Monday, January 23, 2017

How to Wear White in Winter

Hey Babes!  How are you getting on these days? It’s been a bit challenging on my end- I've received a series of bad news within the past week or so. 
Life is full of the unexpected, as I tell myself time and time again. Realistically speaking, there is never an opportune time for bad news. I took some time to reflect on the facts. Most importantly, I reflected on my core values and how I want to move forward. I spent time with friends. I remembered the things that truly matter. The end result: I remain vigilant. I remain undeterred. I am still smiling. I am still focused, perhaps even more so
I am determined.
Today’s look features a so-called fashion “Don’t”, that is wearing white in the Winter! I’ve never been a fan of rigidity or unnecessary rules. Actually, breaking fashion faux pas has becoming a fulfilling hobby- LOL! I’m no stranger to white in the Winter (see another example here) but this look is especially close to my heart. You see I recently won a contest hosted by Monique over at Curves and Chaos, and this dress is a direct product of that ­čśâ Thank you Monique!!! ---> Check out her blog and Instagram page Babes!
You’ll notice that I opted to pair this white shirtdress with black, which is in my opinion the perfect balancing act. To top it off, I can easily picture a black trench coat, a knit black shawl, or a black faux fur over-sized wrap. Getting dressed is all about wearing what makes you feel good and look your personal best. Don’t be nervous to experiment with the unexpected or to stick with your tried and true color palettes when it suits your fancy!

Until next time,
XO
Hat: Nordstrom, similar here & here| Earrings: Here| Dress: Here| Boots: Here| Handbag: Vintage

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dress! And the boots too - you look like a movie star : > Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. You wear white extremely well in winter! I love this outfit and I think black and white are always perfect together. Your hat, earrings the whole outfit is fabulous! Peace! Cheryl

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    1. Black and white is one of my absolute favorite color duos :) Thank you Cheryl!!

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  3. Every single thing you wear, I just love. I Hope that you are surrounded by much love during these trying times and that you will continue to strut all of that Fabulousness. . .

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    1. Aw, thank you Neti!! I am so fortunate to be surrounded by love and comforted by hope :)
      XO

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  4. Very nice dress, doesn't matter if for summer or for winter. You look fab ! Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Thank you Anna Shirley!! I definitely plan to revisit this dress in Summer as well :)

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  5. You look amazing in white actually and fashion is the game you can win by breaking the rules. Way to go hun

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    1. I love playing and winning in fashion- Thanks Cynthia!!!
      Xx

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  6. Great post, I like your dress :)

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  7. Wow, amazing dress!!!! Love it with the OTK boots and that hat! :) Perfect way to style white in the winter...you make it look so chic!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  9. AHHHHGGGG I love your style! Super cute! Thanks for sharing! #FridayFrivolity

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  10. Joi, this is such an amazing look! I love wearing all black accessories with a white dress (That's how I styled my wedding dress!). This is just perfectly gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. How lovely that you wore black and white to your wedding- so original!!! Thank you Shelbee :)

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  11. What a beautiful dress! I love white , thanks for the inspo! The hat is darling on you and I love how you styled the dress for winter

    thanks for linking up
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  12. Beautiful dress! You've styled it to perfection with the boots and hat!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you!! I figure any excuse to wear a hat is a good one :)

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  13. Such a cute outfit!! That dress is awesome, and it all ties together so well. <3

    Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity!

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  14. Love that you styled this white dress with black accessories. Totally makes it work for winter weather

    http://michellespaige.com

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