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It’s Gala Season! A Dress-for-the-Event Guide

Sep 07, 2016 03:00PM ● Published by Becca Newell

By: Becca Newell
Edited By: Lisa J. Gotto
Photography: Katie Martin (Pegher) Photography in Easton
Model: Flavia Dias with THE Artist Agency in Washington D.C.
Hair: Jessica Shanks with Image Creators Salon and Spa in Severna Park
Makeup: Nicole Probeyahn with Image Creators Salon and Spa in Severna Park
Location: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville
Fall is a particularly wonderful time of year, full of our favorite things: light-weight layers, pumpkin spice lattes, dewy mornings, and the ultimate front-runner, gala season. It wouldn’t be that time of year without weekends full of charitable events that are as exciting to attend as they are to dress up for. Here, we present six not-to-miss soirees and the swoon-worthy outfits that perfectly match each designated dress code. Just don’t forget to buy your ticket in advance—these parties are sure to sell out!

Comfortably Sleek and Stylish at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Party to Preserve Saturday, October 8th in Centreville

Join ESLC on Saturday, October 8, for an evening of cocktails and local farm-to-table dining at the Hermitage. History meets preservation at this beautiful home, surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of preserved lands “where farming and family have been the way of life for more than 350 years.” Enjoy the evening with friends on the Chester River while you Party to Preserve! Tickets: $125. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Finley Dress, $185, Dragonfly, Easton. ADA Wrap Belt, $99.99, The Cottage, Severna Park. Silver Oval with Pearl Earrings (clip), $99, Blanca Flor, Annapolis. Coin Pearl Necklace, $124, Blanca Flor, Annapolis. Large Double Pearl Necklace, $149, Blanca Flor, Annapolis. Pearl and Gold Ring, $115, Blanca Flor, Annapolis. Pearl Bypass Ring, $45, Blanca Flor, Annapolis.


Jimmy Buffet-Chic at Boatyard Bar & Grill’s Boatyard Beach Bash Saturday, September 17th in Annapolis

This year marks the 12th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The annual party, founded by Annapolis Maritime Museum Board Member and Boatyard Bar & Grill owner Dick Franyo, benefits the Museum’s education programs. Celebrate the evening on Saturday, September 17, drinking cocktails and enjoying a grilled buffet dinner while listening to members of the Jimmy Buffet Band (a.k.a. the Coral Reefers)! The event will take place at the Maritime Museum’s waterfront facility in Eastport. Tickets: $75 ($85 at the door), VIP: $125. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Just USA Jacket, $54, Kokopelli, Annapolis. Veronica M. Water Maxi Dress, $128, South Moon Under, Annapolis. Jack Rogers Sandals, $118, The Cottage, Severna Park. Sterling Silver Hoops, $122, Blanca Flor, Annapolis. Wrap Bracelet, $75, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Sterling Silver Shield Ring, $325, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Sterling Silver Fleur de Lis Ring, $205, Silver Linings, St. Michaels.


Casual Elegance at St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance Fundraising Dinner Saturday, September 24th in St. Michaels

Concours d’Elegance returns to St. Michaels September 23-25, with a fundraising dinner the evening of Saturday, September 24. The dinner, which is open to the public, features a cocktail reception and silent auction of high-end luxury items. Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance at the Harbour Inn Marina and Spa, where the dinner will take place. Proceeds will go to the construction of the new Classic Motor Museum. Dinner tickets: $200. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Baci Cardigan, $139, Lizzy Dee, Easton. Cooper & Elle Tank, $88, South Moon Under, Annapolis. Baci Silk Pants, $139, Lizzy Dee, Easton. Steve Madden Ankle Strap Heels, $39.99, South Moon Under, Annapolis. 18K Rose Gold and Diamond Earrings, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Necklace, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Ring, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels.


Nautically Cool at Hospice Cup’s Shore Party Saturday, September 17th in Annapolis

Hospice Cup will hold its 35th charity sailing regatta Saturday, September 17, followed by a dinner that evening. With live music, catering by Paul’s Homewood Café, a silent auction and an open bar, Executive Director Karma O’Neill says Hospice Cup is “excited to be celebrating 35 years of raising sails, funds and awareness for hospice care!” The Shore Party will be located at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard. Tickets: $85. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Claridge & King Shirt, $142, Dragonfly, Easton. Joules Shorts, $72.95, Kokopelli, Annapolis. Joules Rain Boots, $79, Kokopelli, Annapolis. Sterling Silver Star Pendant Earrings, $340, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Agate and Diamond Pendant Necklace, $1,600, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Scarf, Model’s own.


Cocktail Fun at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts’ Arts Alive Gala Friday, September 9th in Annapolis

Join Maryland Hall's largest fundraiser of the year, Arts Alive, in a tent under the stars on our front lawn. Support of Maryland Hall, where all the arts take center stage.The evening features entertainment, live and silent auctions, a raffle, and beer, wine and delicious signature appetizers and hors d'oeuvres donated by the area's finest restaurants, hotels and caterers. Kick off the social season at one of the most popular parties in Annapolis and support Maryland Hall and the arts in your community. More than 400 people attend this event including arts patrons, government officials, business leaders and community residents. Tickets $150. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Tart Blazer, $128, South Moon Under, Annapolis. Jack Jumpsuit, $78, Kokopelli, Annapolis. Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Earrings, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. Bent Gabrielsen 18K Yellow Gold and Rutilated Quartz Pendent Necklace, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. 14K Yellow Gold Hand Hammered Cuff, Call for Pricing, Guilford & Company, St. Michaels. Shoes, Model’s own.


Fashionably Formal at CASA of Anne Arundel’s CASAblanca: Someone to Watch Over Me Saturday, November 5th in Annapolis

Join Anne Arundel County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates, on Saturday, November 5, for CASAblanca. Enjoy the night at this “premiere black-tie evening of fine dining and dancing” to help make a child’s hopes and dreams come true. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will also be served at the “city that never sleeps” themed fundraiser, which will be held at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. Tickets: $175. More details.
—Summer Intern, Chelsea Hanson
Carter Dress, $575, Scout & Molly’s, Annapolis. Five Row Rhinestone Drop Earrings, $40, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Gold-Plated over Sterling Silver Bangle, $210, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Gold-Plated Spiked Bangle, $150, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Sterling Silver Cuff, $170, Silver Linings, St. Michaels. Sterling Silver Woven Cuff, $165, Silver Linings, St. Michaels.
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