Monday, September 23, 2013

Miss America Pageant and New York International Pageants

My girlfriends and I decided to attend the Miss America Pageant for a girls weekend.  We will not be repeating this adventure.  It is something that I recommend you do at least once if you are a pageant girl, but not worth the cost or the effort for more than once in your lifetime.

Here is what I wore:
Top and Skirt from Bebe - purchased that day!
Shoes from Dillards (either Melani or Gianni Bini)
Jewelry: 14mm fuschia rhinestone rivoli earrings (forget where I purchased those); necklaces by Elena Maratos, Sabika, and Sarah C Jewelry.
Hoodie - Evy's Tree - it gets cold walking in and out of hotels; and I refused to be cold while watching the Miss America pageant - so this hoodie got some use!

As for the pageant, Kim and I left early.  You couldn't see much from our seats.  We all agreed that the view from television is much better and we won't bother ever going to the live pageant again.
Pre-Dinner Photo of my girlfriends and I

Style Link Ups:
The Pleated Poppy

At the beginning of October, I traveled to New York to judge the New York International Pageant!  Susan (Mrs. PA International 2008, Mrs. Northeast International (top 15 at Mrs. International), and a very close friend) traveled with me as she was also judging.  We loved meeting all of the contestants!  After the pageant, I forced Miss and Teen PA queens to do a photo with me which turned into a very fun photo shoot for many of us!

 I wore several outfits during the weekend, but the only one really pictured is a Heather French Henry gown that was covered in crystals by Diane Speacht of Altoona, PA (she is a master seamstress and designer).  You need to see the gown in person to get the full effect, but it is simply stunning!!!