Saturday, April 2, 2016

Symphonic Mischief

We attended a black tie optional fundraiser for our beloved Johnson City Symphony Orchestra last evening.

The event took place in the Johnson City Country Club's ballroom.

Marilyn Robertson served as the President of our Symphony for the past two years. She worked tirelessly to promote and keep our Symphony funded.

Sarah was our entertaining mime jester for the evening!

At the end of the evening, some of the mystery bags had not yet sold, so Mr. Mickey and I bought them all.

I wanted this kayak so badly! I lost the fierce bidding war to a lady who lives in Canada. She and her husband plan to buy a matching one so that they can explore all the coves in the bay near their home.

The beautiful Johnson City Country Club is more than one hundred years old. There are many crystal chandeliers, columns, ornate fireplaces and a beautiful wooden dance floor in the ballroom. The grand bay windows overlook the terrace and the rolling hills of the golf course beyond. I have been attending events in this beautiful building since I was a young girl. It never ceases to soothe my spirit to be in this grand space.

Charlie is the club's current manager.

My look for this evening included a fabulous jacket by Damee from ShopMyFairLady. The double collar has wires inside the edges so that you can adjust the ruffle effect. I bought it last year, but the weather turned cold before I had a chance to wear it. This jacket is an elegant example of the type of sheer topper that I often wear over tank tops in warm weather to remain covered but still keep cool.

This easy type of dressing serves me very well all year round. The simple black tank top is by Clara Sunwoo via ShopMyFairLady. It has a neckline which can be worn with the V or the scoop in the front. The travelers pants are from Chico's. The suede fringe trim sandals are by BCBGeneration via Saks Off 5th. The box clutch is from Cloth, a boutique located in the Grove Park Inn Resort. I added small crystal drop earrings, two fun bling rings, and a crystal link bracelet as accessories.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love jackets with the wire in the collars and this one is wonderful. You look stunning as always and what a fun event.

Unknown said...

Thank you for letting us know about Shop My Fair Lady. There are a variety of options from casual to dressy.

Canuck-Girl said...

Beautiful venue, beautiful outfit; worthy cause; wonderful Friday evening! Thank you for sharing. Cannot wait to wear open shoes. Right now we are "enjoying" a freak snow storm!

Joy said...

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Prairie Poulet said...

Thank you for showing more ideas for the "black tie optional" type of event. It is so nice to know that "special occasion" does not have to mean clothing that is worn once only.

Missy said...

You look lovely and thank you for the information regarding the jacket. Look forward to your blog.

Joanne said...

Lovely as usual!