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March 30, 2015

Fashion Show Benefitting Multiple System Atrophy ("MSA")

"Models" for In Bloom Boutique getting ready before the show.  Love these ladies!!

My trusty photographer, a/k/a my Dad, snapped the following three photos of me in the coral shift dress prior to the show.  Both of my parents came to the show!
DRESS: In Bloom Boutique  //  EARRINGS: In Bloom Boutique // SHOES: Steve Madden

My friend, Blake Lannom of Blake Lannom Photography, was one of the event photographers and snapped the below photos of me in the blue maxi dress after the show.  It was so great to see him and catch up!
DRESS: In Bloom Boutique  //  EARRINGS + NECKLACE: In Bloom Boutique

Hello, friends!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw where I was getting ready to walk in BombShells Hair Studio and Spa's Fifth Annual Charity Fashion Show benefitting Multiple System Atrophy ("MSA").  We had an amazing time and it was such an honor to be invited to participate!  The ladies of Bombshells did our hair and makeup before the show while we listened to 80's music.  They did a fabulous job!

The night began with yummy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from local vendors for everyone to enjoy during the silent auction.  Three local boutiques provided runway looks for summer 2015.  I wore two gorgeous dresses from In Bloom Boutique.  In Bloom Boutique has SO many fashion-forward new looks for spring and summer, and the best part is that everything is very affordable (hello, tax season!).  I saw so many gorgeous options that I would totally wear to weddings, summer barbecues, girls' nights, and on vacation.  Plus, I love how they offer FREE shipping on their website!  Definitely check them out- I love to support local businesses and I can tell you firsthand that the mother and daughter co-owners of In Bloom Boutique are wonderful and are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  :-)

Prior to the show, I had never heard of MSA.  I did some research, and from what I have gathered, MSA is a rare progressive neurodegenerative and impairs the autonomic nervous system, which regulates many important bodily functions.  Some of these functions include: blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and the ability to sweat.  Also, MSA causes muscle tremors and rigidness.  One of the women with a relative suffering from the disease described it as "absolutely horrible....it is the equivalent of being trapped inside your own body with no voice."  

Over the last four years, this event has raised more than $14,000.00 for MSA!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!  Be sure to follow along on Bloglovin' and Instagram:)

12 comments:

  1. Awesome event for a great cause! You look beautiful

    Mel
    www.girlandthepolkadot.com

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  2. Looks like a really fun time! And you look BEYOND gorg in both looks! (your Dad did a great job with the first pics, too!) :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  3. You look so pretty!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your pink dress. Such a fun style. The color looks gorgeous on you!
    Fash Boulevard

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  5. You look so pretty!! These dresses are gorgeous and I love your hair!

    Sherri

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  6. This is definitely a wonderful cause and it looks like it was a wonderful event as well. I just love the dresses as well. Just fab.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

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  7. How adorable are you?! I love all of these pictures and your hair is great.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  8. Super in love with the sleeves & the embroidered deets of your pink dress!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. wow sounds a great event for a good cause, thanks for sharing. You look perfect as always!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  10. You look PHENOMENAL on all these pics! Sounds like it was a great event for a great cause!

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  11. Your hair is always gorgeous, but it looks great pulled back too! Both of these outfits are so fun. And what a great cause to support!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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