Monday Round-Up + Heartbeat Gala

This weekend was the weekend! It was finally the Heartbeat Gala and I'm happy to say the month of planning seriously paid off. I got tons of compliments on the outfit and I can't wait to share it with you all.

The Gala was a lot of fun. It's always nice to get gussied up, and go out with your coworkers. Plus, I got to show off Brian who, if I don't say so myself, was a total stud. Unfortunately, the event was a lot smaller than is has been in past years. But I still had a great time. 

This is the first time I've ever had a clear vision of what I wanted to wear/look like and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm in love with the update retro look right now, and think that it's a great way to be relevant, but still classy. 

When you do a red dress, it's important to consider what else you're going to be wearing. The red is incredibly demanding, and if you don't accentuate appropriately it can go very bad, very fast. These shoes are perfect. Beautiful, easy,  and incredibly appropriate.

Keeping with the idea of simple, because of red, I chose these earrings from Baublebar. If you watched my Jan/Feb Favorites you'll have already seen these. They were fabulous, and I can't wait to find an outfit to wear these with again.

And finally, the makeup look. I knew, from the moment I purchased the dress exactly what I wanted the look to be. It was freaking perfect. I used most Urban Decay with a few other products as well. I think I'm going to try to recreate this look as a tutorial for you guys within the coming weeks. I can't promise anything because I'm still trying to figure out this whole filming thing, but I'm going to give it my best shot.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Today (Sunday) is going to be a nice looooong relaxing day of Nascar, and the Oscars!


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