Adrianna Papell Ball Skirt

I recently purchased the Adrianna Papell ball skirt in red and I cannot stop singing the praises of this beautiful skirt! It makes me feel like a princess in an instant.  Red is such a sexy alternative to black for evening wear, and every bit as timeless. When I was still on the fence about purchasing the skirt, I read a review that tipped the scale in favor of the skirt for me. The reviewer noted that for such a modestly priced item (currently on sale in the red version for $90 at Dillards here) it has the look and feel of a much more expensive skirt.  Totally true! 

Not only is this skirt elegant and affordable, it packs well, and would be perfect to bring along for a glamorous destination event.  I brought it in a really full suitcase to Dallas to wear at night during a recent work trip, and it was ready to wear upon arrival.  Note - I did roll it rather than fold it into the suitcase. 

Although the skirt is beautiful as-is, I wanted a fuller, more dramatic look, so I made contact with a terrific Etsy seller, CocoTutuHouse, who made me a beautiful black tulle hi-low underskirt that is stylish enough to be worn on its own, and definitely added the volume I was looking for to the finished look.

Although I'm back home now, the skirt is only getting a short break before it comes out again this Friday for the San Francisco Edwardian Ball, where I am planning to recreate this look with a slightly more gothic feel.

Faux fur scarf - Ann Taylor * Bodysuit - Agent Provocateur * Skirt - Adrianna Papell * Shoes - Christian Louboutin