Last night I attended the Richmond Ballet’s NYC in RVA gala. They beautifully transformed our rehearsal studios into a New York City themed ballroom where we enjoyed wine, a delicious three-course meal, and an unforgettable night with some of the best people here in RVA. Each year I look forward to this black-tie event and have so much fun putting together just the right look, but this year, I got so excited that I bought my dress 5 months in advance!
My initial idea for this NYC themed evening was to wear either a white dress like this one or this one or a vibrant and colorful dress like this one or this one, but alas, this BCBG black peplum dress called out to me in the end.
I accessorized with a pair of big, gorgeous Oscar de la Renta earrings (similar here), a Kate Spade clutch, and these embellished cage heels (also worn here). It was actually quite warm outside, so instead of a coat, I wrapped up in this elegant pashmina. On my nails, I used two different Ciate polishes, Iced Frappe and Antique Brooch, I got from this set. (I highly recommend this set btw. It comes with so many colors while the polish and brushes are very good quality.) Lastly, my fragrance of choice was one of my favorites at the moment, Nirvana Rose which helped set the mood for the evening.
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***Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of this NYC Gala look featuring my makeup (FOTD) and my skincare preparation for this big event!! xx