April 25, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Wine, Women & Shoes






































On Saturday I got to attend one of the coolest events I've ever been to - Wine, Women & Shoes. This ab fab event was full of ladies dressed to the nines, men holding platters of shoes, free-flowing wine and hors d'oeuvres, and boutiques selling shoes and accessories. The event also included a silent auction, a live auction, a raffle with a $6,000 prize, and a fashion show. The best part? One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited Second Harvest Food Bank to fight hunger right here in Central Florida. I arrived wearing my new Varga Store dress and my favorite blue shoes (I figured it was the perfect occasion to dust them off, no?). I spent the day interviewing guests and event organizers for a video for IzonOrlando. I had a blast learning all about how this event came about and can't wait to share the video with you in a couple weeks! As for Wine, Women & Shoes - I already can't wait until they are back in Orlando next year! (To see when they are coming to your city, click here.)

Occasion: Wine, Women & Shoes event
Dress: c/o Varga Store, $84
Shoes: Urbanog.com, $21
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Earrings: Forever 21, $8

Silent auction items up for grabs

Coralia Leets jewelry

Shoe guys serving platters of accessories

Interviewing Elaine Honig, founder of Wine, Women & Shoes


Interviewing Leslye Gale from Magic 107.7

A model walking the runway



Ashely was my photographer and looked so cute I wanted to share her outfit! I love her dress and bag. :-)

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful Dress and Post!!!
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  2. Sounds like a great event! Thanks for posting the listing of future shows. I am happy to see there is one in Michigan!

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  3. What a cool event! and You look so amazing!
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  4. Pam@Over50feeling40April 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    First of all, your dress and shoes are fabulous!! Ashely as well! So cute!
    I love that an event such as this benefitted a food bank...what a wonderful way for the community to raise support and it looks like it was so much fun!!

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  5. The shoes you are wearing are almost identical to the ones I'm wearing for my wedding — except $60 less!

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  6. Love Ashley's dress. Where is it from?

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  7. Ashley's dress is from Express and it's recent!

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  8. Mimi, i so wish I had worn blue shoes to my wedding! Love it!

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  9. I love this outfit!! I think you are so lucky to get to attend such an awesome event. I love the guys with the platters, what a cute idea.

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  10. Hi J!!

    The dress and shoes are absolutely GORGEOUS! Would this dress be appropriate for a wedding?

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  11. Thank you! I think this dress is great for a wedding!! I would just watch the length. I'm 5'7" and wearing a size S. It had tulle underneath the skirt that I had to cut out, because otherwise it was way too short on me, haha. Otherwise though it's perfect!

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  12. Look Like a lot of fun.

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  13. Ohh, there's a tulle underneath? I'm 5'4". Should I go for a medium? Also, the shoes that you have on are sold out on urbanog.com. :( What shoes would you recommend?

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  14. Totally your call on the size. I wear a size 0 in tops and blazers and the dress was pretty snug (Varga is junior's sizing) so hopefully that helps. I've had my shoes for more than a year, but I think you could also wear nude shoes, black shoes or another color you see in the dress such as bright pink!

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  15. Love both of your dresses! Those blue shoes are to die for! I can't wait to see your video!

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  16. Those two ladies you are interviewing (the ones in your pics) are wearing the exact same shoes! )) was it on purpose? were they advertising them?

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  17. Lena, there were a bunch of vendors there selling accessories. The shoes were for sale and they both happened to be trying on the shoes when I interviewed them. Too funny, huh? :-)

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  18. So cute, I love all the colors in your dress and your blue shoes!!

    Missy
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  19. Loving your outfit...those shoes are fab! Also want to check out Coralia's jewelry...it looks awesome!

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  20. That dress is fierce, love it! :)

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  21. You look so beautiful! Love all that color on you and those shoes make you look so tan!! What a great event and I LOVE that they served accessories on platters - genius!!

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  22. I love the wild colors and one-shouldered styling of your dress! And I love the shoes. And that there were men offering platters of shoes . . .

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  23. I love the look! Very Spring-y and fun. PS how do you already have a killer tan?! Share your secrets :)

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  24. jseverydayfashionApril 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Thank you! I talk about this in my Q&A but my skin is naturally very dark. I've only been to the pool twice this year so far! I think the blond highlights throw people off, but I'm American Indian. :-)

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  25. You look great! Looks like you had lots of fun. :)

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  26. WOW You look FABULOUS, like a Million bucks for about 125 bucks. Your friend looks nice too, I think she got inspired to wear a short floral dress from you. Your shoes are a gem too and they stand out, a great great deal as well. A Great event for a great cause as well.

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