Never one to turn down a good cause (and a cute dress!), Nina Dobrev got dolled up for the 10th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit on Sunday, March 10 in Los Angeles. On hand to support the event which raises money for the Stuart House Rape Treatment Center, the Vampire Diaries actress looked beautiful as she walked the red carpet in a lace striped dress by Elie Saab and Pollini t-strap heels.
 
Joining other famous TV  faces such as True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, former Entourage star Jeremy Piven, and Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza, Nina enjoyed an afternoon of music, shopping, auctions, great food, and fashionable festivities held outside the John Varvatos boutique on Melrose and Robertson Boulevard.

Meanwhile, Nina’s co-star and real-life beau Ian Somerhalder was busy at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. On Saturday, March 9, the blue-eyed hottie hit up the after-party for the world premiere of Drinking Buddies, a new film starring Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, and Jake Johnson. The following afternoon, Ian made an appearance at the Warner Bros. TV party, where fans got a chance to pitch the TVD star their own idea for an original CW digital series!

Click through our gallery below to check out Nina’s cutest pics from the 10th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit!