Fashion Friday- Black Gala Dress

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Fashion Friday- Black Gala Dress

Hi everyone and happy Fashion Friday!

The other week I went to the Boys and Girls Club 25th Anniversary Gala.  Since Asheville is a pretty casual place, the attire was just cocktail instead of gowns.  I was happy because I only have a few gowns, but I’m stocked with plenty of nice cocktail dresses.  I decided to go with this option!

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This dress has been one of my favorites for years because of it’s classic design and lines.  I highly recommend every girl have a few dresses like this in your closest that you can pull out for an occasion like this.

Since it’s full on flower filled spring in the mountains, I decided to add a flower to my hair.  I also paired it with a pair of peep toe heels.  The heels even have flower cutouts.  I’m such a hippie at heart.

I kept the jewelry rather simple and let the flower be the star of the show.  I love to find a way to add some whimsy to any outfit.

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One of my favorite features of this dress is the huge circle skirt!  Can you imagine dancing in this thing?  How much fun!

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And just for good measure… here is my serious going to a gala look.

Yeah, I’m still mastering that one 🙂  I really struggle NOT smiling in pictures.

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In the sake of full disclosure, I lost those heels in favor of some 2 inch ones just before we left the house.  I knew the evening was going to involve HOURS of standing so I decided to save my feet.  I used to run around town all night in those shoes but they seem to drive me crazy these days.  I hope that doesn’t mean I’m getting old! Maybe just getting wise?

Don’t answer that!? Haha!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  Take some time to enjoy the whimsical things in life like flowers.

Shop the Look:

Dress: White House Black Market. Similar HERE, HERE or HERE.

Shoes: BCBG. Similar HERE <– Nine West on sale or HERE <— less than $40

Flower: Similar HERE

Bracelet: Dillard’s, Similar HERE

So nice to see you today. Come back Monday some May’s Currently…!

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Tara for Fashion FridayFashion Friday , Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Bloggers Who Inspire Me.   Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

Do you have a favorite black cocktail dress?

What’s your limit for running around town in heels?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00-04:00 May 13th, 2016|Dressy, Fashion, Spring, Summer|38 Comments


  1. Heather June 5, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I’m a huge fan of little black dresses, and the way you paired it with a flower is perfect. Love it!

  2. Rachelle A. Jean December 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Looking gorgeous and stunning. I always love black dress. Your smile and dress both of are awesome to me. Thanks for sharing your dress!!! 🙂 🙂

  3. Jess May 19, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous dress on you! Love the halter style top and the gathered waist to accentuate your small waist is such a pretty style on you. I cant stand long, and you are WISE Julie! You look lovely, hope you enjoyed the event
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Thank you Jess! I guess I get wiser with age 🙂 haha!

  4. Shelbee on the Edge May 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Classically beautiful! So sophisticated and chic but definitely with a touch of whimsy! I am with you on the heels though…I don’t last very long these days either in a high skinny heel. Kitten heels or block or wedge heels are my new go-tos for most occasions that require a dressier shoe.


    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Thanks Shelbee! I totally agree! I need to just trade out those tall ones.

  5. Tina May 16, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    What a timeless dress! Classic & beautiful style. Love the tips too.

  6. [email protected] May 14, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    You look beautiful in the dress, Julie, and I love the flower in your hair! Smart girl going for the two inch heels instead!! It’s always better to be comfortable and able to enjoy yourself!

    • JulieWunder May 15, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Yes! They used to not bother me as much! Thank you!

  7. Andrea @ Living In Cloud Nine May 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    You are stunning as can be!!! The Belle of the ball!!

  8. Mary Beth Jackson May 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I do have several little black dresses that I just love! That dress looks super cute on you!

  9. Annmarie May 13, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    That dress is beautiful! You look absolutely stunning, Julie!

  10. Tamara DeWire May 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous dress! I love all black…such a classy look! 🙂

  11. Julie Bonner May 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    So pretty! This is the perfect cocktail dress. I have a black one I wore in a wedding and it’s seen a lot of wear between my daughter and I. 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Thank you! So much fun that you can share with your daughter!

  12. [email protected] May 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Cute dress. Everyone should own a LBD. I hate wearing heels too and always go for flat sandals. Guess I am getting old too. I remember when I was younger, the higher the better. Yeah not so much anymore.

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:14 am - Reply

      I feel ya… I can’t bring myself to get rid of them though!!

  13. Farrah May 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    That dress is gorgeoussss! You look amazing! <3 Dancing in that would be so much fun! :]

  14. Audrey McClelland May 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    What a PERFECT Little Black Dress!! I’m always on the hunt for one! This is perfect!

  15. Nicole @ Fitful Focus May 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    You look stunning!

  16. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style May 13, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I LOVE that dress! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing links–I’m going to shop around! Happy Friday!

  17. Ada May 13, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    That dress is such a classic Julie. I love it and your simple styling. WHBM always has beautiful dresses. Love the flowers in your background too. Perfect cocktail party look!

    I run a linkup on Thursdays. I would love for you to join me pretty lady. Your style is too good not to be shared so welcome by. Thanks and have a great weekend! Ada. =)

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      They do! Their LBD are often timeless like this one.

  18. I love a halter style dress too looks gorgeous!

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 13, 2016 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Gorgeous, and I love the little peekaboo at the top!

  20. Blane Sherer May 13, 2016 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Love the black cocktail dress and your accessories too.
    I hope you have a nice weekend.

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