12 Mar

Don’t be a Rule, Be You.

posted by ninahelleny in SHOPPING
Here's the thing... I'm not an editor at Vogue nor do I claim to be a major fashion trendsetter, but I do stand strong on my belief that you should create YOUR style and OWN it! It's very simple. If your clothes are up-to-date, well-fitting and I can't see your underwear through your pants.... you're probably in the clear of the Style Police!

Some Rules are made to be broken: Wearing white jeans before Easter or after Labor Day is one of them. What would Jackie do? She would wear white jeans... even with boots and a turtleneck!

Classic. Timeless. And Downright Fabulous!

Side note: It's a cryin' shame I can't wear my hair like this.... blonde and all.

And, for those of you that think patent is only for Summer.  You are missing out. Set your sights on these beauts & you'll jump on the train and rock the patent all. year. long.

So, the moral of the story? Get over the rules that were set by our grandmother's mothers and embrace the white & shiny... but leave the white patent for the baby girls!

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  • Maria Aguilar Castro

    Agree agree agree!!!

  • Mrs. Everlasting

    I fully agree, what a wonderful post Nina! And for the record? You looked FABULOUS in your white jeans. And I rocked my new nude patent heels this weekend – I’m obsessed.
    .-= Mrs. Everlasting´s last blog ..I will be a better blogger this week… I will be a better blogger this week. =-.

  • Lynn

    I definitely do not think that patent is for summer only. Honestly, I had not even heard that! ha! But white jeans before Easter or after Labor Day is one rule I just cannot let go but I certainly do not begrudge those who do. Even if I am the only girl left following it. Then I guess we could consider it me just being me. ;~)
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Chuck Norris is 70??? =-.

  • miss mindles

    my mom was in france last november and she said all the women were wearing white jeans, in the fall and it was divine. she came back from the trip with two pair, skinny and trouser and hasn’t looked back since. i cannot wait to break out my pair!
    .-= miss mindles´s last blog ..bah. =-.

  • Christina

    I so agree! I have a pair of white jeans that I love and they go with everything, I would hate to only wear them during the summer. My mother still cringes, though, when I wear them before Memorial Day :)
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..Viva Las Vegas! =-.

  • Lisa The Bumpkin

    I have found you over at Twitter through Kate and Erin, finally took the time to find your blog.
    I wish Nina, how do you handle the stares from the prim and proper.
    My biggest challenge is The Yacht Club ladies, I literally can see them once over me several times when I attempt anything that could be considered pioneering. Oh if it’s says Chanel on the tag, I could wear it anytime, but only because they are huge label whores. If Jackie O wore it, great pioneering, if The Bumpkin wears it…tacky.
    Love the C Lou’s in patent.
    Patent in summer only, ooops, didn’t know that one, perhaps the reason for the stares.
    Glad to finally get to know you a little better.
    .-= Lisa The Bumpkin´s last blog ..Talker or Doer? =-.

  • KMW

    LOVE this post! I also think white jeans are completely appropriate year round! I love white jeans like Jackie wore them or with brown riding boots! Thanks so much for sharing your style
    .-= KMW´s last blog .."Hello, Emily Post? I need you. Yes, it’s urgent!" =-.

  • jesslee

    love reece. love white jeans. and love the new patent heels i just purchased for some spring flings!

    there’s still time to enter my give*away if anyone is interested :)
    .-= jesslee´s last blog ..tgif =-.

  • Elle

    Love this post, and I’m so glad the weather is warming up (it was 80 in Austin on Wed and Thurs this week), because I am ready to pull out my white jeans and cute tank tops!
    .-= Elle´s last blog ..Suzanne Kassler for Ballard (remember Suzanne for Hickory Chair?) =-.

  • LPC

    Could not agree more.
    .-= LPC´s last blog ..The Basics Of Basics; How To Build A Weekend Wardrobe =-.

  • BB

    Patent for summer only makes no sense….it makes your feet sweat, if anything, it would be more perfect for winter than for summer ;-) And I just bought a pair of white jeans that are divine…will wear them tomorrow, with some brown riding boot!

  • Samma

    I like white jeans all year round. Linen and seersucker on the other hand . . .
    Also, patent rules seem really bizarre to me- isn’t leather all season wear?
    .-= Samma´s last blog ..I am a horrible blogger and FedEx Disaster =-.