We had our annual summer black-tie for our charity back in Dallas last weekend. I found this lace midi dress by BCBG Max Azria when I started running in the Spring and I knew I wanted to wear it for our summer event. The delicate lace layers are very soft and the cut is so forgiving! People kept asking me how much weight I've lost and it was a tad embarrassing to admit that I haven't lost any weight, even though I have lost a full dress size. Since the dress was a very neutral parfait color, I wanted this necklace and the earrings to be the centerpiece of my outfit. It was fun to surprise everyone who asked when I told them the jewels were J. Crew. I've seen a big increase of J. Crew pieces in my closet since we moved because we have a store just a few blocks away and I often run in on my way home from work. They are so great about ordering items for me when I can't find something in my size or especially in petites. Plus, their summer sale is insane this week. You can expect more clothes and awesome jewels in the near future! It was fun to see our friends that we missed terribly and it is always fun for me to get dressed up and have a date with my husband.