Life + Style

May 26, 2014

Summer Staple: White Jeans + Some Sales

I hope everyone is having an awesome Memorial Day Weekend!  We've had amazing weather her in Virginia.  I was feeling a little left out and sad about canceling our plans to leave town after seeing everyone's fun beach and river pictures.  But you know what?  We made the right call to stay home and we've had a great time anyway.  Sometimes you don't need a change of scenery just a change of attitude.  So I took it upon myself to look cute and drink wine on our back deck with my husband as much as possible.  It was awesome.  It's so easy to forget that it's who you're with and not where you are that really matters.

White jeans are my new staple.  I can't believe I went through all of last spring and summer without finding a good fitting pair.  The ones I bought the summer after Tagg was born are just a bit too big after an hour of wear.  I hate when that happens.  If you follow my instagram then you'll notice I've been wearing them constantly.  Comfortable and casual and chic.  Pretty much my favorite.  I'm not embarrassed to wear something constantly if I feel good in it.  Cost per wear.  It works.  I'm pretty sure by July these pants will be paying me.

I wanted so badly to love the cheap big box store white jeans that everyone else raves about but I just couldn't make them work.  I tried three different styles.  The rockstar that every body else seems to love showed my loose skin.  I'm not kidding.  They were super thin and didn't have that thick stretch I need to smooth everything out.  And the fit was off.  Another style I tried was the Diva. I had much better luck with the fit but the pants were distressed.  No thanks.  

||  J.Crew Factory Top || White Skinny Jeans (also love these) || Jack Rogers (and these are similar) || J.Crew Factory Gold Links Necklace (similar here) || David Yurman Ring || Monogrammed Wine Glass ||

Also, I wanted to give you a heads up that a few of my favorites are still having sales today!

J.Crew is offering 30% off site wide (exclusions apply) and an extra 30% Spring Sale items with code: WEEKEND

Serena & Lily has 20% off sitewide with code: SUMMER20

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly sale for Women's & Kids (Spring markdowns on women's & kids apparel, shoes, accessories and more) 

Neiman Marcus: The Real Deal sale // Save up to 40% off the latest styles in Sport Shop, Contemporary/CUSP, and Dress Collections

Gap: Take 40% off regular price styles! Use code EVENT. 

Lilly Pulitzer: Splash into Summer Sale.  Gift with purchase

Hayden Reis: 14% sitewide with code: WELCOME SUMMER plus free shipping on orders over $20.  I have this middy bag that I've been using this middy as my daily diaper bag and this ditty on the way to use for weekend trips and the pool.



  1. Enjoy the time with your family. I agree that being with them is more important than the location. I love your outfit. Yay for finding the perfect pair of white jeans.

  2. You look great! And I agree--white jeans are definitely something to invest in. The fit has to be perfect!

  3. AnonymousMay 26, 2014

    I give you so much credit for rocking those white skinny jeans. For some reason I always put them off to the day I lose those pesky last 5 pounds... You've inspired me!

    xo Rachel

  4. Love your change in attitude! Great reminder for me too -- husband + porch = one blessed girl. Thanks for the great perspective.

  5. I love white jeans, especially with mint. Just did a post a week or so ago pairing the two.

  6. I haven't worn a pair of white jeans in years for all the same reasons you listed.....can't ever find a pair that fits well. Thanks for the tip - I'll have to check these out!

  7. I'm a new reader of your blog. I just read your post about GOMI and I am really impressed. It's true what they say, if you can't say anything nice then... Anyway enough attention to that. I just wanted to say I really appreciate style posts like this. I'd rather look at accessible everyday style inspiration and think 'Oh, I have that J Crew t-shirt too' than where in the hell I am going to wear a leather pencil skirt and 75 accessories... So thanks from us normal gals! (at least this one) Lucy x


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