Before I left for a much needed mini vacation with my husband to South Carolina to see my step daughter tie the knot, I attended the very much anticipated party in Austin, The White Party. I am back, catching up and wanted to post the fun pictures and recap from the evening.
From a fashion point of view going to a party that requires you to wear one color would be considered a no-brainer when trying to figure out what to wear, right? Well, after shopping for hours thinking it was a snap to put together a white outfit, at the last minute, my frustration ended with purchasing a “that’s good enough” dress. The good enough dress wasn’t “good enough” and was promptly replaced with a dress I already had in my own closet!! Should have shopped there first! UGH! (my hubs said later that my dress purchase looked like a potato sack…you’d think he would have told me that earlier, but I guess I figured that out on my own)
When I arrived to the Long Center, I topped the stairs and saw the sea of people dressed in all shades of white. Beautiful actually. The people watching, and photo ops, was as much fun as watching who had the best street style outfits at Fashion Week. Around the corner of each white cabana I caught myself noticing a great white dress, then the fab jewelry, then handsome men in white guayabera shirts, ahh too much to take in!! My friend Robin Campbell snapped pictures of her favs and then I’d lose her again in the sea of white. Some of Austin’s most fit and beautiful wore some of the shortest dresses I’ve seen in a while (note…hemlines are longer for fall ladies) and others were in classic pants, casual shorts paired with a splash of shoe color. It was, however, hard to find your friends when you reference in your mind what they were wearing..uhh everyone was in white.
A majority of outfits were accessorized with local jewelry designed by Kendra Scott. Kendra has not only made a name for herself in the accessory fashion industry but she also gives back to the Austin community. She serves on the board of directors for Lifeworks and plays a significant role to help raise funds for the organization that assists with generational support to area families. Her raffle booth gave 100% of proceeds to the night’s event. Robin purchased a raffle ticket for me and I won a fab pair of white and gold earrings. Stunning!
More than 700 fashionable folks danced and partied, all “white” long on the patio outside the Long Center overlooking a beautiful and clear Austin skyline. The party raised more than $125,000 which should assist local families quite nicely.
Mark your calendars for April 26 for next year’s party and I should probably start shopping for a white outfit now.