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What I wore for a special event

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Happy Thursday, ladies!  Today, I will show you what I wore for a special event from the outfit to the makeup.

What I wore for this special event was not easy to figure out because of the recovering foot, but I was pleased with what I wore.

First I want to share with you a little about the event.  I had never attended something like this and it was a meaningful evening.

So, I hope you are comfy and ready to join me for what I wore to a special event.

WHAT I WORE TO A SPECIAL EVENT: THE EVENT

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The event is called Dining in the Dark, and hosted by an excellent non-profit called VIBRANT WORKS which empowers people with vision loss.

Mr. B has been an active volunteer with Vibrant Works for several years, and recently was invited to join the Board of Directors.

This evening combined with their leadership workshops are designed to help the rest of us understand the challenges of living vision impaired.

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What I wore included a black-out mask which are in these little bags.

The intention is that we wore them throughout the night to develop empathy for the vision impaired and it was very much a challenge.

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The venue at our Witte Museum was lovely, and the weather absolutely perfect for a part of the evening to be outdoors.

I love to attend events at museums and enjoy the artwork which is part of the venue.

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The venue was spacious which was really necessary for the amount of attendees with seeing-eye-dogs.

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The women at the top of Vibrant Works are both vision impaired and incredibly inspirational.

They guided us through the meal…your protein is 6:00, your carb is 11:00, your vegetable is 2:00.

Cutting my chicken was the most challenging to me.  But, I moved very slowly because I did not want to spill any drinks.

We met many inspirational individuals as well. 

Vibrant Works has helped many discover careers or new careers…one has even begun a TV show with other people excelling through their circumstances.

This was a very special evening.

WHAT I WORE TO A SPECIAL EVENT: THE OUTFIT

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What I wore was a little stressful for me simply because of shoes!  

I am suppose to be in my athletic shoes all of the time.  But, I decided to go with my leather slip-ons which have a little construction to help.

However, when I finally got home, my foot was very swollen and uncomfortable…and I sat often…on purpose.

With that explained, I knew what I wore would not be a dress as many women wore that night.

I always feel special in these Clara Sun Woo Kick Front Slit Pant, because they open and flow so beautifully.  These have been what I wore for many special events.

I found the sweater on a Chico’s sale rack…it is the one underneath this LEAF PRINT CARDIGAN JACKET, also on sale.

The sweater must be sold out online.  Knowing I wanted to wear black pants and shoes that also have a touch of camel between the black and white, I thought this sweater would work for what was in my head.

In that same trip to Chico’s, I fell for this BALLOON SLEEVE FAUX LEATHER JACKET, which is lightweight and will go with anything in my closet, including jeans.

With my Chico’s rewards, I received $15 off.

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Of course, what I wore included purposeful accessories.

The necklace is an oldie but goodie…One I was gifted years ago by a talented jewelry designer out of Dallas.

The NEELY & CHLOE LEATHER ZIP ZIP POUCH was a purchase in the Talbot’s Sale, and is still 60% off.  There are other bags still in this sale.

I love a little bag like this for my wrist during a special events when hands are best free.

It easily held my phone and glasses.  I did not wear my glasses under the mask.

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Besides what I wore and felt confident wearing, my favorite dress was on one of the board members…loved this print.

She looked lovely and said she found it at Macy’s.

I did not find this design, but found another design in a similar print….The ADRIANNA PAPELL WOMEN’S JACQUARD TEA LENGTH DRESS.

On the featured dress, she went with sparkles on her neckline rather than a necklace and it truly was a wonderful look.

Macy’s has so many nice COCKTAIL DRESSES, that I also highlighted just a few in this slideshow…..I know how hard it is to shop for weddings and special events.

WHAT I WORE TO A SPECIAL EVENT: THE MAKEUP

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Of course, what I wore to a special event, included makeup which complemented the outfit and me!

After an online consultation with Brian of by Brian, I was ready to glow with my makeup he recommended.

His makeup is very soft and natural…and the key to all of it is the word LIGHT.

Brian taught me how to bring more light to my eyes.

It all begins with the SUPER RADIANCE SKIN TINT…if you use the 35% off code on just one item, I would go with this skin tint.  It is amazing.

I love to wear something like this that does not settle in the wrinkles.  With the 35% off, this is $44.20 and a little goes a very long way.

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On the apples of my cheeks, I used the CHEEKY GLOW CREME BLUSH BLOOMING DAHLIA DUO. With the 35% off, this duo is $22.10

For a special event, Brian told me to rub them together just on those apples and not to slant them up as so many recommend.

The product that really lived up to it’s name was the WATERPROOF LIP LINER IN THE NEOPOLITAN COLOR which will last 16 hours.

Brian told me that if eating and drinking took away the lipstick, that the lip liner all over the lips would remain…and it did!

The lipstick color LAVISH OXIDE is a lovely evening color for autumns.  It feels rich and smooth on the lips.  It is the lip color in the front here.

With the 35% off, the lipstick is $22.75.

Brian sent four perfect colors and in the consultation taught me how to put them on with the lightest in a small triangle right by the nose and blended into the two other colors.

And, I am now a fan of the MAX DEFINING LASH MASCARA in NAVY.   With the 35% off, the mascara is $22.75.

Remember, a 30 minute consultation with Brian is free and he will help you with decisions about skincare and makeup. 

He is very kind and easy to work with. 

The free consultation offer will continue, but the 35% off your purchases ends today…of course, with the code: pamelaloves

Thanks to Brian for this special offer this week just for this audience.

The makeup was the perfect icing on the cake for what I wore.

WHAT I WORE TO A SPECIAL EVENT:  SPECIAL NIGHT

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I also want to thank our friends and family members who attended with us, Jamie and John.

The theme of this night was the importance of shedding light on many who live in darkness.

Then we were encouraged to take that light and share it with others.

It was a joy to share it with these two, and now I share it with you.

Just a little reminder to help the visually impaired when you have opportunities to do so.

Thanks also goes to VIBRANT WORKS San Antonio and all that they do to make a difference.

I am thankful every day for my health and the eyesight I have.

Of course, leave your comments or questions on What I Wore…..

STAY STRONG & KEEP SMILING!

By Pamela Lutrell

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