2021 POP-UP EVENT: UNTIL WE KNOW MORE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PROMS, OUR EVENT IS ON HOLD.
Hey ya'll! I'm Joy Sabo, the owner. I was born and raised right here in Knoxville, TN. I grew up in the family Hallmark business and obtained a crazy work ethic like no other.
I am a 43-year old divorced single gal just trying to make my way through this crazy train called adulthood. I work full time as an office manager and drive private uber for a few clients at night and on weekends. Outside of my 3 jobs, you'll find me in cowboy boots and jeans most of the time. I love going to hot yoga, clay shooting, collecting expensive cowboy boots, my pet bunny-LeBunn James, and whatever else I can get into!
I love helping gals find that perfect dress on a budget! I personally don't usually wear dresses, crazy right? But I love everything that sparkles, shines, glitters, etc.
Most of us only wear these gowns once...and then what? They sit in our closets for days, months, and years! This idea started from my divorce. I wanted to sell my wedding dress and pondered, "Where in the world can I sell this?!" I love going to yard sales with my mother during the weekends and at almost every sale, we see a wedding dress. But no one buys wedding dresses at yard sales!! Right?!
My wedding dress (pictured with my Father) has been sold at my consignment sale 3 times now! And for the teenagers, they have multiple proms and would be mortified to wear the same dress more than once. Most families are on budget constraints and with the way our economy is going, who can afford to pay retail for multiple prom dresses? My best friend, Lisa, pitched the idea and here we are!
I am a one-woman show running every aspect of this event with the help of my beloved Mother, Janice Sabo. The rest are VOLUNTEERS and a few very special friends! My mom runs my fitting rooms and honestly is the heart behind this event. I couldn't do this event without her ya'll! She helps gals envision what these dresses can look like once on and make them into their own special dress. She taught herself how to sew at a young age and made her own clothes growing up. My mother even made my prom dress! You'll see it on display at our events along with our vintage wedding gown collection.
I am also very thankful to have Leah from The Perfect Fit join us for another season as our resident in-house seamstress. She's an integral part of our operations and blessed to have her join us 5 years running.
We look forward to helping you clean out your closet.