Nina Adel, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition's 2012 Rookie of the Year was such a doll this prom season as a young teenager asked Kate Upton to Prom and she couldn't make it so young Nina, who didn't have the chance to go to her own prom jumped at the chance to make a young boys dream come true. So what would you wear if you had a last minute formal engagement to attend? Where would you go to find a dress?  Well I can tell you what I did for my daughters cotillion, I searched every store in the east, sparing no expense to no avail until........ I found this Adrianna Papell gown.  It was love at first site and you couldn't guess where I picked it up? 

I picked up this fantastic gown at Ross for under $50.  This gown was originally over $200, so I got it for a steal.  I picked up the beautiful Jessica McClintock coverup shown below, from Macy's.  Brandy, my daughter shown below in white, wore Alfred Angelo. Didn't she look divine?  We had the best time!  So the next time that you have to find a dress in a pickle don't forget your local Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshals. Now you know where I find my formal wear.  Where is your favorite place to grab your formal attire?