November is right around the corner — can you believe it?! Head into the final two months of the year with fabulous and fashionable looks from local boutiques B. Prince, The Clothes Tree by Deborah and Alabama Outdoors for three exciting upcoming events, The Vulcans Community Awards, The Children’s Ball and the 46th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show. Birmingham’s iconic Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the striking backdrop for these gorgeous looks.
Today’s models are the four talented and inspiring female nominees for this year’s Vulcans Community Awards. Hollie Cost is the Mayor of Montevallo and a Professor of Special Education at the University of Montevallo committed to community inclusiveness, the arts, education, sustainability and youth civic engagement. Lizzi Wilkerson is the Executive Director at Red Mountain Grace, a nonprofit dedicated to providing hospitality housing for families and their caregivers in Birmingham for long-term medical treatment. In addition to overseeing Baker Donelson’s pro bono programs across more than 20 offices in the states and doing plenty of pro bono work herself, Lisa Borden puts much of her focus on the representation of the homeless, including a homeless court program, which she helped found in Birmingham. And finally, Jenny Short is dedicated to the growth and development of her hometown of Jasper, AL. She serves as President of Jasper Main Street, is the chairperson of the Walker County Health Action Partnership and sits on various boards, including The Freshwater Land Trust. She has been instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Jasper.
It was an absolute treat spending the day with these incredible women! Enjoy this month’s “What to Wear!”
The Event: The Vulcans Community Awards
- November 1, 2018
- Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
- Tickets are $115.
- The Club
- For more information, see visitvulcan.com.
Head to The Club for the fifth annual The Vulcans Community Awards dinner on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The Vulcans are the Birmingham region’s highest civic honor and will be presented to honorees who represent civic pride, progress and leadership in five categories: Lifetime Achievement, Hero, Game Changer, Servant Leadership and Newcomer.
What to wear: This elegant evening calls for a bit of dolling up, but don’t feel obligated to opt for a classic cocktail dress! Although a cocktail dress is certainly a fantastic option for this event, we encourage you to edge it up a bit with some funky pants or a sequined top for a touch of glamour and fun. Find all of these looks at B. Prince.
The Event: The Children’s Ball
- November 9, 2018
- The evening begins at 6 p.m.
- Contact [email protected] to purchase tickets.
- The Club
- For more information, visit thechildrensball.com.
The Children’s Ball is Children’s of Alabama’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s black-tie event will feature a silent auction, live auction, fabulous dinner and after party. They are looking forward to a night of fun with the best view in Birmingham from The Club. Funds from the event help them to recruit, train and retain the most inquiring minds, skilled hands and compassionate hearts in pediatric medicine.
What to wear: This black-tie event calls for full-on glam, and no one does a gorgeous gown quite like The Clothes Tree by Deborah. Here, we’re featuring four timeless styles that will flatter any body type. Cascading trains, off-the-shoulder accents, ruby reds and embellished patterns are just a few of our favorite options for black-tie attire.
- November 10 & 11, 2018
- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- General admission is $3 per day.
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens
- For more information, visit alabamadesignercraftsmen.com.
Come out to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this November 10 and 11 for the 46th annual Fine Crafts Show of juried members of Alabama Designer Craftsmen (ADC). Always the second weekend in November, the show is a community favorite just in time for the holidays. The show and sale take place inside the Garden Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, rain or shine. All works for sale are handmade and meant to be worn, used in the home or office, or as outdoor artistic decoration and enjoyed for years to come!
What to wear: Keep it cool, casual and comfortable for this one. As the temperatures drop, it is necessary to layer for this unique shopping experience. We love how these looks from Alabama Outdoors are ultra-cozy, yet polished and well put-together.
Have a fun — and stylish — November!