Tuesday, June 15, 2010

White Out

H&M Linen top, Gap belt, H&M shorts, Rag & Bone shoes (also known as my grandma chic shoes seen here), BCBG clutch and cocktail ring, Michael Kors watch, Dogeared necklace


Gabe called me Monica (from Friends) all night because I probably paid way too much for these shoes and they've turned out to be quite painful. I keep telling him I'm still "breaking them in". He was nice enough to give me a piggy back ride home after dinner.

nailpolish in Do You Lilac It by OPI





It felt like summer in Santa Monica on Saturday and I took full advantage of the amazing weather. I spent the day outside on the Santa Monica pier (more to come) and put on my new white linen top for dinner with Gabe in the evening. Throwing on an all-white outfit always brightens my mood and makes me feel joyous and summery. What's your favorite summertime outfit?

61 comments:

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love your outfit so much! It is so summery. That clutch is beautiful! I love a good leather handbag of some kind with a white outfit. I also love your ring. Big rings like that are my favorite right now! And the purple shade of your nail polish is so pretty!

Beauty H2T said...

Valerie you look incredible! what a gorgeous fresh look, and those shoes.... LOVE. I hope breaking them in works out :)

Bx

LouBoo said...

Hi - this is great - you so deserve that Glamour recognition! You look so fresh and summery! Lou x

Ievu said...

U look stunning! :)That kind of outfit reminds me of summer near the sea....so fresh! :)


Best wishes,
Ieva

A.Co said...

Valerie! You look soo pretty! Love this look.

Nice you got a piggy back (HATE it when my shoes hurt :( such a downer - but all in the name of fashion, right? ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Margaret said...

obsessed with your shoes :D
and you have the greatest pair of legs ever
thanks for the gorgeous comments! xx

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

You look fabulously tan and fit in all white with those wedges. Very casual chic.

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The white looks great against your skin!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Great white outfit and perfect pair of cute shoes...You look great darling:)
I love maxi-dresses for summer...Kisses sweetie and enjoy your Tuesday!

The Zhush said...

That outfit is white done to utter perfection!
You look stunning!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm 100% with you on summer white and you look fabulous in this outfit - including (expensive/uncomfortable, but great looking) shoes. Isn't it great to have a Chandler to carry you home if boots/shoes get too uncomfortable?

Queni said...

Ur smile makes the outfit complete!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

THAT'S an outfit i'd wear in a heartbeat!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Jammer said...

You look so pretty! I'm really loving this outfit, especially with the shoes!

Jess said...

Ahh - I love the all white look! You look so crisp and clean ;)

Gabriel said...

You look amazing as always!
I'm really hoping the shoes work out, I don't know if I can do the piggy backs all summer long.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow girl!!!! You look amazing! Love that white outfit and those SHOES!!!!!!

Erica said...

I love white on white. It instantly makes me think of summer. You look great!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you look gorgeous; AND...you have my shoes! Seriously, I was going to buy them from ShopBop, but they sold out of my side. I ended up buying the Rag & Bone Victoria Wedges in Nude - love!

I'd say my summertime outfit this year is lightweight rompers - I absolutely love the flow of their aesthetic...and they're so cool for warm weather!

By the way...what color nail polish is that? I'm dying to buy a similar shade! :)

Marcie said...

All white looks great on you. I really like the direction you are going with the blog! Your outfit posts are so original and look great! This is one of my favorite posts yet.

:) Marcie

Lindsay said...

Your gorgeous! I was in Santa Monica Sunday, just missed you :)

Nikki said...

I am so in love with your shoes. You look gorgeous.

xx
Nikki

Elle said...

You look wonderful in the all white outfit... I've been dying to rock all white for ages and just haven't made the time to craft an outfit....

Lisa Griffin said...

I love the all white look, i always find it slightly terrifying but it looks great! what color are your nails?
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Elle Sees said...

omg so freaking cute!!!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

ooooh I love this outfit... I saw that every outfit post you publish =) You are so purty. Your hair looks so glossy and healthy!

Congrats on the Glamour feature! That's so awesome!

Michelle Reyna said...

love those shoes!

Mrs. Parker said...

Love those shoes! So fun! And I really like the lilac nail color.

Anna :)

Marie said...

Those shoes are fab!:D Beauty is pain!:D

I like wearing white dresses during the summer!:D

Happy Tuesday!:D

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Jen Watts said...

gorgeous! I love head to toe white and you pull it off beautifully!

California Wife said...

I love your outfit so much!! Head-to-toe white is so perfect for summer, and it looks great on you!

flattery said...

I looveeee those shoes wow!
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Katie said...

Love the outfit - you look so cute! Sorry about the shoes, we all own some like that!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Oh I am just loving this entire look! perfect whites for summer! I think you will be on Glamour.com again.... :)

jayme said...

that's the most perfect outfit i've EVER seen. between the white out, the shoes, and the nail polish.... well done my friend, well done.

Bren said...

Omg, Valerie...you look adorable! Too bad those shoes are so painful, cause they're so cute! I don't know that I really have a favorite Summer outfit, but I pretty much live in dresses when the mercury rises. White always makes me feel Summery though. ;)

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

this free bird said...

Loving the bag and the shoes Val! Think band-aids or advil because the shoes look great!! :)

ps - market near oc. damn near claimed my life. i go to the santa monica one regularly and the folks i encountered would send the sm regulars for a spin!! hahahaha

Shannon King said...

Those shoes are amazing.. no pain, no game. xx

Josie said...

You look absolutely STUNNING, my dear! Which is of course nothing new. I am absolutely in love with those shoes, but I can imagine the pain -- definitely worth it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

SogniSorrisi said...

What a chic, fresh outfit!

Kate's Rant said...

I must acquiesce and admit, finally, that those Rag and Bone numbers are kind of perfect shoes. I have two pair of nude heels, but both are EXTREME, four-inch platform heels that would be more appropriate for an MTV Movie Awards acceptance speech or a night out clubbing, neither of which are in my near future I'm afraid. I was literally looking for a perfect heel to wearing to my wrap/sangria party last night and opted for an archaic pair of orange wedge sandals that I think I've had since 1999. Anywhooooo, you look fantastic as always. xo

Jony said...

Gorgeous outfit especially the wedges!!

g e o r g i a said...

Great look! Love the pic of you looking back!Just Beautiful! Great "Granny" shoes :)

Tasha said...

I really love the all white look! It's perfect for summer! It looks so crisp and fresh! You look stunning!

Krystal said...

the shoes are fabuloso dear

Taj Acosta said...

oh my those shoes!!!!!!!!!!! Love xoxo

Fifth Sparrow said...

Too bad the shoes are evil, they look divine (I LOVE that your hubs called you Monica.. haha that's just like the episode!) Gorgeous outfit, you look beautiful!

Melanie said...

You look so fresh and chic!! Love you in all white.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Courtney said...

Love the white linen and the nude.. they make you look so tan! I need to go get some fresh white clothes for summer, it just screams the season. The ring is also epic. Very pretty, lady love :)

hiyaluv said...

huge fan of this outfit! I love the accessories and everything! you better watch out-i think another magazine website feature is coming your way!!!
smiles,
gina

Mandy said...

I love this all white outfit with the brown belt and clutch. Very summery / breezy / chic! Those shoes look awesome despite their uncomfortable-ness; guys don't realize what we go through for fashion.....

Kinsey Michaels said...

This outfit is adorable, it's definitely a look I'd rock! The shoes are probably my favorite part :)

Destined For Now said...

You are so gorgeous! I love those pink shoes...super cute.

Kirsten said...

Oh I so wish I looked like that in white, somehow I tend to just disappear, probably do to the Scandinavian in me.

Stephanie said...

Love that nail polish color and those shoes! i hope they do get broken in and become more comfortable :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You totally rock it! Love the clutch, shoes & ring too :)

Hello*Pretty said...

super cute outfit! please send some of the summer to Seattle. We could use a little sunshine. :) xo -karrie
www.hellopretty.net

MarchMusings said...

Love the shoes. They complete the look. Hope they are 'broken in' now.

DiamondsandTulle said...

LOVE this look! Especially the hot grandma shoes. Too bad they hurt!


xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Lis said...

Great shoes!

agnes said...

très jolie, cette tenue te vas vraiment très bien., magnifique...