April 28, 2015

Black Diamond Formal 2015.

     This past Saturday night was Alpha Delta Pi's annual Spring Formal, Black Diamond! The weather was a bit chilly and rainy this year, and I knew that wouldn't be idea conditions for pictures. So I was able to get all dolled up the night before, and I headed into Uptown Charlotte with my formal date Max and my future suitemate Caroline and they graciously took a bunch of pictures of me in my dress for my blog! We got to shoot at a bunch of spots in Uptown that I've always wanted to do blog pictures in. Here are those pictures:









 

Caroline and I finally got a picture by Charlotte's famous Firebird statue in Uptown!


Dress: Marshall's {$29.99! Similar here} || Shoes: Nina || Coat: H&M || Sunglasses: Le Chateau {Canadian store} || Purse: New Look {UK store, Similar here} || Earrings: c/o Gabe's || Necklace: Nine West || Bracelet: Express || Ring: HJ Greek || Lips: MAC lipstick in Sushi Kiss



      And here are some pictures from the actual day of Black Diamond! My friends and I did some indoors in a classroom building that I have done blog pictures in before, and also a few outside when it stopped raining quite as much. My date this year was my friend Max, who I met through my internship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation! Max and I are the same major and he is the president of our school radio club (which I am an executive officer in), so we see a lot of each other every week. :-) 


Little!




My sorority family!




My internship family!

     Lol at the fact that you can see my hair falling and growing frizzier with the progression of the pictures being taken- that's Southern rain and humidity for you!

      Overall, I think that I enjoyed last year's Black Diamond better than this year's. This year we had Formal at a sports bar (traditionally it is held at a country club or estate home), and honestly the latter is more my scene. But I do know that many of my sisters had a great time, and that our Social Chair put a ton of work into planning the event, so I am trying to stay positive about it! Plus Max was a wonderful date (I think he had more fun than I did), and I was able to catch up with some sisters who I haven't seen much during the past couple months because of my crazy schedule!


     To read my recap from last year's Black Diamond, click here!


     Also Lilly Pulitzer fans: remember that the #LillyForTarget link-up is tomorrow!


     Linked below are some similar dresses to mine:


     xoxo Miss ALK

17 comments:

  1. oh girl, that dress looks AMAZING on you!!

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  2. You look so gorgeous, lady! That color is YOUR color!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  3. So pretty! Looks like you had a great time!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  4. You look so gorgeous in your gown! My friend is an ADPi at the university of Washington and I helped her shop for a dress for her formal that is coming up this weekend. I totally get why you would prefer a formal at a country club (or something a little fancier). My sorority formula were always at bars and I always wished they felt a bit classier.

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  5. Formal at a sports bar? Thats a new one! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you got a super awesome formal dress at Marshalls! Clearly your Marshalls has far better options than mine does. You look stunning in all of your pictures!

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  6. Can we all just take a minute to reflect on how flawless you look in that dress?

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  7. So beautiful!! I know you had an amazing time. Love seeing the pics!
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  8. I love these pictures!! You look beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  9. I love your dress! Not too causal or too formal! So fun!

    Anchors and Pearls

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  10. You look wonderful in this dress!
    I love all the fun pictures as well.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  11. That dress though. Omg you look amazing! I love that picture of you and Max! It's so fun. These pictures are all so gorgeous. I definitely understand that gradual frizzy hair struggle. At least you got some awesome pictures in before it got too out of control!

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  12. Love that color on you!! Matching the lipstick to your dress was a great idea.

    www.thematerialgirl.co

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  13. It is hard to believe that dress was only $30! You look like a million bucks! I'm obsessed with how beautiful your hair looks :) Hope you had a great time!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  14. Okay so this dress is definitely your color! You look absolutely beautiful! Hope you had a blast! xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  15. That dress is absolutely amazing, I refuse to believe that it was only $30!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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