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Fashion Friday- Teal Formal Dress

Happy Fashion Friday friends!

I promised you a peak at my dress for this year’s March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction, and here it is!

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It is a black tie event, but Asheville is a super casual place so I wanted to find something that fit the dress code but was still a little understated.  I thought this drape-y ruched teal dress fit the bill perfectly.  I added a blinged out necklace to dress it up even further.

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Now I know these pictures aren’t the best, but my camera was acting up and I was having trouble figuring out to make it work in the dark while keeping me in focus.  If anyone knows what setting I should have put it on, please let me know!  I clearly need to work on my night photography skills (add that to my never ending blog to-do list!)  I probably would have scraped the post and tried again if it was a regular Fashion Friday but I couldn’t exactly recreate the big event 🙂

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The Signature Chef’s Auction was at the Biltmore Estate and supports the March of Dimes.  The best local chefs cook small plates and compete to win a trophy and bragging rights.

I loved them all, but Corner Kitchen took home the top prize.  I know the race was close and everyone should be proud of helping make this fundraising event so successful.

Money was raised through sponsorship, a silent auction, live auction and “Fund the Mission” giving.  I worked behind the scenes on the auction committee this year, so it was fun to see of the items I got for the auction get good bids.  The goal was to raise $129,000 and I think we came close.

The food was good and the company was even better!  The Hubs was on a business trip, so my gorgeous and fabulous sister-in-law Megan drove up from Columbia to go with me.  We had a great time.  Doesn’t she look amazing in her Tory Birch dress?

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It was super inspiring to see many of our community leaders step up and support such a wonderful cause!  The money raised goes to helping the March of Dimes do research to hopefully one day end prematurity.  I love the new tagline… “Giving every baby a fighting chance.”

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It’s been a very interesting, eye opening and fun experience working with the March of Dimes this year!  I’m looking forward to more great events like this in the future!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back Monday for a fresh new travel feature 🙂  Head over to my Instagram for a hint.

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!

What are you doing this weekend?

Do you have a favorite charity your support?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 November 13th, 2015|Dressy, Fall, Fashion|42 Comments


  1. jess November 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    You look beautiful Julie, I love the color of the dress on you. Great cause and The Corner Kitchen was my favorite place when last we were in Asheville!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  2. Mandi Korn November 17, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Great dress, it fits you perfectly and the color is great on you

    • JulieWunder November 19, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you! I was happy with the way it turned out.

  3. Blane Sherer November 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful Julie ! I’m glad the event itself went well.
    Such a great cause. I was out of town Friday and Saturday for
    a work conference. I’m back in Asheville now. I hope you have
    enjoyed your weekend.

  4. Farrah November 15, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    That’s such a gorgeous dress on you! :] + much love for such a great cause + event!

    P.S. I loved and adored Asheville, and reallyyy hope I can go back to visit again at some point! Thank you for all your amazing suggestions!

  5. [email protected] November 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    What a pretty dress! You and your sister-in-law both look gorgeous!! So glad things went well at the the dinner and auction. Such a good cause.

    • JulieWunder November 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Debbie! It was a great time.

  6. [email protected] November 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    You look beautiful! That necklace is perfect!

    • JulieWunder November 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Wish I would have gotten a close up of it– it’s so pretty!

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    That is a gorgeous color on you! I need to find an occasion where I can get dressed up!!

  8. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    You look amazing! And as a pediatric nurse practitioner, I LOVE the March of Dimes.

  9. Rachel @ November 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful, classic look! This is one of my favorite colors!

  10. Mary Beth Jackson November 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Your gown was BEAUTIFUL! I am sure the March of Dimes loved having you on their team! Great job!

  11. Cayanne Marcus November 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous gown! Reminds me a bit of my prom dress AKA my favorite thing I’ve ever worn. This weekend I’ve got some super studying to do and maybe enjoy happy hour after work Sunday 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

      I bet you looked stunning! Have a great weekend!

  12. Jess @hellotofit November 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    You look lovely! We are in Charleston right now for the weekend. Couldn’t have asked for better weather!

  13. Nicole @ Fitful Focus November 13, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

    beautiful! absolutely love the color!

  14. Annmarie November 13, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    You look absolutely stunning.

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Thank you Annmarie! I really appreciate that!

  15. Jaime November 13, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Love your dress!! I am a sucker for the animal charities lately. I can’t get enough of supporting Brother Wolf (if I can’t give money, I give supplies.) I’ve done a lot with Team in Training and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well.

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Brother Wolf is SUCH a great group. Love them too!

  16. Diane November 13, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    My girls look gorgeous ! And what a great night out for such a great charity event so proud of you !

  17. Beautiful! Love the color it looks great with your hair and the neckline is fab!

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Thank you so much!! I was so happy I found it.

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 13, 2015 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! And you know that I love teal!

  19. Joanna @Makingmine November 13, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I swear you can wear ANY color! I wish I had more reasons to dress up! A charity event is a wonderful excuse as it’s for such a good cause 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

      You are too kind! Thank you :-)))) I love any excuse to dress up.

  20. Sam @ PancakeWarriors November 13, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    This dress is so Asheville. Seriously I would have been in foodie heaven for this event. i always try to give to the Marchif Dimes. I have had so many ladies in my life deliver prematurely and they really do give so much information and support. Great cause! Ps you look stunning

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

      You would have loved it!
      March of Dimes is doing such great research to help one day end prematurity!
      And thank you 🙂

  21. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 13, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I absolutely love that color! I bet it stood out in a sea of black for sure. Also, I love the way it’s tighter through your waist and then flares a bit – you look stunning!

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Thanks Stacie! I liked it too. I’m not sure why, but I don’t gravitate to fitted dresses often, but this one was perfect!

  22. Libby Haire November 13, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Lovely dress, one of my fave colors, and of course you look terrific! So glad to know the event was a success. The cause is so worthy.

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thank you Libby! It’s such an important cause!

  23. Jenny November 13, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! I love a classic, and that dress is perfect! We’re heading to Biltmore on Sunday to have a Christmas Card photo made…with Santa. And we don’t have kids. Ha! Thank you for all you’re doing for March of Dimes! I’m so appreciative!

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

      OMG!!!! That is so fun. I totally want to steal your idea!!! 🙂

      • Jenny November 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        Do it! 😉

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