White Jeans for Spring #FashionFriday

white jeans for spring

White jeans are my very favorite summer staple. I think everyone should have at least one pair in their wardrobe. They’re so fresh and crisp and they truly go with everything. I’m going to share what to look for in a pair of white jeans and some of my best product recommendations. Then I’ll show my favorite ways to style white jeans for spring. FYI, product links in this post are affiliate links.

Finding the Perfect White Jeans

Consider the cut. I vote for a cigarette style — skinny but not so that they hug the ankle. You can also try boyfriend jeans in white, if you don’t like the idea of a skinny. The LOFT boyfriend jeans that I have come in white! And they’re 40% off right now!!!

Consider the fabric. It is never more important that a pant is thick enough than with a white jean. The last thing you want is for people to see through the jeans to all the imperfections underneath. Generally, you get what you pay for, but you can find some decent white jeans at the lower price points.

I personally love my DL1961 Angel Ankle Skinny Jeans in Milk ($158). They are nice and thick, they wear well and don’t stretch out, and they have a comfortable rise. And these AG Stilt Cigarette Leg Stretch Jeans ($123 – that is 25% off!!!!) are amazing. I have this jean in a medium blue wash denim. Other… 

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Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine #SmartBeauty

spring clean

Despite the freezing temperatures this morning, spring has indeed sprung, and it is time to update your skincare and makeup for spring! In the wintertime we tend to need heavier products, but when warm weather approaches, you might find that your current skincare products are too rich. If your face is starting to feel greasy… 

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Throwback Thursday Stories: My Wedding Day


I’m so excited about this new link-up at The Mom Creative — Throwback Thursday Stories. Jessica had the brilliant idea to turn the popular “Throwback Thursday” that we see on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram into a blog link-up where we can share the stories behind our photos and leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. I used to… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 04.16.14


Welcome to Daily Mom Style, where I share my favorite outfits from the week and link up with some fabulous fashion roundups around the web. I hope you find some fashion inspiration, or just some encouragement here. Not every outfit is high style, and many are similar because this is real life I’m living here…. 

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Hunter Rain Boots 25% off at SHOPBOP

hunter tall gloss boots in red

How appropriate, as the spring rains pelt down, overflowing local streams and making driving treacherous, that SHOPBOP launches its famous Friends & Family Sale. Everything with only a few exclusions is marked 25% off including . . . Hunter Boots! Which almost NEVER go on sale. Use code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout to get 25% off…. 

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Blogging, Disclosure and the FTC

disclosure and the ftc

A lot has changed in the blogging/social media space in the past year or so, mostly due to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) getting involved. You may notice more mentions of sponsors and affiliate links in my posts and perhaps in posts on other blogs. For those of you who are not bloggers, that may… 

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Introducing Fabletics: Affordable Activewear

Fabletics featured

I have to tell you about my latest fashion discovery – a new activewear line by Kate Hudson. The folks at Fabletics reached out and asked if I’d like to try a few pieces from their March collection. I’m always game for new workout clothes so I accepted their offer and anxiously waited for my package to… 

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Browned Butter & Scallion Mashed Potatoes


Hi, it’s Colleen here today with what I think are the BEST Mashed Potatoes AND something fun and exciting for YOU! With just 6 days left until Easter, many of us are planning what to serve or bring to the big dinner, as well as how to decorate and add the extra touches that make… 

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Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 2


Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! If you’re looking for my gluten-free meal plan and recipe roundup, don’t run away!!! I have expanded the link-up to include all recipes made from real whole foods, not just gluten-free. And I’m super excited… 

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Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie


Two of my three kids love smoothies, but each has a favorite. My son’s go-to smoothie is this Chocolate Banana Smoothie I posted eons ago. Even though it sounds like dessert, I have no problem letting him have it for breakfast, as the primary ingredients are yogurt, banana and a raw egg for protein. My… 

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How to Make Your Own #DIY Lightbox


As I’ve become more proficient with my food photography, I’ve been learning how to use light to better enhance my photos. It’s made such a difference. One thing that’s been on my to-do list is to create a lightbox so I can have more control over the background and setting for my photos. I currently… 

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Trend Watch: The Perfect Trench


I’ve had quite a few comments about my teal trench coat that I showed last week, and I thought it worthy of its own post! A trench truly is the perfect spring coat. It’s a classic that never seems to go out of style. I have had this trench (from LOFT) for 10 years. Seriously!… 

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Review


I’ve had quite a few people mention my skin lately and ask what I’m doing. In addition to using the Tria Laser, which is now on Level 3 and I do believe is making a difference in the texture of my skin, I’ve also switched to my favorite summer makeup base — my Laura Mercier… 

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Cheddar, Bacon & Bell Pepper Omelet


When I’m at a total loss as to what to do for dinner, breakfast-for-dinner is what I fall back on every time. Last night I realized I had forgotten to defrost any meat, so I threw together these quick omelets. I happened to have red peppers and bacon in the fridge, and we always keep… 

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Introducing Glossybox with Giveaway


I was recently invited to try out Glossybox — a monthly beauty subscription service and one of my newest affiliate partners. I’ve heard about these beauty sample services and seen other bloggers sharing their boxes of beauty products each month and I’ve been intrigued. It seems like a great way to try out new products… 

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