What to Wear to Dîner en Blanc

Le Dîner en Blanc

We’re super excited to be attending this year’s Diner en blanc, an elevated picnic soiree, where incredible times are had and wonderful memories are made! We’re looking forward to champagne toasting with new (& old) friends, eating fine food, drinking fantastic wine, dressing up in all white along and dancing the night away! 

Last year’s Le Diner en Blanc in Dallas had over 1,600 people in attendance! This fantastic event and as some would say, ‘posh picnic’, started in Paris and has grown to over 70 cities in more than 25 countries! Amazing! There’s also some fantastic sponsors such as Apothic Wine, Moet Ice Imperial and Southwest Airlines

Another exciting element to this posh picnic party is that the location is kept secret until guests arrive onsite! 2015’s Diner en Blanc was at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and ended with an incredible fireworks display! We’re filled with anticipation and excitement for what this year holds and you can follow us on Instagram @FortuitousFoodies and on Twitter @FortuitousFoodi to not only find out this year’s location, but also for real-time updates!


On a more personal note, we’ve been francophiles ever since we were little. My mom actually lived in France’s countryside when she was little and would regale us with stories when we were younger of what it was like living there. We loved these tales and dreamt of being able to travel to France. Then in high school and college Emily studied French and became enamored with all things Francais – from the food to the wine to the culture to the fashion – she loves it all! During college she actually studied abroad with one of her best friend’s in Paris and lived a few blocks off of the Champs-Élysées! Incroyable!  Now, we like to incorporate French culture back home whenever we can, which is why we’re both so excited for tonight’s Diner en Blanc! 


Now Fashion! What to wear to Le Diner en Blanc. First off, we LOVE getting dressed up for dinner. It makes the evening feel even more special and who doesn’t love to get all dolled up for a wonderful night out on the town?!

The dress Emily is wearing is Soieblu and you can shop their dresses here at Nordstrom Rack where they are all on sale! Also, these beautiful BAUBLEBAR earrings are amazing! They’re showstoppers and every time Emily’s worn them someone stops to compliment them. Also, Emily found these nude heels from Nordstrom when she was shopping for her rehearsal dinner outfit a month ago and they go with everything! 


Dress out of stock, similar here and here // BAUBLEBAR Earrings, also love these! // Nude Ankle Strap Heels (under $100!) 


Photos by: That Running Girl Blog 

Favorite Whites!


For The Table



Have you been to Diner en Blanc? Are you francophiles just like us?! Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

Tchin-tchin et Bon appétit!

Emily & Barbara 



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  1. 9.30.16
    Stephanie said:

    pretty pretty princess!!! have fun at the dinner– can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • 10.2.16
      Emily Stafford said:

      Hi Steph! Thanks so much and yes super excited to tell you all about it!

  2. 10.6.16
    Anita said:

    This look is beautiful! Wish to find this look in fall colors!
    Anyway, Enjoy!




    • 12.16.16
      Emily Stafford said:

      Hi Anita!

      Thank you for your sweet words! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!


      Emily & Barbie

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