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.
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.
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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Holy crap, you look amazing!! This maxi dress is so beautiful and classy. I love the sheer paneling in the back!
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.
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Love this understated but elegant look!
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That dress is stunning on you! I love the slit detail up the leg and the open back. Gorgeous!
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Such an elegant look.
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
That dress is everything on you… Gorgeous
That dress is so pretty and you look great!
You are so gorgeous!
Love this formal look, that dress is EVERYTHING!
Dang girrllll. This dress fits you like a glove! It's so sexy and classy and I love the leg slit!
You look absolutely stunning! What a great event and opportunity to bust out an outfit like this!
Love the look! I hope your friend is ok now!
Those shoes are gorgeous!!
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Can I just say wow!!! You look amazing, so elegant, love that dress! 😉 xo
Suits you like a glove! You look absolutely stunning, the location also helps 🙂
This dress fits you like a glove! So gorgeous and I'm loving the location for these photos.
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Amazing dress, the back is beautiful!
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LOVE the Angelina high slit. Gorgeous dress. ASOS really is on the ball with their dress selection! Great photos.
You look absolutely stunning! The dress fits you perfectly. Nice accessories too!
Wow this maxi is stunning! Such a great formal look xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com
Wow, you look so stunning. That dress is chic and perfect for an evening event. 🙂
You look seriously so stunning!! That dress was made for you!
You look absolutely stunning. This dress was made for you!
You look stunning!
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Wow! You look amazing in the dress, Carolyn! Just stunning!
Glamazon! You look gorgeous babe! Simple but super sexy!
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Love the dress!
I love this whole look! So chic!
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You look stunning!!
You look absolutely stunning! The dress is so gorgeous and I'm a little jealous of your heels 😀 So so pretty!!
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That's an amazing amount of money! & your dress is lovely!
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Sounds like an amazing event, and you look absolutely stunning! I love the cutout/slit details of your dress. So elegant!
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OMG this dress xx
you look ABSOLUTELY stunning!!!! love that slit! so classy and sexy!
You look stunning in this dress.
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You look stunning!
You are stunning babe!! love the formal dress!
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You look absolutely gorgeous! This dress is so beautiful!
You look stunning! You look like a James Bond girl!
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wow…so really look elegant girl :))
I wanna get that dress haha
This is gorgeous and thank you for sharing your involvement in the cause.