so if you aren’t new to macarons and must haves then you know i am from beautiful, sunny pasadena.
and if you don’t know, now you know (insert hamilton meme)
since pasadena is home to the rose bowl game and the rose parade every year the organization called the “tournament of roses” calls on all of the 17-21 year olds in high school in the area or at pasadena city college for being on the royal court. the royal court is made up of 7 girls – 6 princesses and one queen who embody pasadena and who the people represent.
since i am a high school senior this year, i decided to try out! my sister (who is two years older than me) tried out and loved the process and i thought why not! i have always thought it would be so cool to be riding a float in the parade – but the other perks of being on the royal court include a wardrobe by macy’s, a pair of pearls, a scholarship and proper etiquette and speech training. not too bad huh!
anyway, for the first day of tryouts roughly 1,000 girls (in past years) come in and get to talk to the committee for 15 seconds on why they want to be on the court. if you are called back, you wear the same dress – and go by your number, not your name so that the whole process is fair!
for the first try out day, i opted for my lilly pulitzer dress with my steve madden wedges!
and check out my sweet golf tan! lol – my polo shirt tan is soooo real! and my feet are so light!
i just wore my hair naturally – for me is my super curly thick hair and natural makeup!
i so enjoyed trying out and the day – along with the tour of the house was super fun, just dressing up and going and trying out with my friends!
i hope you all enjoy – and i will be giving more updates via instagram soon! so catch up with me there!
(aka kate wins!)