Katelyn Hayes and Shireen Hadi
Katelyn Hayes and Shireen Hadi

Allie Danizger, Courtney Campo, Karishma Asrani and Melissa Sugulas

At Dress for Success and Women of Wardrobe's annual Summer Soiree, generously hosted by Tootises, fashion-forward attendees dressed in pretty pastels, bold patterns and lots of ruffles — many designed by Houston's Hunter Bell, who showed off her fall line alongside jewelry by Claudia Lobao. Chairs Karishma Asrani, Courtney Campo, Allie Danziger and Melissa Sugulas welcomed guests to the event, which toasted the 20th anniversary of Dress for Success, and raised more than $20,000 for the org.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH Mimi Sperber, Founding Partner of Off the Wall Gallery

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Evelyn's Park streams a one-hour hot pilates class via Facebook Live from 5pm-6pm on Friday

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Forget Wine — Attend a Beer & Cheese Pairing

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