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!


officially summer

Today is going to be a flurry of activity ending with a family get-together at our place…yes, I am cooking. At least pieces of it! So, I pulled something together that would be flexible and carry me throughout the day. A quick switch at night to a skirt and I’m ready to go.

This weekend is the official start to Summer so I’m kicking it off with an on-trend pair of cropped jeans. They work really well with low heels or with higher heels for a night out and I’m loving these sporty ankle socks. I just think they are fun addition to the outfit. My trusty black jacket steps up the t-shirt but will also keep me comfortable when going in and out of air conditioning. As the day gets warmer, I can toss that aside. A day clutch adds some polish. I kept my jewelry pretty simple but could add more statement pieces if I wanted to take it to a “night” look.


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Cropped Jeans: Hudson similar here
T-shirt: Eleven Paris
Black Jacket (old): similar here
Socks: ASOS (out of stock but these are similar)
Shoes (old): see this new version at Reed Krakoff
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelet: Mantra Band
Clutch (old): find similar clutches at Festoon and Taupe locally

What says “Summer” more than ice cream?! My brother and sister-in-law, along with their partners, are opening a neighborhood ice cream shop today!
Check out Splits & Giggles…enjoy the holiday weekend!


As the saying goes, life is all about choices. Today is one of those days for me. My inner fashion voice says to wear the cool heels because they totally make the outfit. They add another color, some spring style and I look taller. But, right now they hurt my back so I’m opting for the cool silvery lower heels. Don’t get me wrong the lower heels are great shoes and I love them, but they are not the same!


I’m attending an all day seminar which I’m very excited about—it’s on leadership. It promises to be great professional development and offer networking opportunities. But, you never know what seminar conditions are going to be like, so I’m trying to be prepared…especially for air conditioning. To stay comfortable but still edgy I’m wearing my distressed black jeans. These will also keep my legs warm. I paired them with one of my favorite t-shirts. It’s comfortable and stylish. Pulling it all together is my gray striped seersucker jacket. Not only will this fight off the air conditioning but it helps give the overall look a professional appearance. I added a neutral day clutch for something different and big geometric earrings.


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Silver Brogue Style shoes (old): see similar at Reed Krakoff
Graphic T-shirt: Paris Eleven
Black Jeans: Level 99 from Sophie Stargazer
Jacket (old): see loving this one
Earrings: Mio Studio
Clutch (old): see similar here and here

Have a great weekend, Happy Mother’s Day and get outside…enjoy!
My talented friends at Mio Studio will be at booth #139 at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Rittenhouse Square Show this Friday-Sunday. Check them out if you’re looking for something to do this weekend.