Last Friday marked the annual Starry Starry Night gala, a fundraising event for City Year. City Year, if you don't know, is an amazing organization devoted to closing the achievement gap in our nation's public schools by recruiting the best and brightest young adults to serve as corps members for one year. The corps' mission? As easy as A, B, C: improve Attendance, encourage positive Behavior, empower high performance in Class. Founded in Boston 1988 by two then-roommates at Harvard Law, City Year has grown by leaps and bounds in just two decades to serve in more than 24 cities across the country, as well as in South Africa and England. If you're curious about this amazing non-profit and want to learn more (and I think that you should!), watch the video below to get inspired:
This year's event was held at the JFK Library and Memorial, and it was gorgeous. Dinner was followed by many inspirational speeches, including one by our governor Deval Patrick (quite possibly the best public speaker I've had the privilege of listening to in person). Speeches were followed by drinks and dancing and of course, the Celtics play-offs on every tv.
Me and my Mama(s)!
Seeing as it was a special occasion and the weather was actually pretty mild last Friday, I figured it would be the perfect time to break out my fancy shoes. These beauties are by the amazing designer Brian Atwood from his line B Brian Atwood, and they are gorgeous to wear with a crisp white dress like the one I have on from Zara.
Two boys, me, and the shoes
To get the look, I am wearing:
- Fringe T-Strap Sandals in Electric Blue by B Brian Atwood
- White Dress with Lace Details by Zara
- Dara Snake-Embossed Clutch by Vince Camuto
The link to the bag is actually in a different color, perhaps they've sold out of the snake-embossed one? Here is a better picture of the bag:
Believe it or not, the electric blue/purple trim on the bag is the EXACT shade of the Brian Atwood shoes!
In the words of Rachel Zoe, I die.