Friday Night Whites

April 30, 2012

Friday was a toughie; one of my best girlfriends of all time was departing Saturday morning on a one-way ticket to Portland to begin an exciting, new chapter in her life.  In order to properly send her off, a group of us met at our favorite BYOB Thai restaurant (Asiana) in Cincinnati to toast to Lauren and give her our well-wishes.  I’ve been itching to wear my new white jeans, but since it was pretty cool that evening, I wanted to look seasonably-appropriate, so I went with a pared down look:  White skinnies, black pointed-toe heels, a grey v-neck, and black blazer.  A recipe for sartorial success, if you ask me (albeit a bit of a gamble with the copious amounts of red wine being tossed back)!  Styling Tip:  If you’re going to repurpose a work blazer for a night out (which is a fantastic way to get more out of your investment pieces), cuff the sleeves and push above the elbow for a more casual, relaxed vibe.

Blazer: Banana Republic | Shirt: Target | Jeans: J.Crew Factory (regular J.Crew)

Shoes:  Sam Edelman | Purse:  Bottega Veneta | Rings:  Forever 21 & Street Bauble | Bracelet:  Forever21

P.S.  If you’re looking for a new pair of pumps, I would highly recommend this Sam Edelman pair (mine are the black croco).  They are incredibly comfortable and the perfect height.  But make sure you order a size down – I normally wear a 7 and the 6’s fit just perfect!

  • Alison H

    Goodness gracious you look amazing! Love that you look like perfection with a few everyday pieces.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Ali!

  • Annie

    Such a classic & gorgeous look…love the black+gray+white combo!

    The Other Side of Gray

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Annie!

  • Gaby

    Love this simple yet chic outfit, got to get my hands on a pair of white jeans, don’t have any!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      You’ve got to get a pair, Gaby! The J Crew ones fit like a dream!

  • Liz (26 and Counting

    Simple and chic – I love it! I actually have it written down {trying to get organized, lol} to wear something pretty similar just with different colored pants later this week.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Great minds :)

  • Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Don’t worry, Portland will take care of her 😉 Such a great outfit!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      I sure hope so, Miranda! Thanks for the comment :)

  • Jill

    I absolutely LOVE this look… I love when ladies style “basics” and make them look anything but basic! This is SO gorgeous!

  • Crystalin

    I might be guilty of wearing my white denim too much lol. Glad you were able to pull them out despite the weather.

    I could not agree with you more about the toned down blazer. Rolled up sleeves definitely help.

  • Caitlin C

    I lovee this look! It’s so classic. You’re gorgeous!

  • Jessica @ Becoming Refined

    The classic and crisp white pants are so cool, love the subdued look as well.

  • Amanda

    Such a great look! And is your hair darker????? Love it!

  • Tobe | Because It’s Awesome

    Crazy cute. Love the shoes! Also had to stop by to tell you that I received my Wunder Unders and I LOVE!! Thanks for the recco! ox

  • dreaming en francais

    I am obsessed with white skinny jeans, and you pull it off so perfectly! Love this look! xo

  • Laura @ Beauty & the Beard

    Perfect outfit, per usual. Love dressing up the grey tshirt with a blazer!!

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together

    You look fantastic! I love the simple, chic vibe.


  • angie

    Oh! I love how white pants always make an outfit.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      True – they are a total statement piece!

  • Jelena

    Simple, clean, polished and utterly chic look!! Lovely style and blog, it’s my first time here!:)

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