Monday, August 20, 2012

A Formal Summer Affair

Mr. Fantastic and I had an amazing weekend! We attended a summer gala on Saturday and since we were unable to get away for our anniversary, my husband booked us a room at the Dallas Sheraton hotel for the night of the event in downtown Dallas.  Good thing, too, because we had an epic downpour Saturday afternoon and it was great to not have to drive all the way home.
Dress: Mandalay (This one is on my wishlist!)
Earrings: BaubleBar (invite
False Eye Lashes: c/o Winks by Georgie
Clutch: Reed Krakoff (no longer available)
Bracelets: c/o BaubleBar Vault & BaubleBar
Rose Gold Ring: DKNY for BaubleBar 
Rose Gold Sandals: Prada
It was much harder than we anticipated to get good photos of my dress.  I'd been looking forward to wearing it for weeks, but the color and the sequins and the beading just threw my camera out of whack. We also couldn't take any outdoor photos because of the rain, but I am not complaining because we need the rain much more than I need photos.  This is the best representation of the dress and of course the photo was taken after midnight and I have my eyes closed!
Eye Makeup: Naked c/o Urban Decay
All Other Makeup: Smashbox
I loved this entire outfit and even if I couldn't capture it, I received so many compliments at our charity event.  We spent a wonderful evening among friends, got a great formal picture of us and we got our butts sketched by the Original Butt Sketcher!
Have you guys had any fun end of summer parties?

6 comments:

  1. Dress and sandals are amazing!:)

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  2. ANA!!! I love your dress! Mandalay is one of my favorite cocktail dress designers! The colour is beautiful and I agree, it is tricky to photograph sequins indoors, but your pictures look great!

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  4. Ana!!! You look stunning! The dress is so darn gorgeous and I'm loving your shimmery makeup to go with it! Sweet butt sketch ;)
    xx
    June

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  5. Wow, THANK YOU, Ladies! So much love!

    The bag and shoes are what I spent all last week shopping for! The shoes I literally found at the last minute and they were obviously a store return. I didn't care, they were perfect!

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