The first thing you're going to need is a dress. You should decide on your dress first, and find accessories second. Accessories have to revolve around the theme and color scheme of your dress. As you can see here, I picked a black and white one, which came from my favorite local dress shop. The brand is Gilli. The bottom half, if you can't see very well, is made of thick material stitched to look like it's knitted. I like how the skirt is intricately designed, but the top is sleek black to balance it out. This dress isn't extremely fancy, but it wasn't expensive and I think I'll be able to wear it for a variety of occasions.
Now you can move on to accessorizing. Pick accessories that are going to compliment your dress. As you can see on the left, for my necklace I chose a black pendent encircled by small crystals set in sterling silver, on a silver chain. My earrings came in a pack of six (bonus!), but the ones I'll be wearing are the black roses, to match the pendent. Then I decided to go ahead and buy a pack of bows--I think I'll use the black one in my hair. All of these came from Icing.
As you might have noticed, the theme of my fashion choices seems to be black! Still, I'm really happy with my outfit. I didn't show you my makeup here, because I'm not sure what it's going to be yet! I don't like to go so heavy on makeup, so probably just a little eyeshadow, a touch of eyeliner, and some mascara. I'll tell you how the ball went on Sunday. Do you have any events coming up?