Don’t Pack Those White Jeans Away!

how to wear white jeans after labor day

The “no white after Labor Day” rule is no more, and today we can feel free to rock the white well into the cooler months. Personally I love this trend. Wearing white jeans after Labor Day is a great way to look modern and hip without having to buy anything new. Of course, there are a few tips and tricks to how to appropriately wear white after Labor Day. You just have to style them with cold weather shoes and heavier, warmer fabrics and colors. Here’s how.

How To Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

Pair white jeans with warm neutrals like tan and cognac. Note how the boots and scarf make it a fall outfit.

camel and white jeans


white jeans after labor day


I also love white jeans paired with gray. For summer, a gray tee and white jeans is a great, easy look. For fall, pair your white jeans with a chunky gray sweater. Again, the scarf and jeans make it undeniably a fall outfit.

white jeans with gray sweater and cognac accessories



white and gray for winter


You can even do white on white if the sweater is somewhat heavy and you wear booties or boots on the bottom. I love how she uses the brown belt to separate the white top from the white jeans… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 08.20.14


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oven roasted tomatoes

I’ve had a lot of questions about how I prepared my oven roasted tomatoes. Roasting tomatoes quite simple, really! Just slice raw tomatoes and lay them out on a baking sheet (you can line it with parchment paper if you’d like) and drizzle them with olive oil — enough to coat but not so much that they’re… 

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Recently I was invited to test out a line of skincare products from OSEA. I’ve been wanting to green up my beauty routine but wasn’t sure where to start, so when the folks at OSEA reached out to me and invited me to try out a few of their products, I jumped at the chance. OSEA formulations… 

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Strawberry Lemon Mojito Recipe


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4G WiFi In-Vehicle Hot Spot!? Sign me UP.

road trip

We just got back from an extensive road trip up the East Coast and back, and one thing we kept commenting about was how much DIFFERENT car travel is now than when we were kids. Every child has a device (or 3) and it is almost entirely quiet the entire time we’re traveling in the… 

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Homemade Cooked Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes


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Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 20

Real Food Round up Week 20

Happy Sunday, everyone! Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! This has been an exciting week. I got a box in the mail the other day. Yes!! My cookbooks are HERE!! They are still listed as pre-order on Amazon, but I’m sure… 

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The Book is Officially FOR SALE!

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miracle marathon

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Stella & Dot Fall 2014 Collection + Giveaway!!


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Back to School Fashion Trends for Tweens

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It’s that time of year! Back to school shopping has begun. For some of you, your kids may even be IN school already! We don’t go back till after Labor Day, thankfully. (I like my summers to last as long as possible.) But we are already shopping for supplies and clothes and starting to gear up… 

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