As much as we all say "you couldn't pay me enough to ever go back to high school"- and as much as I completely agree- there is one thing I do miss about it: the dances. When I was a teenager, the thought of billowy dresses with big hair and makeup inflated my spirits and shot me sky high when I slipped on the heels. My every-other-day high school life was spent in flip flops and tank tops. I was an athlete growing up in southern California so reasons to get dressed up were few and far between. But the dances...they were there to give your inner girly girl an night out. Now that I find myself well out of high school and even college, I've discovered "prom" type occasions are even more scarce. Apparently adults no longer want a reason to gallivant throughout the night in a fancy dress and sharp suit...unless of course it comes with a striking orchestration courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS).
|The beautiful exterior of the Davies Symphony Hall, home to the SFS|
But I digress...
The Opening Night Gala (held this season on September 7th) is the only night guests wear formal attire. Every other show you can wear business or cocktail clothing; however, for the opening show of a centennial season I think that throwing on a little extra shellack is called for. This then begs the question of: what am I going to wear? Lucky for you, Bloomingdale's has some pieces that are sure to be music to your...ears?
You can go bold...
|Aidan Maddox, $440 (Go for an up-do to soften the impact of this dress)|
|BCBGMaxAzria, on sale for $104! (it has a beautiful cut-out back)|
And if you're pregnant...
|Halston Heritage, $495. (For this look, add a long earring to accentuate the neck)|
|Theory, ~$700. There is nothing like a man in a suit...too bad this fine gent isn't free|
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