Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wine, Women and Shoes

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of once again working with my dear friend Krista who owns Monkee's of Johnson City

Krista asked me to spend the day modeling and visiting with the attendees for a Wine Women & Shoes® event to benefit Wellmont Foundation.

The legendary Virginian Golf Club was the location for the special event. My personal attire for the day included a royal blue Clara Sunwoo top from The cigarette leg white pants are by Renuar, and Purple Poppy provided them.

The necklace is from S.M. Bradford on Hilton Head Island. The shoes are from last year, and they are by Vince Camuto. The bag is from Express.

I loved seeing my sweet friends again and meeting loyal followers of the blog. It was thrilling to hear "I follow your blog!" so many times during the day.

It was an honor to be in the company of hundreds of generous women who donated their time and money to help others who might not be able to afford the early detection that is necessary to outlive cancer.

I made a great discovery today when I met Alexandria W. Alli from F&W Style. She is the designer of a fabulous line of handbags of excellent quality. The rich colors and textures are so classic and elegant. I will be buying several of her designs!

I modeled an emerald cape sleeve dress with black leggings accessorized by a hand beaded necklace and carried a small beige clutch bag. These items are from Monkee's of Johnson City.

Several of the young women who modeled with me on this day are breast cancer survivors. 

Proceeds from this event will assist the Wellmont Cancer Institute to improve access and affordability for breast cancer screenings.

Wine Women & Shoes® sophisticated events feature SHOEMMELIER-style wine tasting, auctions, fashion marketplace and often a fashion show created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and female camaraderie – all to support a noble cause.

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

Created in collaboration with Purple Poppy
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.


Unknown said...

This look like a lot of fun! I wish there was an event like this in my area! (Western-Central MA). Thanks for posting!

Canuck-Girl said...

Great event, wonderful venue, beautiful clothes and stylish friends - perfect!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful event you participated in! You & your blog are such a positive example of women helping women in so many ways!

Alexandria Alli said...

Great write up Susan,It was an amazing event! Look forward to you being an F&W Girl!

Roxanne said...

I wish I could understand why these designers rarely carry V-Neck tops. I love this royal blue tunic but I have broad shoulders and scoop necks just accentuate the problem.

Kristien62 said...

What a wonderful and fun way to support a very important cause. I echo Susan's sentiment wishing there were an event like that near us. As a 4 year breast cancer survivor, I am very cognizant of the real need for early detection for all women, and I would love to be part of an event like yours.

By the way, you could have modeled the outfit you wore to the event. It was as lovely as the one you did model. Have a great Sunday.

MyLeftBreast said...

Hi Susan - I just love your blog and read it every morning in my inbox! a breast cancer survivor, it's lovely to see this post which will benefit women with breast cancer. Best to you and Mr. Mickey!

josep-maria badia said...

A wonderful event, and beautiful, elegant and stylish women. I love your look your look in blue and green.