Que Bella – Shades of White

I waited two days before wearing these Isabelle Bow Pumps even though I was going crazy knowing I had them. Thank the weather for that. But Thursday was a beautiful day and required these shoes to be worn.

Keating Boy Blazer in Linen, J Crew Factory ~
~ White Denim Jeans, Express (J CrewGAP) ~
Isabelle Printed Bow Pumps, J Crew Factory ~
So far, for Week 2 I’ve learned that I need a new pair of white jeans. I bought these from Express waaaaay back in 2006 when I still a skinny-minnie and could wear low-rise jeans. Jump to my almost 42-year-old self and mid-rise jeans are high on my radar. As soon as I find a new pair of white jeans that are 1) mid-rise but not mom jeans, 2) thick enough that you can’t see through them, 3) just skinny enough and 4) ankle length I will find a new home for these. I’m glad I stuck with this week’s remix even with the weather challenge. 
Have a Great Weekend!

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  1. May 17, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Cute! I have those pumps in my shipping cart but haven't pulled the trigger. They are definitely getting a lot of love in blog land . Just wish they weren't final sale. If you're looking for suggestions on your hunt for white jeans, I swear by Loft jeans. I have a pair of their white skinny jeans and think they are great. I prefer the modern skinny cut but they have a number of options on cut and fit . I also have a pair of the white Factory Matchsticks that I like as well.

    • May 17, 2014 / 12:58 pm

      312JCGirl – It's weird that they are final sale. They showed up as New less than a month ago. I will try the Loft jeans and the Factory ones. Thanks for the tip!

    • May 18, 2014 / 5:36 am

      312JCgirl – The price ends on 00, so I don't think they should be final sale. I would order them over the phone and have a note on there that they can be returned, if necessary.

  2. May 17, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Love the outfit! Have you tried the J.Crew Reid jeans? They have become my new favorite- you should try them. How is the sizing on the shoes? My normal size is a 6 but usually I have to up 1/2 size in J.Crew but this year the 6's seem to fit. I have the espedrilles, Sloane and Lillian sandals this year. I see they are final sale so I don't want to make a mistake. Thanks!

    • May 17, 2014 / 1:03 pm

      MJ – Thanks! I have not tried the new Reid's yet but I'll be sure to do so when I am in the store later. I am wearing my normal size 7 in them. Funny you mention the Lillian's. I size down to a 6 1/2 for those. And the flat espadrilles up to a 38 and the Seville Wedge Espadrilles to a 6 1/2. I'd go with your standard heel size, like the Sloan. HTH! Final sale does suck for these. It was like right when they shipped and got more stock they went to FS.

  3. May 17, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Love the ensemble!!! I'm on the same page as you regarding the hunt for white jeans, so please keep us posted when you find the perfect pair. I am dying over these shoes but I'm really struggling to think of more than an outfit or two with which I'd be able to wear them. Hmmm. Such dilemmas!

    • May 17, 2014 / 1:00 pm

      ShelleyG- Thanks! I have several Navy and Navy printed items that thes will work with. They might go with my Green Hampton Pants. I'll just need to find the right shirt for it.

  4. May 17, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    NYDJ from Nordstroms is a good bet for white jeans. It comes in different cuts too, so you have choice! KUT is also good and from Nordstroms. Keep us posted!

  5. May 17, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Look at you, all pretty and posing! check out the gap ones – the 1969 – I found them skinny and flattering!

  6. May 18, 2014 / 5:38 am

    My white jeans are…guess who! I'm not sure it's quite a mid-rise, though. Probably a little lower. The Isabelle pumps look great!

  7. May 19, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    hi there– I really like MiH– they have white in oslo and paris — both are mid rise. the paris is cropped at about 28 inches and oslo is full length at 33. They have front jet pockets, which are very cool.

  8. May 20, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    I'm on the hunt for a skinny white jean. I have a J Brand pair that I think I got on Ebay but they are straight legs. Perfectly fine especially for work but I think I want a different silhouette. If you find multiple options, you should definitely do a post on them!! Love the all white ensemble.