Hanging onto Summer

Happy Friday! So glad the weekend is upon us, and it is supposed to be one of our hottest here in the PNW – yes! And since I am not a girl who follows silly old rules like no white pants after Labor Day, in honor of the beautiful weather my beloved white jeans are making an appearance.

Let’s talk about that old rule while we are at it. My feelings are this – white jeans and other pants made of a sturdy material are great for year round. Think about some skinny white jeans tucked into boots with a cozy sweater – cute right? Or your white jeans, a fall colored suede pump, with a silky blouse and vest. Lots of possibilities. I’m ok with cotton or linen white pants towards the end of September as long as there is still summer weather, but I would put them away after that. Then it is time to pull out the winter white pants! Winter white, or ivory/cream as some may call it, is one of my favorite colors for the Fall/Winter. I picked up a beautiful drapey pair from WHBM this past year and can’t wait to pull them out of the closet again. I do have to be careful when it is pouring buckets out to not splash on them, so they are generally saved for dryer days or nights that I won’t be walking much.

Will you wear white jeans year round? Do you have a pair of winter white pants?

Today’s outfit is very similar in idea to this one I wore a few weeks back – just switched the black for white and added my flowery pumps courtesy of the MIL. I normally try not to use self belts (the ones that come with a shirt) but I didn’t really have a belt that looked good so just went with it.

Vest – Old Navy (still available in black and cream), Tank – Target (Love these!), Jeans – 7FAMK (similar), Shoes – Anne Klein hand me down (similar)







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One of the Vogue editors is famous for her year-round white jeans and Tods driving loafers ensembles (Tonne Goodman). Since well-fitting jeans are sartorially acceptable to wear in multiple venues, I don’t think the old rules of “no white after Labor Day” (an old East Coast rule from the well-heeled) or “no white jeans after 1983” (Never Been Kissed) apply anymore – especially in temperate climates like Seattle.


    Interesting! ha ha, I love Never Been Kissed – one of my favorite movies! It is funny when they say that…


I am all about white jeans year round. Ines de la Fressange really rocks this look. My favorite fall white jeans look is one she (and her daughter) sports in a photo in this link http://eviescarlettward.blogspot.com/2011/05/white-denim.html . Google Ines de la Fressange white jeans and you can see the numerous fab ways she wears them


I will wear my white jeans on September days when they are hot but I do put them away after that. By the time October rolls around I’m itching for darker colors. I wouldn’t mind a winter white pair, but I rarely see light colored pants for fall/winter dressing. One of my favorite looks, is white skinnies in the spring tucked into boots. It is refreshing after a winter full of darker colors.

I find for clothes that with fabrics that drape such as your pink on here, the self belts work better than a swapped out belt. When the tops have some “drape” to them, the self belts can drape much nicer compared to a rigid belt that one can add on. Lovely outfit here!