White Culottes in the Winter

Happiness does not start when ‘this, that or the other’ thing is resolved.  Happiness is what happens now, when I make the best of what I have.

I've been working so hard on developing better habits lately, and while I know it won't be an overnight change, even doing small things each day can make a difference. I can remember a time in my life when I said "Where is the joy in Sunday, when I know it will be followed by Monday?" But now I relish my Sundays. I've been enjoying finding myself back in the habit of attending church, and of course having Sean home has made a big difference. I hope these Sundays continue to stretch on. Having a reason to get up and out of bed is a great motivator to have a productive day, plus I love being able to get dressed up for church.

I'd been thinking about these white culottes lately, having only worn them once during the fall, I felt like rather than putting them on hold until the spring, I'd try and layer them up for a reasonably warm January day. I know the look was a success, because a fellow Starbucks patron complimented me, and for whatever reason, a compliment from a stranger always completely makes my day.

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The Rundown
Black Merino Wool Sweater Gap similar
White Culottes Thrifted similar
Camel Coat J.Crew thrifted similar
Leopard Pumps Sam Edelman
Tilly Scalloped Clutch Matine
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class



  1. The colors come together beautifully! The shoes really bring everything together.
    I love weekend routines and have a Saturday routine with my little one.

  2. Doesn't it feel so great when a stranger says something nice? It really does make my day too!!
    And we're on the same wavelength with the white!! I have some white culottes too, but haven't worn them this season yet!! Great reminder, Lydia!!

  3. stylish outfit..
    I like this combo..

  4. Those culottes are fabulous on you especially with the darker colors! Love your scalloped clutch too!

  5. Yes, totally fabulous Lydia - the colors and shapes here are superb. That was a very well earned compliment.

  6. Maybe the right word is well deserved.

  7. This look is so chic, love the culottes!

  8. I feel like compliments from strangers mean so much more because in our smart phone world, it's so very rare that we spontaneously interact with anyone in public. And the stranger was definitely right to compliment your outfit, you're working all the neutrals in this look together so beautifully, while looking both comfortable and incredibly elegant at the same time.

  9. Those are seriously so fetching - I love them on you. And with those shoes especially!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  10. Love this culottes on you! Love how you paired them with your shoes!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  11. I really like this color palette on you! Isn't it funny how a compliment from a stranger can make your day? I always try to compliment someone when I love their outfit because I love how it makes me feel. I hope your week is off to a great start!

    Nicole to the Nines

  12. They look great on you Lydia! Love the mix of black, white & camel. Looks so good together. Fab shoes!

  13. Lovely look. I LOVE the pants! Perfect styling.