Daily Archives: August 16, 2016


Outdoor summer fundraiser outfit

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Wearing: Hat: Eugenia Kim / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Dress: Nanette Lepore / Handbag: vintage Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Tom Ford Black Sugar / Ring: Kendra Scott / Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bottom photo: myself, my beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, and my mom 🙂 (I’m not really that tall, these shoes make me tall! )

Earlier in August, I attended the League to Save Tahoe’s annual Tahoe beachfront fundraiser. This fundraiser is presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and features the Oscar de la Renta resort collection which was designed by Peter Copping. This year, the event raised over $860K for lake conservation efforts! That is a staggering, amazing number!

It is the most enjoyable fundraiser I attend every year! Although the event is held at a private estate on the beach in Incline Village, NV, the majority of attendees are from the Bay Area. It is really fun to meet people, and find out they live close-by, or have a common ground with me. The crowd is both philanthropic, and into fashion, so conversation focuses around helping the community, saving the lake, and fashion! It is my people 🙂

This was the first time my daughter attended a grown-up fundraiser. She has modeled in the Junior League fashion show before, but has never attended a fundraiser as a guest. She did really well! She enjoyed looking at the silent auction, the view, and the fashion show. She even ate the very grown up food! I was so proud of her!

She really is growing into a nice young lady before my eyes. Oh I wish she would stop growing up! My baby is almost taller than me, and she is one shoe size away from me! It seems like just yesterday she was a little baby girl, now she is a young lady! Thankfully the braces keep her looking young 😉

When deciding what to wear to the League to Save Lake Tahoe annual beachfront fundraiser, there is a strategy involved. The event is held outside, on the beach. When you are in elevation, the temperature may be seventy or eighty degrees, but the sun is more potent than at sea level. This means sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are a must! When choosing a hat, it must be low lying so as not to block other guests from properly viewing the live auction and the runway show. This is usually easy to accomplish, but something to keep in mind while deciding on a hat.

The first time I attended the event, I wore a brown and white cotton dress. This kept me cool, but since you are sitting in part shade during the event, you can perspire a little bit. I do not recommend wearing white cotton to this event. I don’t need to explain. 😉 The best type of dress to wear to the League to Save Lake Tahoe fundraiser is one which is lightweight, offers a print or dark color, and does not show perspiration.

Shoes are an important factor in deciding what to wear to an outdoor, beachfront fundraiser. They must have a flat sole or you will find yourself sinking into the sand. My favorite type of shoe to wear is an espadrille, but any flat or wedge, which is not too narrow, will do.

If you love the environment, and Lake Tahoe, as much as I do, please check out The League to Save Lake Tahoe’s website online here. To see all the beautiful designs on Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2017 runway, please click here.

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy