Charity Fashion Show

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hey everyone! This past Wednesday I had the chance to go to a local charity fashion show and there was no way I was going to miss it. The proceeds of the event went to the community's local food pantry, so for me the combo of fashion + charity was unbeatable! The fashion was absolutely (for lack of a better word) delicious!

Although this show was not exactly comprised of modest attire, there were lots of fashion and beauty inspirations to be had.  And I can always extract style that's applicable to my personal life from just about anything. But, unfortunately I did not get enough pictures...I was distracted when I found out that  Leandra from The Man Repeller was the featured guest. Hey, in the blogging world, anyone with over 7,000 followers is most certainly a celeb!
This is me in my self-tied sarong dress. It's actually a gorgeous beach cover-up I picked up in Target for $16.99.  (See directions for making your own sarong dress at the end of this post.)

The Event Flyer
The beautiful home of the host 

What a cool idea: a runway over the pool!

Freshly prepared Syrian salads and gorgeous fresh flowers adorned the Mediterranean style kitchen for a delectable lunch buffet.
The back exterior of the home, where the event took place

How divine is this tablecloth? Each piece glistened in the sunshine.
One of the style inspirations backstage was  comprised of two top fall trends: Fur and lace.
Colored fur is HOT this fall, and this yellow stole took my breath away!
Another fabulous fur...omg I want them all!
This model portrays three of my fave accessories: Gorgeous earrings, a fabulous hairstyle and a shining smile.
Me and Leandra from The Man Repeller (!!)
Want to learn how to tie your own sarong dress? It is so easy, cheap and fabulous and can even be worn without the belt as a great maternity frock!

Here's how:

1. Take any large, rectangular shaped sarong or cover-up and hold it the long way across your back by the top two corners.
2. Bring the top two corners around to the front and tie one time across the top of your chest as if you're wrapping a towel around you.
3. Take the extra 'tails' from the tie and tie them around the back of your neck loosely enough so as not to pull the entire dress up and so you will still be comfortable.
4. If desired, add a wide belt to cinch your waist and give your new dress a great shape.

Can you believe that's it?? At first I was wary of wearing it just because it seemed too easy, but in the end I got tons of compliments!

My sarong is available at Here are some other beautiful ones to try. They need not be expensive just beautiful to the eye!

Multicolored Rainbow Swirls Long Pareo Sarong Wrap

Hawaiian Long Sarong- White w/ Red & Orange Hibiscus
Full Long Pareo Water Splash Blue Beach Wrap

So curious...would you wear a sarong dress too?
Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend!

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  1. Sharon, you looked gorgeous! And I noticed a lot of fur in this year's fall collections. One of my favorite makes St. John has gorgeous furs for fall and winter. I wish they were more affordable:)
    Shabbat Shalom, O

  2. How fun! Love your sarong dress and you look beautiful. I am loving the runway over the pool. This is like a dream day for any blogger. So glad you had fun. xo

  3. Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by today and for leaving such a sweet comment. So happy to meet you. And we're neighbors with you living in NJ. How fun! :)

    Looks like it was a fabulous event and I just love how you tied your gorgeous sarong. You look beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. You look amazing, love your idea of the sarong dress! Looks like a great event- glamour, fashion and charity don't know if you could beat it!

  5. Sharon, you are a celebrity in your right :) Looking great, as always. Still can't believe your a mom of so many kids- such an inspiration! Love the sarong, makes me want to go to the beach :)

  6. Seams like you went to an amazing even! And you look gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on how to achieve this look!

    Check out my giveaway :)


  7. I love this post! I would have never thought that a sarong could be made modest - but you pulled it off in an incredible way!

  8. Thank you for the beautiful pictures AND especially for the sarong instructions! I agree with others' posts - you looked great! Once again, you have given me many, many ideas!!

  9. what a fun event! I Love the trends for fall, this post makes me really want some fur!

  10. I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

  11. What a surprise $16.99 for a great look. Loved the photos from the event. The tablecloth is beautiful.

  12. Firstly...WHAT AN AMAZING EVENT....and Man awesome to meet her!!!
    Where was this little shindig? The house looks unbelievable.

    Second..YOU look showstopper how creative you were w this outfit...
    Everything is PERFECTION!

  13. love the runway over the pool. How fun!

    xoxo navy & orange

  14. aaahhhhh stunning...seems like there are amazing event.. i love the post..

  15. What an amazing looking event! And I love the way you styled that pareo!

  16. love this post! its just perfect

  17. Hi =Do you wear a wig all the time. This is something I did not know (that you should keep your head covered)??

  18. Do you wear a wig all the time - do you not find it heavy and hot in the summer. I did not realize that this was a custom in your religion.

  19. Hi thanks for all your great comments! I always love your feedback. To answer the last two questions: Some women cover their hair all the time but the restriction is to cover the hair in front of another man who is not your husband. So when we go out we cover our hair. We are used to the way we dress so the weather doesn't really make a difference. When you're hot, we're hot too, but we're used to being covered so it's ok!