Recently I was on chaperone duty at my middle school's semi-formal winter dance. I had a great time admiring the girls' dresses (lots of sequins, chiffon, brocade, and hi-low hems). The boys cleaned up nice, too! As for my outfit, I still wanted to be dressed up and festive but also work appropriate. I went with a lace and chiffon overlay dress by ASOS (Spring '12?), a gold skinny belt, and wide-calf leather boots by Naturalizer. I added a faux-leather flower hair clip from Forever 21, they have some really cute hair accessories this holiday season. I got several compliments from the girls, so I consider it a successful outfit. And as for the chaperoning, everyone was well excellently behaved except for the balloon popping. But what do you expect when you put balloons on a gym floor with 13 year old boys?