16 Oct 2012

OOTD: Gala Ball

I'm not sure I've properly mentioned it before, but in 'real-life' I'm a Pediatric Nurse. I love being a nurse. Not only is it an extremely rewarding career but I've met some amazing people too! Of course the only downfall is shift work- but work hard play hard right! 

Every year the hospital puts on a Gala Ball, a really great event that lets us all get dressed and celebrate the year that was! This yeas a bunch of my nursey ladies and I dressed to the nines and hit the free wine with gusto!


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It was a really fab night and as you can see by the piccys there was a great turnout! But what to wear to a Gala Ball??!?! I agonized over what to wear and when that happens- I always pull out the 80's inspired glam! 



Dress: City Chic
Necklace: Diva
Flats: Rubi Shoes

You can't help but feel fabulous in tule, jewels and sequins! Outfit win!! I always wear flats to these kind of events. As much as heels look amazing, I just can't go the dancing distance in them. And with wine included in the ticket price- high heels would be a recipe for trouble for me!

I splashed out and had my hair done for the night and it made such a difference in the outfit. I loved the gorgeous curls and not having to worry about if my hair was still in okay. I borrowed Emma's red lippy for the night but I'm not sure it's me. What do you think???

The amazing necklace was a last minute change up, but I think the gorgeous sparkles were just what the dress needed to take it to the next level!





What would you wear to a gala ball???
Do you have a go-to style that makes you feel glamorous?? 

18 comments:

  1. OMG! This is amazing, I'm so jealous of your life :).

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  2. Looks like a good night. Your outfit was gorgeous!

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  3. You look amazing, such a great gala look. I think I would wear something similar, black dress with tulle or for a more gothic romantic look black lace. I think that lipstick looks great on you, I adore red lipstick with blonde hair.

    I had no idea you were a nurse! Now I'm an even bigger fan of yours as my mother was a nurse and I know the hard work and dedication that goes into that job. :)

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  4. I like the lipstick!! and I love the outfit especially the necklace!!

    The necklace really added the right amount of glam, and I like you kept it simple with the earrings. Very nice, very pretty.

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  5. Love your hair, the gala sounds like fun! I really like the necklace with the dress too, great last minute change :)

    I had to go to a gala and wore a black dress too - the perfect go-to item for any event it seems!

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  6. You look amazing! I think the necklace really makes the outfit perfect. I'd love to have my hair done one day! I'm not sure what i'd wear to a gala ball, I have one gown that I wore to an event, so I'd probably wear that!

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  7. You look absolutely beautiful Olivia! I love your hair - well worth spending an extra bit of cash for a special event. Also you are wearing my dream cocktail frock - I love it and the necklace too. It's all SO lovely!!

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  8. you're absolutely stunning! soooooooo glamorous! love the dress and your hair!

    xx
    Anita

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  9. You looked simply stunning! That necklace is gorgeous!

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  10. You always look like you are at the most amazing events!! Seems like you had a fabulous time...and you rocked that dress!! xoxoxo

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  11. Your smile is so infectious! Makes me happy every time I see it. (Cheesy or what! but it's the truth)

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  12. so glamorous and totally fabulous luv! ^^/ MMxoxo

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  13. Love the dress!You look beautiful!

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  14. Awwww... you look like a princess! The dress is so so pretty and your hair, OMG!

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  15. You look so gorgeous, I always go for the 80's glam look myself. This ball sounds like so much fun, I've never been to a ball. I hear you about heels and alcohol and dancing not mixing, the few times I've worn heels while dancing and holding a drink (yes, this almost always happens in this scenario) I always end up kicking them off.

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