2011 Inaugural Gala

7 Dec

The swearing in was yesterday.  It was a really beautiful setting outside of City Hall on the plaza. Unfortunately, it was rainy. But, not torrential.

Later that evening was the gala / ball. The room was set up with murals of Baltimore with live painting.

Here I am with my work girlfriends. We’re a little Model UN! Eastern European, South American, Indian, German-American and me.

I was excited to see style blogger Jessica from her fun style blog, Get Jessed Up.  How sharp does her date look in his tux? I had to show off my my Princess Diana sapphire ring. I’m hoping to pull myself together to do a guest post for her soon.

Finally, here’s a photo with my frequent male companion. My boss loaned me the art deco inspired jewelry. She found the earrings at an estate sale.

Apparently, I can only take photos with my hand on my hip.



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25 Responses to “2011 Inaugural Gala”

  1. LinB December 7, 2011 at 12:30 #

    Oh, how beautiful you look! And how happy everyone else looks to be there. Hope you had a wonderful time.

  2. Claire (aka Seemane) December 7, 2011 at 12:39 #

    You and everyone else are looking so glamourous :)!

  3. Robin Denning December 7, 2011 at 13:08 #

    It all looks so beautiful and grand. I actually got an invite (because I donated to her campaign, I suppose?). Of course, I could not attend, but I enjoyed leaving the invitation up on my refrigerator for all to see.

    yay for you! I don’t know if you read any interior design blogs, but

    Pigtown*Design is another blogger who posts interesting Baltimore things.

  4. Elizabeth December 7, 2011 at 13:16 #

    Wow! You look gorgeous!!! Sounds like you had a great time.

  5. Samina December 7, 2011 at 13:24 #

    You look so lovely elegant, but then you seem to usually look that way!

  6. Auntie Allyn December 7, 2011 at 13:27 #

    Congratulations on the election! And you looked absolutely GORGEOUS!

  7. lsaspacey December 7, 2011 at 14:40 #

    The hand on the hip? That’s because you’re SASSY!

  8. AnaJan December 7, 2011 at 15:38 #

    I remember your post in which you wrote how you wished you looked chic. Well, I can assure you, you look very chic on these pictures! The icy blue really suits you, and I love your hair.
    Seems like the hand on hip is reserved for curvy girls – that’s my posture too!

  9. ELIZABETH BRADSHAW December 7, 2011 at 19:25 #

    You look fabulous!

  10. Linda December 7, 2011 at 19:45 #

    Wow you look fab! You have a cute frequent male companion.

  11. Gail December 7, 2011 at 20:05 #

    You look beautiful and the dress, divine. I remember reading one of your posts ages ago lamenting a lack of style and thinking that girl has it so wrong. Style? Babe you ooze it.

  12. Maria Olshin December 7, 2011 at 22:28 #

    You look Amazing! Did you make your dress? It’s so perfect on you, and I don’t doubt that you could have made it, you’re so talented!

  13. Marty December 8, 2011 at 00:07 #

    Hand on the hip or not, you look smashing!

  14. Belle December 8, 2011 at 09:11 #

    You look fabulous! I laughed at your comment about the hip thing….I always tilt my head for some weird reason.

  15. Nancy Karpen December 8, 2011 at 10:35 #

    You look gorgeous. I love the jewelry. I also loved the mural idea. Decoration and entertainment all in one.

  16. Ilse December 8, 2011 at 11:47 #

    Great looking couple. The dress is just fab. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  17. Anelie December 8, 2011 at 17:00 #

    Have to concur: You. Look. Gorgeous. That gown! Divine! :-)

  18. Valerie December 10, 2011 at 03:39 #

    Ah yes, I am a hand on the hipper too … you look amazing. thanks for sharing these very glam photos

  19. Renae December 10, 2011 at 10:58 #


    You seriously have a gorgeous eye for fashion. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  20. trish December 10, 2011 at 15:54 #

    You’re just ravishing, beautiful, and look like you are enjoying yourself!

  21. Isabelle December 12, 2011 at 05:48 #

    You looked stunning! That is a sensational colour on you.

  22. Claudette December 12, 2011 at 09:38 #

    You look amazing; seems a lot of fun!

    Your hand probably looks better on your hip than on someone else’s!

  23. Victoria December 17, 2011 at 23:05 #

    You looked gorgeous!!!


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