Where to Wear: Kansas City's Guide to Styling Luxury Jewelry & Timepieces with Fashion - For a Cause!

The trees have been decorated, the plaza lights have been lit, and our bellies are still full from last week’s Thanksgiving fare…The holidays are in full swing here in the metro area. December is always an exciting month here in the city with no shortage of wonderful activities and events sure to leave you feeling inspired and fulfilled. As we look for ways to give to the world around us this season, our TIVOL style experts have been hard at work matchmaking beautiful jewelry and stylish timepieces with wardrobe inspiration - and activities that offer a chance to give back while looking good. 

New to the series, we’re featuring designers Lisa Phillips Frankel & Danielle Frankel Nemiroff, of Phillips House, who offer jewelry pieces that are playfully irreverent and classically chic. Our timepieces this month feature French luxury designer Cartier and their exciting lineup of timeless watches. Let’s take a look at December’s Where to Wear: 


Where to wear fashion guide for Kansas City December 2022


Relaxed Fundraising Events

Style Code: Laid Back Casual | TIVOL Wardrobe Inspiration 

What to Wear: 


Shop This Look: 14K Yellow Gold Love Always Collection Bracelet | 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings | BALLON BLEU DE CARTIER WATCH 

Where to Wear This Look: 

Operation Breakthrough’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 
Friday, December 2nd 7:30pm 
at The Truman in Kansas City 
“The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is an annual holiday fundraiser, started by a group of volunteers to support Operation Breakthrough — with a goal to raise funds and awareness for kids/families living in poverty in Kansas City’s urban core.”

Harleys & Hash Browns December Charity Breakfast
Saturday, December 3rd 9am-11am
at Outlaw Harley Davidson in Blue Springs 
“Ride on down for a great $5 breakfast and gift card raffle. Benefits NextStep Kansas City, a local paralysis recovery center!”

12 Bars of Charity 
Saturday, December 17th 12pm-6pm 
at participating bars in downtown Kansas City 

“12 Bars of Charity was founded in the winter of 2012​ with​ the idea of creating a fun, casual and low entry price point way for charities to involve their supporters.”

Great Santa Run 5k 
Sunday, December 18th 9am-11am
at Johnson County Community College
“The 14th annual Great Santa Run 5K is a great way to celebrate the holiday season while supporting Operation Breakthrough, one of Kansas City's favorite charities. We are excited to once again hold the event at Johnson County Community College, where we will provide a post-race breakfast for race participants at no extra charge.”

Casual Ways to Give Back

Style Code: Everyday Attire | TIVOL Wardrobe Inspiration
What to wear: 
casual jewelry and timepiece pairing

Shop This Look: 14K White and Yellow Gold Affair Collection Diamond Necklace
| 14K Yellow Gold Infinity Loop Collection Diamond Drop Earrings | PASHA DE CARTIER WATCH


Holidays in Crestwood 
Thursday, December 1st to Saturday, December 3rd
at the Crestwood Shops in Kansas City 
“The Child Protection Center (CPC) is excited to bring to Kansas City its annual "Holidays in Crestwood" event on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd.”


Champagne and Chandeliers 
Saturday, December 3rd 5:30pm-8:30pm
at the Vaile Mansion in Independence 
“Come when you can and enjoy the beautiful Christmas decor while sipping champagne or sparkling water and enjoying passed appetizers. Tour guides will lead you through the Mansion sharing the background of this wonderful piece of history. Proceeds from the event will go to the Vaile Mansion Restoration Fund for major exterior repairs needed on the Mansion.”

Elevated Casual Events  

Style Code: Dressy Casual | TIVOL Wardrobe Inspiration
What to wear:

dressy casual style pairing where to wear


Shop This Look: Phillips House 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet | 14K Yellow Gold Infinity Loop Collection Diamond Drop Earrings | 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Necklace | BALLON BLEU DE CARTIER WATCH

Where to Wear This Look: 

Snowflake Cocktail Hour 
Wednesday December 8th 5:30pm-8:30pm 
at Country Club Bank in Kansas City 
“You are invited to join us for an evening of music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the stunning Plaza holiday lights, listening to live jazz music by Stephen Martin Jazz, and supporting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. We hope you can join us at Country Club Bank on the plaza for this fun evening!  All attendees will be entered to win two Snow Ball tickets!”

PWOC (Professional Women of Color) Celebrates Christmas 
Monday, December 12th 5:30pm-8:30pm
at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
“This year's event is in partnership with the National Congress of Black Women and your proceeds will support them in their mission. https://ncbwkansascity.org/ We also encourage you to please bring ethnic hair care products to donate to women's shelters.”


Style Code: Cocktail Dresses + Suits | TIVOL Wardrobe Inspiration
What to Wear:



Shop This Look: BALLON BLEU DE CARTIER WATCH | 14K Yellow GoldHero Collection Octagon Bracelet | 14K Yellow Gold Drop Earrings with Diamond Set Discs | 14K White Gold Affair Collection Bracelet

Where to Wear This Look:

15 and the Mahomies Foundation Gala
Monday December 6th 6:30pm
at the Midland Theater in Kansas City 
Come join Patrick and other members of the Kansas City Chiefs for an evening of giving, fun, tribute, and celebration at his third annual foundation gala.”


Style Code: Elegant & Formal | TIVOL Wardrobe Inspiration
What to Wear: 

black tie jewelry and timepiece options

Shop This Look:  14K White and Yellow Gold Affair Collection Earrings | 14K Yellow Gold Affair Collection Bracelet with Diamonds | TANK LOUIS CARTIER WATCH | Phillips House 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet | 14K White and Yellow Gold Affair Collection Diamond Necklace

Where to Wear This Look:

The Nutcracker Ball 
Saturday, December 3rd 6:00pm
at the Westin in Kansas City
Proceeds from the Nutcracker Ball provide essential support for Kansas City Ballet. Making outstanding dance experiences accessible to all is a top priority for Kansas City Ballet. Your benefactor gift enables our company to perform beautiful classical and contemporary ballets by gifted choreographers. Your donation also benefits our award-winning Kansas City Ballet School and Kansas City Ballet’s extensive community and in-school educational and engagement programs, which reach more than 20,000 people annually.”

Olathe Health Yuletide Gala 
Saturday, December 3rd 6:00pm
at the Overland Park Convention Center
“The Yuletide Gala is a black tie event with an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. The annual Yuletide Gala benefits the Olathe Health Charitable Foundation with proceeds supporting patients and their families. Together, we can make a difference in providing quality, compassionate healthcare to our community.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters Most Wanted Auction 
Saturday, December 10th 6:00pm
at the Midland Theater in Kansas City 
“Annually a class of dynamic, charismatic, charitable, passionate, hard-working professionals is chosen to be honored as KC's Most Wanted. These Honorees are each responsible for putting together a fundraising campaign and a once-in-a-lifetime auction package to be auctioned off live on December 10, 2022 at The Midland Theater. Proceeds from the auction benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.”