Julia's Style October 8, 2013

Dressing for a Black Tie Event


BCBG Dress (on sale), Valentino Heels via TJ Maxx (similar here), Ann Taylor Clutch, Estée Lauder Nail Polish in “Smoked Chrome”, Estée Lauder Lip Lacquer in “Ruby Glow”

I haven’t been to a formal/black tie event- especially one that required a floor length dress- since college and scrambled to find something last minute for the Helpers House of Couture Gala this past weekend. Luckily, I had my sister in town and she suggested I try on this BCBG dress. It didn’t look like much on the hanger, but when I put it on, we both knew it was perfect. The draping falls in all the right places and the slit gave a glimpse of my new sparkly heels. I found these gorgeous Valentino sandals at T.J. Maxx and squealed with excitement! I had actually ordered these heels, but ended up returning them because I loved the Valentino pair more.

I hardly ever wear eyeshadow, but since I kept my look pretty simple, I decided to go a little more dramatic with my makeup. I used this palette and this lip lacquer to achieve my look.

This dress and this dress were also contenders, but in the end, I wanted something colorful. I actually forgot how much fun it was to dress up and am hoping I get another reason to with the upcoming holiday season. Here are a few of my other favorite looks…

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