Wednesday, February 2, 2011

White Out

I know what you're all thinking, "That hooker's wearing a bun, no jacket and white pants in January."  And you would be correct - except I'm not a hooker, but endless blizzards bring out the worst in the very best of us.  Free Pass.  With this post I come offering motivation to anyone who is on the fence about the White Denim in Winter Challenge that will be going on next week.  At the last minute yesterday aft I threw together a quick outfit to bear witness to the fact that white is totally relevant at this time of year.

Pause:  Did you happen to catch Kara's post over at Sprinkles in Springs yesterday?  She's featuring me as her Blogger of the Month for February, and blew me away with the post.  Please check it out if you get the chance.  Her artwork is extraordinary!

I digress.  I've sent emails to everyone who expressed interest in putting on their white, and the tentative schedule will be listed at the end of this post.  Please let me know via email if you need to amend, have changed your  mind (noooooooo) or would like to be added (yes!!!).  And now today's outfit:  bearing in mind that some of you are up to your necks in snow, I remind you that this is my California look.  Next week I'll sport a warmer version that could easily be worn in colder parts of the country.

Swedish Hasbeens-Loafers, Free People Necklace, Anthro Sunnies
Free People Necklace + Sun at 5pm as wind picks up.
Daredevil Carrie sits on sandy stairs in white denim. 
Swedish Hasbeens are some of my fave shoes...
H&M Collaboration is coming soon.  You will love!
Suddenly I feel like I need a chunky necklace to cap this off...

Okay so are you off the fence yet? All you have to do is an outfit post in white denim on your date listed below.  I think it would be great if you included the other people who are posting on your day so readers can compare/contrast, but I'll leave that up to you.

For everyone who has expressed interest here's the schedule so far, but there's always room for more!

Monday - February 7th, 2011:
  • Daniela - D, Etc.
  • Nicole - Frankie Hearts Fashion
  • Shannan - Merci Blah Blah
  • Lyddie - Chic on the Cheap
  • Taylor - Curly in the City
Tuesday - February 8th, 2011:
  • Anna Jane - See Jane
  • Valerie - Red Vines for Breakfast
  • Rosa - True Crew Love
  • Elle - Elle Sees
  • Jayme - Jammer at 10am
Wednesday - February 9th, 2011:
  • Kai - All Kinds of Complicated
  • Lisa - In Dramatic Fashion
  • Higgenbottom - Dressing the Higgenbottom
  • Ashleigh - Little Girl, Big World
  • Kara - Sprinkles in Springs
Thursday - February 10th, 2011
  • Carlina - Allergic to Vanilla
  • HC - Freelance Shop-a-Holic
  • Jiye - Pearls and Green Tea
  • Rali - Styles N Cream 
  • Me, Carrie - this free bird
Thus ends the longest post in the history of this free bird and if you follow me you know that's saying a lot.  I'll leave you now as I go off to tone my upper legs and behind.  White denim has brought home a few of the finer points I've been desperately trying to avoid.  On that note I have a killer dessert post for tomorrow.  Bring bib.

74 comments:

Kavery said...

It takes guts to sit on sandy steps in white denim but you did it, Carrie. Can't wait to see the first of the White Denim in Winter posts

Katie said...

I saw Kara's post! A-ma-zing. Ahhh look at all the fun people with the white denim! I neeeed some.

this free bird said...

Katie: This is your time, this is your dance da da de da da de something else something else wear your white pants!

And yes - Kara's post is so RAD!! I am flattered beyond words!

xo,
C

Kavery - are you SURE you don't have any white denim...I bet you do! hehe

Krystal said...

i can't wait to see them all! still wishin i had something to contribute :(

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww sounds like fun and too bad I don't have white denim!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

This outfit is perfect! So many favs all in one post! Sadly I still haven't found a good pair of white denim pants (too see-through, too tight, too long etc) but this is major motivation.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

what! you do not look like a hooker. you look cute!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

i love the outfit sweetie. you have inspired me to go out and get myself a couple white denims. =)

Rissy said...

when I finally get my ish together and move to AZ, I will wear white denim once a week!
or wait.... is that over kill?

I just now stopped laughing at the hooker comment... you're a funny girl. But hey aren't pretty girls supposed to be stupid? way to go blowing that stereotype ; )

Debby said...

I am still laughing over your opening comment... you are so funny, Carrie. I totally want those shoes. Was that Laguna? I NEED to go back to Cali!! Didn't get to see everything I wanted to last time. xo

Collette Osuna said...

Great new feature here...looking forward to seeing more sweets...loving the crazy lady in the bun wearing white....lol..you look fab doll!!!

Congrats on the feature too!!

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Lisa Griffin said...

wooo hoo so excited for my day, and this vest it's awesome!
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Jess said...

I'm alive!! hahaha. The city has basically shut down - neither my husband or I went to work yesterday or today because the streets are all covered in ice! Still have electricity though, so I'm really not complaining. Forced time off? I'll take it!

xo

Half Dressed said...

White denim! I've always been far to scared to buy any, I can just see myself sitting on a dirty seat! Or have a dog put muddy paw prints on it!
The shoes are gorgeous, I am so excited for H&M to get their range up and selling.

L x

Closet Fashionista said...

So much fun!!! :D I love your outfit!
I just wish I had white pants so I could join in :p
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Staley Mc said...

I just love white denim and I love this look!

Courtney Erin said...

You're totally rocking the white denim like nobody's business - I'd pretend I wasn't jealous but you'd see right through me. Seriously, you pull this look off perfectly. And congrats on the blog feature - that's awesome and totally well-deserved!

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

Daisy said...

you look great! sorry I had to bow out. if i didn't now, the white look wouldn't be at all graceful. I love those shoes!

Cool Gal said...

You look amazing. Your climate looks amazing, too! What I wouldn't give to be wearing white in California!

It's 0 today and I'm completely buried in snow.

Calgon...take me away!! (Or 100% Pure)!

Cara said...

SO MUCH FUN!!!!

PS. That is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw you in a bun and white jeans...hhehehe

Anna Jane said...

i'm scared for this white denim challenge. i think i may be outside and just blend in with the 4 feet of snow that's in chicago..

Cafe Fashionista said...

Haha! You seriously are a daredevil for sitting on sandy steps in white pants. I swear whenever I wear mine I do everything I possibly can to avoid standing - no one wants a dirty derriere! :P

Cafe Fashionista said...

*to avoid sitting, not standing. :P

Daniela said...

awesome! I'm on it.

Catherine Au Jong said...

yaaay to the jacket and shoes :))

catherine

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Such a good idea!! Can't wait to see everyone's outfits!

Taylor said...

Eeks Im sooo excited...cept how the hell do style white jeans with 5 snow drifts.....we shall see....

Jessica said...

I'm excited to see how everyone wears their white denim. I honestly don't own a pair of white denim jeans. Is that terribly lame? I'm sure I'll be convinced that I need several pairs before the challenge is over with!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I love the white denim! I may just have to break out my pair that I have stored until summer... and I am dying for that gorgeous sunset, ahh...

Isabel Spectre said...

this is such a fun idea! I am excited to see what people come up with! I have white denim, but it is currently across the country and away from me! I love your outfit though, the vest is fabulous, as are the shoes and I love your striped shirt! cute, cute!

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Dancing Branflake said...

I so wish I owned denim so I could be part of this awesomeness. Alas... I don't but obviously need to.

Kai.Mercado. said...

I am so excited....I actually have to go get my jeans hemmed because they are way too long on me! But I will do it before WednesdaY! WHat a great idea!

la petite coquine said...

LOVE this look, and can't wait to see how everyone else styles winter white!

Nikki said...

You look gorgeous and I SO wish I was sitting on that beach with you! It looks heavenly!


xx
Nikki

Meghan said...

you look great! I could never pull of white denim.

I am so looking forward to your dessert post tomorrow (which is why I can't pull of white denim...) :)

Meghan said...

wow, I guess I can't spell! of = off. I need to wake up!

Valerie said...

This post (and your outfit) remind me of EXACTLY why we live in LA. The white denim and the military vest are the perfect pair. And those shoes are so cool! I'm so excited to be part of this! The picture of you sitting on the steps at the beach gave me a panic attack. I'm fully aware of what that says about my personality (issues).

xo
Valerie

Kathryn said...

You definitely mastered the winter white denim look!! I'm going to draw inspiration from you and pull out my white denim that have been collecting dust in my closet since... well... summer. And did I mention you're hilarious? Love your blog dear. xo

Kathryn

http://sweetteaandchampagne.wordpress.com

Diana Mieczan said...

You look adorable, sweetie and I cant wait to see them all:) Have a lovely day
Kisses

Ps: I am hosting Paloma’s Nest GIVEAWAY today:).Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

BlueVanilla said...

lol love this post!! Looking good!
xx


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Kimbirdy said...

i love love LOVE this outfit!! and it works so perfectly well in winter, even though it's white {rules be damned!}.

Claire Kiefer said...

Your posts always make me smile and/or giggle. I will look forward to seeing everyone's white denim posts, despite the fact that this girl doesn't wear white OR denim (I mean seriously . . . I haven't worn a pair of jeans in over two years). But you look adorable, as always. There is no doubt that five minutes into wearing those pants I'd be sporting coffee and/or wine stains.

Mo Pie, Please said...

You took the words right out of my mouth - the hooker word that is, hahaha! I kid, I kid. You're so damn cute in that outfit and I'm super jealous of your lack of jacket. Those shoes rule, too. Enjoy your L.A. warmth my dear! Enjoy it for me too!

Kelli said...

white denim year around! Cute look! -Kelli

PursuitOfLLT said...

the hooker comment made me die laughing. you always crack me up, C!

and obsessed with the shoes...so adorable.

i'm looking forward to everyone in white!

Ashley Hasty said...

What a fun idea! I'm sorry to say I do not own any white denim...I have some gray skinny jeans...but no white...I fail. This is my first visit to your blog! And I love it!!

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com
ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

A La Mode et Plus! said...

If I had white denim I would so play along! I think I will be dying to add a pair to my wardrobe after seeing all you lovely ladies sporting it next week! I like how you paired it with the ever trendy military look.

Josie said...

Okay, here is the deal. I own nothing white. NOTHING. Beyond a couple of cardigans. This is apparently what happens when you live in the Midwest and are the palest person known to man. Regardless, I'm super excited about seeing how everyone is working their white denim! You look stunning in yours, of course.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

This outfit post makes me sad because you look warm and sunny while I freeze my (tiny) tits off in blizzard conditions.
So screw you.
But not really.
P.S. You're hot. You don't need to change anything.
P.P.S. Not a lesbian.

http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

OOH yay I'm excited to see this white denim challenge go down! i actually think I do have a pair of white denim jeans, but I think I'll just sit back and what the show :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Amazing! You're making me want to dig through my summer clothes and break the white denim out STAT! Wonder if I fit into them this time of the year. LOL :) xoxo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

1. That first sentence literally made me laugh out loud in the office!
2. The first picture is my fav picture of you EVER!
3. You do not need to work any anything, girl! I was thinking damn, she looks good in white! And not many can pull it off like you do :)

this free bird said...

Bonnie I am seriously on the verge of peeing myself laughing!! Or is that nerves b/c I have to do a Jillian Michaels workout at 4pm?? heeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeeee

Leeann - Thanks so much!! My upper legs and butt need a little trim action. I'm scared of squats, but here I go. wah

Styles 'n Cream said...

This is such a beautiful way to wear white denim - you rock those jeans, girl. And I agree with Leeann - you don't need to work on anything. You look so good in white jeans! I wish I loved in LA so that I can wear white in February ...

Val said...

Could you be any cuter???? LOVE

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Ok. I really really want to participate. I love the idea. But girlfriend, my white jeans are just not ready for this post baby ass quite yet. But if you want to go to the Vintage Fashion Fair at the Santa Monica Convention Center on Saturday with me, I will try on lots of other things!? xo Samantha

Amber Blue Bird said...

love it. White in winter is awesome in my book.

Fashion Therapist said...

Congrats on being featured as blogger of the month!

Daniela said...

Hi Carrie. I worked today.. still here. Where my job is is pretty busy - its near schools so there are students in and out, trains, traffic, buses etc. Today was like ghost town. And the people who were out were walking in the middle of the street along with the cars because we got a sleet storm that flooded everything - even the sidewalks. But my boss REFUSES to close. So we sat here, ate, ate again, and in half an hour we leave. :/
(btw, I work in an auto insurance office. No one even called today. I guess he thinks auto insurance is like emergency health care)

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i actually REALLY like your outfit. who said it wasn't ok to wear white denim in the winter, anyway? :) i especially love how you paired stripes with army green. my absolute favorite combination a color+pattern.

XO,
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

Stacey said...

This is such a fun idea! I love how the sun is gleaming in these pics and your outfit is ROCKING!! Also, i know all the cool houses are in Los Feliz, just a bummer that i'm not building there:-)

{av} said...

I love this...I only wish the white would turn GREY from walking outside in our snowy ICKY streets! I can just live vicariously through your beauty--and your awesome outfits! xoxo {av}

Ashley said...

oh my gosh - you look awesome! i'd totally jump on this challenge if i wasn't in the middle of packing. but i'll def tune in to all the other great bloggers doing it !:)

Mon Style du Jour said...

Loving it!!! I've got to get myself some white denim!

Lady Grey said...

Even though it's technically winter over there.... it's still looks like a sunny beach to me! And therefore the white denim doesn't look out of place at all. Basically, you still look fabulous, regardless of the season!

alli/hooray said...

Totally love how you styled the white jeans (I'd wear that outfit year-round!). If only Martin + Osa were still around I'd be on the hunt for a pair of those myself.

PS. Thank you for all of your well wishes, btw! I hope YOU are feeling better after last week :)

LyddieGal said...

Fabulous styling, and fab sunlight. I could get to the beach to take some photos, but I doubt you'd see any sand under the snow. *sniff*

Chic on the Cheap

Jamie said...

I would LOVE to be a part of this white denim fun!! Sad thing is...(brace yourself you may want to sit down) I don't own a pair of white jeans!! I know, I know, a complete and utter tragedy! The problem is, if I had a pair of white jeans, I would probably spill something on them and ruin after one wear! LOL Perhaps your little experiment will inspire me to run to the nearest denim store and get a pair stat....(hmm, challenge??)
xoxo

http://www.glamlatte.com

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

You look fantastic- I can't wait to see everyones outfits! I don't own white pants- your concerns about sitting on the stairs is the main reason- can't keep myself clean!

Mimi said...

i was gonna say "wow, carrie sat on the sand with white jeans???!" haha, you're looking great, i love the outfit! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

cryskay said...

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Wander.Lust said...

love these pictures! anddddd i totally want your shoes... so cute and they look comfortable too.

Chas said...

Great look! I love how you've styled yoru jeans; the top and vest are perfect!

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I've been wanting that vest badly but keep trying to find a cheaper alternative. No luck so far! Do you love it? Should I just take the plunge??

BTW...is it too late to join the white denim challenge?

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