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Sunday, February 6, 2011

White Hot

This morning I put on my white jeans for Carrie of This Free Bird's White Denim in Winter Challenge, and I swear they just commanded warmer weather. It was a pleasant 40° which thankfully helped to melt through most of the thick ice covering every walkable surface. So I felt pretty safe in my heels today.

Even though I'd already styled these jeans for the winter twice before, I was really excited about the challenge and wanted to create a look that would feel fresh, and combine elements of summer and winter in a way that felt seamless.
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I would say that I took inspiration from everywhere; the pairing of rust and grey, the fur vest layered over the leather jacket, piling on layered chains and playing up toughness with stud earrings and my totally badass hedgehog ring (I bet he could really do some damage if used as a weapon).
hedgehog ring
I even painted my nails for the occasion; it's Rimmel London Steel Grey.
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I must admit, I am pretty darn pleased with the results, and I hope I've changed the mind of anyone who ever said that you can't wear white after Labor Day!
woven clutch
In the event that you still need convincing, you can check out these other fabulous ladies styling white denim!
Nicole from Frankie Hearts Fashion
Daniela from D, Etc.
Shannan from Merci Blah Blah
Taylor from Curly in the City
fur vest

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The Rundown
White Jeans Domaine via TJMaxx - Top Thrifted Loft - "Leather" Moto Jacket Target - Furry Vest American Eagle - Boots Steve Madden Jessii - Hedgehog Ring aka 'Pete the Porcupine' nOir Jewelry - Chain Necklaces Gap and Kohls - Woven Clutch London Fog - Earrings Kohls
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Chloe wears white all year.


kris said...

I'll have to check out the challenge. My guess is that you're truly a contender! I love that white is acceptable in fall/winter, especially since our weather in LA is often sunny and warm.

buttonjar said...

This is great! The boots bring it all together. love the fur/leather layering - very Stevie Nicks. Glad it warmed up a bit! Weather makes such a difference.

Lydia x

this free bird said...

Lyddie - you have outdone yourself with this one! I am in love with so many elements - the boots, the fur, the leather, the red...where to begin?? You have singlehandedly proven that white can be incredibly chic and stylish in the winter. I love it! And I need to haul out my fur. This looks so good!!


Jodi said...

gorgeous photos Lyddie!! I love this outfit, the fur is amazing and I love your hair blowing in the wind!! I always get inspiration from you-- your outfits and the great photography skills- you are my mentor thats for sure!!!

Love the close up jewelry shots too.. yes this is for sure a 10 out of 10!!! xoxxo Jodi

Diana Mieczan said...

You look so stunning in those white jeans:) I also adore your clutch:) Happy Monday, sweetie

MerciBlahBlah said...

Awwww, YEAH - love love love it! That woven clutch? Sick and wrong. Needs. Also loving the moto jacket. And the rust and grey combo. And the boots. Annnndd.....


Rachel said...

Wow! I love the fur with your jacket...and the white jeans definitely look great as well!

kileen said...

i love white jeans in winter time! you styled it wonderfully with the different colors and my favorite part is definitely the fur vest.

cute and little

MerciBlahBlah said...

WHY have I not been to your blog before? Cuz I'm an idiot, apparently. Following you IMMEDIATELY.


Closet Fashionista said...

Love this!! And can I steal that ring? ;)
(yea in my This Week in Fashion post I'll say if the polish lasted! :D )

Rad in BK said...

What a glamorous outfit. Glad the weather is warming up, too!

Ashley J said...

Love that clutch, super cute!

Ashley said...

I love the rich colors in this outfit! Also, gotta love that fur vest...I have something similar and wear it so much.

I typically don't wear white in the winter because I don't want to blend in with the snow, not because I'm old fashioned. I've been dreaming of my white denim pants lately, though, so I might have to bust them out a little early this year.

Courtney Erin said...

Love this look - you've put together a perfect white denim in winter look!

xoxo ~ Courtney

6roove said...

your bag and ring are awesome!
love entire look <3

Watching the waves

Krystal said...

haha chloe wears white :p love that clutch!!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Rust! You did great with this challenge! I love the vest over the jacket, that is such an awesome idea. And the hedgehog is too cool, you could totally take someone out with that.
Still rather icy here. Sigh :(

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I absolutely LOVE this tough and chic look!! I totally agree that you can wear white during the winter, you are living proof of that! Good job with this outfit, I really like it :)


Gracey said...

I love this look on you - the chains are just perfect!

Julie and Lauren said...

Your boots are great! And your dog is adorable : )



You look amazing girl! Loving how you paired the fur with it and the pop of color from your shirt adds just the right touch! Fab. xo

Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit dear! <3

Ashleigh said...

Love love love the pops of color! So much fun-ness going on here I can't even stand it :) How fun is that bag & that adorable but tough ring?! Found you through Carrie, (I'm participating on Wednesday, stop by!) looking forward to keeping up with you from now on!!

Lauren said...

I love that color nail polish and that clutch is super cute too! :)


Taylor said...

Oh my god, your dog is so adorable! And I like your fur vest.

Marie-Eve said...

Loooooove that outfit. That bag is stunning !

Freelance Shop-A-Holic said...

you hit the mark With this look! You girls are setting the bar high!
I loved doing this challenge! I get to meet so many new friends!

Frances Joy said...

So. Insanely. Chic! I love the colors and that hedgehog ring! It's so badass.

Moosette said...

Fabulous outfit! Love everything about it... especially that clutch!

Daniela said...

that vest!!! Love your outfit, Lyddie!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

LOVE your ring and nail color, the nail color matches your jacket! perfect!

gypsyroxylee said...

Great outfit! And I am in love with that ring! Your hair looks gorgeous in these pictures! And Chloe....what a stunner she is! :)

Terri said...

This turned out beautifully. I especially admire the bag.

Claire Alexandra said...

I love you style and your blog its so original


20 York Street said...

I agree with Jodi, 10 out of 10 indeed! Wait..

maybe 11!


20 York Street

Eyeliah said...

I really like this! I don't have any white denim :( or I'd go for it.

Hazel☺ said...

you look so refreshed with white jeans on! and the clutch is gorgeous :)

<3 hazel

Hazel☺ said...

you look so refreshed with white jeans on! and the clutch is gorgeous :)

<3 hazel

jamie-lee said...

I love, you did a great job pairing all those colours! I've never understood that no white after labor day thing

Iris said...

This rule breaking is fantastic, I wish I had warm white I would wear in winter!

Kara said...

This is such a great outfit, I love that you brought in some bright colors to liven it up!

Lisa Griffin said...

wow you look great! i love the slightly tucked in boots, great detail

Sarah O. said...

That bag rocks! *drool*