STYLE SETTERS // THE OUTFIT, THE PARTY

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Being honored at an event called “Style Setters,” I wanted to don an outfit that was stylish (of course) but edgy and timeless at the same time. I ended up finding this black cutout dress — one of those you try on in the store, think really hard about, don’t buy (for some crazy reason), continue to think about it for a few days, and of course end up going back for. Which is exactly what I did.

Because the dress was black, I was able to keep my options for accessories, a clutch and shoes open. Due to the cutouts in the dress — what made it edgy and cool in my mind — I didn’t want to take away from that with a necklace, so I wanted some killer earrings. I’m not usually one for sparkle, but this was one of those nights where I could pull off some major sparkle.

I love giant cocktail rings and I found the perfect one at a vintage shop in Georgetown. Not only did it go with this outfit, but I can wear it with just about anything I want to fancy up a little.

The second I saw this clutch I knew it was the perfect one for me. I loved the geometric pattern, especially since it was in black, gold, and silver. It’s like a piece of art and a clutch. Definitely something to keep out on display.

As for the shoes, since they were mostly covered by the long dress, I wanted something that was not terribly painful and could be a staple in my wardrobe. These gold crackle heels were seriously so comfortable. I walked several blocks (in the heat) in them, and then stood for 5 hours without any pain — and it was the first time I’d ever worn them. #winner

Shop my outfit: EarringsElizabeth Cole Fringe Mohawk Earrings // DressBCBG Cutout Gown // ShoesJoie Jaclyn Heels // ClutchBCBG Thea Evening Minaudiere // Ring — vintage 

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Had to include some fun party pics for ya!

The venue where the event was — Malmaison — was really fun. The drinks were delicious but my favorite part… toward the end of the evening they started bringing out CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (one of my favorite desserts), other cookies and really good macarons. A few drinks and then you bring out chocolate chip cookies — you go down in my book as awesome.

As I said before, this was a huge honor that I am beyond grateful to the Washingtonian for.