Monday, September 28, 2015

Black Tie Formal...

Hubby and I are going to our first black tie event this coming Saturday. We are really excited to get dressed up and even more excited to support the Blood and Tissue Foundation. Our friends are chairing this years Red and White Ball and we have other friends who will also be in attendance. It should be tons of fun!

I had a tough time finding a dress for the event. There are few affordable formal dresses for women in my age bracket. Everything I found was either for prom or for the mother of the bride!

I originally planned on using Rent the Runway. Here are the dresses I was contemplating....

I love the concept of rent the runway, but for me, not owning anything at the end of the day just feels like a poor investment. 

Ultimately, I decided to purchase a dress. Here were my top contenders...

Wonder which one I picked? You'll after to wait until after the ball...



  1. Love dressing up for a cause. You NEED that Theia dress!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  2. oh my goodness, these dresses are swoon worthy. That first dress is everything. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx

    Fash Boulevard

  3. So fun! I love Camilyn Beth for formal dresses, too. :)

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  4. First time to see your blog. Gosh! gosh! gosh! All of them are fabulous. But the winner for me is the first one from Allison Parris. It's so gorgeous and chic. Hope you are able to finalise everything. Update us..... :)

    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)
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