Classy plans are now underway for the always anticipated Classy Living Society Annual Red Dress Gala!

This year, our 6th Annual Gala will be held in Houston, Texas on Sunday, October 13, 2019!  Are you ready for an entire fabulous weekend of sisterhood bonding, giving back and fun? Mark your calendars and begin shopping for your elegant red dress!

Host Hotel Details:

Le Méridien Houston Downtown

1121 Walker Street

Houston, Texas 77002

Please note: the special rate only applies to the nights of 10/11 and 10/12; not 10/8 through 10/16 as indicated on the hotel website calendar! Room block will be held until July 2019.

Book your room reservations early!

Weekend Event Itinerary:

Friday, October 11

5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Rooftop party

Attire:  #AccessTaken tank top, jeans, and sandals

After you arrive and freshen up, meet and mingle with your sisters at a Welcome Rooftop Day Party; a special gift awaits you!  Say hello! Enjoy a glass of bubbly! Relax! Heavy hors d’oeuvres will also be served!


Saturday, October 12th

9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Event at the Le Méridien  


Saturday, October 12th

Noon until 3:00 p.m.

Classy Brunch & New Member Mixer

Attire: Pink or purple dress (chic and stylish, please!)

Brunch food is included in the purchase of your package.

Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the Le Méridien to the brunch location


Sunday, October 13th

12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Red Dress Gala



Cost of Package and Payment Plan Details:

Total Package Cost: $310.00 + fees (includes one (1) Red Dress Gala ticket)

Payment Schedule:

Deposit due by May 13, 2019: $110.00

Payment # 2 due by July 13, 2019: $110.00

Final Payment due August 20, 2019: $110.00

The Fine Print:

Event package payments are non-refundable but are transferable to CLS members only.

Answers to Common Questions

How early can we check in to the Le Méridien Hotel?

Contact the hotel directly for early check-in information.

How many guests can I invite?

Please note: Former CLS members cannot be invited as guests.

Oh So Classy Members: 2 guests
Steppin’ Into Classy Members: 1 guest
Classy Advocate Members: 1 guest
Class Is In: 1 guest

Are non-members invited to attend the weekend festivities?

Non-members are invited to attend all weekend events, except for the Red Dress Dinner after the Gala.

Can I purchase any of the events included in the package separately?

Events listed here can only be purchased as a package.  The options are: (a) purchase the entire package; (b) purchase a Red Dress Gala ticket only.

What is the required attire for the Friday night welcome event?

#AccessTaken branded tank top, classy jeans and sandals.

What is the required attire for the Saturday morning brunch?

Pink or purple dresses.

Will transportation be provided for the entire weekend?

Transportation will not be provided the entire weekend.
Transportation will be provided from the Le Méridien Hotel to the Saturday brunch.

How far away are the events where transportation will not be provided?

Friday night welcome event: a short walk from the Le Méridien Hotel.
Saturday’s volunteer event: held at the Le Méridien Hotel.
Sunday’s Red Dress Gala: held at the Le Méridien Hotel.

Will there be VIP seating at the Red Dress Gala?

There will be no VIP seating; seating will be available on a first come, first-served basis beginning with the Oh So Classy members, Sponsors and special guests.

When will I receive the full itinerary with location information and the branded Tank top?

The full itinerary and tank will be provided prior to your departure to Houston.

Classy Living Society, in Partnership with

Legacy for Change and CLS Cares

Presents the 6th Annual Red Dress Gala…Hello Houston!

The Red Dress Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted by Classy Living Society, LLC to benefit charities within the community. The Gala also serves to honor and applaud the extraordinary work of organizations we are passionate about and to introduce CLS as a premier national women’s community service organization with a sincere and deep­-rooted enthusiasm for philanthropic efforts. Celebrating the Cause is a mantra which is often expressed among those who are familiar with CLS and our relentless enthusiasm for inspiring, socializing, mobilizing and encouraging like­-minded women on their quest to help change the world!

The theme for our 2019 Sisterhood Gala is “Access Taken.” This year we will spotlight women who are pioneers in their fields, honor women who have succeeded in the face of adversity and hear from women who have defied the odds and used past failures to propel them to amazing successes! The women we will salute are bold, fierce, passionate, and strong… they represent what it means to demonstrate an unwavering determination and resolute drive!  For generations, women have been the CEOs in their homes, schools, and communities and are now breaking down barriers with the same fervor in their careers.

CLS is steadfastly committed to increasing our membership rolls in other cities as we continue our efforts to Go National!  In this initiative to expand the Classy Living Society brand into other cities, it is our goal to broaden our reach, connect and partner with nonprofits throughout the nation, and increase our volunteer footprint.  In keeping with our quest, this year we are taking the Red Dress Gala on the road; and on October 13th we are excited to descend upon the “City with No Limits”… HELLO HOUSTON!

The day will be filled with award presentations, lavish decor, a full brunch buffet, entertainment, special guests and more!

You do not want to miss what is sure to be a powerful, inspirational and transformative event in the City of Houston, Texas!

Giving Back: A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Legacy for Change and CLS Cares and are tax deductible.


Legacy for Change is a CLS 501(c)(3) whose mission is to inspire and develop a community of young girls, ages 9 to 14, to become successful by cultivating leadership skills through enrichment programs that promote innovation, community service involvement and volunteerism.

CLS Cares is a CLS 501(c)(3) which answers the clarion call to be active participants in safeguarding our plant and natural resources.  It is our “go green” initiative, launched to promote sustainability, conservation, and preservation and supports our commitment to saving our planet one step at a time, one person at a time.

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