Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting a charity fashion show thrown by my former high school, and my first fashion show ever! As an alumna and a lover of fashion, it was truly an honor to host the event.
The fashion show portion of the event took place within the program of the charity dinner dance, and was phenomenal. The girls, the dresses, the tuxedos, the jewelry- it was all beautiful. To be honest, it turned out to be a lot harder than I expected! As each girl came up to the runway, I was tasked with describing the details of their ensembles, jewels and all, as well as their accolades and future endeavors. It was my job to make the crowd fall in love with not just the look, but the girl in it!
Let's just say, I've never been more thankful to be sleeveless! Your girl definitely broke a sweat or two.
When it comes to hosting or event attending special events, I find that feeling comfortable, confident and beautiful are at the top of my list of wardrobe requirements. This is when the fit of an item really makes a difference. I absolutely love this dress! Special thanks to my sister Felisha and cousin Sofia for pressuring me into buying it!
The classic A-line or fit-and-flare silhouette is flattering on pretty much all body types, and super comfortable. If you're stuck on what shape or cut you should look for in a special event dress, try the fit-and-flare. It's a classic for a reason. It's also perfect for eating all that good food at the galas, but that's neither here nor there.
The bronze finish on the turquoise and white tweed is so refreshing on what could have been just another elegant cocktail dress. I'm not a huge color-enthusiast and we're just barely transitioning into Spring, so these subtle touches of pastel are the perfect highlights. The structured crewneck is calling for a statement necklace, but since the dress itself is covered in sparkle, I decided to accessorize in other ways. This also allows me to make just enough of a statement. While hosting an event, I make it a point to look GOOD (I mean, I still slay), but to not overshadow the honorees, special guests or, in this case, the fashion on display. It's kind of like being a guest at a wedding. Look good, but not too good.
These shoes are showstoppers! Everywhere I go people ask where I got them, and even take pictures of them.
"Like" this post if you want me to do a DIY tutorial, since the originals are sold out and sadly, these are falling apart.
It got a little chilly later on in the evening, so I added this mauve longline cardigan. Mauve and turquoise go together perfectly, and this shade not only compliments the bronze embellishment on the dress, but accentuates it.