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Women of Wardrobe’s Spring Fling Fundraiser Makes a Dazzling Return

Presented by The Jerry C. Dearing Family Foundation, the event raised over $27,000 for Dress for Success Houston.

By Danielle Wright

Alaina Nelson, Sarika Patel, Karishma Asrani and Liz Arrigo pose outisde The Owl bar at Spring Fling. 

Image: Daniel Ortiz

After Two years In a pandemic and with Houston's unpredictable weather, Women of Wardrobe's Spring Fling made a dazzling return this past Saturday. The Jerry C. Dearing Family Foundation presented the delightfully philanthropic afternoon at The Owl, where the city's young professionals networked and indulged in tasty bites from local restaurants. 

Young professionals around the city form The Women of Wardrobe community, which is established under the Dress For Success organization. W.O.W. members empower and aid in the career development of women for future generations through community service and style. 

"Spring Fling is one of our largest fundraisers for D.F.S. Houston and a chance to celebrate a worthy cause in our community," said W.O.W. President Marianna Corcoran in a statement. 

Trendy spring styles filled the room at the rustic and lively bar, with co-ed guests sporting their own take on the season's looks of pastels and florals. More than 140 young professionals were in attendance, partaking in selfies from Just Call Malik's photo booth, and a traditional southern barbecue-style lunch organized by Co-chairs Serena Sneeringer and Victoria Villarreal. Local favorites ​​Liberty KitchenLocal Foods, Terrace 54 and Tinys No. 5, along with Texas brands Ranch Rider Spirits and Walking Stick Brewing Company, provided a delicious selection of pulled pork sliders, desserts, and cold beverages.

Campechena bites and deviled eggs catered by Liberty Kitchen. 

Image: Daniel Ortiz

Attendees entered a raffle to win packages valued at over $1,000 from some of the most well-known brands around the city such as ALTOHemlineLeMelMonkey's Tail, and Zadok Jewelers. The event was a remarkable success, raising more than $27,000 that'll go towards Dress For Success. The non-profit organization provides business attire, job retention, and career advancement to women in Houston. 

"I am so proud to be in the company of accomplished women, all of us who share a desire to make a difference," says Corcoran. 

For more information on Women of Wardrobe, visit online.

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