I'll let the pictures do the talking.
with husband, Roland
shoes from Talbots
Leather bangles from Amy Fine Design
Earrings from Kristria Designs
with daughter, Laura, in a Ralph Lauren sequined dress, and Michael Kors leather jacket (all scored with great deals at a Virginia Macy's per Laura)
Laura, me and Channing Brauer, girlfriend of my nephew
my mother-in-law, Carol; sister-in-law, Kim; me; Channing; Laura; Laura's husband, Thomas
Of course, my arms look strange in most of these pictures, but all in all, the dress was really comfortable. I didn't end up tacking any of the gathers, as recommended by the pattern. It just wasn't necessary. Quite an exciting and fun evening!