Happy happy day friends! My Grandma is visiting from California and we are beyond thrilled to have her here. We are super close and she is one special lady. At 88, she's still running circles around most people and uses the internet (love that she reads my blog everyday!) and even Facebook. She's the kind of person who never stops learning, challenges herself, has friends all over the world she helps, and has taught me most that we have to accept situations we cannot change. So thankful for this woman in my life.
And speaking of thankful, I so appreciate your supportive comments on my bikini contest prep post. Some of you like Caroline and Ann didn't realize I had a second blog (my fault for not promoting it more), and other people like Nicole, House Bound In Marin, Lisa B, and Katie said they loved following that blog and my posts about my first bikini contest. But overall, everyone commented that they'd like me to combine the Honey We're Healthy & Honey We're Home blogs into one place here and/or get health/fitness/recipe content here on Honey We're Home.
That's really good for me to know because the main reason I started a second blog was so that people who weren't interested in that content wouldn't be turned off by me posting it here. But what I realize now by reading your comments, is that that most of us want to be healthy and to look and feel good so reading about that here would be a welcome change. I'm looking into adding a 'Fitness' tab at the top of Honey We're Home so you can easily access those posts when you visit here and I will be doing weekly bikini contest prep updates also. Hope you enjoy them and they are helpful to you, even if you're not training for a contest! (But if you are, please let me know in the comments so we can encourage each other!)
white jeans day & night
Ever since I bought my new favorite white jeans, I've been wearing them non-stop and they've become a go-to piece in my wardrobe. I'm dubbing them a "HWH Everyday Favorite" item and will share more of those with you throughout the post. They are originally pricey ($164), but were just on sale for $114. The only drawback (which is also the plus) is that they're white, so I try to be careful not to spill on them while I'm eating or drinking since I do a lot of eating and drinking in the car and am always making a mess.
What makes this pair so special is the thicker fabric and cut. I tried on so many pair of white jeans and most of them were too thin and too much like jeggings/leggings and made my legs look bumpy and terrible. The material on these AG Prima Cigarette Jeans is thicker and more like a jean (still with some stretch- 98% cotton, 2% elastane). Also, they are a mid-rise, so your waistband isn't in your crotch! At 5'1 and 107 pounds, I got the size 25 and then had the length taken up and nipped in the waist just a tad.
I'll share some less expensive white jean options at the bottom of the post, but I wanted to show you today how I wear white jeans day and night, just by dressing them up with a heel and some fancier jewelry (for night) or pair them with wedges or flats and more casual tops (for day).
I first showed you this white jean/leafy tank top combo when I packed it for my girls' weekend trip. I loved the ladder back on the top, but when I added the coral beaded Stella & Dot necklace, it really brought the outfit together. That necklace isn't available anymore, but I found another cute necklace option in the junior department at Nordstrom. Great price too at $24!
I can wear these jeans cuffed or uncuffed and think the rolled cuff makes them look more cute and casual, but for an elongated leg, leave them uncuffed. I wish I could still find these Splendid wedges. I got them last year at Marshall's, but these Charles David wedges are a good similar option. I'm wearing them in orange later in the post.
How cute is the back of this top?! Of course wear your hair up to show it off!
Another way to wear white jeans for day is with a button-down shirt and low sandals. The Vince Camuto sandals were my first HWH Everyday Favorite. They have 270 reviews and 5 stars, not surprising because they are the most comfortable sandal. They're still 33% off too.
My gingham shirt is 40% off, but only available in baby blue now. This outfit I wore to my son's school since it's more covered up, but if you work in a casual office that lets you wear jeans, this would be good there too. More button shirt options here and here (88 reviews/4 stars on this 3/4 sleeve).
My bracelets were a birthday gift from my friend Maggie, but I couldn't find them on the website. :( I love this silver beaded Ralph Lauren bracelet though- and it's price matched at $24.
My third HWH Everyday Favorite you've heard me gush about before is my jean jacket. I absolutely love this, it's soft and I bring it everywhere with me. It's under $60 now (price-matched), but sizes are currently limited. Check back though because Nordstrom has restocked it in the past. I'm wearing XS and I've washed and dried it and it still fits great.
The white jeans I'm wearing in this picture are super old from Express, but they are this cropped skinny leg version. They are $80, but often go on sale or you can use a discount code. I put those on my site on Friday in my Weekend Steals & Deals posts.
Y'all know I'm crazy for a cross-body bag, especially in the Spring and Summer when you don't want to be weighed down by a big bag. I found this one at Target and the bright yellow mixes well with this aqua top and orange necklace (similar). A fun ring also dresses up your casual look.
I previously also searched for a great slubby tee and fell in love with the cut and softness (and price- $25) of this Halogen Relaxed Slub Knit Tee that comes in so many colors and patterns and regular and petite. No wonder it has 257 reviews/4 stars. It runs big so size down. And it also washes well- just gets softer. It's another HWH Everyday Favorite. ;)
And these are the playful orange wedges I mentioned earlier. I've been a big fan of Charles David shoes for a long time- especially the wedges. Comfy and cute! How about this pale blue polish too?! I keep getting this color on my toes and I haven't tired of it yet!
So let's talk white jeans at night. Like I mentioned earlier, an easy way to wear white denim in the evening is to pair it with a heel and fancier jewelry. I also like a monochromatic look, so for this first night look, I wore an embellished white tank (similar), layered statement necklace, and fun heels. I might wear this out with the girls for drinks. It's a great summer look.
For a date night look, you can't go wrong with black and white. This doubled-layer v-neck tank can be worn day or night, but with a strappy black heel, it's more night. The tank is super soft and a bit lower cut, better for nighttime.
Adding a statement bracelet (this one is from Henri Bendel a couple years ago) other options here and here, and a statement ring (similar) dresses up your white jeans too.
I found these other white jean options, have you tried any of them?
Michael Kors White Shinny Jeans (price matched)
$79.50, $59.63 (21 reviews/4 stars)
Topshop Moto 'Leigh' Distressed Skinny Jeans (regular, short, long) $65
Ladies, I tried these on and they were so skintight. Maybe I needed to try bigger sizes, but I was in a hurry so I didn't get to. They've gotten great reviews so I'm curious if you have them. Let me know.
Madewell 'Alley' Destructed Slim Straight Leg Jeans - I wonder if these would fit better than the Topshop I tried on.
Joe's 'Spotless' Mid Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans (Anne) - price matched
You can't beat the prices on Old Navy white jeans! What do you think of those?
Old Navy Women's Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans (regular, long, short) on sale $30
Old Navy Women's Boyfriend Skinny Ankle Jeans (regular, long, short) on sale $30
white jean options
HWH everyday favorites
Do you have a favorite pair of white jeans?? Please share in the comments because as hard as it is to find a good pair of regular jeans you love, white jeans can be even harder!!
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