Friday, December 27, 2013

Mr. Picks Mondays: Belated Black & White

I realize this latest installment of Mr. Picks Mondays is a few days late, but, as Wednesday was Christmas, my schedule has been all sorts of catawumpus. I've been thrown out of wack - having time off from work has allowed me to take a nap (almost) every day, lounge, have long lunches with old friends, and snuggle with my pups in the middle of the day. 
Let me just say, I'm loving having a few extra days off.

My Mr. pulled this out of the closet for me to wear. I'm really trying to "winter-ize" my white pants and wear them into winter, but they are such a mental hurdle for me! I just want to wear them with loose & flowy summer tops and sandals. I KNOW it's possible (and even chic!) to wear them in the winter, I'm just having a hard time making myself comfortable with it. Any tips?? And also, I tend to spill anything&everything on white pants, so, there's that...

Actually, let me clarify what I said above ^ My Mr. chose the polka dot top and white pants. I added the blazer, shoes, and the striped top underneath for some black & white print mixing - adds a bit of dimension, dontcha think? ;) 

polka dot top: thrifted
striped top: Express
blazer: thrifted (Target)
pants: Old Navy 


  1. New reader - stopping by from Simply Lulu link up.
    First love the layered look with stripes and polka dots! Totally chic with your white pants.
    Second - I had a hard time wearing white pants in the winter also, it's funny as I read your post I had a giggle because I actually pulled mine out today and styling them with a turtleneck and collard shirt for work.
    Tip for white pants - I tend to go a little darker with my top and shoes for the winter to make them not seem so summery.
    xo, Lee

    1. I'll have to check out how your white pants turned out today! Thanks for the tip - I'll have to give that a try :)

  2. I'm always a fan of black and white... it's classic. But I LOVE the mixed stripes and polka dots, super cute idea!


  3. I love the top, he did a great job picking it out!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Corinne x

  4. Cute ensemble! Thanks for linking up with "FiF" {Fashion item Friday} Some are calling it that, too. lol