Kerry Washington stepped out in Pasadena, CA, on Tuesday evening for the Disney and ABC Television Group TCA Winter Press Event.

Wearing sequins well into the New Year, Kerry stood out in a gold Jenny Packham Fall 2011 mini-dress with cut-away long-sleeve details.

We would have expected to see this sparkly number on someone like Miley Cyrus, but Kerry makes it work despite her uninspiring footwear choice.

A looser hairstyle may have softened this look though.

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