What To Wear to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Opening Night

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Opening Night for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra takes place on September 22. I’m anxiously counting down the days!

The evening is French-themed and will include music from Dukas and Guillaume Connesson. I was immediately excited when I learned of the French theme for the fashion. When the CSO asked me to share my fashion choices for the evening I was thrilled and knew I wanted to style a range of outfits perfect for any female attendee!

I wanted to share looks that were glam, feminine, subtly sexy and classic. If I had a dream task this would be it. My closet is filled with dresses and I’ve been known to be a dress collector over the years, continuously adding new pieces to the wardrobe. The French theme is perfect because there are so many fashion routes you can go. The hardest part is choosing which one!

First up is this sexy yellow one shoulder floor length dress.

I only recently started buying maxi dresses, so floor length dresses are somewhat uncharted territory for me. I found this beauty on Revolve and 99% of the time I’d probably scroll right by it but something struck me about the bold color and the pretty neckline. This dress is sexy without revealing too much. Also, I never wear dresses that garner a “leg moment”, but this one screams for a little pop of leg! I accessorized my look with fun and colorful Milly box clutch and BHLDN earrings Joe got me a few years ago.

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The next look totally brings out my feminine side…

Which is what you usually see here on my blog but this look is feminine to the extreme! I saw this white ruffle Needle and Thread dress the second it came online and had been obsessing over it since I first laid eyes on it. Needle and Thread has been on my radar for years, but I’ve been waiting to make a move on the “perfect” dress. This one definitely falls into that category. Between the layers and layers of ruffles and the big silky black bow, this dress screams feminine whimsy and is perfect for giving off vintage French vibes!

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If you know me you know Milly is one of my favorite designers for pieces that are unique and statement-making. As usual, their newest collection doesn’t disappoint! The second I was informed of the French theme for the CSO Opening Night I instantly went to this dress. I mean, it’s red lace and the lace pattern is actually made of lips! Truly, can you get more French than that beautiful combination?

This dress is subtly sexy, which is typically the route I go when
I want to feel and look glam but classy.

The fit of this dress is perfect, but it doesn’t reveal too much so I feel really comfortable in this, which is always a plus when you’re at a formal event! I also want to point out these Dannijo earrings. I’m a bit of an earring collector, and the jewelry selection at Dannijo right now is incredible! I wanted to buy every pair of earrings I saw! However, I couldn’t resist this stunning pair of flower studs.

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Last but not least is this fun combination of a ball skirt paired with
a classic skinny bow top.

I pulled my hair up into an effortless ponytail and wore a simple gold clutch. This look mixes classic and feminine and is sure to be a fashion hit at Opening Night.

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I hope this gives you inspiration if you’re attending Opening Night of the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra!

I’m so excited to attend the event and am looking forward to getting dressed up and enjoying the evening and overall experience. You can still buy tickets for Opening Night by clicking here!

Thank you to Amy Spasoff for shooting these photos!


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