Sneaker Ball

Attending fundraisers is always a pleasure.  I really enjoy supporting local causes and especially when they benefit children.  There is nothing more heartwarming than knowing you can do something to make a difference in a child’s life.

The Sneaker Ball was a benefit to raise money for Jaden’s Ladder and their “Ballers to Scholars” Program.  This ball took place at the beautiful Empire Restaurant & Lounge in Boston.

This time of the year we have plenty of snow and temperatures ranging in the 40’s and lower in the evening.  So deciding what to wear wasn’t hard, but keeping warm was!!  You know me, I’ll practically wear anything for fashion, so I wore my shorts!

When wearing sneakers I don’t normally think of dresses, but plenty of ladies rocked this look.  I like to be sporty when I can, so shorts and a tank worked perfectly with my wedge sneakers!

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Shorts by BASIX BLACK LABEL, sneakers by bucco, Leather coat by , purse by MMS, tank by Gap, Hair by Salon Sabeha, Skincare by MyBody, Balloon by Shop Frilloon.

The evening was a huge success!  The event was well attended, in the chic’s place, gorgeous food, great dj, stunning decor and us in our sneakers!

 

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Going for Old Hollywood

Old Hollywood reminds me of hair pinned up, bright lips, gold shoes and fur.  When I dress for a special occasion, just putting on a pretty dress is not enough.  I enjoy having a vision and this time my vision started with wearing a fur.  I didn’t own a fur, or any of my look but I get jazzed by the challenge of finding my outfit.  The fundraiser was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston for Jaden’s Ladder.  When I’m at a classy hotel, I like to dress the part.

The skinny on my look~

I found this simple brown DVF dress at a friend’s shop for $50!  The next thing I found were these gold and black sequence shoes from J. Crew.  Over time I found the fur vest on Ebay but with the shipping time, it would arrive with only 10 days to spare.  I really wasn’t sure if it would be perfect, but to my surprise it’s gorgeous.

I picked up the clutch on winter clearance at Lord & Taylor.  I chose it to tie the black and gold together with a bit of hard to play off the soft fur.  The last item I picked, which didn’t really end up showing is my gold and Swarovski crystal necklace.  But, I love it and am glad I bought it.  The symbol means, “double luck” in Chinese.’

Hair styled by Salon Sabeha, make up from Modern Priscilla, teeth whitening by Super Smile.

Dress $50, J.Crew Shoes $32 (clearance), Fur $75, Swarovski necklace $60 (outlet), clutch $28

Total cost $245

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Fall & what I can’t live without right now

Every season my must have’s change, but the staples remain the same.  I’m a pretty simple gal, but I still have some things that I can’t live without!

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Leopard print

Great shoes with details that speak for themselves

Tom Ford crystal bracelet

Neutrogena naturals multi-vitamin night cream

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Bare Minerals liquid liner

Super smile whiting system

nude waffle Kate Spade purse

blow pro hairspray

black leather biker jacket

water, water, water

pleather leggings

Snakeskin print

Protein power, kale, veggies, berries & coconut milk smoothies

Sarenja Betz’ silk pillow cases

Philosophy face products

Pump classes 3x’s a week

pilled on bangles, rings, necklaces!

+products can be found at Salon Sabeha, Making Faces, Modern Priscilla, Bella Intimates

Dressing for a cause (part 2)

I recently attended the 11th annual “Benefit by the Sea” for Crossroads House in Portsmouth, NH.  Crossroads House provides a safe, transitional shelter and program that helps its residents move with confidence to stable and worthy housing.

Again, it was an impressive event of beautifully dressed people and pretty touches all around.  As I looked around, some were dressed in formal black tie and others in slacks and the ladies were mostly in cocktail attire with some being more or less formal.  But in the Seacoast area, really anything goes.

Last year I was in a long form fitting dress, so this year I went for a short babydoll dress.

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DSC_0022 - Version 2Love the details of this dress….flowy, light and airy feel.  A very easy dress to wear~!

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Wore a large pearl ring to pick up the small pearls in my necklace

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Compared to last year, this look felt much more casual.  Last year people were really drawn to my dress.  I like to mix up my looks, as it’s part of my creative process.  Really who cares what you’re wearing to such a well deserved cause.  Overall, what a hit!

It’s a Disco Party

Not too long ago I turned, well older and went all out with a “disco” themed party.  Deciding what to wear was hard until I saw it…the purple polyester jumpsuit straight out of (I like to believe) Studio 54!  I bought it used from FireflyVintage on Etsy for $55.00.  But, since every seller on Etsy has their own private shops, you can contact them through Etsy and simply ask if they have any sales running or if they can do better with shipping.  It is always worth asking since 9 times out of 10 I do get a discount.

I just happened to have my mother in laws 1960’s round shades that have 5 other lenses!  I felt the suit needed a belt to break it up, so I found the perfect gold link belt at a local antique shop for $5.00.  Since this suit has such a deep neck, it had to have a chunky necklace, which I found on Etsy at GloriasJewelryBox for $20.00.  This owl has the perfect 70’s feel and picks up the aqua from the jumpsuit.  I already owned the gold wedges which are from Cole Haan.  If you look closely I have a pack of Basic smokes tucked into my top (hey why not- that is what they did in the 70’s).  My gold purse was purchased from a local thrift store for $5.00.  I picked up my bracelet for $200 from a local thrift shop.

I dolled up my face with plenty of rouge, lip gloss and fake eyelashes.  My hairdresser Amanda from, Salon Sabeha in Portsmouth gave me my perfect 1970’s glam do.

Never underestimate a perfect outfit for an important occasion.  I felt as good as I looked and had the time of my life.  Remember to have a couple of tricks…. like this wig I came out in near the end of the night!  Live it up and go all the way with the right ‘outfit’!