It was a magical night in Dallas last weekend! The Dallas Symphony Gala is one of my favorite events of the whole year. This year’s theme was Midnight in Paris and reminded me a bit of my Cinderella dinner party with its blue and white color scheme. The projection overlay in the lobby and sparkling ten-foot tall Eiffel towers were breath taking.
The fashion alone is worth the ticket. I love seeing everyone get dressed up in their finest! The dress code is black tie and this year I opted for a strapless white ballgown with black appliqué. My jaw dropped when I opened the package and saw it in real life.
It fit me perfectly because I had it custom made to my measurements at no additional costs. Would you believe me if I told you I got this on Amazon for $150? It’s my second time buying a custom ballgown on Amazon (the other being my famous red dress seen here) and it did NOT disappoint. I felt like a princess in this dress and I was quite comfortable all night thanks to the built-in bra and lace-up back. Order this stunning dress with my affiliate code here. (It comes in tons of colors!)
Fun fact: DSO offers a show and after party ticket each year that’s much more affordable than the full dinner ticket. That’s what I do every year! My friend Jessica and I ate dinner across the street at La Stella before the show. We split a huge, delicious green salad and I ate every bite of my gnocchi with spicy vodka sauce. Oh my gosh, this has got to be one of the best things I’ve ever had at La Stella.
Opera singer Isabel Leonard blew us away with her cheeky performance. She could turn anyone into an opera fan! The show was dreamy and elegant and the after party began promptly after. We found a table near the dessert buffet and tucked in to one of my favorite gala traditions: coffee! The DSO Gala coffee bar is such a treat. This year they even had rock candy stirrers just like Disneyland. So cute!
After catching our second wind via coffee and macarons, Jessica and I danced the night away. I couldn’t help but notice that it was almost entirely women on the dance floor so I leave you with this: fellas, dance with your ladies! Or perhaps ladies need to make it a girls night!
It’s easy to see why this is one of my favorite nights of the year. See you in 2024!
Dance the night away,