I love having an excuse to get all dressed up to go somewhere - especially when it is for a good cause. As I mentioned on Monday, I attended the Spirit of Provident Gala this past weekend. It was a ton of fun but, I took only two pictures the whole night - none of which included one of me in my dress, unfortunately. I was hoping to snag a picture from one of the local St. Louis magazines. They had photographers going around and I know I got in a shot once or twice, but unfortunately, they have not been uploaded to the website yet. However, I still wanted to share my look with you, because I really loved my dress!
I picked up this dress (no longer available) at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last summer. I knew I specifically wanted to wear it for the gala, so I kept it hanging in the closet until last weekend - I didn't want to mess it up before the event! It was great for the gala, where the dress is cocktail attire, and will now be the perfect dress for work, too. I tried the dress on earlier in the week and wasn't quite happy with how things looked, so I hightailed it to Macy's the next day and picked up a few different undergarment options to wear under it - just to smooth things out and make me feel more confident. I ended up with these Spanx, which I have to tell you are so comfortable and totally do the job, without making you feel like you are stuffed into something. Just a little extra smoothing action.
I paired the dress with my favorite strappy heels (similar). These are seriously the most comfortable sandals I have worn. I love them so much I have both the nude and the black. I wear them to work, too, so they do double duty between the office and special occasions.
I kept my accessories at a minimum, with these Kendra Scott earrings and then a few of Erimish bracelets I get at my favorite boutique! I included a reddish one (pictured), more of a shimmery pink / blush color and then a tannish / gold one. I thought they played nicely off the dress, my earrings and shoes! One of my volunteer duties was to "model" jewelry during a live auction and one of the people actually asked about my bracelets! I am telling you, they are the best!
I am already looking forward to next year's event - and finding the perfect dress!
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