Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

White Peaseant Dress: Barefoot Contessa | Tan Leather Sandals: Winners | Straw Tote Bag: Value Village | Ear Jackets and Bracelete: Leah Alexandra | Compass Pendent Necklace: Jeweliette Jewellery 

Gearing up for Diner en Blanc on August 18?  I had the pleasure of attending DEB a few years back, as media, and this year I wil be attending as a guest with my wonderful wedding industry friends and family.  To get you excited about the event, I pulled together an outfit from some of my favorite local and international retailer to inspire you and give you an idea on what is appropriate to wear to this event!

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Straw Tote, Value Village, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Diner en Blanc, Vancouver

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Straw Tote, Value Village, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Diner en Blanc, Vancouver

Wardrobe Details:

This flowy white peasent dress is definately going to be on repeat for the rest of the season!  I purchased it at Barefoot Contessa Boutique on Main Street, in Vancouver, and what I love most about it is that it’s extremely versitile.  It’s the perfect light-wieght summer dress, great for traveling and best of all it camoflages the midriff beautifully — which is going to come in very handy for my trip to Croatia next month!

My straw tote bag is seriously one of my favorite thrift store finds of the season.  I got it at Value Village (obvi!) last month for only $10.  It’s a great size to carry your personal belongings, it’s lined with pink fabric and the weave pattern is lovely and not too fussy.  It also double as a small picnic basket, ideal for carrying your Diner en Blanc picnic essentials such as your place settings, wine glasses, appitizer and wine bottle opener etc.

My nude leather sandles are from Winners and although it is required to wear white shoes for the event, I went with a nude shoes for this look to create a seemless neutral look to elongage the leg.  I chose a simple gold compass necklace from Jeweliette Jewellery, added my Leah Alexandra earrings and bracelete as the finishing touch and adorned my fingers with dainty rings.

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Compass Necklace, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Compass Necklace, Jeweliette Jewellery, Brecelette and Earring, Leah Alexandra, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Dress Code Recap:

Before I get into the details, we have to go over some strict dress code rules that were provided by the organizers of the event:

White! White! White!  Everything EN BLANC!

Originality and creativity are encouraged as long as it’s stylish and tasteful!

All-white means no ivory, no cream, and not eggshell.

The only acception splach of color is silver or gold for accessories.

Ladies: Elegant white ensemble.

Gentlemen: White dress shirt and pants.

Prohinited Attire:

T-Shirts and tank tops

Shorts and Bermuda Shorts

Sport shoes and flip-flops

Baseball caps

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Compass Necklace, Jeweliette Jewellery, Bracelet, Leah Alexandra, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Tan Leather Sandals, Winners, Straw Tote, Value Village, Accessories, Jeweliette Jewellery, Leah Alexandra, Daniella Guzzo

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Compass Necklace, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Diner en Blanc, Vancouver

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Tan Leather Sandals, Winners, Straw Tote, Value Village, Accessories, Jeweliette Jewellery, Leah Alexandra, Daniella Guzzo

Nadia Albano, White Peasant Dress, Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Tan Leather Sandals, Winners, Straw Tote, Value Village, Accessories, Jeweliette Jewellery, Leah Alexandra, Daniella Guzzo

What are you wearing to Diner en Blanc?  I look forward to seeing everyone’s ensembles and will be sure to share some images of the evening in hopes to motivate you to create you own version of this wonderful event in the comfort of your own back yard with friends.  Stay tuned for more and be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (NadittudeTM ) to get all the bts action!

Have a fabulous weekend! xo