Summer White – Food and Dresses for All White Brunch

Kippy's Non-Dairy Organic Ice Cream in Venice
Kippy's Non-Dairy Organic Ice Cream in Venice
All White Brunch Ice Cream, Francesca's Taryn Lettuce Edge Button Down Top, Lack of Color Fader White Fedora, Kippy's Non-Dairy Organic Ice Cream

When I think of the color white I think of freshness, goodness and possibilities.

Fresh Food

The color white can also be associated with fresh food. On one hand there are the processed foods with refined sugar and white flour or earth’s natural goodness such as coconut, cauliflower and white beans.

Growing up one of my favorite treats was vanilla yogurt. However, I now love my gluten free and dairy free alternatives since I can’t have milk. There are so many possibilities that are fresh with sweet goodness!

I was so excited to find Kippy’s organic non-dairy ice cream shop in Venice. I had an audition in the area so I had to check it out. It truly is the evolution of ice cream where only 5 ingredients or less are used to make numerous delicious flavors!

One of the 5 special ingredients is a natural occurring white colored food – raw organic coconut! It serves as a perfect base ingredient (coconut non-dairy cream, coconut water) to combine raw local honey or organic dates (100% vegan) and fresh organic fruit!

Enjoy the daily made by hand in- house treat. Enter the parking garage in the back as a visitor and get your ticket validated for a free hour while at Kippy’s. If you can’t make it in person then you can get delivery.

My favorite flavor is the coconut honey one that comes beautifully scooped in a pretty white color.

All of their ice creams are: Dairy-free, Soy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free and Guilt free!

Address: 245 Main St #3d, Venice, CA 90291
Website: Click Here // List of Flavors: Click Here

Great White Venice Cafe Restaurant Interior
Great White Venice Food
Great White Venice Interior Restaurant Cafe

If you happen to go to Kippy’s you could also stop by the casual cafe restaurant – Great White Venice. Menu items focus on bringing coastal-Californian food with a focus on fresh, local all day cuisine. Certain items are specifically labeled gluten free.

Address: 1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291 // Website: Click Here

Other white colored food include Marmalade Cafe’s Tuscan White Bean and Kale gluten free and vegan soup or their Roasted Garlic White Bean Hummus.

If you are in the mood for soup check out Babette’s truffled cauliflower almond soup. Their other daily soups change daily but the cauliflower soup is a permanent item on the menu.

All White Brunch Menu Suggestions: Serve healthy favorites like egg whites and a quinoa breakfast bowl topped with sliced almonds. Don’t forget the tacos with halibut or chicken breast served in those white jicama taco shells. You could also serve some soups like a white bean chicken chili with cauliflower rice. For dessert serve white chocolate covered strawberries and coconut vanilla ice cream!

Fresh Flowers: White Hydrangeas, Iceberg Roses, White Camellias, Lily of the Valley, White Sweetpeas, White Lillies, White Lisianthus

White Brunch Flowers, Francesca's Taryn Lettuce Edge Button Down Top, Lack of Color Fader White Fedora

Goodness - The White Hat

The white hat has been symbolic of goodness referencing back to Hollywood’s western films. In general, we now look back on history and think that the bad guys were partly identified by the black hats they wore and the good guys by the white hats. You might also recognize wearing white hats from Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in the ABC television show Scandal, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood in the Hollywood premiere scene of Singing in the Rain. Below are some white hat suggestions you can wear to a summer brunch or out and about.

Top: Francesca’s Taryn Lettuce Edge Button Down Top (On Sale Now for $14.97 available in size xxs)

Hat: I got this white-ivory Lack of Color Fader fedora for a significant discount while shopping around in person at a boutique. Perhaps you too will find a good deal on it!

Possibilities - The White Brunch Dress

Now that you have some ideas for fresh food and flowers and a white hat for your all white brunch you need to check out all the white dress possibilities. Below are some of my favorite white dresses that fit my petite frame.

Little White Dress by Aqua with double ruffle hem and subtle pattern
Bloomingdale's Aqua Textured Ruffle-Hem Dress in White, Kate Spade White Rick Road Mini Sam Handbag in Cement
Aqua White Textured Ruffle-Hem Dress
Aqua Textured Ruffle-Hem Dress in White with cap sleeves
Aqua Textured Ruffle-Hem Dress in White with cap sleeves
Kate Spade White Rock Road Mini Sam in Cement
Kate Spade White Rock Road Mini Sam in Cement

We all have heard about the LBD – Little Black Dress –  being the staple in every young woman’s wardrobe. Now that we are in spring looking towards summer the Little White Dress is just as important. White is a neutral color and will allow you to accessorize with various patterns and colors with your purses and shoes. How fun is that?

I love Bloomingdale’s own AQUA brand when I am looking for a dress because often their silhouettes run small and are petite friendly as was in this case with this dress.

Dress: Aqua Textured Ruffle-Hem Dress in White (comes in neon pink too)

The bodice on this dress is classic and conservative on top but the textured material, flared bottom and double ruffle gives this a youthful appeal perfect for millennials. Depending how you accessorize this dress it can go from day to night.

Although Kate Spade purses can be expensive they have sales throughout the year with substantial savings. Right now use the code ‘BETTERTOGETHER” until June 10th both in stores and online for 30% off your purchase.  Also shop at the Kate Spade outlets where they have fantastic savings. A good purse is an investment and will last you for years.

Purse: White Rock Road Mini Sam Tote in cement color (occasionally you can find a stellar deal on eBay or Poshmark for items like it)

Be sure to sign up to be a Bloomingdale’s Loyalist member for perks and savings. They have excellent sales.

Saving Tip: Pin your favorite style dress on Shopstyle to alert you when it goes on sale!

Little White Dress Suggestions

Selfie Leslie Isabelle Angel Sleeve Empire Dress White
Selfie Leslie Isabelle Angel Sleeve Empire Dress White
Selfie Leslie Isabelle Angel Sleeve Empire Dress White

Dress: Selfie Leslie Isabelle Angel Sleeve Empire Dress in White. I love the short angel butterfly like sleeves, textured fabric and fluttery hemline of this empire cut dress.

Earrings: Francesca’s Dana Open Beaded Hoops in White (comes in yellow and tangerine too)

Chicwish Ladylike Floral Crochet Paneled Shift Dress in White, Francesca's Dana Open Beaded Hoop Earrings in White
Chicwish Ladylike Floral Crochet Paneled Shift Dress in White, Francesca's Dana Open Beaded Hoop Earrings in White

Dress: Chicwish Ladylike Floral Crochet Paneled Shift Dress in White.  You can currently get the dress in the tan color or find similar white dress options on Chicwish. Similar white crochet dresses: Faith in Elegance, Fanciful Bloom, Garden Party Floral, Light  of Mind Flower

Earrings: Francesca’s Dana Open Beaded Hoops in White (comes in yellow and tangerine too)

How do you incorporate the color white into your wardrobe, style choices and on your plate?

Have a great time planning a healthy all white brunch. I always love hearing what is fresh, good and possible for a fun event or get together to celebrate life!

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