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23 Jun 2013

White on white

White jeans.

So tricky to get right. I ordered a pair from Citizens of Humanity and they just didn't work. The material was too heavy. They weren't comfortable and I felt too self-conscious in them.

Then I went to the TRF section of Zara and found the perfect pair. I think the hefty amount of stretch in the fabric helps make them feel right. They are just so soft and easy to wear. They feel light on so even in baking temperatures they are cool.

I sometimes struggle to work out what to wear on top though. A bright colour is always good but today I went for the easiest (read: laziest) of colour schemes and paired them with a white H&M top. That blend of white on white felt clean.

For kicks I added a navy blazer. For the record this was worn indoors and for the 3 minutes it took to take these pictures.

This is such a no-brainer outfit but I think I liked the simplicity of it.









Jeans: Zara (current season)
Blazer: Zara (a few years old)
Top: H&M
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim

Despite the heat I have taken to wearing a pretty full face of makeup the last couple of days. This is totally down to a Chanel makeover I had on Thursday that reignited a love for Mat Lumiere (combined with the amazing product that is Les Beiges powder).

The makeup artist told me that if I want my face to look good in this climate I need to "start matte". In ten minutes outside you will get the radiance you are looking for when you skin starts to "glisten". It's such obvious advice but he was so right.

That combination is now officially my flavour of the month :)

Hope you all had a fab weekend!

68 comments

  1. Love the look of white jeans, I would never be able to keep them clean though! Love your sunglasses, where are they from? :) x

    www.picturenoergaard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Line! These are House of Harlow - Chelsea. I love them!

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  2. You look incredible in white, Laura! Goes nicely with your skin tone.

    Lovely outfit!

    Halima

    xo

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    1. Thanks Halima :) I probably shouldn't wear white because I am notoriously bad at dropping stuff on my clothes but I will carry on and pretend that I keep it pristine :)

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  3. Great outfit, so simple and chic.
    White can be such a hard colour to wear, but looks so crisp.
    I can't wait to slim down and fit back into my Topshop white jeans.
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Get the jeans out - I am sure they would look fab on you :)

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  4. So chic and gorgeous! Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love this all white outfit. White is just so chic! xx
    www.exoddinary.com

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    1. Totally agree -I have bought so many white clothes this year. Cannot get enough :)

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  6. I love them, your hair looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you :) I had a little trim yesterday and it feels so much better. Must promise myself not to go so long between cuts!

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  7. I've always been too scared of white jeans but this outfit looks lovely! x

    uni-of-life.blogspot.com

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    1. I have had to wash these so many times- foundation fingers, coffee stains....I am clumsy but thankfully another good thing is that these wash well :)

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  8. Another gorgeous outfit from you Laura, I'd love to have your wardrobe!
    xxx

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  9. You look amazing Laura, this outfit suits you so well :) Love your bag too! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. love the look :), paired well too and so good make up tip. i'l try for sure since it's hot here too.

    May we invite you to our Firmoo Giveaway?

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    xoxo

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    1. It's such an obvious piece of advice but I was a great customer - I listened and then I purchased his recommendations :) haha

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    1. Thank you for reading (and commenting of course!) :)

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  12. love white jeans, i got mine in h&m last year and they are perfect, they get dirty so quick

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    1. Actually these are very similar to an H&M pair I have. A nice amount of stretch and they wear/wash really well. Which is lucky because I get them dirty super quick :)

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    1. The good thing about the Pashli is that it wears so well. The other bags that I have get scratched up so quickly but this has stayed sturdy and in great condition. I would definitely recommend!

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  14. Looking gorgeous as usual, Laura! You always have the perfect mixture of structure and airiness and comfort! I am way too self conscious to wear white jeans but perhaps some day! =)

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    1. Oh no you have to try! When I first wore white jeans I felt that they were too bright in a way...like wearing tippex jeans or something. Now I love them but I think they are definitely something that works in bright sunshine. There is no way I would have trudged to work in the UK/on the tube in these :)

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  15. Ah this outfit looks nice and put together! White on white looks good :)

    much love, Aman xoxo

    beauteacoffeechic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Aman! I think I might actually repeat this outfit tomorrow - that's how much I like it :) haha

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  16. Ooh I love them! You've definitely got them right! Great foundation tip too although we don't tend to have that problem in the UK ;) xx

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    1. very true :) here, at this time of year, you are lucky if it lasts 5 minutes. So for me it's either all (this combo) or nothing (NARS concealer only). Loving the slap at the mo though :)

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  17. TRF ones are awesome! I seem to have almost collected every colour hehe been living in them :-) not got white yet tho as not sure will look so good on me lol.

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  18. I love this look, it's one of my regulars, my cheapo white H & M jeans are fab, so stretchy and comfy.

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  19. I agree, I often find white jeans lack enough stretch. Its very hard to find the perfect pair. Love the look !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  20. I always want to wear white jeans, but considering I ruined a pair of peach pants I had in minutes (to make it worse, I sat in something clear on the chair but it left a dark mark on my pants, I'd have to seriously invest in tide to go pens before I could wear them out of the house with any amount of confidence. I do love this look though.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  21. Absolutely beautiful, I love this outfit. Now need to find somewhere with enough sun to wear such an outfit ... England may not be it! Xx

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  22. Love the look of white jeans!
    Having a son I have to admit that they don't stay immaculate for long though! ;-)
    That Chanel powder is amazing, I love it!
    I would love to see what you got during the makeover!
    Night night Laura!
    xoxo

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  23. Love the pants! Still trying to find the right ones, white-wise. Wondering if maybe a fitted boyfriend style could be what I need. I sympathize with your search!

    Also...your wishlist is kind of a dangerous place. That strawberry bikini is on it's way to me now...

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  24. i tend to avoid white at all costs really. i just seem to manage to get dirt or stains on me whenever i go outside. plus with an all black cat and plenty of cuddles, there's just too much of a risk of turning some white jeans into black ones... however, i do think white is such a summery colour and i wish i could pull it off! i think it looks great with a tan so i guess this has given me a little urge in the direction of checking out some white pieces... X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Gorgeous! Is the top quite a recent purchase? I love the simple, sophisticated feel of it x

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Another flawless outfit Laura. I admire people who an so effortlessly look put together. Gorgeous!

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  27. So so so pretty! You pulled this off so perfectly!

    Tailored Seams

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  28. What a great outfit! I've been looking for a navy blazer and I'll have to check this one out.

    I went through a massive hunt looking for white jeans! At the end, I picked out some Blank NYC ones. They are a great price and they feel really nice.

    I wore them on my latest post.

    Have a great week!
    -Jenn
    SnappyLemon.com

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  29. hey Laura,
    I really loved your outfit and how complete the look with your shoes and I wanted to see the details, then I click on link. Upps! It's not there :( the link you add for Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Paisley Python Shoulder Bag.
    I'll be so happy if you fix the link.
    thank you!

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  30. The navy & white look fantastic together!
    Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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  31. You look lovely as always :) I wish I could pull of white on white as well as you do! For a start, I don'y think I'd ever keep it clean. xx

    http://outletjunkie.blogspot.com

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  32. Absolutely love this outfit! Wish I was a bit braver so I could wear white without the fear of getting it ridiculously dirty. Your shoes are so gorgeous as well.

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  33. This outfit is gorgeous! Love the white one white, you pull it off beautifully :) ♥

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  34. Lovely outfit! That Chanel associate's advice is spot on, obvious, but spot on! I really want to try Les Beiges powder. xx

    http://jasminecara.blogspot.com.au/

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  35. This look is beautiful - so so stunning! I wish I could pull that off! I really want some white trousers however keeping them clean is another matter!

    Shannon x
    shanmurray.blogspot.co.uk ♥

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  36. Love this. Simple and Chic!

    http://classybirdy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Loved this look on you. It's so classic and polished. Good for you for finding a pair of white pants that flatter you, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect pair.

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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  38. simple and elegant, absolutely LOVE it!

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  39. Hey,
    sweet pictures and a great outfit! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  40. Such a gorgeous, chic outfit - I could not trust myself wearing that much white!! It would be a splattered array of shades by the end of the day, ha ha! ^.^

    flawedfairytale.blogspot.com

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  41. Laura darling, you look fabulous. For some reason I look like a whale in white trousers. lol

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  42. You styled that so elegantly! I definitely agree...white pants are so hard to find the perfect pair of. It's always tough to find some with thick enough material, but stretchy enough.

    I love the idea of keeping it simple and classic with a white top and a blazer. So glad Elle Fowler recommended your blog....so happy I'm following you on Bloglovin now!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

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  43. That bag looks gorgeous. I absolutely love it.

    Love from Kelly

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  44. That makeup artist's advice is SO on point. I have oily skin and I always get a little disappointed when I can't use highlighters & "glowy" products in the summer (otherwise I would literally look like a disco ball) - but if I start out with a matte face, I get naturally glowy after a few hours anyway and I achieve the look I was going for. I used Mat Lumiere for awhile but just ordered the Vitalumiere Aqua so we'll see how that one works out! xo

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  45. I love the uncluttered look that you created with this gorgeous ensemble, "less is more" is chic!
    FF

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