Work . Weekend . Wow | White Jeans (Part 1)

Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you had a glorious Easter weekend!  Ours was so nice! The kids woke up to Easter baskets on Sunday morning and eggs hidden by the Easter bunny!

In their Easter baskets were a book for each of them (Llama Llama books are popular for little kids and James is all about geography lately), some toys, a new swimsuit, and a bit of candy.  What do you put in your kids’ baskets?

Easter Basket

Anyone with young kids knows it can be a challenge to get everyone ready and out the door at a certain time, but things went surprisingly smooth on Sunday morning and we even had time to snap a quick pic before church. That never happens!

Family Easter Outfit

My Dress EarringsHer Dress • Sandals

The kids looked so cute all dressed up for Easter and  when I looked at this picture, I’m amazed at how grown-up James is becoming!  He’s such a good big brother and she adores him! I do too!

Mom and son

Sunday afternoon, we went to my SIL’s house for dinner.  She pours a mean mimosa, but it was a wonderful ending to such a special day! I’m just glad we have one more day off school today!

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Stripe Top • Jeans • Sandals • EarringsSunglasses

Work • Weekend • Wow

I’ve so appreciated your positive comments and messages on the Work. Weekend. Wow series!  I’m planning to make it a regular feature since you are enjoying it! If you missed it, the WWW highlights one piece and shows you how to style it for the office, weekend and a night out (wow).

Since we’re now in April and most of us are pulling out our white jeans again, this Work. Weekend. Wow series focuses on how you can wear your white jeans so that they are also work appropriate. I had so much fun putting this post together (and I have three pair of white jeans to feature: my budget-friendly frayed hem jeans; best distressed; and best all around and super opaque), so I made it two posts. Part 1 is today and I’ll show you Part 2 tomorrow!

You could wear the frayed hem jeans with all the looks, but I wanted to give you some options!  At the time I’m writing this post, those budget-friendly frayed hem jeans are 50% off, making them just $40! 

If you missed my White Jeans Review, go here to see my detailed review of 10 popular white jeans styles ranging in price from $69 to $198.

WORK

Okay, first up, y’all loved this top when I showed you a sneak peek during the photo shoot.  At the time it wasn’t available online, but now it’s fully stocked in all sizes and comes in more colors!

Twist Hem Top • Best Budget White Jeans • Necklace • Watch • Tote • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Similar Earrings • Shoes

I’m partial to this ‘confetti’ print because it’s fun and bold, even with just a bit of contrasting color.  The front twist gives the illusion of a partial tuck without the effort of trying to get that tuck right!  I’m also a fan of 3/4 length sleeves- they are comfortable in the warmer months and let you show off your arm jewelry.

Twist Hem Top Fit: It runs big, I sized down one to PXXS.

The combo of colors in this shirt will work with not only white jeans or white pants, but also blue jeans, and navy pants/skirts.

Casual Work Outfit - confetti blouse

Twist Hem Top • Best Budget White Jeans • Necklace • Watch • Tote • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Similar Earrings • Shoes

I wanted to feature white jeans that could work in an office environment, and this pair is great because they are opaque and not tight like so many jegging/legging white jeans, so you should feel quite confident in them.

White Jeans Fit: TTS, I’m wearing size 25.

Casual Work Outfit - confetti blouse (1)

They double fraying at the ankle makes them more casual, but that’s also part of what I love about them!

Casual Work Outfit - confetti blouse 2

Twist Hem Top • Best Budget White Jeans • Necklace • Watch • Tote • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Similar Earrings • Shoes

A good pair of cognac heels will work with so many outfits, including this one.  They look great with the reversible faux leather tote also. If you’re a long time reader, you know how special this bag is to me. ♥

A fitted blazer makes everything look more polished, but I wanted to show you how good your jean jacket will look with this outfit.  It picks up the blue in the top and the fabric coordinates with the jeans.

Jean Jacket Fit:  Fits TTS, but is a shrunken fit, so size up for more room.  I’m wearing XS.

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Twist Hem Top • Best Budget White Jeans • Necklace • Watch • Tote • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Similar Earrings • Shoes • Jean Jacket

Sometimes with a printed blouse, you aren’t sure what kind of necklace to wear.  You really can’t go wrong with the Kendra Scott Rayne pendant necklace!  It really goes with everything.  I have this one in a few colors, but the white looked good with the jeans.

Twist Hem Top • Best Budget White Jeans • Necklace • Watch • Tote • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Similar Earrings • Shoes

And to answer the most asked question of all . . .  “what is that pink drink?!”  It’s a take on the Starbuck’s Strawberry Acai Refresher and has passion passion fruit, freeze dried strawberries and coconut milk.  Just ask for the ‘pink drink’ at Starbuck’s and they’ll know what you mean.  It’s on the sweet side, but actually really good and only about 105 calories for a tall! And it looks good in a photo! 😉

Pink blouse LIYxGibson

WEEKEND

Next up is our weekend look.  How can you go wrong with a lightweight gingham button-down top and a little bit of leopard?!  Bonus: the top is on sale 40% off, making it just $35 right now & it comes in purple and aqua!  I think I should get both those colors now!  I actually don’t have any purple in my closet and I’m a February baby!

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Gingham Top • Best Distressed White Jeans • Leopard Belt • Tan Bag • Sandals • Sunglasses • Watch • Bracelets • Necklace

It’s a crinkle, light fabric with a centered back seam so it will fit you better. You don’t have to take this button down to the dry-cleaners; it’s machine wash and dryable.

Gingham Top Fit: Fits TTS, I’m wearing 00.

These are the jeans I was telling you about that have just the right amount of distressing.  Not too much so that you feel ultra exposed or ratty, but just enough to make them hip. Because of the distressing, I wouldn’t wear them to work, but for the weekend, they are perfect!

Jeans Fit: TTS, I’m wearing my normal size 25.  

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Do you  have a skinny leopard belt in your closet? If not, you need one! I promise you’ll be surprised at how often you’ll wear it! It adds that little pop of interest with just a tiny bit of leopard! Imagine this outfit without it, it just adds that extra something!

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Gingham Top • Best Distressed White Jeans • Leopard Belt • Tan Bag • Sandals • Sunglasses • Watch • Bracelets • Necklace

Of course, you want comfortable shoes if you’re going to be out and about running errands or chasing small kids around, so these leopard sandals are durable and well made. #andleopard But they come in solid colors too!

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And I can tell you, ever since I learned the Aviator Fit Trick, I’ve been comfortably wearing mine!  Before that simple sunglass hack, I never thought aviators my face.

I now have them in blue (this pair) and black and both have held up really well since I got them.  I keep a pair in my car at all times and one in my purse.  They are good for not only protecting your eyes from the sun, but for adding a pop of color up at your face!  I also like to wear mine at the pool because they are so lightweight.

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Gingham Top • Best Distressed White Jeans • Leopard Belt • Tan Bag • Sandals • Sunglasses • Watch • Bracelets • Necklace

WOW

I saved the best for last! I’m super fond of this night out look.  How seriously darling is the denim peplum tank?!

Weekend White Jeans Outfit 1

Denim Peplum Tank • Best Overall White Jeans • Shoes • Similar Clutch • Sunglasses • Necklace • Bracelet • Watch • Earrings

It’s a nice thick denim material with wide shoulder straps, a little bit of a sweetheart neckline and peplum waist that makes you look super small in the middle. I also like the stitching and raw edge hem.

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

Denim Top Fit: TTS, I’m wearing XS. It fits quite snug, so I went sans bra, but you could wear a strapless bra or backless bra with it.  The backless bra works best with these types of tops/dresses that are fitted at the bust.

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

And let’s talk about the jeans.  These were at the top of my list for best white jeans, so I was actually surprised to see that they got such mixed reviews. I liked them because they are totally opaque, very comfortable and stretchy- like a cross between a jean and jegging- with faux front pockets, and a cute white button.  The only con is the price, but when you find the holy grail of jeans, sometimes they are worth the splurge.

White Jeans Fit:  I originally reported they fit TTS and I’m wearing 25, but after wearing them for a day, I felt like I could have sized down 1 to a 24.

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

Denim Peplum Top • Best Overall White Jeans • Shoes • Similar Clutch • Sunglasses • Necklace • Bracelet • Watch • Earrings

One reviewer said she didn’t like that the pockets were faux, but I count that as a plus because then you don’t see any extra white fabric at your thighs.  I guess that’s a matter of personal preference.

Another size 27 reviewer said she loved them:

white jeans review

If you tried these on or have them, let me know what you think in the comments!

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

I didn’t think a top like this needed much of a necklace, so I wore my modest adjustable Kendra Scott necklace that you can wear a few different ways.

Isn’t it pretty how you can wear it with the long part hanging down.  Would be especially pretty with your hair up or for you gals with short hair!

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

I actually just got a couple hair extensions, but I didn’t have them yet when these pictures were taken.  I saved the video of me getting hair extensions to my Stories Highlights if you want to check it out.

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

Denim Peplum Top • Best Overall White Jeans • Shoes • Similar Clutch • Sunglasses • Necklace • Bracelet • Watch • Earrings

Weekend White Jeans Outfit

I think it’s s good sign oh a night out outfit when I felt like going out as soon as I put this on! 😉   The leopard clutch also says “night out” to me! Like the leopard belt, it’s definitely something you’ll reach for over and over again in your closet!

Weekend White Jeans Outfit Denim Peplum Top • Best Overall White Jeans • Shoes • Similar Clutch • Sunglasses • Necklace • Bracelet • Watch • Earrings

Did you like this White Jeans version of Work. Weekend. Wow? I hope so, because Part 2 is coming up tomorrow!

Have a great Monday friends!

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13 Comments

  1. April 2, 2018 / 7:14 am

    I’m actually obsessed with that red gingham top paired with leopard! I would’ve never tried that! Loving this series!

    • Megan
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thanks so much for letting me know Alexis!

  2. Nidia
    April 2, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Oh, my gosh, you two are so adorable! Love that red shirt!

  3. Beth
    April 2, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I’d love to know what lipstick you’re wearing in the photo at the top in the stripe top. I love it. Also, any tips about how to keep lipstick from bleeding into fine lines around the mouth? The Easter photos are beautiful!

  4. April 3, 2018 / 3:20 am

    That baskets for kids are amazing and I love family’s photos but I already said I ‘m totally i love for your style:D

  5. Amy
    April 3, 2018 / 9:00 am

    The denim peplum top is sooo cute! It never would have caught my eye online as Nordstrom has it paired with blue denim. You wearing it with the white denim is much better. I love it!

    • Megan
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Such a fun little top! I like it better with white denim too!

    • Megan
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 11:29 am

      But even with black jeans would be cute!

  6. Jenny
    April 3, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Love this new series and your Instagram stories. Your blog is one of my favorites! Please know that some people who read don’t celebrate Easter. I appreciate that you want to be authentic to who you are, but please keep that in mind when you write “Easter weekend.” Sometimes it feels alienating when you don’t celebrate the same holidays. Thank you for great content. I know you put a ton of hard work into your blog and it shows!

    • Megan
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 7:43 am

      Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for the gentle reminder. I certainly don’t want anyone to feel alienated here! Everyone is welcome! And I so appreciate your compliments, thank you for that!

  7. Kellie Patten
    April 3, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Love your post’s and your style! Silly question I know …..what is the pink Starbucks drink? I always try
    to watch my Starbucks order and thought you might have a new idea.
    Thank you,
    Kellie

  8. Beth
    April 6, 2018 / 5:35 am

    Jenny – That’s what the weekend was about! I don’t understand the resentment toward the celebrations and beliefs of others.

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