Fall Florals: Evening Dress Blooms


IMG_6675-1IMG_6671IMG_6678-1IMG_6669IMG_6674IMG_6677IMG_6673The Look:

Top/Bottom:  Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless Floral-Print Ball Gown

Shoes:  Nina Elvira Satin Pumps

Bag:  Pyramid Crystal Minaudiere Clutch

Every once and a while, it’s fun to get all dolled up for a black-tie formal event, and although preparing for these events can have you “fit to be black-tied”, finding your style, and expressing your style and yourself in what you wear, to me, is key to fully enjoying dressing for the event.  I recently attended a conference with my husband in San Antonio, and one of the events we attended was a black-tie gala.  I wore this Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless Floral-Print Ball Gown, that is truly an expression of my style, and my love of florals.

When deciding on a dress for the event, I knew I wanted a full skirt, and a floral print.  A full skirt definitely represents the classic part of my style, and because I love flowers, and floral prints are popular this fall, I wanted the dress to incorporate the two.  There were also a few other things about this dress that made selecting it pretty easy; the warm colors, the high-low skirt, jewel neckline, and crisscross back, definitely put this dress ahead of my other selections.  I paired the dress with my Nina Elvira Satin Pumps, and added my Pyramid Crystal Minaudiere Clutch.

After a cocktail reception, formal photos, and a wonderful dinner, we danced the evening away to a fabulous live band, and enjoyed the company of old and new friends and acquaintances.  It was a great evening filled with sightings of many beautiful gowns.  With another black-tie event already on my calendar for next month, I’m excited to see what will be my style inspiration for the coming event.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, and holiday events soon to start filling everyone’s calendars, if the need arises for you to invest in a formal dress, I recommend you definitely find a dress that fits your overall style and body type, and one that you would feel comfortable wearing to various occasions, beyond your current event.  This will ensure you are not only pleased with your selection, and get ample use the dress, but that you also feel and look great in it.

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Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Melissa
    November 2, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    OMG!!!! What an amazing dress, and you look absolutely gorgeous!!! This is from the cover of a magazine!!!!

  2. Penny
    November 2, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Wow!!! Simply beautiful from head to toe!

  3. patricia
    November 2, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful twist on the routine formal look. Very fresh and modern, not to mention lovely!!

    November 2, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Gorgeous dress! Stunning look; classy, beautiful colors and design!

  5. Stacey
    November 3, 2015 / 12:05 am

    You look stunning!!! I am in love with this dress, and it is definitely my style! Love this post!

  6. Marsha
    November 3, 2015 / 8:55 am

    both the dress and you in it are AMAZING! You look so beautiful, and this dress suits you perfectly. Gorgeous dress and style!

  7. Donna
    November 3, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Absolute showstopper!!!! A beautiful dress on a most beautiful lady! The perfect dress for any event requiring an evening gown! Lovely post!

  8. Allyson
    November 3, 2015 / 1:47 pm


  9. Lynn
    November 3, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Love your style! This dress is FABULOUS, and the photos are really pretty!

  10. Shannon
    November 3, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Very very lovely! I love florals too, especially floral dresses.

  11. Michelle
    November 4, 2015 / 10:50 am

    I have been looking for a dress for an upcoming event, and my friend told me that I had to see your dress….. I LOVE this dress, and I think I have found the one :-)! Beauutiful photos, and great blog post! I just subscribed to your blog. Excited to follow Lulu With Grace!

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