In ADVICE + THOUGHTS, FASHION

Outfit Details: Rachel Allan Dress, Style #L1094 (wearing size 0) | Black Sandal Heels | Black Monogrammed Clutch | Sorelli Crystal Drop Earrings

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the excuse to get dolled up for parties and events. I feel the most confident when I’m in a fancy dress with heels – so that’s what this post is about! I’ve been wearing Rachel Allan dresses for a few years now to various formal occasions and I always seem to find the perfect dress for each event (see past dresses: here here  ). You might be thinking that you don’t have many places to go where formal attire is required. So below I included two events I’ll be attending this winter that I definitely recommend and how you can purchase tickets (and find your dress!).

  • Snowball at the Field Museum — This has been one of my favorite events in Chicago to date! See this blog post to see my Snowball experience from last year – Chicago’s premier black tie event hosted by The Junior Council. This year Snowball will be held on January 27th at The Field Museum. I just found the link for tickets for this year right here – they’re on sale right now and this year is the 30th anniversary!
  • Whitney Art Party in NYC: I’m a member of the host committee for this event happening at the Whitney Art Museum in New York City on November 14th at 9PM. Co-Chairing the Art Party this year will be Vanity Fair’s Fashion Director, Michael Carl, Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger and soon to be announced fashion designer and celebrity (last year those were Brandon Maxwell, Common and Karlie Kloss). Coverage was broad and as varied as Vogue, WWD, W Magazine, The New York Times, and many others. It’s going to be a fun night of music, dancing, and festive attire – get your tickets here!

Plus there’s always winter weddings and upcoming holiday work parties! To find this style and any of her other beautiful dresses, use this store locater to find a retailer near you.

Formal Occasion Hair – I’m pretty picky about who I use to get my hair done because I usually like to do my own hair. I’ve gone to Dream Dry a few times now before big events (like Lollapalooza!) and I’ve been more than happy with their services. Available in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta: find locations here.

And to answer your questions about where I get my hair highlighted – I still go to the woman in my hometown (South Bend) who has been doing my hair since I was born. I’m serious – Tina actually gave me my first haircut and she’s still highlighting my hair!! Read this post for Tina’s info and how she highlights my hair. Thank you to Rachel Allan for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions and ideas that went into the production of this post are my own!

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