Tuesday, May 17, 2011

White Out

People who read this blog will recognize that I do not often (okay, hardly ever) wear white. And, to be honest, I’m still undecided – although I’m totally sold on the coral lipstick that I also decided to try (I’m a big proponent of the “try everything once” idea).







dress: H&M / blazer: Goodwill / stockings: We Love Colors / shoes: Target

Have any of you tried new trends lately with positive (or negative) results?

50 comments:

Becky said...

cute! love the red lipstick on you.

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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I think this outfit is great on you- the dress looks like a cream which is great with your skin tone and I am also loving the coral lip colour trend! I'm so pale that white isn't always the best choice but I do like wearing it occasionally on warm days.

Raquelita said...

White is becoming on you with your complexion and dark hair. I dig the coral lips and the stockings, too.

MONKEYFACE said...

DANG Courtney, if you are having issues with this dress you can happily pass it my way. I love it! Plus you paired it with all black, in spring, you rebel you! Yeah okay I get it, white can be messy, but it's one of my most favorite colors to dress in regardless. I think it can be really dramatic.

LyddieGal said...

the white does wonders for your skin tone - you just look so much brighter -- you must embrace it!
I Love coral lips as well - at first i was worried about the orange undertones, but it's truly become my fave.

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Rebecca said...

I like the white on you. I don't wear a lot of white, since I tend to get it dirty too easily.

Marie a la Mode said...

You look great in non-black! lol You look great in black, too but this is a nice change. It's fun to switch things up once in awhile ; )

Angel Garcia said...

Looks good! I too never wear white. Super paranoid I will sit on something or spill something on myself and ruin my outfit..

~Angel

Alex said...

my exact thought when I saw the post was titled "white out" was "does she even wear white?!" awww, it's good to get out of our comfort zones, but white is pretty precarious. I always dirty up anything white I wear, but maybe you're not such a pigpen like me. it's a cute change on you and I love the lipstick. even if you decide against any more white... the lipstick should definitely be welcomed back into the rotation every now and again :)

Nav said...

I like you in white girlie! And you rock that corally lipstick..it looks great!

I tried wearing red skirt (colored bottom) and i got very positive reinforcement - to wear color more often (bottoms esp.)

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Ellen ♥ said...

Yaay! for the White lovely dress! :) hope to see you more wearing white :)

Have a great day!

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Emma said...

I Love that Dress! The lipstick is especially Fabulous! I Love coral. You look Great!

The Blushing Fox said...

Great outfit post dear, i like it so much!!! It looks so so dainty <3

xoxo,

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Pratishtha Durga said...

The dress is beautiful on you. Though it looks a little on the cream side. With that lipstick, this is a very positive outcome indeed.

I have just given myself a new hairstyle, and am trying solid colors. Something i haven't done before. And the good bit is that everyone seems to like the change.

Penny Dreadful said...

I think you look fab in white. And the coral lippie is lush! xx

Ellie said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving that lipstick! I recently tried the whole "bright orange lipstick" thing...but I actually really like it!

Have a great day!
-Ellie

Chloe said...

I love this look on you! The soft white, the coral lipstick - total hit! Love love love it.

I recently tried the whole thigh-high sock trend, but I couldn't - for the life of me, keep them up! Ugh! But I still like them...:)

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jess said...

White looks good on you.

Fashion Limbo said...

Courtney I LOVE this!!! looking seriously sexy and very sophisticated!
I'm dying to try the bright coloured trouser trend, and I'm eyeing a pair of bright pink chinos from Zara, but not sure I can pull it off ;)

kileen said...

the white dress looks great on you and is totally perfect for spring!

cute & little

Anna Jane said...

great layering! i feel like i need to bust out knee high socks more often :)

Twenty.Something said...

I love this look on you!! Super flattering and so pretty! LOVE!

As for new trends... I tried bright fuchsia lipstick... fun for a night out but def not sold on the idea! Haha.

yiqin; said...

i usually dont follow trend and do whatever i want :P

Sandy Joe said...

I'm loving the white with your dark hair especially paired with the lipstick! I think this is something you should definitely revisit!

x

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh you look good in white!!! But I know what you mean, I'm more of a dark color clothes girl too, haha, so I feel weird in white
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Hillary said...

I love you in white!! I really like the stockings and shoes, looks very classy! :) Great outfit! New follower :)

P.S. I am going to try out the new bright pink lipstick trend! Eeek. Nervous :)

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Cat said...

I am shocked to see you in white!?!?! {smile :)} However, it is a great color on you!

xx Cat brideblu

Pop Champagne said...

haha that is lighter than what you usually wear, but I think it totally works and its summer so its great to go light!

Bonnie said...

I am loveloveloveloving the lipstick on you. It looks great with your complexion and dark hair.
I also really like it when you wear white. :)

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Miss B said...

Oh what a pretty look (for lack of a better word). I love it with the blazer and the lipstick. So very very well done!

Pamela said...

I like white on you! Brightens you up!

I tried red red lipstick recently and love it! I feel so glamorous when I'm going to the market or folding laundry!

Tabitha said...

Saw your comment on Inspired Design, I want to leave Scotland - house swap?

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you are so right! i think this is the lightest thing i've ever seen you wear on Sartorial Sidelines! but you look great in it...the color is nice with your skin and i love the stockings with the shoes too.

i plan on doing an all-white look next month on the blog!

You should enter my Towne & Reese jewelry giveaway!

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blorange dice said...

you're right; you don't wear white that often! in fact, i can only recall seeing you in white once... in your wedding dress haha. anyway, you look LOVELY in it, and i like the bright lipstick, too! i've been trying more animal prints lately than i used to, and i'm happy with the last two pieces i've bought.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

the coral lipstick and the light color are both working for you girl! Looks amazing against your skin! xo

oomph. said...

i think all white is hard for many people to wear. this dress looks like it has a tinge of peach and goes well with the coral lips. i think it looks great, especially paired with the blazer and dark socks. i have the hardest time wearing red, but a couple posts ago i tried an ALL red dress...scary!

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Debby said...

Are you sure you didn't buy that dress for me? It has my name written all over it! I agree... the coral lips look great w/ your dark hair. xo

this free bird said...

I like it on you - especially with temps warming up you are totally good to go and I could see you with your leather jacket over top, too. Keep!!

One thing I haven't done is color blocking. It screams 80's and I'm scared of it a little.

xo,
C

Diana Mieczan said...

I think white looks beautiful on you, sweetie and you should totally wear it more:) Have a lovely day, kisses

P.S: I'm hosting an awesome Organic cosmetics Giveaway today! Perfect for a summer glowy skin:)

Claire said...

okay, i absolutely love this white dress on you. i'm proud of you for trying something so different. you look great in it! love the knee high socks too, keeps the look edgy!

BTW, i wore those leather shorts today and it reminded me of you. i think you have the same pair.

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Miss Celeste said...

i love that dress on you! it is so pretty :] i wish we had an H&M here!

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StyleID said...

HOW CUTE! you look beautiful, I can only say I love this outfit on you, I love it!
That dress is a great spring choice, adorable.

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Emily Marie said...

The white looks great on you! And, I like how you paired it with the black blazer. Great for spring!

Angga said...

You look great in white and you should wear them more often, your skin complements them and also that coral lips so pretty!!!!
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P.S: I still cant believe you are wearing white LOL

Laura said...

I think this is one of my favorite looks on you, especially with the blazer! You look school-girl-grown-up chic!

laura said...

Oh man, you're wearing white! :) And I love the coral lips with the whole look. The dress is great and VERY Courtney with the blazer!

I finally got my paws on some coral lippies as well! I later realized it was a frosty shade, but it looks good, so oh well.

♥ laura
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Shy, Chesterfield said...

Love the shoes withe the knee highs.... seriously when is target coming to canada?!?!?!??!!

Shy

Ashleigh said...

You look great!! It's hard to veer from the old faves sometimes though :)

Raji said...

I love this look on you, really strong and sophisticated

RB said...

Cuuute! And once again i love those shoes!

-RB
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