Friday, January 28, 2011

White Denim in Winter Challenge

In late September I came across one of Jennine's posts on Eat, Sleep, Denim about wearing White Denim after Labor Day.  I'm always interested to hear and see what Jennine has to say on a subject and was so relieved to hear that she is down with white denim post the long weekend in September.  Who came up with that rule anyway?

I'd been meaning to do a post on it even prior to hearing her thoughts, but somehow haven't accomplished it yet (imagine that *cough cough*). Then the other day I was chatting with Daniela over at D, Etcetera on the very subject and asked if she wanted to do a joint white denim post...then tonight in the shower (I swear the best ideas come when warm water is beating down on my head or just as I'm nodding off to sleep) I got the idea to offer up a White Denim in Winter Challenge.

So here's what I'm thinking - let me know how many of you would be interested in doing an outfit post in white denim right now in the dead of winter.  Depending on how many people want to throw in we can schedule the posts all on one day or stagger them over a couple or few in order to see how different people are styling their looks.  Girls you know I love a pair of white denim - remember this post from waaaaay back in the day??


Anyway - now it's winter so I have a different pair to pull out and wear an entirely different way.  I think this could be a really cool post/set of posts!! So many of you are standing up to your knees in snow drifts while others of us are in sun or partial frost or even experiencing summer in Australia...white denim in winter can be just gorgeous and I think it would be so fun to see the different ways we can keep them relevant in the off season.

Let me know what you think and if you'd like to join in by leaving a note in the comments.  We could coordinate and do the posts beginning after next week (date tbd early next week depending on response) in order to give people time to get their pictures taken and posts completed.  I would be happy to post the schedule here of who is posting whether it's on one day or over a couple, so that each person's blog gets visited.  In the off chance you think I'm nuts - then Daniela and I will be a party of two in our winter whites, but I do hope you'll consider. 

And now I say to you...it is weekend time.  Let the joyous events of free time commence!  I'm off to a wedding on the beach this weekend and hoping to find something suitable to wear while sporting the remnants of a sore throat.  Dear Christian Louboutin....

80 comments:

Katie said...

If I HAD white denim, I would definitely participate. (How have I not unearthed any in the never ending Closet Cleanout '11? The world may never know.)

this free bird said...

Girl find some white denim, some off white denim, some sort of white pant. This neeeeeeeds to have your participation.

over and out!

xo,
c

Marcela said...

Aww, Id love to, but I don´t have white denim either :-/. Maybe I should get some... Ooh, and suddenly I can see the pics from here, too!

Higgenbottom said...

white denim is always a great idea in my book! i'm in! what do i have to do? just post the look and let you know about it?

My Heart Blogged said...

If I had some white denim I totally would.
My Heart Blogged

Josie said...

Brilliant, Carrie. I don't own any, but I can't wait to see how all of the bloggers are working their white denim for winter!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love the pants, shirt, hair, etc. oh and i loved your carbs comment. i had no idea you had some ukranian/polish blood - that is awesome!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Great idea! I would love to see what people come up with. I don't have any white denim otherwise this would be fun to join in!

P.S. Thank you so much for the nice comment! I appreciate your feedback a lot!!

Debby said...

Carrie, I think this was one of my favorite looks for you. The heck w/ the rules... all rules are made to be broken and I for one refuse to be told what to do or put in a box! xo

Styles 'n Cream said...

I usually stay away from white denim after Labor Day just because in the middle of winter, as we are now, we are covered in so much snow that white pants are just not practical. But I am going to Florida next week and I am planning on wearing my white jeans. After all, it is 75 degrees there ..

Diana Mieczan said...

Now I need to get a pair of white denim. I really love your outfit and that striped tee is so adorable:) Happy weekend, darling

Cool Gal said...

A beach wedding sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend. Have fun.

I think I will have to pass on the white denim idea. I could never pull it off in 40" of snow. LOL. Fun, though! :)

Anna Jane said...

oooh, i have white jeans...should I do it?!

have so much fun at the wedding this weekend...are you donning stripes?

Closet Fashionista said...

How fun!!! If only I had white denim...haha
I hope you have fun at the wedding!
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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

the whole 'no white' in winter is sooo 90's! - i wear white in winter all the time - it's totally chic! - now if i was still skinny i'd throw myself on the web in some white, but now, i'm doing u all a favor and keeping my 'white' in seculsion :o)

MerciBlahBlah said...

Dude - I'm down with the challenge, snow be damned! I just scored a sick pair of white skinny Hudson's at the ladies night clothing swap last week, and have an idea for them if I can find all the components in my closet. Lemme know the deets!

Mwah!
Shan

JMB said...

Girrrl I love me some white denim!! You skinny little thing!! :) LOVE your nautical outfit!!
I have a pair of white linen pants from Gap that I love and then a pair of white capri denim from DKNY that I am ready to bust out annnytime now when this snow melts away!!!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ummm...hello. You do realize that you are totally channeling Jackie O in this ensemble, right? Ohmigosh you seriously look like a socialite about to board a yacht to some fantastic tropical destination. Give me some white pants/jeans/denim NOW!! :)

Courtney Erin said...

If I owned white denim (actually, white anything), I'd totally be in! Can't wait to see what you come up with though.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Daisy said...

sadly, white denim would be a catastrophe if i wore them now. When theres snow up to your knees, that means slush up to your ankles. dirty, brown, icky, slush. I'd be a mess.

Taylor said...

I'm in girl....white jeans in slushy muddy snow? this outta be interesting...but lets do it! Send me the deets and i'll throw something together!

Alleen said...

Very chic, pretty lady!! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

Isabel said...

i actually dont own any white denim. maybe i should go shopping.

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

LyddieGal said...

Haha, I'm all about white in the winter! I'd happily do a white denim post (for real, as I almost did yesterday but then changed, hehe.)

Chic on the Cheap

Nikki said...

Gasp! *shakes head disapprovingly* Just kidding! I love white denim and am not sure why I don't own any...labor day or not.

Kai.Mercado. said...

I am so down for this! I have a great pair of white denim! But it is also 75 degrees here in San Diego, so it isn't much of a challenge lol.

Lisa Griffin said...

i am totally IN! i love winter white!
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Ashleigh said...

Oooh I'm totally up for a challenge! White denim in a Chicago winter, hmmmm :)
P.S. I always get ideas in the shower!

la petite coquine said...

How fun! I actually love this look, and it's exactly how I wear white denim-paired with a Breton striped t!

this free bird said...

I'll send an email to everyone who's interested so we can coordinate (said like that guy from Boomerang). Keep 'em coming! Oooooh the snowy ones, all the warm ones, all the ones! Nerd alert on the white denim front.

xo,
C

Collette Osuna said...

Awww mannnn...I have absolutely NO white denim:(

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potpie du monde said...

Loving the crisp classic feel of your outfit! Love all your posts :)

Ms. Givens said...

I will look for some white denim this weekend.
I love this picture of you! So Nautical!

Valerie said...

This is such a fun idea, Carrie! I want to participate, but I actually don't have a good pair of white jeans. Ugh, what's wrong with me, right? Maybe I could just do white pants instead? Or maybe I'll just watch from the sidelines. I'm excited to see what you wear!

xo
Valerie

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Count me in Sista! Here's my email: frankieheartfashion@gmail.com

SO fun! Enjoy your wedding and feel better! xo

vickileestyle said...

thanks for your comment :)

wow, after reading this i realised that i don't even own white denim - shocking! primark here i come! seems like a lovely project to do though

Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

Venus In Virgo said...

Fun idea, go for it, break some rules! Have a great weekend XOXO

Venus In Virgo said...

BTW...lovely photo :)

Sist and Sist said...

love the bun!

Kimbirdy said...

first of all, i love your outfit in that photo! secondly, i also get all of my best epiphanies in the shower. such a great place to think! :) and thirdly, i would be all about this if i owned white denim. i am all about breaking the rules, and the white after labor day rule has always seemed so ridiculous to me. so i'll be with you in spirit and cheering you on!

Jess said...

Two things:

1. I could try to find a pair of white denim pants on sale and post about it, since thats what I do....

2. Did you know that Tucker is on GILT today?! Only a few pieces, but thought you should know!!! ;)

Kavery said...

Sadly I've never owned any white denim because of the "Does my butt look big in this?" syndrome and we're in the middle of a scorching summer here. But if I did I'd be in like a flash.

Catita said...

oh girl you look so perfect! those white jeans are amazing, you totally rock in them! I feel like this picture was taken in Venice but maybe more like Venice California! And yes I'll let you know about the camera, only used it yesterday but still in auto mode so I cant wait to get the hang of it!
xoxo
Catita

Anna Katrina said...

i love white bottoms - i cant wait to birng mine out of my closet !! you look great



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annelise said...

Dude, look how tiny you are!

Rules for when to wear clothes is so ridiculous. I'd join in but I am far too much of a slob to own anything white. It's just asking for trouble :)

Moosette said...

Urrgghhh... how do I not own any whit denim - had a pair from a bizillion years ago and think I got rid of them last year?? I am now on the hunt for a pair!

Have a fabulous weekend!

nadia said...

I used to have a sweet pair of white denim pants until someone burnt a hole in them with their cigarette. Oh yes, true story.

Have a wonderful weekend as well! I will let you know how Blue Valentine is!

xo Nadia

Kate said...

I really love this outfit, lady! Such a sucker for nautical looks, and this definitely makes me crave spring time! Your challenge sounds fun, but I don't actually own white denim! So no winter white fun for me! Happy weekend, lovely!

RosaLovesDC said...

I am in girl!

Grave said...

I usually stay away from white denim after Labor Day just because in the middle of winter, as we are now, we are covered in so much snow that white pants are just not practical.

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cryskay said...

i love your striped top w/ the white pants. super chic! btw is that marina del rey? i live right by it! xo

Freelance Shop-A-Holic said...

Hell yes!! Count this mom IN!!!!!

styleforlife said...

FAB outfit and U can wear a scarf on your head.
You would totally pull it off well. XX :-)
Emily from EL Vintage

20 York Street said...

So, you're telling me, you want me to go dive into the abyss that is my closet and dig for ma'whyt pants?

For you babe - anything!

Aye, aye Captain!

I'll see what I can do this weekend!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


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Elle Sees said...

yeah! i'm in!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Kara said...

I swiped a pair from my sister a while ago, but I'll have to check and see if I still have them because I hardly ever wore them! xx

Krystal said...

girl i'd so do it if i had any!

RaceforProsperity said...

so classic and chic, i love!

Jammer said...

No chickens around here!!! You know I'm in!! Pave the way fearless leader :D

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

You look amazing on that picture... almost like Audrey Hepburn! :)
HAPPY SUNDAY!
xxx

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Antoinette said...

Carrie your are absolutely gorgeous and I am loving reading through your fantastic blog! I am also gluten free so am loving all the food posts.

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She Wore It Well said...

Glad you're feeling better C! Seeing as I only own 2 pairs of jeans, none of which are white, I might be unable to participate. Plus I'm enjoying the 40C/110F days too much to worry about jeans. WEEEEEEEE!

Chas said...

Great photo! It makes me long for summer, sigh, only a few more months...

Ms Sublime said...

OMG I dont own any white denim! And yea I remember that post way back when -- it was the first post of yours I ever read! I love the way you wear your whites!

I am catching uop with your superb blog after a long time...i have been crazy busy with work, my blog and charity stuff xx

Brooke said...

I love your outfit...so cute!

Indiana Munn said...

I love white jeans in winter! If I owned a pair I would be in for it, great idea.

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Mo Pie, Please said...

Gah, with the "winter" you're having - you SHOULD wear white and sweet sailor stripes. You look fantastic! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i am totally against the 'white after labor day' rule! and i do think i know from whence it came (something about rich people vacationing the hamptons, and white being a luxury item back in the day, because it would so easily show dirt and stains and such. the rest of us plebians would be wearing practical, stain-hiding dark colors).

anyway, if i owned white denim, i'd totally be down. but i'm super curious to see what you and your fabulous readers come up with. :)

Kara said...

It's super brave of you to wear such sexual tight white pants...I have to stay away from white denim because it shows off my cellulite :/

Johanna said...

This is such a great look on you...what long legs! You look like Audrey Hepburn!

just a girl said...

I love this idea and can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Tonya said...

So gorgeous! Those pants are soo cute!

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Jessica said...

If only white denim was in my closet! But, alas, it's nowhere to be found. Eager to see all of the posts!

oomph. said...

love your outfit...so classic and chic, and you are in the perfect nautical location!

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Mon Style du Jour said...

If there is still a spot, I want to participate with white pants of some sort! :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

sad I'm just seeing this now, but actually probably good because I'm not sure where my white jeans are, haha. You look AWESOME, could you look more beautiful in the nautical wear??

kris said...

So beautiful and "Jackie O-esque." I've been hunting for white jeans, but no success yet.

Finley said...

I love white denim year round! Your look in this pic is perfectly styled - stripes, bun, sailboats - love love love. I just stumbled upon you...too late to participate?

Hope you are feeling better!
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