White Out!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When Carrie threw out the White Denim in Winter outfit challenge I couldn't resist. Though not afraid of the concept, I've always refrained from wearing white bottoms after Labor Day for no other reason than that rule was always just stuck in my head. My eye would skip right past the bright white in my stack of jeans and I somewhat worried how this would come together..."How can I made a pair of white pants look wintery?" I thought over and over, especially when Snowtorious B.I.G dropped nearly 2 feet of snow outside. I think I solved the dilemma with with texture and layers, adding my Mom's (now mine) beloved vintage rabbit fur jacket to the mix - isn't it amaaaazing?! (It was a gift to her from my Dad before I was even a tiny thought and wearing it feels like a constant hug :) And to keep it fun I threw on some polka dot tights.

P.S.  To be festive, I wore the top half of this outfit to the Chinese New Year parade on Sunday - it is the year of the Rabbit after all!  (White jeans were removed due to tons of dirty, slushy snow!)










The details:
Black Rabbit Fur Jacket - Vintage Mom's
Denim Shirt - American Eagle
Grey Thermal - Aerie
White Denim - American Eagle
Metal/Pearl Necklace - Macy's
Black Elastic/Leather Belt - Vintage Mom's
Polka Dot Tights - Hue
Black Platform Slingbacks - Carlos (also seen here)


Be sure to check out my fellow posters today for more awesome white denim inspiration and see the full lot at Carrie's blog.

Kai - All Kinds of Complicated
Lisa - In Dramatic Fashion
Higgenbottom - Dressing the Higgenbottom
Kara - Sprinkles in Springs

This is my first official outfit post and I quite enjoyed it, thanks for the challenge Carrie, keep 'em coming!!

33 comments:

  1. very cute!! first time on here - you have great hair, btw! :)

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  2. first off, your gorgeous! secondly, i love that you paired polka dot tights with this look! it keeps everything so playful! hopefully you'll put the white jeans on regular rotation now!

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  3. LOVE this! The fur made the white denim look so perfectly suited to the winter wonderland you guys are in these days!

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  4. You look great girl!! Glad to have found another Chicago area blogger!!!!

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  5. Wow! You look soooo good! You're so pretty!

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  6. Gah! Ashleigh you look freaking hawt (not to be mistaken w/warm, which I'm sure you were not. yikes!)

    I love the rabbit and the denim!! I could have sworn it was M+O and started crying a little. You have amazing hair and girl we need to see more outfit pics from you!!

    Those jeans fit like a dream!

    xo,
    C

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  7. THIS FREE BIRD said it all.
    MORE outfit pics PLEASE
    JACKET ADORABLE ON YOU

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  8. Daniela - Thank you! Unfortunately, most of the curl was gone about 5 minutes after these photos were taken...c'est la vie I guess!

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  10. Thanks ladies - you are too sweet! It was so much fun to participate!
    Carrie - I think of M+O constantly lately. I'm missing winter clrx right about now :(

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  11. Great outfit, Ashleigh! I love the ripped dreams and denim. You need to do more outfit posts!

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  12. You did such a great job with the challenge! I love the touch of the polka dot tights.

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

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  13. love the jeans- the rips are perfect! awesome coat too. :)

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  14. I don't know what to say first - love this look, your hair is amazing, you rocked the challenge and we need to see outfit posts on Little Girl, Big World much more often. Gorgeous!

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  15. You look amazing! Gorgeous outfit and outfit post, keep doing them! :)

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  16. I love the denim shirt with the white!! And heels in the snow? How gutsy of you. I would for sure fall on my face! And by the way your hair is absolutely beautifuL!!! Nice to meet you too!

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  17. Yay for your first outfit post! Perfect! If your mom has any other vintage coats laying around...I can swing by and pick them up! You look fab!

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  18. That third picture is SO PRETTY and I love your torn white denim. I came here from Carrie's blog--these have been so fun to see!

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  19. The fur, rolled up denim, the denim shirt?! AMAZING! Love it. xo

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  20. Love it! You totally pulled it off. I'm regretting not buying a similar jacket I saw at anthro the other day.

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  21. ah congrats on your first outfit post! they can be so intimidating at first (or i was!). the jeans are great and i have been wanting a chambray shirt like yours. will have to check american eagle!!

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  22. Yay for you taking up the challenge. And you've proved white against white snow looks fab!

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  23. These ripped white jeans are fabulous. You look amazing and you totally rocked this challenge. I just found you through Carrie's blog and I love your blog. I am doing the white denim challenge tomorrow.

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  24. this is one of my favs! the denim and white is so classic but the tights hike it up a notch, you look great!
    www.indramaticfashion.com

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  25. gorgeous! the white pants are awesome, and after all fashion rules were made to be broken. i think my fave part is the polka dot tights tho :) xoxo

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  26. BEST JEANS EVER!!! Man I wish I had a pair! So cute! I adore pairing socks or tights with open toe shoes and the polka dots are brilliant! The whole look is just perfect! I will be following and thanks to Carrie for doing this and bringing us new friends!

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  27. You look beautiful! I love the necklaces. You strike me as the type of girl who could wear anything and look great in it!! xo

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  28. this is such an awesome outfit post - i love it! i love how you wore your white jeans and you look really beautiful! :)

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

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  29. Loving that fur jacket! You are looking great, I am all about breaking a few rules too!
    xoxo

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  30. Another Chicago gal? Love it! Jewls is in LA, but I am in Chi town! Great blog. Following you now!

    XO, Liza and Jewls
    I LIVE FOR IT

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  31. You have the most perfect hair and I really like the layers of necklace peeking from the neckline of the denim.

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  32. Excellent Content,
    Thanks for sharing.




















    Bracelets

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  33. You are beautiful.... I am so proud of our little girl experiencing the big world out there!!!

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