Ever since I was a small child, I always enjoyed going to the theater. Some of my fondest memories from my childhood involve a "girls day out" with my mum, grandmother, and cousin Kelly, where they would take me downtown so see a ballet or play. Much like when I was little, I still have such an admiration for thespians and dancers, and also like when I was kid, no matter how many times I attend a show at the Benedum Center or Heinz Hall, I am always in awe of each of these historic play houses baroque architecture and all over charm.
Fit For the Theater
Though this past weekend I did not attend any shows at either theater, I did have the opportunity to attend a lovely brunch/question and answer session at the Carnegie Museum of Art in order to cover a story on the Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibit. So, though most of my morning was spent in Oakland at the museum, I decided to head to the heart of downtown for the afternoon to enjoy the warm weather (though it was a bit grey), and take a stroll down Penn Avenue and have a quick drink at Six Penn. And while I was walking around the cultural district, I also too the time to admire the familiar and gorgeous Heinz Hall.
Due to my brunch event at the museum earlier that day, I decided to finally wear this gorgeous dress I received from my sponsor StyleWe mid last month. The reason I had not worn it yet was due to the fact that it is on the more formal side, and I simply did not have an event to wear it to until my CMOA brunch, and I have to say, this dress was quite the hit at both the museum and downtown! The first reason why I love this dress so much, is due to its style which is reminiscent of the 1920s. I also just adored the delicate yet detailed embroidering on the dress' bodice, neckline, and sleeves.
To style this pretty, feminine piece, I decided to keep it classic and went ahead and paired this dress with some simple white opal earrings, my black chained clutch from SheIn, along with some simple black pumps with minimal gold detailing. The reason I chose these accessories to go with this outfit is because though they are simple and do not take away from the dress itself, they also add a touch of shine and sparkle, giving the demure and classic look a bit of a more modern feel.
One Last Look
What are some of your favorite outfits for more formal occasions? Let's chat about it in the comments below of you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic! Have a pretty outfit that you've been dying to show off? Feel free to tag me in a post or on your Instagram story at @StarkRavingChic. Later, babes!
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