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Last night we attended the Fête en Blanc Lancaster—a fun pop-up dinner kicking off Summer which has been held for the last 5 years. It’s by invitation only and you don’t find out the location until the day before the event. You bring everything with you [chairs, tables, food, decorations, alcohol and all serving pieces] and must wear all white. It began in Paris in 1988 by some friends who met up in a park for dinner. They wore all white so they could find each other and so The White Party began. It’s now held all over the world around the beginning of Summer! Each year it gets bigger and bigger locally. This year Buchanan Park was the spot and it was a beautiful night.

Wearing white is not within my comfort zone so I struggle with pulling together an outfit every year. There were so many great outfits! This year I was the most comfortable and really loved what I ended up wearing. I layered a white mini skirt with a tank and breezy white sweater…each piece was so soft. I know I will wear the sweater over and over this Summer. It’s such a versatile piece (as long as I don’t spill something on it!). With black and white being a trend this year I’m sure I can pull together the skirt with one of my favorite black t-shirts and be ready to go! I have a great pair of white booties which will complete that outfit.

Here’s a visual recap of last night…Matt Titter of The Pressroom did all the menu planning and food prep for our table of 14. I tried his homemade olives and sampled caviar–two firsts for me! What a treat to have a chef custom-prepare your dinner. His wife Meg was one of the organizers of the whole event and she was truly an amazing hostess for our table.

Running into friends is half the fun! Adair Witmer, Christine Witmer (co-worker) and me.

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Our chef, Matt front and center with our good friend Nancy Siler taking in the view from the opposite end of the table.unnamed

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Stacey taking in the band.IMG_6724Paul striking a pose and looking very handsome.
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My outfit: all from Festoon
Choker: Dannijo
Earrings: Mio Studio

To get on the invite list for 2017, check out the new Fête website! Hope to see you at Celebrate Lancaster tomorrow night.

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Black or white seems to be a big trend this season. I have to admit, it does make getting ready easy! I have a wide selection of white t-shirts but I tend more to the black than the white. So, today I worked white in by way of accessories.

No matter what time of year it is, I love scarfs. This skinny silk scarf is absolutely perfect for Summer. It’s light-weight and adds just the right touch to an outfit. On a recent walk to Mad Cap I found this vintage white belt…I could not believe it fit! Recently, I added this white snakeskin clutch to my collection. The silver chain detail around the edges is great. It’s such a cool bag and will get alot of use this Summer. These black and white shoes have been in my closet for years. I feel like they are a classic and I’m sure they have many more years of wear in them.

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Skinny Scarf: Rockins loving this one too
Black T-shirt: Vince but find similar at Taupe
Belt: Mapcap but try this one
Jeans: AG Boyfriend
Clutch: Taupe
Earrings: Mio Studio
Shoes: old but try these or these for a similar look

I’ll be breaking out all white for Fete en Blanc next…stay tuned for that! Enjoy

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Wow, sorry for the long delay in posting. Our trip to Germany was so amazing and it seems like we have been running ever since we returned. Our trip wound us through big cities, small towns and an amazing light & sound show. It’s hard to pick a favorite…there were so many great experiences and things to see.

And, the fashion did not disappoint! One trend I saw alot of while there was layering of jewelry. Smaller pieces layered with scarves or longer necklaces. I picked up a cool peace sign charm necklace from a tiny shop in Wiesbaden. I liked it so much I bought it in rose gold and silver! Here it is layered with a choker I already had.

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Here’s some options you can pick up locally. They reminded me of the style I saw in Germany.

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I wanted to share a few shots of our trip. Some of these were from the Berlin Wall which was an incredibly moving day. Surreal to be standing in those spots looking at that wall which now is covered with art.

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We found many neighborhood restaurants in each area we explored. The food did not disappoint! And, this was the first time I tried Sherry (I actually liked it!).

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Choker: Free People
Layered Necklaces: Taupe (check out the Fig ad as well…so much fun!)

I’m hoping the sunny warm weather returns this weekend! Enjoy.