• Imani White

Dear Little Sister...Dances 101 (the basics)

Dear Little Sister,

OMG I've been planning this for so long, now that it's here I don't know where to start! 

Guys, when I saw homecoming was around the corner, I KNEW we had to talk about it. Now I know we don't have #hoco yet in middle school, but we do have winter formal! Or Sadie Hawkins! Or hey, some of us may even be going to a highschool homecoming (ooolala! Haha ok I'll stop.) 

Dances are for you! They're to celebrate who you are and all of the hard work you've done! So let's get ready for an amazing night! You've earned this!!!

Now before we jump into this series(oh yeah we're making it a series!) I'll show you how we've broken things down. We have Formals 101 with The Basics, then The Look, and finally The Group. So we'll cover all you need to know to have the best night!! Heehee Let's get started with some basic tips on homecoming season! 

1) Your Phone

Your phone is definitely important tonight for a gazillion reasons. Mainly selfies-but to keep in touch with everyone too! Don't forget you can keep your cash, school ID, and ticket in your phone case. So keep it close by! 

Tip: Keep your phone on for pictures, beginning of dinner, and right as you arrive to the dance. Otherwise keep her off! This will help save battery and make sure that you enjoy every moment of your exciting night! 

2)Makeup Essentials

Two words: Lash.Glue. 😂Who hasn't been there am I right? Keep this little guy in your purse along with your lippie and you'll be set for the night!!

Tip: If you have oily skin, did you know you can pick up these little papers called "oil blotters"? Simply press them to the skin and you're set for the night! You won't have to worry about powder exploding over your bag!

3) Hair Essentials

Yes this needs another category! Lol Bobby pins, hair ties-this is not a drill ladies! Over pack because you know they run away from us! Where do they go anyway? Lol!

Tip: Go ahead and purchase a mini travel hairspray from Walmart! It will help keep your hair in place all night long, and they're super affordable! I always love Aussie, their hair sprays are strong but have a brush able feel!

4) Sacrifice Your Cute Shoes

Trust me on this. Go for comfort over fashion on this one. 

Tip: Have your parents hold your comfy shoes while you take photos. Then when people see the photos-no one. will ever. know. 

5)There's always something good

"Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day." 

So your dress isn't the color you want. So you don't have a date. So the food at dinner wasn't awesome. Those tend to spark the funniest moments!! Keep an eye out for these moments! There will be plenty of them!

Sweetheart I am so excited for you. You're such an incredible girl and my hope is that tonight you will feel this way. Don't worry about how you look (even though we are going to find you the BEST outfit and you're already stunning) - just focus on celebrating how far you've come. Dance the night away!! 

I'll see you on the floor!


Your Big Sister 

Psalm 30:11-12

"You turned my mourning into dancing...that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever."

Photography:Diana Rubio Photography

Hair/Makeup:Imani White