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The Opera.

Every girl should take a night to go on a girlfriend date. Dress up and do something fun. And gosh, make it a regular occurrence!

Last Saturday, I was my friend, Jen's +1 for the opening night of the Lyric Opera in Chicago. We had tickets to the Marriage of Figaro and it was my first time at the Opera. We were both remarking how dressed up Chicago was. It was nice for a change. People are so casual these days.

Of course, I do not own a long, formal dress. You knew that was coming, right? Truly. You just have to believe me. And...I scored this floor length Calvin Klein on sale for 30% off the night before at Lord & Taylor.

...kids in tow, laying on the dressing room floor...you know the drill.

I'm pretty excited about it. I know it's one of those timeless pieces that I will wear over and over again and I'm sure there will be more black tie events in our future. At least I hope, right? What girl doesn't love dressing up a bit?

Shop my outfit below: