Always Winter Whites

It felt like a 'mild' forty-something degrees earlier this week when I met Megan for lunch at Chowder Pot, one of her favorite restaurants in town. Since it was 'warm' I decided to pull out my white culottes, and a blazer for outerwear, but by the time we'd finished our meal, the skies had become overcast, the wind picked up, and suddenly I was feeling let down by my wardrobe choices. Not that it stopped us from getting outfit photos done, and then doing a little window shopping.

This outfit also is the debut of my little Japanese Knot Bag I made last month. I'm quite proud of myself, I feel like I haven't finished a project in ages (including the overly ambitious alteration of a thrifted top which I started at the same time as the bag). I used to love to sew, and while my patience for doing tedious and intricate things comes through in other ways, such as decorative pie crusts, I do wish I could rekindle my flame for sewing.

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The Rundown
Black Merino Wool Sweater Gap
Plaid Blazer H&M similar
 White Culottes eBay similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Teal Velvet Knot Bag Handmade similar 
Circle Earrings c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Pearl and Pave Ring Forever 21
 Nail Color "Bubbles Only" Essie




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19 comments

  1. I never in my life had the patience for sewing - including when I was being graded on it in junior high and high school - so I am impressed anytime I see anything that anyone has taken the time to make by hand. And I love the effortless style of the Japanese knot bag. I admit that I'm eyeing the red velvet one you included in your round-up, although I knew full well I would never use a red bag enough to justify buying it. Still, I love the idea of it, and I love that you made one for yourself.
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. I gotta say that the Japanese Knot Bag is quite the cutie!! Love this entire look :)

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  3. Ok, first, this look is fabulous, love the culottes and your blazer. The other thing, YOU MADE YOUR BAG?? I want to commission you to make me one, I love it!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  4. I wish I was as crafty as you! I would love to make things! And it's been mild here too. Today is 50 degrees, so crazy but I am for sure embracing it. Those white culottes are screaming my name for me to have haha!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  5. Ooh I didn't realize you made that bag! I like it even more now!
    It's such a shame the weather decided to get cold this day, haha. But the wind made for some nice movement at least
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. OMG you are so talented! That bag looks designer luxe! (And I guess it is, designed by you!) I'm also a white in winter person and this outfit is so pretty and breezy. Love it!

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  7. I love your blazer and fabulous handbag!! Great winter look!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  8. That bag is beautiful! I love the color! My MIL actually knit me a green one in that pattern years ago. I need to get it out for Christmas!! It would be the perfect accessory!

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  9. That bag is so cute and it's amazing that you made it, wow! I'd be unstoppable if I could make my own bags, haha !I'd have so many!

    Even if this wasn't the warmest outfit it's really pretty on you and I like the way the belted blazer ties in (ha!) with the knotted bag. Really nicely done! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :) We have had the week off with the kids and have just been doing Christmas activities - it's been so fun! We've gone to two separate snow themed events, even though it's the middle of summer here, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. I love the purse that you fashioned. I have such little skill in that area and always admire those how do - it looks great!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  11. Loving everything about this! The wrap jacket is fab and I love the purse, I can't believe you DIYed!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  12. I am loving this whole look. Totally need this plaid blazer in my closet!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  14. That bag turned out amazing Lydia!! Great job!!
    I love how you wore it with the neutrals so it really stood out.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  15. well this is such a chic outfit!

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  16. I am all for winter whites!!! I can't believe you made your bag - it makes your outfit even cuter!!!

    xoxo Sarah

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  17. I love this outfit! I love winter whites, that plaid jacket is so nice! That bag is so pretty I love how crafty you are.

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  18. You made this bag?!?!? OMG! Amazing! I wish I had that talent!

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  19. You look absolutely stunning! I always love wearing whites during the winter! There is something just so classic and chic about them!

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