Fashion

Winter Whites

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Sweater [Loft] Jeans [Target– now on sale!] Scarf [Etsy- Le Petit Monkey] Booties [Rag & Bone, similar here]

Happy Thursday! I’m saying that as a greeting to you but also as a mantra to myself (positive thinking!) Today is the most dreary, rainy day, I have an incredibly annoying headache, a bad case of the chills, have been battling a slight case of insomnia for the past 10 days that’s really catching up with me, and I’m putting off several daunting albeit necessary chores. Did I mention that we’re leaving for New York on Saturday for 9 days and I haven’t packed a thing? Let me rephrase that- I haven’t actually placed anything into my suitcase yet but the heaping piles of clothing in my bedroom and closet are evidence that some type of progress has been made. You’ll be amazed at how that mess is going to fit neatly into one carry on and frankly, so will I….#sendhelp. Just kidding, I’m being a bit dramatic because I’ve actually become somewhat of a packing pro and will be sharing some tips in the near future!

If you read my recent post about my favorite fashion faux pas, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of wearing white after Labor Day. There is just something so feminine, clean, and fresh about a white ensemble in the wintertime…sort of like a snow princess (hello, inner 8 year old!) From stark white to ivory and every variation in between, I love winter whites! You can’t go wrong with this simple look. We all own white or lighter-hued pieces so mix what you’ve got! No need to be matchy-matchy and personally, I think that the more variation in color, the better! These cream-colored jeans from Target were the perfect, budget-friendly addition to my wardrobe. As soon as I saw them, I knew they’d look great with one of my favorite Loft sweaters. (Side note: I should open up a Loft fan club because the love is just undeniable and repetitive at this point. I haven’t been obsessed with something this badly since Edward Cullen circa 2009. [Twihards, ya feel me?]) Speaking of obsessions, I should also note that I have a thing for blanket scarves and anything that can be described as “cozy.” Le Petit Monkey on Etsy has the best blanket scarves. They’re hand-cut to perfection and are so dare I say cozy soft. I’m especially loving the blue and green colors in this one!

It is very apropos that today’s post is about Winter Whites because I just received the loveliest “Friendsgiving” package from my style sista, Jen, over at Letters & Pearls in the mail today! Okay, I lied…I received it yesterday but forced myself to wait until today to open it. (Am I the only one who makes everyone else open up their Christmas gifts first so that I can build up the anticipatory excitement and open mine last? My inner 8 year old is here to stay.) I’ll be sharing what was inside on my insta later this evening (hint- it fits in perfectly with this post!) but in the mean time, you need to go check out Jen’s blog. She has a heart of gold and we became fast friends as soon as we connected. Jen has amazing style (and I don’t just say that because half of our closet is the same) and is full of inspiration.

It may be pouring and this headache is still kickin’ but maybe it’s not such a bad day, after all! HAPPY THURSDAY!

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20 Comments

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    Vanessa Steil
    November 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! Definitely let me know if you have time to meet during your NY trip! I did a photo shoot today and broke out my winter whites — I can’t wait to share the photos tomorrow. Love your look and that scarf looks super cozy!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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      classicandgray
      November 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa! I have had so many doctors appointments this trip (I’m actually writing you from the waiting room now) that I hope to have some free time when we visit for Christmas! By the way- I’m loving your shoot pics! So beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

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        Vanessa Steil
        November 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

        Thanks, Michele! Sorry this trip is taken up with so many appointments, but I know the feeling all too well. I hope we can get together when you visit for a longer time. Thank you for all of your kind words and support — it means a lot. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving and wishing you continued strength and good health. XO

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          classicandgray
          December 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

          Thanks Vanessa! I’ve been sick and haven’t been on my blog at all so sorry for responding to this so late! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you a great weekend! xo

          • Vanessa Steil
            December 4, 2015 at 9:17 pm

            No worries, Michele! I hope you feel better soon and you have a nice weekend.

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    Maria B
    November 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    You look beautiful!

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      classicandgray
      November 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much Maria! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    raysastyle
    November 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Hope you can feel better soon!
    Love this outfit. And your hair is just gorgeous! Love it.
    Best, Raysa

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      classicandgray
      November 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Thank so you much Raysa! You are the sweetest! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow xox

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        raysastyle
        November 26, 2015 at 12:53 am

        Thank you! Likewise Beautiful. Xo

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    Kristen
    November 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I obviously love the blanket scarf, but I also love the quilted bag! I hope you feel better and enjoy your trip up to NY. If you are in the area, let me know!!

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      classicandgray
      November 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Kristen! We love our Le Petit Monkey scarves! So happy you shared your first purchase with me πŸ™‚ I’m very much looking forward to meeting up with you around Christmas time! Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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    Art Becomes You
    November 21, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Love the white ?
    http://www.artbecomesyou.com

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    candicestubblefield
    November 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Love this scarf with the all white! So gorgeous!

    XOX,
    Candice
    http://www.candicestubblefield.com

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      classicandgray
      December 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      So sorry for the delayed response- I’ve been sick and the blog has taken a little backseat but thank you for the sweet comment Candace! Xo

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    findingfabulousonlinegmailcom
    December 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Looking Great as usual!! Amazing in winter white and love that scarf!

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      classicandgray
      December 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy Thursday!☺️

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    emmger
    December 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I love that you wear white after Labor Day! This is the first year I really didn’t care what people said about the stupid rule πŸ™‚

    Great outfit!

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      classicandgray
      December 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      It’s one of those rules that needs to be trashed! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment, Emily! Xx

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