Can I share a secret with you? Although I love fashion and I can appreciate every detail in a fabulous look, I am naturally not the most fashion forward girl. Don’t get me wrong; I do not walk around looking like a hot mess, but I will admit that I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. Give me a blazer to throw over my t-shirt, and a nice pair of earrings, and I am all set. But, every now and then, it sure is nice to get dolled up and do something special.

Next Friday, May 8th,  I am headed to the 3rd Annual Runway Moms for a Cause Fashion Fundraiser (RMFC) and I am beyond excited. Not only do I get to put my best girly foot forward (make up and all) , but I get to attend an event with purpose and meaning. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to spend my night and kick off Mother’s Day weekend. I never turn down an opportunity to support a cause that matters (and get glammed up in the process).

The black-tie event, created by L~Shandi designer, Lara Akinsanya, and hosted by Paul Wharton of CW television, is dedicated to raising funds for the Tigerlily Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating young women around the world about breast cancer. I personally believe that very few things are as empowering as being able to advocate for yourself, and the Tigerlily Foundations focuses on that very principle.

With a focus on “Power Moms,” and 20 of the Washington, D.C. area’s most influential philanthropic power moms walking down the runway, this will be a night to remember. Always excited to attend an event where I can meet wonderful people who share similar passions, I can’t even begin to tell how honored I am to be a part of this experience.

Why not kick off your Mother’s Day weekend with an event that lets you support a great cause while also having an experience that makes you feel empowered, encouraged, and entertained. Now doesn’t that sound like a great way to kick off a holiday weekend?

Click below to buy your tickets and to see how amazing last year’s fundraiser was.


I will definitely be in attendance (I even made my hair appointment already), and I hope to see you there. You deserve it and so do the women served by the Tigerlily Foundation.