WIW 07.09 [white-out for Angie's birthday]

I have a whole bucketfull of outfits to post from the past few weeks, but for today I wanted to post an Angie birthday tribute outfit -- an outfit that is 100% me and makes me 100% happy, but clearly inspired by Angie. I had planned this outfit last night, and was tickled to see Angie's white-out birthday look this morning ^^

During my early time at YLF, Angie helped me come to the realization that I LOVE white. Waaaay more than black which had been my predominant neutral. Looks just as good (if not better) on me, and makes me infinitely happier to wear. I joined Team White and Team White-On-White very early on and haven't looked back! So thank you, Angie, for helping me to realize that although black may be a predominantly favored neutral, it doesn't have to be MY favored neutral. I couldn't be happier with this realization, and it continues to drive all of my wardrobe decisions going forward.

I also wouldn't have tried white jeans (which are now a staple!) without a little gentle push, nor the sequin tank for daytime sparkle even though I have the Magpie Gene; I'd have ruled both of these items as too impractical and not-normal-enough. Good thing I got those thoughts out of the way! And although we style our pieces differently, Angie and I share a very similar style aesthetic so I couldn't help but also don our twinnie clutch and shoes today.

The scarf is new, something I bought while out shopping with a friend this past weekend. I actually purchased it for fall but hey I hover on the outskirts of Team Wear and once in a while pop my head in ;) Minimal jewelry, just small ivory studs and my rose gold watch. Finished off with an Angie-inspired watermelon lip color which I achieved by layering two semi-sheer shades (pinky-red underneath a candy pink crème).

Thanks for all the awesome style advice you've given me over the years, Angie! You are always such wonderful inspiration <3 For you, TWO photos with my usual toothy grin!

Available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Just stunning! White is fabulous on you. What a lovely birthday tribute to Angie

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Stunning is right! You look so gorgeous in your white out. Love everything about this. A great birthday tribute!

  • Sherryl S. replied 7 years ago

    You look gorgeous! This is a lovely outfit.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Such a fantastic outfit! I love the white on white, and that scarf is beautiful.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 7 years ago

    Looking fab as usual Aida! Hope you got your deck project done last week to enjoy the great weather!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Lovely tribute :) YLF.

  • Gracie replied 7 years ago

    What a nice tribute outfit, you look fantastic! I specially like seeing all the details in the close-up. I love your sunglasses.

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    I missed you Aida!! And if you keep posting such drool worthy WIWs I would miss you more every time you don't post :)

    White is your color, and I can't believe you didn't think so before YLF! Wow. I love everything about this outfit. The sequined tank, the pretty scarf and how it matches your sunnies AND the grin :) ... Perfection top to toe! Can't wait to see your other WIWs!

  • MsLuna replied 7 years ago

    Love the outfit, Aida! I especially love the scarf as an accent! So awesome how you went white-on-white as well!

  • Firecracker replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic whites, Aida! Thanks for the fun read, too. I enjoyed hearing how you lightened up with Angie's guidance and influence.

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    Looks like your having a lovely sunny day!

    Such a great outfit tribute to Angie! Your attention to detail always makes your outfits shine. I like the matching scarf and sunnies. The grey heels add a nice soft finish and its feminine style bookends your feminine curls.

    I think that's a style preference I've discovered for myself. Masculine shoes never felt right to me. My curls like pretty shoe bookends! :)

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Aida I love this! Angie's influence but pure you.

  • EveningMood replied 7 years ago

    White loves you back, no doubt. You are gorgeous! Good job Angie :)

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    Humbled to have inspired you Aida, and I have the same shoes, jeans and shoes. Go Team White-Out. xo

  • Elizabeth P replied 7 years ago

    What a lovely outfit Aida, and a lovely tribute to boot. 

    Looking forward to seeing your backlog of WIW's!

  • pastrygirl replied 7 years ago

    You look amazing in white!!

    I'm intrigued... how did you start to convert to white? I've only just come back to black after a very long haitus, but am now thinking about white. I've been casually looking for white jeans for a year, and my only thought now is that it's too late because fall is arriving soon. Yet I love the look of white jeans in the winter! My kids are old enough now that I'm not too worried about wearing white. Maybe white jeans will be my gateway, LOL.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    White is lovely on you, it really contrasts nicely with your dark hair.  A great core color for your wardrobe!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    All kinds of gorgeous Aida :)

  • jackiec replied 7 years ago

    Outstanding from top to tail! Wow!! Love it all, Aida! What a lovely tribute to Angie. Way to go, Team Wear! I love the scarf. Such a great write-up as well. I also tend to save "sparkle" and don't wear it on a day-to-day basis. Great reminder to pull that stuff out and wear it now!! YLF :)

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    This is drop-dead-gorgeous. I am not a big fan of optic white on me but this makes me want to reconsider.
    Beautiful tribute to Angie.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Stunning! What a fab strong look, even though the colours are soft; just as Angie explained how a full on tonal look can be dramatic. Love the new scarf too. So gorgeous.

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