Get Ready With Me: Pageant Packing

Wonder what a contestant takes with her to a pageant? Here's a peek at my pageant packing and what I'm doing to prep for the big weekend.

Pageant week is finally here, and I’m getting ready to represent the Great Lakes at Captivating Pageants. If you’ve ever wondered what a contestant packs for a pageant, this video will give you a peek at my pageant packing. Plus, I’m sharing tips about where I like to shop for formal dresses and my love of finding things on sale.

If you want to learn more about my pageant journey, don’t miss Blame It on Miss Congeniality and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Competing in Pageants.

While pageant weekend hasn’t started yet, the online photo contest has, and I’d love it if you’d hop on over to Facebook and vote for me. All you need to do is “Like” Captivating Pageants then “Like” my picture.

P.S. Don’t miss the end-of-season sale happening at Shopbop!

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  1. I love the skirt and top! I always love red.. can’t help it.
    Leopard print is fierce! The sequin dress for opening number is a favorite color of mine.
    With your colors and your awesomeness, you’re a shoo-in!
    We’re both heading towards big life adventures!

  2. This is so exciting! I’ve always wondered about these events, so you giving us a peek into one lets us learn and live vicariously. Thanks!

  3. This was so fun to watch because I can feel your excitement! I would think shopping for a pageant would be insanely expensive, but you showed how to be mindful of budget and shop sales. I think I saw clearance tags on the jewelry too, which is awesome! As far as orientation? I think the floral separates piece is summery and flirty and approachable. The leopard feels more powerful and competitive and strong. I guess it just depends on what vibe you’re going for. I hope you have fun! Thanks for bringing us along on your journey! You are going to rock that fuschia sequin dress!

    <3 Liz

  4. OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I hope you’ll post pictures on Instagram of the big day. Your dresses are beautiful!!! I seriously hope we see you in your gowns either on IG or in a pageant recap post. 🙂
    Best of luck!!