I loved the vibrant colours in Angie's ensemble! I didn't measure up to that voltage today, but here's my boldest outfit, in terms of colour, in the past year. Red boots, burgundy jeans, multicoloured (cream, black, purple, orange, red, citron) sweater set, red scarf. Cognac belt.
As for the ball, I need some time to consider, but if I had to whip an outfit together on the spot out of my Finds, here's what I'd wear! What I like about this outfit -- it's extremely elegant, yet economical, and right in my comfort zone. I'll bet I would feel perfectly relaxed and happy, wearing this. No fuss, no bother.