change

Today marks a day of change for me…one door is closing while another is opening. I’m leaving my job today and starting a new adventure on Monday! It’s very exciting and so I felt I needed an outfit today that was bold and exciting as well. Rob and I are also heading out this afternoon to spend the weekend with two of our oldest friends…can’t wait!

I’ve been getting alot of mileage out of this red smooth sheath dress. I just love it. It’s comfortable and you can dress it up or down. Pockets–it has pockets which is the best thing ever in a dress! Today I’m pairing it with a long cashmere duster sweater. To help keep it on the casual side I’ve added boots and my fringe crossbody bag. A cool pair of earrings and my signature big ring and I’m ready to go. Toss the sweater off to catch some sun (hopefully) on our drive and for dinner out. If I paired this dress with heels and a clutch it would be appropriate for any summer cocktail party or wedding. It would also be great for any upcoming July 4th celebrations!

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deb4aSusana Monaco dress: Taupe
Earrings: Zanzibar
Boots: Diesel (old) but loving these
Bag: Jennifer Haley available at Taupe

Here’s to embracing change and taking a leap of faith…I know it’s supposed to be rainy this weekend but I hope you get out and have fun anyway! Enjoy.

questions

Just a quick post today because I’m rushing out to a doctor’s appointment really early and then into the office. We have our 8 year-old-nephew visiting for the weekend from Florida so our house has been filled with one question after another! Why this, why that….I never heard so many questions from one little body! I think I will feel a little like him this morning because I have a list of questions for my doctor. So, the rest of my family is off to HersheyPark today and i will meet up with them after work.

My outfit today had to be flexible…easy to pull on this morning, comfortable and convertible to an outfit to wear out to dinner tonight. So, I grabbed one of my favorite dresses. This black skater style dress has pulled me through all seasons. today I simply added a tank under it for work. The cropped jean jacket will help for air conditioning at the office! Simple silver jewelry and out the door!

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Dress: Cynthia Rowley
Bag: Foley and Corinna (can find at Sophie Stargazer)
Earrings (old): find a great selection at Taupe
Boots: Seychelles

Sorry to be brief but have a great weekend! Enjoy

white on white

So, building on my post from last Friday, I’m continuing the white trend this week. Only, I not showing what I’m wearing today. I wanted to give a shout out to an event happening this coming Wednesday (June 17) called Fete en Blanc Lancaster. It’s a community celebration and ushering in Summer. This year marks the 4th year…I’ve been to all of them and they just keep growing and getting more fabulous!

The concept is you wear white, bring tables and chairs; food and drinks to a designated location in Lancaster at 6 pm. You must be invited to attend and attendance is limited…each year the competition gets heated to get a coveted spot at the event. It is email invite only and it seems you have literally minutes to reply! I don’t know where the event will be this year–that part of the fun. You don’t find out where the event is being held until the day before. It’s a cool night bring together friends and new friends from throughout Lancaster.

Here is my outfit for this year…nearly all of it sourced locally! I’m also adding in a pick from one of my favorite local stores as an option. Even if you’re not attending this year’s event, white is completely on-trend this year more than ever before. White on white is even bigger. So, make your own entrance into Summer and snag something white to wear out this weekend.

My Outfit
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White button up shirt: That Shuu Girl (and on sale! She has plenty of other options too)
Ivory Bra: Free People (slightly peeking out but something pretty to look at!)
J Brand distressed jeans: Taupe (plenty of other options too if you need them)
Clutches: vintage…try Hinesite or Mommalicious locally
Earrings: Mio Studio or Old Navy (ivory hoops) this will be a game-day decision
Shoes: Reed Krakoff. And, yes I know they are not white, but comeon…they are perfect with the outfit and close enough to pass!!
Pearl Bracelet: vintage…try Hinesite for something  similar
Ring: from a trip to Paris so only seems fitting since that’s where this event idea originated. But check out this and this as an alternative

White sleeveless dress: Sophie Stargazer. Check out the back! This would be great for this event and all Summer long
Swell bottles: Sophie Stargazer. These can keep your beverages cold on the way to the event without the worry of breaking a glass bottle. Check out the cool pen that you can write on the bottles with…want to change the message, just erase and start over.

**Sophie Stargazer also has limited white linens and other accessories if you still need them to finish out your table!

Hope to see you around the city this weekend and maybe on Wednesday night. Another great event happening this weekend is PRiMA Theatre’s Summer Soiree (tickets still available). Enjoy the warm weather!

 

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Of course as soon as I switched around my closet the weather did an about-face and turned cold again. There are my sweaters all hanging up top out of reach! So, I’m having to get a little creative with clothes I have ready for more summer-like weather.

I recently added this cool long vest to my wardrobe for the summer. Today I’ve paired a long sleeve v-neck under it but once it warms back up I will probably just use a tank or cami under it. I like the crisp white color and I think it will become a staple both for going out and wearing to work. And, it has pockets–I love pockets! To offset the tailored lines of the vest, I added this pair of distressed jeans. A little funk with the fringe leather bag and big earrings can take this outfit from the office to drinks at happy hour with no problem. I choose to wear boots but this would also work really well with heels.

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Jeans: AG Jeans
White Vest: Nordstrom
Black v-neck: JCrew
Black Fringe Leather Bag: Jennifer Haley available at Taupe
Earrings: Mio Studio
Ring: no longer available but similar here
Boots: Rag and Bone, loving these

I hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy