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.

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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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BaubleBar earrings
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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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  1. November 7, 2016 / 3:09 pm

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

    Enclothed Cognition

  2. November 7, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    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.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  3. November 8, 2016 / 4:08 am

    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


  4. November 8, 2016 / 8:13 am

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

  5. November 8, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Suits you like a glove! You look absolutely stunning, the location also helps 🙂

  6. November 12, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Sounds like an amazing event, and you look absolutely stunning! I love the cutout/slit details of your dress. So elegant!

    Looks by Lau

  7. November 15, 2016 / 2:40 am

    wow…so really look elegant girl :))

    I wanna get that dress haha

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