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Monday, November 7, 2016

Formal Maxi Dress

navy maxi dress
Last weekend, I attended the Northwest Kidney Centers gala with my best friend who went through a kidney transplant this year. It was an incredible evening raising awareness for kidney diseases and funds for research. For the occasion, we also got to dress up - like really dress up - so I wore this navy column maxi dress.

Christian Louboutin Iriza pumps
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Swarovski CrystalDust cuff
backless maxi dress
When it comes to accessories, I always think that less is more, but that each piece should have a high impact. I wore some statement earrings, a sparkly cuff, and my trusty Chanel clutch. For footwear, I sported my favorite Christian Louboutin black pumps -- they're minimalistic with the d'orsay cutout, and the heel-height is 100mm, which is about as high as I can bear while still being to walk haha. I've also been wearing this metallic burgundy polish on my nails all fall.

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backless navy maxi dress
maxi dress for going out
maxi dress with leg slit
BaubleBar earrings
Christian Louboutin "Iriza" pumps
Chanel wallet on chain bag

The column maxi dress has a classic and simple silhouette, so I liked the daring details, such as the low back and Angelina-thigh slit. Though risqué, the modest neckline and long sleeves balance out the look so it's appropriate for an evening out.

More than $750,000 was raised at the Northwest Kidney Centers gala this year, and I'm so thankful to attend and support my best friend!

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49 comments:

  1. Holy crap, you look amazing!! This maxi dress is so beautiful and classy. I love the sheer paneling in the back!

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  2. That's so nice of you to support your best friend and I'm glad the event was successful! Your outfit for the gala was gorgeous! I love the back and the slit of this dress, and the accessories add just the right amount of sparkle to it all.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  3. That dress is stunning on you! I love the slit detail up the leg and the open back. Gorgeous!

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  4. Such an elegant look.

    Liv

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  5. wow! That dress and you are stunning!! I love that bracelet you pair with the navy column dress. I have been spotting high slits as a mega trend for this up coming season. You are so spot on! Xo, Ellese

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  6. That dress is everything on you... Gorgeous
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  7. That dress is so pretty and you look great!

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  8. You are so gorgeous!
    Love this formal look, that dress is EVERYTHING!
    xo.
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  9. Dang girrllll. This dress fits you like a glove! It's so sexy and classy and I love the leg slit!

    Tina
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  10. You look absolutely stunning! What a great event and opportunity to bust out an outfit like this!

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  11. Love the look! I hope your friend is ok now!
    MyStyleDiaryy

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  12. Can I just say wow!!! You look amazing, so elegant, love that dress! ;) xo

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  13. Suits you like a glove! You look absolutely stunning, the location also helps :)
    xx
    LA VEINE

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  14. This dress fits you like a glove! So gorgeous and I'm loving the location for these photos.

    Love, Lindsey
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  15. So beautiful!

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  16. Just gorgeous!

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  17. Amazing dress, the back is beautiful!

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  18. wonderful!


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  19. LOVE the Angelina high slit. Gorgeous dress. ASOS really is on the ball with their dress selection! Great photos.

    xo
    Marta
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  20. You look absolutely stunning! The dress fits you perfectly. Nice accessories too!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  21. Wow this maxi is stunning! Such a great formal look xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  22. Wow, you look so stunning. That dress is chic and perfect for an evening event. :)

    XoXo Noma
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  23. You look seriously so stunning!! That dress was made for you!

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  24. You look absolutely stunning. This dress was made for you!
    xo
    Siffat
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  25. You look stunning!

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  26. Wow! You look amazing in the dress, Carolyn! Just stunning!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  27. Glamazon! You look gorgeous babe! Simple but super sexy!

    Xx- Julie | Haute Khuuture Blog

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  28. Love the dress!
    -mainou
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  29. I love this whole look! So chic!
    -Ravenna

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  30. Loved reading this. Please check out my ultimate guide to visiting a hairdresser!

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  31. You look stunning!!

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  32. You look absolutely stunning! The dress is so gorgeous and I'm a little jealous of your heels :D So so pretty!!
    Love from Berlin,
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

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  33. That's an amazing amount of money! & your dress is lovely!
    Holly x
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  34. Sounds like an amazing event, and you look absolutely stunning! I love the cutout/slit details of your dress. So elegant!

    Best,
    Christina
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  35. OMG this dress xx

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  36. you look ABSOLUTELY stunning!!!! love that slit! so classy and sexy!

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  37. You are stunning babe!! love the formal dress!

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  38. You look absolutely gorgeous! This dress is so beautiful!

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  39. You look stunning! You look like a James Bond girl!
    Love,

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  40. wow...so really look elegant girl :))

    I wanna get that dress haha

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  41. This is gorgeous and thank you for sharing your involvement in the cause.

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn