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White On!

Prada_Bauble Bar_Gap_Rue La La_Tory Burch_coverOh the chambray top; a closet staple I can’t seem to stay away from! This particular one had me at hello.  The structured boyfriend style is softened by the gorgeous all over floral print and light weight fabric.  The minute I laid eyes on it, I had to have it. The fact that it was on sale didn’t hurt the cause, either. I am already thinking about how easy it’ll be to style this top many other ways: underneath a shift dress, with a pair of shorts or with a solid pencil skirt and pumps for that casual day in the office.

Now that we have crossed the Memorial Day threshold, I finally broke out my first whites of the season. I love how white just adds a crispness to any outfit. But before I donned these white jeans, I had to scrub, scrub, scrub all the colored powder I was covered in from the Color Me Rad 5K I participated in earlier that morning with Khatu, Elissa and Heather. This chambray & white denim duo created an off-duty uniform that worked perfectly for day (running errands and buying macarons) to night (impromptu dinner with friends).

Tell me. Are you of the ‘wear white after Memorial Day only’ or ‘wear white all year’ camp?

Outfit Details:

Aviator Sunglasses: Prada Outlet, $129. A few aviators at much lower price points: (1) Nordstrom: FE NY Aviator Sunglasses, $22 and (2) Urban Outfitters: Highway Aviator Sunglasses, $4.99. A STEAL!

Gold Bow Studs: c/o Ku De Ta.

Deco Strand: Bauble Bar (navy tortoise), $44. Lucky for me, a good friend gave this to me for my birthday last year.

Fitted Boyfriend Floral Chambray Shirt: Gap, $24.99! Can you believe it? I couldn’t find this exact one online, s check your local Gap (I purchased this last week). BUT, there are other floral print chambray shirts on sale starting at $26.99.

Bracelets: (1) Leather and Gold Studded Bangle: Banana Republic, $gift. A friend gave this to my for my birthday last October. Albeit not leather, for a similar look, I recommend the colored bangle from Ily Couture, $9 (sale) and (2) Watson Street Vintage Bracelet that I won from adjewelry. It’s one of a kind. Check out her etsy shop for other amazing vintage inspired jewels.

White Skinny Jeans: Yanuk from Rue La La, $17.90. These were purchased a few seasons ago. Looking for some white denim? Head on over to Gap for a few options, on sale, starting at $22.97.

Bag: Loeffler Randall Satchel from Bloomingdale’s, $495/paid $396. I purchased this during a recent Friends & Family event and saved 20%.

Espadrille Flats: Tory Burch, $92 (Purchased during the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family event last spring and saved 20%). Perfect time to purchase a pair, since a few TB styles are on sale. Here you go: (1) Nordstrom: Beacher Espadrille flat, $62.49; (2) Nordstrom: Lonnie Espadrille Flat, $67.49; and (3) Tory Burch: Beacher Flat Espadrille, $87.50.

4 Comments on White On!

  1. Megan Stylish + Scatterbrained
    June 13, 2014 at 10:19 am (3 years ago)

    Such a cute outfit! Seriously love the print on that top!! Looks like you had a lot of fun at the color run! I’ve never done one of those before, but I think I need to add it to my bucket list! Definitely love rocking the white year round:)

    • Linda
      June 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

      thanks megan! yes, you should defn try one. They are so fun and not competitive at all, which is great. getting the color off you is another story 🙂

  2. Mo
    June 20, 2014 at 1:10 am (3 years ago)

    Super cute! You’re so sassy and I love it! Oh, you just reminded me to look for my arrow earrings!

    • Linda
      June 20, 2014 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

      haha, where would they have gone?!