As you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@kellydonlin) I went to a black tie gala last week. Treking in the snow was not going to be ideal for any of the 400+ attendees but since we had bought tickets, dresses, tuxes, and marked the date on our calendar we were going to make it to the gala! Thinking about the weather did lead me to a pair of shoes I don’t wear often, red suede pumps with lacquered heels. I do not know when or where I got these but I have a funny feeling my mom picked them up for me a few years ago.
From all of the photographs I have seen from Friday evening it does not seem that any of them capture my red shoes but trust me, they were there! And since a few people had asked, I got dressed up for the Third Annual Emerald-Tie Gala which was hosted at Capitale. The Emerald Tie Gala benefits Hark Society’s Passion Project – a grant program providing kids the opportunity to pursue their passions – and will help grow Hark Society’s volunteer programs. The non-profit was started by two of my Georgetown classmates and I never turn down a chance to party for a great cause!
The party was so much fun and me and my red shoes danced the night away. And because there is no better way to illustrate just how crazy the evening got, this video from my Snapchat story should sum it up, a 360 degree view of the middle of the dance floor at 12:30am: