Our Summer Gala Guide - By Guest Blogger Danielle DiGorio

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As the weather gets warmer, your social calendar gets busier. We are sharing the lowdown on not only what's coming up, but what the dress codes are - so we can help provide you with all your outfit inspirations. Our guest blogger, Danielle DiGorio understands the importance of fashion and having fun. We asked Danielle to share her favorite styling tips and how to have fun along the way.

The Three Rivers Art Festival - June 5 until June 14, 2015. In its 54th year, the Three Rivers Art Festival has encompassed art in every walk of life, connecting people to culture, music & art. It's the best way to kick off your summer social calendar. This light cotton Fifteen Twenty lace accent maxi dress allows the perfect amount of comfort for a warm June day, to stroll throughout the festival. The subtle slit on the side adds a touch of flare and ease of movement. Priced at $128, it is a true find.

The Mattress Factory - Urban Garden Party - Friday, June 19, 2015

This signature fundraiser is a Pittsburgh tradition. It brings together a vibrant crowd that sets it apart from many other local events. Attracting over 1,300 partygoers and 40 food vendors all the proceeds go to the Mattress Factory's artistic programs, exhibitions and education outreach. You need an outfit to stand out in the crowd.

This structured mid-drift two-piece dress by Black Halo presents the perfect canvas to style and create your own Urban Garden Party look, $318.00.  For a pop of even more color I went with a Sondra Roberts clutch at $98.00. Trust me you will make the best-dressed list with this! (all available at One Brilliant)

Vintage Grand Prix - Black Tie and Tailpipes Gala - Friday, July 10, 2015

The South Hills Country Club hosts the 2015 edition of Black-tie & Tailpipes Gala, in classic grand prix style. Starting with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction and music by City Heat on their patio. This event is an evening of elegance and you need to look smashing.

Start with this Tracy Reese romantic flowing, fit and flare skirt in a breathtaking black and ecru Brushstroke Floral and pair it with a fitted Clover Canyon black top or even a simple white blouse. It is just the right amount of sass and a sweet addition to your summer wardrobe. Skirt, $298 and top, $198. (all available at One Brilliant)


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  • What awesome outfits! Truly inspiring! Great photos & appreciate your points on what to wear during summers heat! Thank you!


  • The style is spot on. The selections are classy. Great job!

    Marianne DIGorio

  • Truly inspired outfit combinations! Wonderful selections for those desiring a classic and elegant look!


  • Pictures are fantastic! Thanks for the excellent insight!

    Tara Fulton

  • Excellent, great information, love all the pics.

    Kris Kessler

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