wish my hair was as long as yours!

  4. I agree w/ penuckles
    you have such a great smile , & you look adorable in your prom outfit-which is super cute btw

  5. so lord and taylor carries the jeffrey campbell shoes? im surprised!

    the top photo studio white background shots of you are great! you look like a real model!!

  6. I think your make-up like this looks great, and you look the most stylish out of the group :)

  7. so prettyyy! your hair is so gorgeous and so is the makeup and dress!

  8. PRETTTY. :]

  9. hot mama! you look awesome! love the outfit !!!

  10. Love the look you picked out, the dress and shoes and jewelry is all just perfect! If I was young again, I’d want to emulate this prom look for sure!

  11. you go, prom queen!!! the leggings look awesome on you :>

  12. Love your prom look! It’s modern, edgy, and flirty. Definitely fun to dance in.

  13. Now you need to smile on EVERY pictures, you have a beautiful smile! You look totally different just by smiling :p

  14. I love the dress you picked, its simple but elegant. And you can’t go wrong with black.
    I love that the short dress has become acceptable and invited to wear to a prom/homecoming. If only we could turn back the clock during our prom days of chiffon and pastel color palettes.

  15. You look stunning! Dress fits you so well and the fabric is just right!

  16. Girl, you look HOT…curvelicious fo’ sure!!!

  17. WENDY!!! What brand are the nude colored ruffled sandals that you are trying on in the 4th picture from the top?! They are Gorgeous and I have to have them!!

  18. @jade: Jeffrey Campbell as well.

  19. Everybody looks so gorgeous! How fun!

  20. I love your selection. Very sleek and chic. something that needs to be brought back to the prom. The little ladies today wear a little too much frill and the wrong choices of color but you got it just right! Love it!

  21. you are too cute! btw- didn’t see a post on topshop. maybe, i missed it. if not, how was the damn store opening? haay, i’m a jelly l.a. girl. needing a n.y. visit- needing a topshop experience.

  22. You look stunning in the two photos taken by Jeffrey Donenfeld. Loving it!

  23. omg wendy… i’ve been following your blog for a long while now and i honestly must say that these are THE prettiest pictures of you!!!! :)

  24. wow u look beautiful!!!! gorgeous!! and love the leggings!!

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