What I wore to the Preview Best Dressed Ball 2013.
I was a total mess days before the party, racking my brains and maniacally scouring nearby RTW shops for something decent to wear. I had the "dancing shoes" (a pair of Alexander Wang Aline heels -- on sale HERE at 40% off, I may add) to go with this year's theme but didn't have the dress (or separates) to pair it with. I envisioned myself wearing a leather bralette and a mean midi pencil skirt combo to the party. Unfortunately, the pencil skirt was playing hard-to-get. As a last resort, I drove my ass to one of the most reliable Zara branches in the metro and crossed my fingers, hoping to find a sexy dress amidst racks and racks of random items, all of which were on sale (yes ladies, the Zara end-of-season sale is on!). But I guess luck was on my side because in the corner of the sale-infested Zara store was a gleaming section of new arrivals where this simple but gorgeous black sheath of a dress (with a sexy back) was happily dancing. With twinkling eyes, I immediately snatched it off the rack and rushed to the cashier counter. This Zara dress and my Aline heels, they're perfect for each other.
Credits: I would like to thank my MUA officemate, Leah Carballo, for my awesome makeup and Anton, for these unbelievably crisp photos taken under nasty low light. Thanks mucho, guys!
Get a similar evening party look here (I'm in love with the Three Floor & Josh Goot dresses!):