It isn’t very often that I get to dress up Sarah Jessica Parker style, but if you know me, you know I LOVE it. Give me all the feathers and sequin and tulle! If I lived in NYC I would be that girl who goes over the top…all the time. However, I have an almost two year old and live on the prairies and those things don’t really scream “couture” so, I settle for the odd event here and there to get my fix . I wore this dress to the Motionball Ignite Gala, in support of the Special Olympics. It was such a great event with a red carpet, silent auction, dancing and great music. It goes without saying that the cause is more important to me than the dress, and I was honored to attend. A night out with my hubby and good friends is always such a treat and something I appreciate so much these days.
I fell in love with this BCBG dress before I even had it zipped up in the change room. It is so unique and fun. I always look for pieces that have a bit of edge and personality and I had never seen anything like it (how fun is the sheer leg?!).It’s just the right amount of scandal and class and I want to wear it every day haha. It ended up being perfect for this event and I was glad I took the leap. For anyone considering this purchase, size way down! I was 2 dress sizes under my usual.
This is the first year in a while that we haven’t taken a Spring vacation and I was feeling especially pasty so I got a spray tan from OrganicTan (They have tons of locations across Canada. I did mine at Vanity Vault in YYC). I love spray tans. Insta results, zero guilt. And for all you doubters..they have come so far. No smell, no orange, just a nice glow :). I also had my makeup done by Karen Malcolm-Pye. She’s an insanely talented freelance artist and nails it every time. If I win the lottery, I want Karen to do my makeup every day. Or, at least more than once every two years 🙈 She is the best in the biz. Check out her website or add her on Instagram!
It was an amazing night supporting a wonderful cause and we had so much fun. I’m so grateful for opportunities like these with my handsome husband.
ps – I am SO sorry but this dress is sold out everywhere online 😓 I will keep my eyes open for a restock and let you know! You could always check in store, as sometimes they can track one down!