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JLSJ fundraising gala gown and recap

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Fundraising gala gown outfit details: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana / Gown: David Meister / Ring: Amethyst, yellow gold, gift from Mother, (also love this one) / Nail Polish: Chanel Roubachka /  Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Tom Ford

Every two years, the Junior League of San Jose holds a fashion show fundraiser. There are two events held; a daytime luncheon, and an evening gala. This time I only attended the gala. Some years, I have attended both events; because they are so much fun!

The JLSJ fashion show fundraiser has a special place in my heart. From 2002-2010 I was an active member of the Junior League, and worked tirelessly on the steering committee for the fundraiser. I love how many fun ways there are to raise money at this event! There are raffles, showcases, a silent auction, a live auction, a call to action, and games!

Also, many of the retailers who show their lines on the runway will offer a percentage of sales to the league for a a few days after the event. This encourages guests to shop at, and support, our sponsors. It really is win/win!

Now, as a sustainer in the Junior League, I enjoy attending the event and seeing the fabulous creativity of the current actives. They always put on such a great show, and event. I am so proud of all their hard work! I cannot wait to find out the final numbers, and see how much we raised for our charities, and projects!

The Junior League of San Jose works hard in the community to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community. The league improves the community through partnerships, signature projects, and grants for local non-profits, and charities. To learn more about the Junior League of San Jose, and all of the fabulous work we do in the community, please visit JLSJ.org.

Now, this is a fashion blog, so let’s chat for second about my dress! I have fallen in love with one shoulder gowns; I wore a navy one to the last fashion show fundraiser in 2014! So, I decided this was the silhouette for me, but not in navy ūüėČ

I loved all of the structural influences on the spring 2016 runways in New York, so when I saw this one shoulder gown with a metal belt, I knew it was the dress for me! Not only did it reflect the structural trend I loved from the NYFW runways for spring, it had one shoulder! Love!

My black vintage Delman’s have attended their last gala, so after two decades, I replaced them with this pair of classic, black satin pumps. I love the gold high heel! I feel like these shoes are a classic with a twist. Always fun to have a twist!

*These photos were taken with my iPhone. My apologies for the quality.

Love the collection from Azadeh shown during the JLSJ fashion show fundraiser; enjoy the final walk featuring her designs!


Western cowgirl costume

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Pictured: Hat: M&F Western / Sunglasses: Prada / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: Chanel 93 Intime / Shirt: Gap (old, also love this one on sale!) / Skirt: BCBG (last seen here) / Nail Polish: Gucci Metallic Sand / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Boots: Ariat

Last month I attended a fundraising party to benefit the Junior League of San Jose’s Rummage Sale. As a Sustainer in the Junior League, I am extremely proud of this fundraiser and all the hard work our active members put into making it happen; and be a success! The Rummage Sale is a fundraiser we put on once every two years. We sell high quality rummage at rock bottom prices. The fundraiser works in two ways: rummage is donated, so proceeds go directly to the Junior League’s community programs, and secondly, the community is able to purchase much-needed items which are high quality; new or gently used, and offered at unheard of prices. It’s a win/win fundraiser for everyone involved! Love that!

The party we held the night before the Rummage Sale was to celebrate the hard work our Rummage Sale committee put into making the event such as success. Since we know how to celebrate our success in the Junior League through fun, themed events, this event was western themed. This meant everyone who attended wore fabulous western get-ups. It was so much fun trying to recognize people under those hats!

Since I have never been to a western themed party before, I had to find a fabulous pair of boots and a hat! Thankfully, I am a sucker for denim shirts, and fringe is on trend this season; so I was able to put together an outfit without buying clothing. I was thrilled to find this hat for under $50 and these comfortable, sleek cowgirl boots for a decent price. Shopping win!

I know I will be able to wear the hat and boots again; as well as the whole ensemble. There is an annual ho-down for the girl scouts which I always bring my daughters to; now I can dress up! This will also make a great Halloween costume! And who knows, another western themed fundraiser or party could pop up in my future. 

Since fringe is all the rage right now, this is a great time to snap up a fringe item which can also work for a western themed costume in the future. You never know when you need to dress up! 

For more information about the Junior League of San Jose and all the fabulous work they do in the community, please visit jlsj.org.


Junior League Rummage Sale 2015: The Greatest Garage Sale on Earth

JLSJ Rummage Sale

Mark your calenders! The Rummage Sale, also¬†known as “The Greatest Garage Sale on Earth,” is being hosted by the Junior League of San Jose. ¬†The event will be held¬†at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 21 from 8 am to 6 pm. There will also be a Community Health & Services Fair from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. ¬†This exciting event will take place in the¬†Expo Hall at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds located at 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA. Admission is free.

The biannual Rummage Sale is a huge fundraising and community event. There will be high quality rummage at rock bottom prices available for sale. Items for sale include electronics, clothing, toys, furniture, sporting goods, books and more! 

Experienced shoppers should arrive before the doors open in order to be one of the first people inside the Rummage Sale. This ensures getting the best pieces. At these prices, everything sells fast so arrive early!

In addition to the Rummage Sale, there will be a community health fair with over thirty-five healthcare and community agencies.  Activities include healthy eating demonstrations, free legal services, tax prep, vision and hearing screening, asthma services, dentistry education and much, much more!

Proceeds from the Rummage Sale go back to the community through the Junior League of San Jose.

As a Sustainer in the Junior League of San Jose, I can tell you first-hand that this is an amazing event. Not only can you purchase high quality rummage at rock bottom prices, but there are community services available and the peace of mind that comes with knowing all of the proceeds go back to the community through the Junior League. Love that!

For more information, please visit JLSJ.org. See you at the Fairgrounds!

 

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