Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ball Belle

I was out this week for our annual charity ball, back home in Texas.  While it was a great weekend for my husband and me as well as our orgnanization, we were very disappointed that my mom and sister couldn't join us for what would have been their first ball, due to airline cancellations. I spent the majority of our Saturday trying to get alternate airline tickets and trying to get them re-routed to no avail. I left our luncheon immediately after I ate and wasn't able to take any photos or preview my favorite part, the silent auction.
Ballgown: JS Collection; Clutch: Vintage ODLR; Shoes (not shown): Jimmy Choo
On Him - GrosgrainTuxedo: Vera Wang c/o Men's Warehouse; Tux Shirt: Ralph Lauren; Shoes: Hugo Boss
I loved, loved this dress. The first photo is a tad overexposed, but I love that pic of my husband and me. The color in the other pictures is the best representation of the real color. If a giant ball of pinkish plum tulle doesn't scream Southern Belle, I don't know what will. I found this dress at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks before the ball for $56! I tried to look over the dress and as much as I looked I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. I was happy that it fit right off the rack. It was the most comfortable I've ever been in a strapless dress and I got many compliments on it.
Hematite Earrings: c/o BaubleBar (2012) (similar)
Black Spinel Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. 
I wanted to keep the focus on the dress so I kept my jewelry minimal and purposely did not wear a necklace and had my hair swept to one side. This black spinel bracelet is a recent purchase and it sparkles much more than I expected. While I think you COULD wear it casually, it was a very delicate touch for my evening gown. I think stacking a few of these would be perfect.

The best part of the evening is that our charity once again raised a significant amount of money and toys and we did it all while having a ball with our friends.

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