10 February 2013

Junior League's 50 Shades of GOLD

Last year, I blogged about my Junior League's huge fundraiser, BLINGO bingo where some fellow Sustainers and I recreated Breakfast at Tiffany's with our Audrey Hepburn costumes.

This year, as some of the League's more seasoned members, we were a bit more edgy!
With "Fifty Shades of Grey" so popular last year, we had a "Fifty Shades of Gold" theme this year.

Keep in mind that the event warrants LOTS of bling. So much, in fact, that they give a prize to the most blinged out person. Yours truly actually took the honors this year, newly chopped golden locks & all.


Once again, we were two tables strong, with ladies in head to toe gold! When I say head to toe, I mean it literally. Five of us raided the Target shelves for their deeply discounted gold glitter shoes.


 They were platforms with a four-inch heel and will probably never be worn again. Thank goodness, I stashed ballet flats in my bag to wear immediately after the event ended.

Our group leader, Joyce, helped to accessorize everyone.

We donned gold sunglasses, spray-painted books with the "Fifty Shades of Gold" title and yes, even gold handcuffs. If you read the book, you would absolutely understand the cuffs.

The entire room had bling, thanks to ladies in flashing cowboy hats, 

Sunday Best 

And other themes

As the Bingo balls were pulled, ladies at every table eagerly marked off their numbers.

       Somehow, I always end up with the "defective" Bingo cards, which rarely have the right numbers!

I did walk away with the prize for Most Bling, which was fun. I won a nice little package of goodies, including an ipod shuffle, earphones with bling and free facials with microderm.


We may have made a decision about what we already want to do a year from now. Or at least we are on the path for a decision. It was a great day with some incredible women. The event is open to League & non-Junior League members, so be sure to join us this time next year!