Happy Tuesday lovelies! Hope everyone's week is off to an awesome start! Some of you may have already seen that over the weekend I attended a gala that was kinda for work, kinda not. The event was the UCP of Central Florida Gala at the Palace which benefits children with cerebral palsy. The company I work for holds the UCP of Central Florida very near and dear so I was honored when I received the invite to attend the gala. On top of having an excuse to get all dressed up it's for a great cause and one I was extremely happy to support.
Of course like most girls, I immediately started thinking about what I was going to wear. Sadly outside of a few bridesmaid dresses I really didn't have much in the way of "formal" wear so I started my hunt for the perfect dress. I couldn't find anything in stores, every thing was either too prom-y or too expensive so I gave up the hunt for awhile. About a week before the event I was reminded about it and realized I needed to jump back in my search. There were a few cute dresses on Rent the Runway I was interested in but of course waiting so last minute most were booked the weekend I needed them so I started my hunt online when I came across this dress. I've been told in the past that red is my "color" so I scooped up this one and crossed my fingers it would fit. I got the dress 2 days... yup nothing like last minute, before the gala and while it fit like a glove everywhere it was WAY too long. I took pictures in it and sent it to a few friends and my mom and asked if they thought it was too long and everyone said "well it won't be when you put on heels" umm... I'm wearing 5 inch heels in the picture... LOL. So after some back and forth and some serious internal debate I decided to just suck it up, wear the tallest heels I owned and rock it. So here we are! Moral of the story; short people problems are a real thing haha!
I didn't want to be too overdone for the event so I kept my jewelry fairly basic opting for some suspended ivory pearl drop earrings and some dainty bracelets and topped off my look with a fun leopard Clare V. clutch (thanks Ker!).