WIW - Christmas Ballroom Dance Club Gala!

It is over - our Christmas Ballroom Dance Gala was last night and we had a blast! I am a bit tired today from all this dancing but it is a good feeling. Just the fact that my hubby and I were able to waltz around the room without bumping too much into other people is weirdly satisfactory to me! :-)
Based on your advice I went with earrings and a black beaded clutch - and also threw in a silver cuff just because I am in the bling mood now.
I also got a new red lipstick for the occasion - Laura Mercier Creme Smooth in Red Amour:
I am not very used for such bright lip color on me but even my hubby liked it so it must have been good. I like this lipstick a lot: it is staying on without looking caked and has a smooth and creamy feeling. I am also thinking to get Stick Gloss in Black Orchid for day wear (the same one Inge got in Seattle):

Have a great Sunday and thank you for looking!

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  • bioya replied 3 years ago

    You look so gorgeous! So happy you had fun.

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    You looked great!  How were the earrings for dancing?  Did they move around too much?  I love the bright red lip - perfect with the black outfit.

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Carter - thanks!
    Sara, the earrings were fine.They are super light and I did not even notice them while dancing. Those $7 were well spent indeed! :-)

  • Nebraskim replied 3 years ago

    Stunning and chic.

  • torontogirl replied 3 years ago

    You are so glamourous!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    You look elegant and festive, Sveta!  The pattern in the top is particularly lovely, and the lips and earrings add a lot!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I bet you were THE most gorgeous creature swirling around on that dance floor in this outfit. Very elegant. xo

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Nebraskim, torontogirl, Beth Ann - thanks!
    Angie, I am afraid I was by far not the most elegant dancer there (we bumped into other couples quite a few times but it all was in good spirit! :-) )

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    You looked beautiful!!

  • Gigi replied 3 years ago

    Wow, Sveta, this is gorgeous! I bet you looked so graceful on the dance floor. The lightweight fabric of the pants seems like it would have worked well for dancing.

  • Aubergine replied 3 years ago

    So glamourous! The red lipstick really looks perfect with the whole look.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    You looked wonderful!! Absolutely stunning. So glad you had a nice time, and such fun to dress up in earnest! 

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Unbelievably stunning! Thanks for sharing.

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    You're are such a dramatic beauty - fabulous !!!

  • deb replied 3 years ago

    Sveta, you look beautiful!!! And I love the red lip.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful lady! Man Sveta, if I looked like that in red lipstick, I'd never take it off. Just gorgeous!

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Thank you! You are too  kind!
    Good to hear my new "night" lipstick has your approval. I guess it would be too much for daytime...
    It was so much fun to have an event I can really dress up for. Reminded me of my childhood memories when I liked to dress up in my mom's clothes and pretend I am a princess...:-)

  • Debora replied 3 years ago

    You are just stunning in this, Sveta! Love the beautiful top, silky pants and gorgeous lip color. Perfection!

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Sounds like a great evening. And I think you could wear that lip colour in the day, no problem. It would be great with a high contrast outfit, or of course, red.

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    You look glamorous beyond belief Sveta.  Just stunning.  You have created a modern old world glamour. 

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    What an absolutely amazing outfit! You look elegant and beautiful. And while the lip colour is gorgeous for evening, I think you look so great in it that you could easily wear it anytime. It is definitely your red!

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Stunning! Sounds like a wonderful evening!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time Sveta and my goodness, you look incredibly chic and elegant in this outfit. Lovely :)

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Bumping into other couples is part of the fun.xo

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  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    Oh, you looked stnunning Sveta!  A perfect ballroom dancing outfit!  Glad you enjoyed it.  And  do not worry about bumping into other couples, it is inevitable and even happens to dancers who have been dancing for many, many years...

  • Inge replied 3 years ago

    Elegant, stunning, and a very festive look. I'm smiling just reading your report of the evening, Sveta. And that new lipstick is a winner for sure!
    (It would be fun to be Black Orchid lipstick twins with you, let me know what you think of that lippie).

  • abc replied 3 years ago

    Sounds like you had a great time, you looked gorgeous and the lipstick is really pretty on you.

  • calmwave replied 3 years ago

    Wow! Truly glamourous ...  you look really beautiful.

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Tanya (good to "see" you!)  - thanks for therapy on the "bumping". We cannot help feeling how clumsy we are compared to other people who have been dancing there for years...but everybody is very nice and helpful so it is all part of the fun (as Angie said).
    Inge, I have tried the "black orchid" already and really liked it on me. I have asked for it as a Christmas gift :-)

  • Niki Lea replied 3 years ago

    So, so, so, so, so pretty! I bet people in the room couldn't keep their eyes off you. You look absolutely stunning.

  • Missey replied 3 years ago

    You looked so elegant and divine!  Loved the full outfit with the fur shrug.  Beautiful lip color too, a perfect red for you!

  • Laura replied 3 years ago

    Sveta,  you mentioned that it was very satisfying being able to dance around the room without bumping into anyone. From one dancer to another, I know exactly what you mean! I have been to some crowded ballrooms where there is as much body contact / body checking as you see in an ice hockey match LOL

    Your outfit looks cute. I see that the outfit is loose and flexible enough to allow you to execute dance moves without restriction. Did you go with suede sole shoes for gliding on the dance floor?

  • Marilyn replied 3 years ago

    What a beautiful look!  I love a red lip.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago


    ... !!

  • Lisa replied 3 years ago

    Lovely outfit for dancing!

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