Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trendy Wednesday - White Looks Before Labor Day

All week, I've been reading about the White Party being hosted over at Desperately Seeking Seersucker, and I thought it was about time I joined the party.

I picked up a few really great white items this summer including a classic Ralph Lauren sheath dress from TJ Maxx, a great pair of white cuffed pants from Banana, and the perfect white pencil skirt from Ann Taylor.  The bad news is that they have to go back on the self in just a few weeks, but the good news about Labor Day being just around the corner - you can find some fabulous white wearables at really low prices!

Here are a few items that I think would make a fantastic addition to any White Party outfit.

Basic Straw Fedora

P Diddy/Puffy/Sean Combs (I can't keep up) - the original host of the White Party - would most certainly approve of this adorable fedora.

One More Time Tank

Isn't this bow accented tee just the cutest.  Throw it over a seersucker skirt for summer, or wear it under a blazer for Fall!

Petal Vine Shell

I like a shell that can be weekend and work wear. This one could be worn to an end of the summer party, but it's dressy enough to wear to work as well.

So this may not completely qualify as a white accessory, but it was close enough and I LOVE it!  The pearl clusters are extremely ladylike and the grey ribbon detail is just so feminine.

  The layered eyelet is a sweet touch to this adorable mini.

White Patent Leather 'Scorpion' Gladiator Sandals

Pitter Patter!  My heart skips a beat when I see these sandals!  I love the double ankle straps and the gold hardware!

Laundry by Shelli Segal Pocket Detail Ponte Knit Shift Dress

Because this shift is a warmer white, it is a great piece if you're looking for something that can transition to Fall.  I'm picturing it over black tights and boots!

For the girl who likes to close out her summer in style, I would choose this BCBG dress.  It's a fantastic and flattering shape, and the floral appliques are simply whimsical!
How do you plan to "clothes" out your summer?  Any big Labor Day plans?  And what's your take on the no white after Labor Day rule? 


  1. I am loving all the white! The necklace you posted is perfect! I need to find one like it! I went through my closet and picked out mostly white stuff to wear up until labor day so I can fit it in one last time this year!

  2. Oooohh such great white pieces!!!!!! That BCBG dress is pretty amazing!!!!! :D

  3. Damn girl, that fedora looks amazing!! Just wish I could pull those kind of hats off. Heck, wish I could pull any hat off :-(

  4. I believe that a bow or ruffles make any top cuter - love those two and those dresses! Let's throw a real life blogger white party and wear our favorite whites! Okay? :)

  5. SO pretty! I love the top with the bow and that necklace. I just went on BCBG yesterday to try to find a white dress! What a coincidence!

  6. Love everything you posted and will definitely be rocking my white in my classroom almost everyday until Labor Day.

  7. LOVING that petal vine shell!! Perfection all year round!

  8. I love the J. Crew Petal vine shell.

  9. I love the hat, the necklace and the last dress! OMG, so adorable! I love white dresses, I don't care WHAT time of year it is. :)

  10. Yay, I finally joined the White Party! today, as well. I love all of your photos, & I think I may have bought that same Ralph Lauren dress you described. I had a very good TJ Maxx day today. The dress + a booster seat for the toddler to use one day, a book for the toddler, a Lilly caftan, a pair of Lilly pajamas, three pairs of espadrilles, & some Philosophy bubble bath. All for less than $100.

    My only "rule" for white after Labor Day is that it pretty much depends on the item of clothing. Like of course a white wool coat or cashmere sweater is "winter white." I have a harder time justifying "winter" on white jeans or white cotton capris. & usually if I do a true winter white piece, it is the only white item in an outfit of black or brown or navy...nothing else bright or white.

    Hope you are having a fabulous week, darling!

  11. I want that hat and all the tanks!



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