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Formal Dressing … and me πŸ€”πŸ˜¬πŸ˜»πŸ˜‰

June 24, 2019

A Night In Vienna!!

So I rarely have occasion to dress up in a formal way, but last weekend we went back up to the beautiful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, for the Winter Magic Festival for the winter solstice.

On the Saturday night we went to the lovely Hydro Majestic Hotel, one of the lovely Hotels in The Blue Mountains, for a special concert – A Night In Vienna!

The show consisted of a pianist, violinist, cellist and tenor vocalist.

The music was so wonderful in the beautifully decorated and lit Hotel Ballroom and the tenor’s fabulous voice filled the space with ease.

Although the musicians had spent a lot of time working in Europe, it was great to know that they had started their study in The Conservatorium of Music in Sydney.

There was also a degustation menu provided consisting of 6 courses of beautifully prepared and delicious food.

This beautiful food, washed down with a few glasses of bubbly and the wonderful entertainment, made the night very fun indeed!!

Basic Black and Hair Up!!

I really was uncertain as to what to wear to this lovely event because there was no dress code mentioned.

Remembering that we are in Sydney where people are very reluctant to dress up I couldn’t help but go for what I consider to be the epitome of stylish dressing, which is basic black and put my long hair up, which was ideal with the stand-up collar of this jacket.

Luxurious Fabrics … and other good things too:

Along with wearing basic black and my hair up I felt that wearing the luxurious fabric of velvet and my beautiful garnet necklace would be the perfect addition to add a certain something, something …

I also wore a little sparkly camisole and my small corset underneath to add to the glamour.

A Cut Above

I just love the cut of this beautiful fishtail velvet skirt and how that is mirrored in the peplum of the jacket, the medieval turn of the collar and the bell sleeves.

I wore my red cape over the top of this and carried my little black velvet evening bag.

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web,

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

  • mahmood56
    June 24, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Very beautiful dress…. Post verrry nice… You Princess every time…

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Aww!! That’s so lovely of you to say!! It was a wonderful night and I felt great in my outfit!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

  • Invisibly Me
    June 24, 2019 at 8:39 am

    This looks incredible!! I would love to wear something like this, it’s fantastic and really suits you!

    Caz xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Aww!! Thank you so much dear Caz!! I really appreciate your kind comment and I’m sure you could wear something similar if you wanted to!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

  • olsen
    June 25, 2019 at 8:18 am

    nice to see you its been long time. Elegant look.

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 28, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Thank you for your kind comment – I’m glad you like it!! πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Jonathan Caswell
    July 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 10, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Thank you – you’re very kind!! πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

      • Jonathan Caswell
        July 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

        Some say so.

      • Jonathan Caswell
        July 10, 2019 at 11:41 pm



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