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MCLV Style: Gowns & Formalwear

I recently attended the San Francisco Ballet’s Annual Gala – Not only do I adore the ballet and look forward to getting a chance to support them, but I’ll also take any excuse to get all dressed up. Gowns & formalwear make me extremely happy!

And what’s even better than getting all dressed up for a fun night of glamour & fabulous people watching? Doing it with your girlfriends!


 {Shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Gown – BCBGMaxAzria, Clutch – Gigi New York, Earrings – Max & Chloe, and Heels – Zara}


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{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}


{Hair & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

I told you all about the fabulous San Francisco-based company Stylend recently and I was excited to try them out for this event. I tried on a number of gowns and narrowed it down to this lacely black BCBGMaxAzria number.

Next time I may go for something a little more high impact, but this one fit like a dream so I couldn’t pass it up!

Speaking of high impact – I’d like to introduce my gorgeous dates for the evening – The stunning boudoir photographer Rhiannon of Alloria Winter and fabulous food photographer Jessica of Jessica Michelle Photography.

Do YOU enjoy going all out for a formal events?

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MCLV Style: Ballerina

While I’m not a huge proponent of mid-week nighttime outings, every once in a while an event comes up that begs for a later-than-normal curfew and is easily worth the groggy next day at work.


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Gown – Badgley Mischka via Rent The Runway, Spike Embellished HeelsThe Limited, Jewelry – Sasha Maks Vintage & ClutchDiane Von Furstenburg}


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The San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala was one such event. I adore the ballet AND dressing up – So it promised to be an amazing evening. Add gold sequins and stunning vintage jewelry and believe me when I say that you’re got yourself a night to remember!

Do you like to get dressed up? Does a formal evening sound like fun to you or does even the mention of a gown stress you out?

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