October 7, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Last Drops of Summer






































This time of year I feel like singing a ballad to my white jeans. They are one of my favorite items in my closet and I wear them like crazy all summer long. Just because colder weather has arrived, and someone once made a silly rule about Labor Day does not mean I will stop wearing them completely though! (I rocked them in the dead of winter here.) This outfit idea popped into my head while I was on vacation and I wanted to give it a whirl even if summer is (un)officially over. I love the idea of making white pants more fall with the cognac tones and a bit warmer with a blazer. I love this look for casual Friday in the office or a daytime meeting. Tell me - do you wear your white jeans past Labor Day?

Blazer: Express, $25
Shirt: American Eagle, $12
Belt: Joe's Jeans c/o Marshall's, $20
Jeans: Gap, $30
Shoes: Restricted via Endless, $40
Necklace: Topshop, $18 (purchased in London)


1. Target camel blazer, $29.99
2. J.Crew neon t-shirt, $29.50
3. Charlotte Russe turquoise necklace, $9.50

28 comments:

  1. White jeans after Labor Day is totally acceptable, there are no fashion rules anymore! It's just silly.  We did a white jeans remix and had a ton of fun! Taking your white jeans and adding fall/winter colors can definitely make them appropriate for the season.   Same thing with white skirts and blazers too.  Rock them all year long!

    Heather & Kayla 

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  2. Never! Even though I have been down in FL for 18 years, I still cannot shake myself of the northern stigma of no white after Labor Day!

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  3. lovely outfit j

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  4. I still wear my white jeans too! I don't really care about the Labor Day rule, though I wouldn't wear ALL white after Labor Day!
    http://www.nothingtowearproject.blogspot.com

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  5. TrebleinthekitchenOctober 7, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    I do wear my white jeans past labor day, and I think I may wear them today!  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Allie: you CAN wear all white after LD, if you know how to... here's an idea: a long white maxi skirt/dress belted w/a cognac/brown belt and paired w/some matching booties and a cute jacket or sweater in an earthly tone... (that seems like a very "fall-ish" outfit to me... don't you think?) It's all about experimenting w/layers, colors and attitude! ;)

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  7. Wow J! You just read my mind! I was just thinking about what to pair w/my tight white jeans to wear now and you just made the outfit for me!!!!!!!!!! ;D THANKS!!!!!!!!! hehe (I guess you won't mind if I copycat you??? LOL)  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I love, love, LOVE this outfit.  I love brown(s), pink and turquoise together...SO cute!!  I don't wear white pants after labor day (even though I live in GA and it is still hot here and I am still wearing capris....I don't wear my white ones).  I, like Kara, can't get past growing up w/ 'the rule' of no white pants after Labor Day.  

    But, I love your outfit, you nailed it!

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  9. BTW, is the blazer you have on recent or last year?  Your blazer looks much cuter than the Target one.

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  10. love this look!!!

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  11. I definitely believe in wearing white pants after Labor Day!  ;)  Loving the cognac with the white too!  I was glad to see you back after your vacation.  Your pictures were gorgeous by the way!  

    chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  12. Jan, I got the blazer in July or August of this year! It was on super-clearance in the store.

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  13. I don't mind ONE BIT if you want to copycat. In fact, I prefer it. :-) Thanks so much though, glad you like the post today! 

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  14. I definitely wear my white jeans in the fall and winter. I love pairing them with boots!

    I even wore them this week and posted it in my OOTWW today.

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  15. http://ayridicecarvalhofashion.blogspot.com/
    i love your camel blazer...I just love all yours outfits.
    cayridice xoxo

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  16. This is such a good reminder that I need to wear my white jeans again! I've actually only worn them once or twice this summer but since summer is just starting in SF, maybe I'm not too late! I love them with this camel blazer too! My camel blazer has seen better days so I need to find a new one- that Target one is such a good deal!

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  17. funny you should ask! I'm wearing them today! so I'd say the answer is yes!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  18. I am all about the white after labor day, as long as it's paired with fall like separates!

    Michelle
    www.pinqueblog.com

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  19. I have a pair, but they need a little hemming in order for me to want to wear them more... Im just lazy and havent sat down and hemmed them... shame too, because white jeans are amazing :)

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  20. Yes!!!  I actually love "winter white"... little white dresses, white blazers, and white jeans too, definitely!!!  I use boots as an easy transition!

    http://somethingoldmeetssomethingnew.blogspot.com/

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  21. Absolutely!!!
    I love my white jeans tucked into boots and worn with a cozy sweater! Super cute. :)
    You look adorable - I love the tan accessories.

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  22. Pip, thank you so much! It's great to be back from vacation and I'm glad you enjoyed the Europe pictures! :-)

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  23. I love this outfit. 


    How did you get a blazer for only $25 from Express?  I have been tempted to get blazers from there but they don't fit PERFECT so I don't spend the money.

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  24. Thanks Colleen! This blazer is definitely one of my best sale scores at Express. For one, I bought it out of season. (In early July, during some of the best sales/best time of year to shop.) I also stalked it. It went on sale for $50 and hung around there for about 4 weeks. I kept checking, but since they had about 10 of my size left, I knew the price would go down even more and  it did! 

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  25. hmm. July was the time that I was actually hardcore blazer shopping. They had so many. Maybe I should have stalked them in August.... next year.

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  26. The best sales happen the last 2 weeks of June/first 2 weeks of July. By August it's all fall merchandise and the sale stuff is usually gone!

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