Formal occasions are anything but routine. So when the opportunity presents itself to you, go all out! Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending a black tie affair at the Academy of Sciences museum in Golden Gate Park. Not only was the space beautiful, but the exhibits were open for attendees to enjoy and explore. The food stations were very impressive serving up top shelf cocktails, delectable hors d’oeuvres, mini entrees, and a beautiful spread of sushi. Note to self: avoid chopsticks and soy sauce while wearing a formal gown….
With ample warning of this event taking place, I made it a point to take my time and find a stellar gown that wouldn’t break the bank. There’s nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a fancy shmancy dress that you’ll only wear once. With that in mind, I turned to my go-to online retailer, lulu*s! The Sorella Light Blue Maxi Dress was priced just right ($205!) and in one of my favorite silhouettes. This gorgeous strapless gown features a sweetheart neckline, and princess seams down the fit and flare bodice. Available in ivory and light blue, to me, this simple yet elegant dress is like a blank canvas awaiting the right accessories. Although you cannot see them, I kept it clean and paired this stunner with matching lace-up sandals (as seen in last month’s post, A Crop and a Midi). Knowing I would style my hair to the side, in a 1940’s wave, I was on the hunt for a pair of sizable statement earrings. Leave it to Jest Jewels to carry just the right pair of vintage Miriam Haskell ear bling. These one-of-a-kind earrings were like the icing on a cake – the perfect finishing touch. To go along with the whole old school Hollywood Glam theme, I toted around my belongings in a gold box clutch purse.
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