>A Black Tie Affair

>

11-4-10(1)
11-4-10(2)
11-4-10(3)
11-4-10(5)
Today, I had a Cinderella moment. It was a busy day at the flower shop, and just as C went out to pick up lunch for the staff I got a call from a friend who had extra tickets to the local hospital foundation’s gala fundraiser tonight and asked if we’d like to join her. I asked what time it started, and she said, “the doors open at 5:30.” The hospital gala is a premier black-tie event in my community, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to go! 
Then the panic set in: I have nothing to wear.  {Nor do I have a bevy of friendly forest creatures to sew me a ball gown at a moment’s notice… }
Not to fear — I’ve handled similar fashion crises before. I jumped in the car and drove the few blocks to the nearest Macy’s, and found this great dress on sale for 40% off. It was love at first sight. I scooped it up, slipped it over my jeans in the fitting room, dashed to the check-out, and was out of the store in 15 minutes flat. 
This dress is unlike like anything I have in my closet. I love the texture, the ruffled neckline and sash at the waist, the length, and especially the color. I always reach for black for these types of events, and it felt good to mix it up. 
Wearing: Evan Picone dress, Nina satin peep-toes, Stella & Dot bracelet and earrings, F21 ring, Express bronze clutch (not pictured) 

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

15 Comments

  1. 11.8.10
    Lauren said:

    >You looked so beautiful! I just love the color on you!

  2. 11.8.10
    archives said:

    >oh my GOSH! that dress is phenomenal!

  3. 11.7.10
    Elizabeth said:

    >You look stunning! This post reminded me of a time I had about 20 minutes to pick out an evening gown & loved the first one I tried on. Love it when that happens!

  4. 11.7.10
    Kinsey said:

    >I really like that dress. I just found your blog thru dash dot dotty and I think you're really beautiful. Very nice!-Kinsey

  5. 11.7.10

    >Oh, you look gorgeous! What an awesome find! I hope you had fun!

  6. 11.6.10
    Iris said:

    >I can't type… I love what you came up with, I had the same thing happen to me this week as well but, the event wasn't strictly black tie… thank goodness!

  7. 11.5.10

    >I LOVE it!!! And I LOVE your blog!!!!

  8. 11.5.10
    Katie W said:

    >What an amazing last minute find! I love the color and detailing. It is truly stunning on you!

  9. 11.5.10
    Ashley J said:

    >That's a great outfit for such short notice, love the color of the dress!http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

  10. 11.5.10

    >Very Cute. I don't think I have even find something so quick.http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

  11. 11.5.10
    Stylepint said:

    >Wow! That dress looks amazing on you! =) And it's awesome that it was on sale!

  12. 11.5.10
    ciupa said:

    >pretty! well done. good thing it didn't happen during Kendi's 30 for 30 coming up next week!

  13. 11.5.10
    Angeline said:

    >What a beautiful dress! Don't you love when you find the perfect dress in a great price at the right time? You look amazing.

  14. 11.5.10
    Jeanna said:

    >Keira.I seriously almost bought this dress today (but in midnight blue).Seriously.PS You look lovely in it!

  15. 11.5.10
    Keely said:

    >Gorgeous! I too love the color. What fantastic alternative to black.