A Bardot Breton and White Jeans

 For years i haven’t permitted myself a new pair of white jeans. Having a baby, then a toddler meant i would be just plain silly to wear such a colour. I would have just been asking for stains and little hand prints. But my little man is growing up and I have taken the plunge and invested in a new pair of classic white jeans. Now all I have to contend with is my own clumsy ways (Have i ever mentioned; Clumsiest Person EVER! Its a condition i tell you.) I feel like i have to be super super cautious when I’m in white, like nobody can stand within 5 feet of me and I can’t poor myself a drink or eat spaghetti, haha! But not eating or drinking in them is worth it as the white jeans are just the epitome of spring and summer to me. With lots of remixability options i hope to keep these ankle grazer beauties stain free all summer and on constant rotation (eh, wish me luck on the no stain thang…!)

I had been eyeing up this top on-line for a few weeks, but with my size out of stock i gave up. To my astonishment when i actually went in River Island yesterday there it was in all its glory, i grabbed it , paid and left a happy lady. A little off the shoulder action can look so elegant on a lady, showcasing one of the slimmest parts (the collarbone) and shoulders can be tres flattering. The Bardot cut is a classic and i am smitten with the Breton stripes too. I went with full on monochromatic here which is unlike me; normally i like to add a punch of colour with some bright shoes or bag. This time i just felt very classic and unfussy so went with all black and white. 

I’m really enjoying some classics in my wardrobe lately and this top and these jeans have just become a staple.

The Sunglasses Shop kindly allowed me to pick a pair of sunglasses last week and i chose the most amazing tinted Rayban aviators, giving my old cheapies the boot and  these beauties taking pride of place on my face. Having bought cheap sunglasses for years i was so surprised at the quality. They are made to perfection. They feel heavier than my old cheapies and the lenses are so crisp and clear. The Sunglasses shop were quick and professional and i will definitely be using them again. In fact Hubby also loves them and we have been fighting over them, haha…Looks like i’ll be investing in another pair soon so i don’t have to race him to the sunglasses every day;)

Jeans & Necklace: F&F
Bardot Top: River Island
Shoes& Clutch: Matalan
Blazer: Primark

Do you have any thing in your wardrobe you class as a classic?

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  1. May 4, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I daren't let myself wear white jeans. I am way, way too likely to spill something! x

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:07 am

      my sentiment exactly, but sometimes i just live a little on the wild side and just go for it (and also invest in some Vanish too LOL!)x

  2. May 4, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    I can't think of enough superlatives to explain how much I love this, Rachel… it may not have any colour in theory but it's so bright and summery!! You've added the perfect punch of colour with the red lippy and the aviators – they are the BOMB. Abso-flippin-lutely brilliant. Pinned already, thank you very much…!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:08 am

      Catherine, you are too kind, i think the sun shining makes everything look better doesnt it? sadly today its hiding again..boo!:( xx

  3. May 4, 2014 / 5:13 pm

    I love the trousers .. I think I'd be an accident waiting to happen in them though, I probably wouldn't dare leave the house!

    Chloe x

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:09 am

      yep thats me too! but i love their summery feeling so much i just went for it (and invested in Vanish in industrial proportions LOL!) xx

  4. May 4, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    Great outfit:) i love the trousers ! You look absolutely fantastic 🙂
    Hugs Beata

  5. May 4, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    What a great outfit! You look just amazing. And congratulations on the Woman & Home article.

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:10 am

      Aw thanks Tiina, w&h was a complete honor. shall be doing my post on it this week also! xx

  6. May 4, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    I love my white jeans too – with Tide stick in my purse : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look fab.

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:10 am

      Man i wish we had Tide stick in the UK that would be so handy!! but yes i have large amount of stain remover at the ready lol! xx

  7. May 4, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    Yes, the clavicle is a very sensuous part of a womans body and the part of my body that I like to flaunt. You look lovely.

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:11 am

      oooo the clavicle, i like that! its so elegant isnt it? xx

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:11 am

      Thanks Pam, its such a classic, i can't wait to wear it again soon! xx

  8. May 5, 2014 / 1:48 am

    You look lovely in this outfit that I consider an updated version of what Audrey Hepburn would wear. I invested in white pants and a white pantsuit a few years ago. They were so worth it even though I struggled to keep them in pristine condition. I love your sunglasses. They are the end all be all.


    • May 5, 2014 / 8:14 am

      Thank you Sharon, thats a lovely comparison modern day Audrey Hepburn outfit..i like that!! And yes i fear my white jeans may not be pristine for long!xx

  9. May 5, 2014 / 4:35 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous and classic here! Those white jeans look awesome on you. I think I need a top like that too. The off-the-shoulder cut is wonderful.

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:14 am

      Thank you sweetie, a top like this would look awesome on you! xx

  10. May 5, 2014 / 6:50 am

    Snap I've just got that top it's fab isn't it. Goods great on you.

    • May 5, 2014 / 8:15 am

      oh yay, its such a great top isn't it! i can't wait to see how you style it up xx

  11. May 5, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Rachel Honey, your Breton Tee, Heels, Blazer & Clutch are Gorgeous. I actually have a similar striped top and necklace. I need to find and wear that top. I love your fabulous styling and you rock these Blue Mirror Sunglasses.

    Stop by to see my latest Dress. I think you might like it.

    Have a Great May 5th. <3 Ada.

  12. May 5, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    Love, love, love that top…now I'm hopping over to River Island praying that it's not sold out in my size. Lol!

  13. May 5, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Bardot eat your heart out – looking stunning! Love the necklace with it, really adds something to the outfit. I too have to exercise extreme caution when wearing white, I mentally have to check what I'm going to have for lunch (tomato soup? Beetroot? Best change into something else!!).

    P x

  14. May 6, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Normally I am pretty good at keeping clean, but for some reason every time I put on my white jeans I get them dirty. It does not stop me from wearing them though! I love white denim, so fresh, so spring, they look fabulous with your bold sunnies!
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. May 11, 2014 / 7:38 am

    Wow. Thank you so much for the ideas. After a winter of finally shifting some weight I'm looking forward to trying out new styles this summer albeit rather anxious about all the vibrant colours and me getting it all wrong. I've spent a lifetime in blue or black jeans with dull baggy tops, but this outfit looks stunning and is definitely worth a try. Affordable too. Thanks xx

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