Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Great White-Out

 As you know, I'm a great espouser of 

But, also of 

No one can go wrong with either
a combination of the two.

Add an accent color...and you're complete.
Especially when travelling.


The pieces below can be in almost everyone's
wardrobe, they are budget-friendly X10,
which just goes to prove we don't have to
be "investment dressing" everywhere we go.

GAP crocheted lace-trimmed dress. Under $50
to die for, even wear shiny bike shorts underneath
for a more covered-up look.

H & M Lace Waistcoat/Vest $25.00
buy 2 of these bargain pieces so when one wears out
you have another.

ALL SAINTS White Maxi Dress $250
& how cute is this with the lace vest?

WHITE tote with brass feet,
cannot find price or source,
but something like this,
even if it only lasts ONE season.

RAG & BONE islet jacket $600

BCBG @ Lord & Taylor Enameled Chain Necklace $58
I would wear this myself.
So so cute, so young & new looking.

REPPETO Nelson Oxford @ La Garconne $203
a must-have !!

any of these or something "like" these
will give a great summer look.

Years ago, waaaaay back when, I would always travel with a
beautiful signature scarf...tied around my handbag if it was too warm
to actually drape it around myself...I also wear them twisted around 
my head on a bad-hair day.  Buy the largest ones you can find
in a natural fiber fabric, they can be wraps around a swimsuit,
hair ornaments, shawls, skirts, tops...or if you're in a romantic
mood try draping them over the lamp in your hotel room...they give
a lovely feeling to the room, like an Arabian tent in 1001 Nights.

I'm going back to this scarf routine now, 
along with the black/white rule.

Baggage costs too much $$.
Baggage is way too much trouble to handle yourself.
"Stuff" encumbers us.



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Nuit said...

oh boy! don't I agree with you 100%!!!! on everything... a scarf is always the most stylish life-saver and these white items have got me drooling much. Specially love the All Saints maxi dress, to DIE. leave it to Marsha to find the most glamourous stuff always!

Fabiana said...

These whites are so summery and cool! I could live in the maxi dress and tote all summer. Super CUTE!! ciao...

LPC said...

Marsha!!!! So beautiful! I am sensing that this is going to be the Summer of White. So, wonderful trend-spotting, you!

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous post, love the purse!
Sandra Evertson

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love whites! They always look great with a tan! :0) I want that purse!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love your white collection, especially that little dress from the Gap. We must be on the same wave length. I wore a short white skirt with a black short sleeve T and a scarf yesterday. I thought I looked rather chic and now you've confirmed it! Merci.

Great ideas for scarves. Speaking of scarves, they are fun to collect when going abroad. I bought several in France, you can wear them while you are there, and they don't take up much room in your luggage coming home. Scarves make great souvenirs.

Ridgely's Radar said...

So true - white is a classic and can be paired with black.. colors... Love the Gap dress - who would know? adorable. And I am getting a white scarf now!

Greet said...

Oh yes that necklace makes it all!