2.05.2011

Now I know how Beyonce feels.

Twice a year, Will and I get to let loose and enjoy ourselves for a night full of dining and dancing, loving and laughing. The first Friday of Febraury is our annual Friday's Creue dinner club formal, and it's a fabulous affair. 

There's nothing I love more than getting all dressed up to go out for a spectacular night on the town. This year, I chose a fun little sequin dress, and I absolutely loved it. And I'm not the only one...Hudson loved my dress, too. From the moment I put it on, he followed me around, reaching out to touch my sparkly sequins, saying "oooooh!" and "pretty!". I couldn't help but snap a few pics of my favorite little guy, as he inspected my outfit from head to toe. From my "shooooes" to my sequins. 

We dropped Hudson off with his grandparents for a night of fun with his little cousin, and off we went, to celebrate on a cold, February night. After a bit of socializing with some of our best friends and some new friends, too, we sat down for a lovely dinner. 

And then...the best part. Dancing. Oh, we danced the night away, alright. We cut a rug. We boogied down. We shook it like a polaroid picture. We even sang really loud, along with the band. And made really silly pictures. And did I mention we danced? Until midnight rolled around, that is, and then we had to scurry out of there before our carriage turned into a pumpkin and our horses turned into mice. (or because we had one very sweet baby boy waiting to see his Mama and Dada.)

It was a very fun night. But, by the feel of my bones this morning, maybe it's a good thing it only happens twice a year. 




  





























38 comments:

Mimi said...

Gold nails and a gold tie too! What a "golden night!" Looks like you had fun dancing, dancing, dancing... and shining like Beyonce:)

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Meri said...

Loving those sparkles! You look great and it looks like a ton of fun. It's so much harder to get out for me in the winter, but the prospect of a fancy dress (or even new earrings, like tonight) can usually get me off my butt :)

Rach said...

Looks like so much fun. And you are seriously gorgeous! :)

Jenna said...

You were stunning! That dress is absolutely amazing. Looks like you had a great night!

Natasha said...

It looks like you had such a great time!
All the girls look SO pretty, and the men are quite dapper! haha
I think Brody and I need to do something like this!

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Brooke said...

LOVE your dress. It's so great that you get to do this :)

Kari said...

Wow...looks like you had a great time. And I LOVE that dress too! Hudson has great taste!

Megan said...

LOVE your dress. LOVE your hair. LOVE that you and your hubby went out dancing. basically I love everything that is happening in this post.

Ashley Eliza said...

okay first off girl you look like a rockstar!!! you can pull off anything and everything. thats so fun i hope whoever i end up marrying likes to go dancing cuz this looks like so much fun :) so glad you got to have a fun night out!

xoxo

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

you look amazing, and it looks like you had a great time! :)

Kristen said...

You look so incredibly glamorous! Lovelovelove the sparkly dress. Looks like you guys had an incredibly fun night on the town. :)

Alaythea said...

What a fun night! Sometimes I wish my hubby and I had some kinda of really formal outing to look forward to. I never have anything I could wear a totally amazing dress like that to. But as always you looked stunning!!!

Dancing Fool said...

This was a great Friday evening. You looked absolutely beautiful last night. I could tell Hudson was into your dress when I walked in from work and felt like I stepped into someone else's home. Like you see in the top two pictures. ;) I had a blast last night and from what I hear Hudson had some fun to.

LOVE YOU

It's A Love Story said...

I loveeeeeeeeee you dress!! Wear did you get it?

Cara-Mia said...

GORGEOUSNESS!!! What an amazing dress!! Looks soooooo great on you! What a fun night. :D

Staley Mc said...

You look great! I love that dress!! It looks like a very fun evening!!

Linda said...

HOT mama!
You jumped right out of my reader. You look phenomenal and it looks like you had a blast!

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Chelsea Lane said...

dear Ashley, you look INSANELY PRETTY as do your buds. I seriously love your blog, your outfits always inspire me <3 and hudson is adorable in these photos!

xoxo

Brooke said...

hah I knew someone would ask me what that was! It's a game you play at night in the car. When you're driving and you see a car with one headlight that is out you yell shubunkan! It's just a silly thing and it's ongoing and for some reason everytime we get in the car I forget we're playing! ha

Ashley said...

What a fun night! You looked amazing as always. I'm jealous of you night of dancing, I love to dance!

pandora89 said...

Beautiful night and dress!:)

Alessandra said...

What fun! You look GORGEOUS in that sequin dress. Wow.

Pia said...

The dress is amazing! Really beautiful!
And looks like you had such a fun night! :)

Ramsey said...

Awesome pictures! And how fun is that dress! Beautiful as always girl!

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh, you look AMAZING!!! Gorgeous dress!

Mariel Torres said...

your dress is stunning! btw, you kinda remind me of katy perry darling ;)

Jeannie said...

Ashley these are beautiful pictures. You looked beautiful and Will looked handsome. I love that dress. I too see a little Katy Perry. Looks like a fun night. The little guy is adorable!!!

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Diana Smith said...

Your dress looks amazing!!I love it on you!! And your new blog background is so cute!

Chelsea said...

omg, i WANT your eye lashes. You look so so gorgeous in that dress as well my friend.

Michelle said...

Girl, you look gorgeous! That dress is amazing on you, plus the lipstick is absolutely perfect!

liz said...

What a glam night! Thanks for your comment earlier :)

Elisabeth said...

This dress looks AMAZING on you! What a fun night.

Angeline said...

AHHHHH I am SO IN LOVE with that DRESS! Freakin' awesome. You look amazing.

sartoriography said...

Those sparkles are perfect for a wild night out! I love how you manage to look so classy in such a flashy dress- not an easy feat! And your make-up is superb. I need a lesson! :)

the girl said...

How stinkin fun!!

Kasey said...

this makes me miss the south SO MUCH! don't get me wrong, I LOVE NYC but it just isn't home. you and your friends are so presh. lovin all the chic cocktail dress and pretty hair. please tell me you were in a sorority! if not, you should have been ;)

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Antoinette said...

You have such a gorgeous striking look and eyelashes to die for!!

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