it was a black-tie affair with a red carpet, and it was a lot of fun. i didn't find out that i was going again this year until a week before the gala, so i had to find an outfit last minute. i stumbled across this lace and sequin dress and fell in love with the rose gold color and the flared sleeves. (it was a steal for just $25 too! i'm a great bargain shopper!) i didn't get a ton of pictures, but i did snap a few photos . . .