Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winter White Wonderland

Left Side: Ivory Corduroys, Lace-trimmed Cardigan, Turtleneck (Steinmart); Floral Statement Necklace (The Limited, see it styled another way here and here); Belt (Amazon.com); Boots (Amanda Reed, eBay); Hat (Old Navy); Crochet flower accent (handmade by my Mom).  Right Side: Faux Fur Vest (Tart Collection, Amazon.com); Pendant (JC Penney, see it styled another way here); Watch (Michael Kors); Clutch (Jack Rogers).
 Like most people in central Indiana this year, I've had just about enough of Winter, and particularly the record low temperatures we've experienced the past several weeks. But, there's no denying the beauty of a pristine blanket of fresh snow sparkling  in the sunlight, and what a backdrop it makes for the striking red cardinal I glimpsed out my kitchen window a few days ago.  I could complain about the bitter cold, the slick pavement, and treacherous pot holes (or "chuck holes" depending on where you're from), but I think I'll focus on the positive instead - more opportunity to embrace warm winter white wearables!

If you're going to sport one color from head to toe, winter white is where it's at.  Along with "girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, and silver white winters that melt into spring," the dressy ivory ensemble in this December post is one of my favorite things.  But, I've also embraced the near absence of color in a multitude of other outfits this season.  Different textures (eg, lace with corduroy; snakeskin with faux fur), variations in shade, and gold accents make a monochromatic look anything but plain vanilla.  

I can't get enough creamy couture.  How are you wearing winter white? 
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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  1. oh dear jody. winter white. that is your friend. dd. i am a white on white wedding cake from taylors in all i do. if i could wear white on white with white pearls all day long i would. yet what is better than black on black with a big pair of chunky white pearls..fab glasses and headbands too. love this blog so so much.

    1. Thanks so much, Deborah. You, my friend, have elevated ebony and ivory to the perfect signature look!