Sweethearts & Patriots Gala

The first six weeks back to school have been brutal in every sense of the word, but last Saturday I traded my textbooks for a night in a tux at a gala hosted by the Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution.  While my lineage in America is barely third generational, I’ve always highly regarded the society especially when it involves supporting a charity as worthy as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – a organization that provides emotional support to military members and their families.

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With black tie as a requirement, the City Tavern Club was packed with some of DC’s best as girls walked down the staircases in their floor length gowns accompanied by guys balancing martini glasses within their hands.

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Indoor photography has never been one of my fortes, but I did snap a couple of pictures of attendees whose outfits caught my eye.  If you have the chance, check out the TAPS website and make a donation – even if it’s $10 dollars.  The money goes to deserving service members who keeps our borders safe.

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While I don’t know when I’m going to have the opportunity to break out my tails again this semester, I do know that I’ll be attending round two next year for another night of fun and charity.

PS:  For those who are curious as to what I wore, links can be found below…

Shirt: J.Crew  //  Bow Tie & Cummerbund: Unknown (similar)  //  Cuff Links: Ralph Lauren  //  Pants: J.Crew  //  Shoes: Mezlan (similar & similar)  //  Tux Jacket: J.Crew (similar)

-Dean

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