Jax Women’s Lace Dress / Jessica McClintock Jeweled Ring Clutch
Kelly and Katie Pumps / Sephora Bunnette / Tiffany & Co Pearl Bracelet – Similar
On Friday night, as you may have seen on Instagram, I attended a black-tie optional ball at the main D.C. train station – Union Station. This was the same ball I attended the night before my graduation two years ago, albeit much less crowded. The theme was Starry Night and this was apparent everywhere but as we had learned from experience even though heavy hors d’oeuvres are advertised it is really best to have dinner before, especially with the open bar!
Because I went to Georgetown as well and know the area I was allowed to pick the spot for dinner Friday night and chose Sequoia. It is an American eatery on the Potomac River and we ate dinner on the multilevel outdoor terrace with great views of the Kennedy Center and Key Bride. I have mentioned the restaurant before when I went last Easter for dinner and took this photo of my maxi dress on the boardwalk in front of the establishment. I enjoyed the Seafood Cioppinno which had scallops, mussels, shrimp, lobster, clams, fin fish, potato, bok choy in an orange broth. Delicious!
As the invitation said, “The culminating event for the Class of 2014 is the annual Senior Ball, a gala event at Union Station in Washington, DC the night before Commencement ceremonies. Each year, more than six thousand graduating Seniors, family members, and university staff/administrators attend the festivities, as it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
The ball was warm and very overcrowded but with one of my good friends Sam, in the white midi dress, we managed to have a great time! I am glad we stuck to our pre-agreed plan and only drank clear drinks – vodka soda for me and gin and tonic for her because we were constantly being bumped and red wine and white dresses certainly do not mix.
Congratulations to my brother on graduating and full recap will come later this week!
Charnele Michel says
Cute formal look! Love the lace accents and your clutch! Thanks for linking this post to our #howIsummer linkup! Hope to see you again Monday!
Katie Kate [Beauty at Law] says
You look beautiful!!! I love your dress 🙂
Morgan Faulkner says
How fun! You looked gorgeous!
Sounds like so much fun! You look great!
Angela Keeley-White says
Looks like it was so much fun! i absolutely love this dress on you!!
That dress was made for you! Love that clutch, too!
kelsey bang says
that clutch is so fun with the jewels and and bright color! love your darling look! and that food looks so tasty!
Amy Arnold says
What a fun clutch! Also, I love the name of your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine!
xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds
gorgeous pictures!! xo
Kacie's Kloset says
That dress looks amazing on you! You look like you’re ready to hit the red carpet! And you’d get best dressed!
Haley Valerie says
Kimberley Pavao says
that clutch is awesome!
Eleventh & Sixteenth
You look so pretty! What a gorgeous dress and I love your hair!