Mt. Wash­ing­ton Pe­di­atric Hospi­tal’s Sto­rybook Gala

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - FAMILY -

Rachel E. Karceski Raval­ico,

“ca­su­ally so­phis­ti­cated.”

“I’m not a big prints per­son. I like to wear a solid off-the-shoul­der sweater with a skinny pant. I’m not a su­per loud dresser,” said the Phoenix res­i­dent, who ex­plained that she gen­er­ally dressed in neu­trals with one ac­cent piece or pop of color per out­fit.

How­ever, for the “Alice in Won­der­land”-themed Sto­rybook Gala, Raval­ico took a side trip down her own kind of rab­bit hole, style­wise, go­ing slightly more over-the-top than usual.

The for­mer at­tor­ney/now stay-at-home mom of two daugh­ters — Olivia, 6, and Piper, 5 — be­gan with the neck­lace she wore that night.

“My hus­band and I had won it at a silent auc­tion at a pre­vi­ous Mt. Wash­ing­ton Pe­di­atric Hospi­tal gala. It was un­sea­son­ably warm. So I chose the dress be­cause it was spring­like and had an open neck and showed the neck­lace off,” Raval­ico said. Those two pieces would nor­mally have been enough, but — at the urg­ing of hus­band Mark Raval­ico — she added the fan­ci­ful wing-themed ear­rings. “And he said, ‘Just go for it. It’s a char­ity event …’ I’ve worn that dress be­fore. I’ve worn that neck­lace be­fore. I’ve worn those ear­rings be­fore. But I’d never put them all to­gether,” she said. Af­ter an evening filled with com­pli­ments, she said she also got to hear one more thing from her hubby — “I told you so.” HER EN­SEM­BLE: Jade chif­fon high-low dress from BCBG store. Ken­dra Scott clear crys­tal and gold bib neck­lace that she won at auc­tion. Gold se­quin and crys­tal wing-shaped ear­rings she bought on Vince Ca­muto nude and gold glad­i­a­tor stilet­tos from Nord­strom. Taupe peb­bled leather clutch she got at an In­dia Hicks home shop­ping party. 42, de­scribed her usual style as

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