STYLE TIP: WHITE JEANS FOR SPRING TWO WAYS

Forget the white after labor day rule! White is a year-round color, or at least a spring color, so lets break out those white jeans for spring time.

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Do you ever wonder where that “white after labor day rule” came from? I certainly did, so I did a bit of digging and this is what I found. It turns out it was an 1920’s high society rule that dictated the upper classes from the lower classes, since they would take trips for the summer and during hot summers would wear light white clothing. Also, because coal was burned during the cooler months and that would stick to white clothing, so you didn’t want to look all sooty. So, can you wear white jeans this coming Thursday? Well are you trying to impress some snooty people on the upper east side, shovel a bit of coal, or feel like you must strictly adhere to a set of very old fashion rules, then by all means stow away those white jeans till June. But me…I’m breaking all the rules and also making sure to Scotchgard my pants, since I know I’m bound to spill a thing or two haha.

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There are so many ways to style white jeans for spring. I chose to pair mine with my favorite color of all time…PINK! Yup, I’m a girl and I love pink. I also love pretty much every color, so throwing in this pastel shade of blue with the hot pink really paired very nicely together. It’s a color combo I wouldn’t normally think about pairing, but hey, sometimes that’s what you need to do in order to re-work your closet.

Shein Similar Jacket / Express Top Similar / Bralette / White Jeans

Sunglasses / Earrings / Necklace / Similar Bracelet / Similar Coach Watch

Purse (Similar under $100) / Socks / Converse / Fossil Jewelry (Ethical Fashion)

Lipstick – Urban Decay Heartless

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I kept the look casual with distressed white jeans and my awesome pair of chucks, my Momma got me for my birthday. This pair slips on easily and I never have to worry that my shoe has come untied. Super quick and simple for us busy ladies on the go. I felt so comfy, yet chic for running around the town and linking up with a fellow blogger babe, Lucielle Salomon, who I met earlier this year at the Orlando Makeup Show.

P.S. My tip for keeping white tennies nice and clean, is to clean them every time before you put them away. I use Huggies baby wipes to clean mine; they scrub well and get all the dirt and scuffs off.

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Well, this little lady also has a pair of destroyed white jeans!!! Yup, you will see this trend popping up all over this spring. So, head on over to see how Lucielle styled hers in Two Ways to Wear White Ripped Jeans. I wonder if people were thinking, “whats up with these two”, as we were meandering around town haha. Blue and white was on both of our minds. I’d love to hear how you style your white jeans if you have a pair, and if you don’t I really suggest adding them to your wardrobe. Just make sure to Scotchgard those babies first, you never know what you may sit on!!

*Photography by Rae Breda of Lil Rae of Sun Photography

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DEUX MAINS DESIGNS & ETHICAL FASHION

Have you ever truly thought about where your shoes come from, or whose two hands made them? Well that’s exactly what Deux Mains (french for two hands), is bringing to the table. Lets learn a bit about the people of Haiti and the sustainable employment that Rebuild Globally a non profit company has created through Deux Mains Designs.

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On March 30th, I attended an annual fashion show hosted by Rebuild Globally and Deux Mains Designs. A way to show people how fashion makes an impact. It felt good to give back by wearing ethical clothing and to assist with such an amazing event.

Check out my two blogger babes who also have a heart for a good cause and modeled in the runway show!

Laila: Laila’s Little Finds

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Fiorella: Metanoia Living

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Earrings / Bel Nanm Sandals / Julie Clutch

Rebuild was founded by Julie Colombino after a disastrous earthquake hit Haiti and she LISTENED when a woman told her all she wanted was a job. These people in Haiti wanted a way to provide for their families and feel good about themselves again, so Julie sold everything she had, moved to Haiti, and began teaching refugees a skill. From an idea she had seen in Malwai Africa, creating sandals from tire scraps, she and the people of Haiti were able to create sustainable employment. “The people we work with don’t just want to be handed money, they want to work for it and feel they are supporting their family on their own,” says Isabel Walker, Director of Impact Partnerships. (Source: Artborne Magazine & Laila Silva)

CEO and business woman Julie Colombino, has partnered Rebuild Globally with the United Nations to provide job training to the refugees of Haiti so they can learn the skills to eventually work at the Deux Mains shop in Port au Prince. The magic happens inside the Deux Mains workshop. This is where amazing artisans craft hand made sandals all with locally sourced materials. All the profits from these unique designs go directly back to these wonderful people, so you can see what you buy really matters. Rebuild Globally and Deux Mains Designs have created a footwear brand that every man, woman, and child can be proud to own.

Two of the new sandals launched just in time for spring!

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Gorgeous clutches in a variety of shapes and colors.

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The jewelry collection has been expanded as well. Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in an array of colors and textures.

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“Every step you take in deux mains sandals turns poverty into prosperity.” – Deux Mains Designs