Yesterday I joined some extraordinary women at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville for our 5th annual luncheon for the Women's Fund of East Tennessee.
The Women's Fund is a catalyst to transform the lives of low-income women and girls in East Tennessee. I am very proud to be in the Leadership Society.
As an organization, we learn about the needs of women and girls in our region and determine focused funding areas that will have the greatest long-term impact. We explore and recommend grant recipients based on the proven success of area organizations and their ability to create positive, trans-formative change.
Together we analyze the outcomes of our investments to ensure accountability and success.
Mr. Mickey snapped these photos for you at the World's Fair Park where we went for an early morning stroll. The Sunsphere can be seen in the background. It is a hexagonal steel truss structure, topped with a gold-colored glass sphere that served as the symbol of the 1982 World's Fair.
Later in the morning, we visited one of my favorite establishments in Knoxville, The Paris Apartment. It is a delightful place to shop for clothing, accessories, gifts and fabulous items for your home. You can also enjoy lunch with friends in the French style bistro and tea room.
I wore a navy blue set by IC Collection, sent to me by ShopMyFairLady.com.
The crystal hand-beaded tassel necklace was also sent to me by ShopMyFairLady.com.
We always look forward to attending events at the elegant Cherokee Country Club overlooking the Tennessee River.
It was such a delight to visit with some of the other women from Johnson City who attended the luncheon.
Our collective efforts significantly contribute to accomplishing great things for women and girls in our region.
If you are in Knoxville during the springtime, don't miss the chance to drive through some of the beautiful neighborhoods where stately older homes stand sentinel over the river surrounded by breathtaking azaleas in full bloom. Too soon, it was time to begin our long drive back to Johnson City.
The look I wore today would be perfect for any special event such as attending a wedding or any more formal gathering. It is very comfortable and yet elegant at the same time. This set is available in black as well as the navy I am wearing. The top has side pockets! The photo below was taken in poor lighting, so the navy shows as black.
Considering the sheer mesh details on the legs of the pants, I chose to wear minimalist nude sandals by Sam Edelman via Nordstrom last year. For the same reason, I did not wear bracelets or a watch which would have only served as clutter.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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