Ross and I attended a charity gala on Saturday. We went last year for the first time and I got a pretty good idea what most of the women wear to this type function. It's truly a little bit of everything. Austin is a pretty laid back and eclectic city so, really anything goes; sequins, silk, short or maxi dresses and even skirts with dressier tops. This year when I was searching for a dress, I knew I wanted find something that I could wear again.
BCBG Max Azria Dress (other options I love here and here) // Chinese Laundry Heels (option here and here) // DSW Wristlet Clutch (option here and here) // Forever 21 Earrings (option here and here) // Forever 21 Bangles // Stella & Dot Bracelet
I came across this dress at the BCBG Max Azria outlet for way too good of a deal to pass up. I posted it on Instagram asking for opinions. Half of you told me to purchase it and the other half didn't think it was dressy enough for a gala. It was fun reading all the comments. I was a little worried that I would be under dressed, but knew if I could play up my hair (thanks to this Pinterest inspiration), create a dramatic look with my eye makeup and add metallic accessories, I could make a more casual style become a bit more glam. I was pleased with how everything turned out and now I have a dress that won't hang in my closet to never be worn again.
We had a really nice time and enjoyed our date. The food was stellar and the entertainment, ahem, tipsy women on the dance floor, was quite the comedy show. I have a feeling that there were a few sore heads and bodies Sunday morning. Not even kidding when I say one woman did the centipede in her dress, not once but three times. Why didn't I get that on video? I am still asking myself that same question.