Yesterday, my sister and I attended the ‘All About the Bag’ fashion benefit put on by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. You know me and if fashion and a good cause are involved, I’m in. The event was held at Landerhaven by Executive Caterers (great venue!) and was truly a night to remember. I was shocked to hear that this was the first year for the benefit as everything ran very smoothly and seemed really put together. On top of everything being so fabulous, it was great to know that the money being raised was going to a good cause. The Hunger Network feeds 60,000 people in Cleveland each month, 40% of those being children.
When we arrived, my sister and I walked around to check out the amazing auction items (helloooo Chanel bag), enjoyed the snacks and looked at the outfits displayed by the students at Virginia Marti. The students were challenged to create an outfit using only food containers. It sounded so weird at first but some of these dresses were so cool. The students are super talented!
Next, we headed inside for the fashion show. The fashion show featured looks for Saks Fifth Avenue at Beachwood Place. I loved all of the outfits and the trends shown have me really craving spring! Looks like floral prints, bright colors and of course, fabulous bags, will all be in. After the fashion show, local Cleveland celebs put on their own show modeling looks from other Beachwood Place stores.
Be on the lookout for this event next year. It sold out this year and I can only imagine the next one will be bigger and better. Thank you to the Hunger Network for such a fabulous night!
(winner of the virginia marti contest – bottom is cupcake wrappers!)
(my date loving the open bar aka unlimited shirley temples)
(cavs in-arena host nicole marcellino)
Disclaimer: I was gifted 2 tickets for myself and 2 tickets to giveaway for the benefit. All opinions are my own.
Let’s just take a moment to discuss my sisters fabulous outfit for the All About the Bag fashion benefit, shall we? A few things:
1) She is only 15 going on 25.
2) Yes, that is her natural hair.
3) She is pretty much perfect.
That is all.
More details on the benefit tomorrow… it was a blast!
Dress: BeLA (Beachwood Mall)
There’s nothing better than getting mail. In a world full of emails and text messages, sometimes it’s just nice coming home to a handwritten card. It’s even better when that card is handmade and Cleveland themed. My best friend and fellow blogger over at ’tis the season in CLE launched her Etsy shop today and is selling these fabulous cards. Be sure to head over to her shop here to snag yourself some.
(another fun wedding gift)
(yum. that is all.)
Sometimes change is good, right? Well, that was the mantra I was repeating to myself over and over again while I was sitting in the salon chair getting my hair done last week. I’m not really a ‘hair’ person…I get my hair trimmed maybe twice a year. I haven’t dyed it in awhile because of a couple horrific experiences with dying my hair when I was about 15. However, I was recently in the mood for a change and decided to ombre my hair. Ombre is a hair trend that has been around for awhile and I like the look for spring and summer (whenever that will be…). Check out the before and after pics below.
What do you think? Ever get the urge to make a change like this?
Happy Wednesday, people! I am really excited about this post because today I have teamed up with Sarah at A Girl Smitten and five other fabulous ladies to bring you a $100 Madewell gift card giveaway. Check out the ladies who made this giveaway possible and enter to win the gift card below!
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Kimono jackets and tops are starting to pop up at all my favorite stores. I feel like these are a perfect layering piece and would be flattering on almost anyone if styled correctly. I love the thought of them with jeans and boots now and jean shorts and sandals in the spring and summer months. What do you think? Will you be trying this trend?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
(valentine’s manicure – decisions, decisions…)
(‘every.single.day. i love you more.’ wooden blocks)
(the best valentine)
I am loving this look for Valentine’s Day. Since the holiday falls on a Friday this year, the outfit could easily take you from a day in the office to a night out on the town with your Valentine. The L’Amore Triomphe De Tout (love conquers all) shirt from JCrew is truly perfect and would look great layered with a chambray shirt and paired with a pop of red. What are you planning on wearing for Valentine’s Day?
This past weekend was spent exploring some new places in Cleveland including the Hedge Gallery where I attended the Valentine’s Cleveland Bazaar. It’s still freezing so this fur vest kept me warm and cozy while shopping the local artists’ booths at the bazaar! What did you do this weekend?
jeans: seven for all mankind
photos by tis the season in cle