White Out – Bloggers Do It Better

by Jessica Sturdy on May 3, 2011

Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly is basically a genius for coming up with the Bloggers Do It Better series. The first go-round of Bloggers Do It Better was huge success (in my humble opinion).  I got to look at over 100 other bloggers’ color-blocking looks and got a ton of traffic on my blog, too!  I can’t wait to see the success of the second assignment, White Out.

Top: Hinge Silk Blouse (via Nordstrom)
Jeans: Guess (via Macy’s)
Wedges: Zigi Soho (via DSW)
Bag: Aldo
Ring: Max & Chloe
Knot Bracelet: Express
Various Bangles & Hair Bow: Forever 21
Pearl Drop Earrings: Nordstrom, unsure of the brand

I have been wanting to buy a pair of white jeans for the past few summers, but had never gotten around to it.  I always ended up deciding that I would get them dirty or that they weren’t very flattering.  When the White Out assignment was posted, I bit the bullet and got a pair.  I think they will be SO versatile this summer.

Now that you’ve seen my take on the white trend, go check out the rest of the looks!

Oh, ya know, just about to fall over into the mud in my new white jeans…

(Photog: Megan H)

{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

Flor de Maria Fashion May 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

OMG I absolutely LOVE LOVE your take on the “white out” . That blouse is gorgeous!!! Stop by my blog and check out my version of it!!! You have a new follower :)
xo
Flor
http://flordemariafashion.com/

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks!! Your outfit was amazing!

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Cait May 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

This outfit looks so chic, I would love to wear this :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thank you! Feel free to use it as inspiration :)

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Shasie May 3, 2011 at 7:30 am

Love this look! Great outfit for the challenge! Stop by and check mine out

Shasie
Live Life in Style

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Thanks! Your hat and necklace are too cute!

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Charee May 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

I love this. You did great with the “white out” assignment. I love it!! That blouse is GORG!!!! I’m following you now too! :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Thank you so much!

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Lynzy May 3, 2011 at 7:56 am

Totally smitten with your take on the White Out assignment! your bag is adorbs too! :)
xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks! Can you believe it’s only $45 at Aldo??

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Alyssa Gianino May 3, 2011 at 9:01 am

Love this look! The shirt has the perfect silhouette!

Following!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Thanks! I’m so glad I ended up buying it. No buyer’s remorse this time.. :)

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Eboni Ife' May 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

Great blouse. This is a perfect “white out” look. It’s airy and clean. Great bag, too!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thanks girl!

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Jody May 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit! Great choice for “White Out”… The bad is super cute, along with your top!
xx Jody – http://ticklemechiic.blogspot.com/

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Thank you!!

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Danielle May 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

You are an absolute doll! I love love the look you put together, its darling!
Thank you for viewing my look as well! Seriously, you are so dang cute
xo
http://www.justdandy.org

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Aww thank you! :)

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Ashleigh May 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

Soooo fun!! I love the mix of white & cream & gold = hot hot hot!! You’re adorable!!
I agree, the BDIB is a wonderful idea, I love seeing everyone’s interpretations. Sadly, I missed the first one so I’m excited to be participating this time!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you’re participating this week! I love getting to look at all of the other looks, too.

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Kara May 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

This look is so cute! I love the blouse and the bag- I’ve been eyeing it for a while. Great interpretation of the whiteout trend! Come check mine out :)

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Thank you! Your bag is super cute, too!

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Courtney May 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

Love your post! Your outfit looks great, and your photos really stand out with the green grass in the background. I especially love your shoes and bag!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Thanks! It took a while to find a backdrop that didn’t completely wash out the outfit/picture… Grass did the trick!

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Tanvi May 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

You look super cute and love your bag! :)

♡ from © tanvii.com
Apothica Giveaway

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Thank you :)

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Kasey May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

You look fantastic!! I did the white skinny jeans look too!! Very adorable on you!

http://www.stylemekasey.com

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thanks!! PS- Can I borrow that Tory Burch belt and that Prada bag? To. Die. For!

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caitlin May 3, 2011 at 11:49 am

i love your take on the challenge! that blouse is so cute, as is the bow!! and…..LOVE your bag, i can’t believe it’s from aldo!!
XO Caitlin
http://www.stylewithinreach.net

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thank you! I couldn’t believe it either when I saw it in a magazine (obvi had to buy it)!

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Allison May 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Love love LOVE this look on you! You look fabulous!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Aww, thank you! You’re so sweet!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Came across your blog through Bloggers Do It Better and I’m enjoying catching up on your posts. I love the bag and the bow in your hair is such a sweet touch!

xx
http://www.westmountfashionista.com

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thank you! I am now following your blog, as well!

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Tiffany May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I just love that sheer white blouse and how you paired it with the jeans! You nailed the “White Out” challenge for sure!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thanks, Tiffany!

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Still blonde after all these YEARS! May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

In a couple of the shots the blouse looks like it has a slight slight pink tint, does it? Super cute look. Love the sheer top! Keeps it all very airy!

Would love it, if you would stop by and see how a 45+ year old handles “White Out”—you might get a good chuckle anyway! See you there! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/05/white-out-change-it-up-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45/

The Chief Blonde

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Nope, it’s as cream as can be. :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I see what you mean now… It’s just my skin underneath since it’s sheer!

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styleonthecouch May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Hello – I found your site through bloggers do it better and I’m happy to find this blog! You have a way with white jeans I just cannot pull off – this is a fabulous look!

http://www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.com
http://www.twitter.com/styleonthecouch

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thank you!! :) I found your blog earlier today and you’ve got yourself another follower!

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Jill May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I love this outfit! So cute… I saw this bag at Aldo this weekend. I just love it and it looks amazing with this outfit!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Jill!

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Shandi May 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

You did a fabulous job with the white out assignment and I adore that blouse!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Thank you, it means a lot!

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Anjela May 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Love your outfit! The blouse is so pretty, and the gold accessories are such a great touch! White and gold are just such a classic combination; i didn’t even fight it when I came up with my take on ‘white out’.

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Thanks!! I LOVE white and gold together :)

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Caz May 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I am loving your white outot! I used to have white jeans but they were given to me by a friend and didn’t fit properly so I never wore them but I have always wanted to have a good pair that did.
And I particularly love the sheer blouse. :) I look forward to seein your other outfits in future bloggers do it better assignments!

Http://theunwiseowl.blogspot.com

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thank you so much! I’m already anticipating the next assignment, they’re so fun!

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Chelsea May 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Totally love this top! I will need to go to my local Nordies to pick one up for myself. Great take on White out!

-Chelsea @ Haute Child in the City (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thanks! They have the same blouse in a floral print that I’ve been eyeing… It needs to go on sale though!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/hinge-tie-front-silk-blouse/3135964?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=0

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Ashley May 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm

um you look AHH-DORABLE! annddd i may just pop on over to nordstroms and snatch up that blouse :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Thank you!! Post pictures if you end up getting it!

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sharde May 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm

you are just so adorable! i just found you thru PSS and i loove the way you rocked the whiteout! and i especially love your tasseled bag, i think i need one in my life too. :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Thanks! I definitely recommend the bag. I have it in black and beige and they’re both great!

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Anja May 4, 2011 at 4:08 am

This is such a pretty outfit! I adore that blouse and your accessories! Great way to combine the White out challenge with some cute wedges.

Thx for linking up! :)

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Jessica May 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thank you! And no problem, let me know when the next shoe link-up is!

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Style Every Day May 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

I LOVE your take on this! You definitely accomplished this much better than me! Ha!

I love the way all of your accessories work with the whites so well!

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Jessica May 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thanks!! :)

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Cee May 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

I LOVE your choice of handbag with this pretty and feminine outfit! You look absolutely stunning!

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Amanda May 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

LOVE your white out look! Love your blog too! Now following :)

Here’s my white out look if you want to check it out! http://www.colormebluefashion.com/2011/05/white-out-bloggers-do-it-better.html

Oh, and Bloggers SO Do It Better!

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ellemck1 May 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

So cute! I have that same Aldo bag in the red color… but I stopped using it, the clasp never stayed closed on mine, does that happen to you too? I love the top and pants. Looks great!

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Rocquelle May 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Feel free to send that top my way :-)

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ChellBellz May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

i like this outfit, i’m working through all of them bloggers do it better post. Glad i found your blog, now following you on bloglovin.

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Strong Sense of Style May 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

You look adorable! One of my favs from the White Out challenge. xo

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Miss Rockwell May 10, 2011 at 9:59 am

I felt the same way about white jeans. In fact, I think I still do! I always mysteriously find random dribbles and stains on my pants in the middle of the day. I’m not great with white at all!! Love your look though-especially the bag!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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A. White July 27, 2011 at 6:23 am

Oh, wow! You truly are a vision all in white! I have to ask though…how did you stay so pristine clean thru the day? No sitting, eating, standing near kids? (ha ha)
I hope you didn’t fall in the mud as you quoted.
If I wear all white, I feel as though everyone is staring at me. Did you feel the same?

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Jessica July 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

This outfit was back during the glorious days of college (second semester senior year) when I didn’t have many commitments. I wasn’t in the outfit very long! I am usually a little bit of a clutz and would FOR SURE spill something on myself. Wearing all white is a bold statement so stares will definitely come!

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