Formal Attire


Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing some photos of what I wore to my homecoming dance. I love getting dressed up but it’s not very often that I have a reason to. That’s why I’m so excited about sharing this post!


I have the best story about this dress. I got it for last year’s homecoming after searching in at least five stores over the span of two days. I couldn’t find any dresses that I liked or that were in my price range. In a last-ditch effort the weekend before the dance, my mom and I decided to check out this consignment shop that was above a fancy designer boutique. I didn’t have much hope and basically picked up every formal dress from the racks. I found this black Calvin Klein one, which looked huge on the hanger, but I figured I would try it. I’m so glad I did because it ended up fitting like a glove! And it was only $50, which was a steal compared to other Calvin Klein dresses and the dresses I looked at in other stores. The dress also appeared to be brand new. It was just super exciting to find this little gem, and I’m glad I got to wear it again this year.

Isn’t it crazy how different the light is in these pictures? Even though the gold-ish ones aren’t the best for showing the outfit, I like the effect. Also, I forgot to take pics with my purse until the very end, so there are only a few with my bedazzled 20s-style clutch.

I’m thinking about doing a post on different ways to style a formal black dress. Is that something you guys would be interested in? Let me know in the comments and have a great weekend!


Miles of smiles,



Dress: consignment shop, $50, similar here and here // Shoes: DSW, $40, last seen here, similar here // Purse: Charming Charlie, $40, last seen here

6 thoughts on “Formal Attire

  1. Maryjaneorourke October 21, 2016 / 8:06 AM

    Always interested in the selections you put together. Good job


  2. Aubrie Rosenkoetter October 21, 2016 / 6:07 PM

    Omg I love your hair!!!!😍😍


    • Graceful Rags October 22, 2016 / 5:14 PM

      Haha thanks ;). I have a great hair stylist, don’t you think?


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