White for the Lower Half 2 (Dressy)

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White for the lower half of your body

 White for the Lower Half for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Look

Quote of the day: “What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle.” Tony Hoagland

Going out for a night on the town or even just a relaxing dinner, is a great excuse to spruce up one’s summer look.  Many of our white pieces are lightweight and thus perfect for the hotter weather.  I showed examples of wearing white for the lower trunk area that would be office appropriate here.

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50’s White for the Lower Half: Thanks to Stacey for giving me this dress awhile ago!! I had mom shorten it and then it was perfect.

I knitted this wrap many years ago and even added beads on the ends (can you see the beads in the up-close picture?). Even though beads are a pain to knit with, the nice thing about them is they add weight to the wrap and keep the ends in place better!

Dress: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Wrap: I knitted it (similar here)~~Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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60’s White for the Lower Half: Ok, Ok…so Nancy’s skirt is not exactly white, but I call close enough. It’s actually the skirt of a suit, but here’s a great way to get more usage our of it.

She bought this pendant after my dad passed since it looks like a “J” (his name was Joe). Don’t you just love the sentimental pieces?

Skirt: Plaza South (similar here)~~Top: Cdw (similar here)~~Shoes: Caparros (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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70’s White for the Lower Half: I love a print shoe with two solids pieces of clothing!  To me, it adds some color interest to the ensemble.

Of course, mom has pretty  much every color of footwear, so we could have mixed it up with a pink shoe or a green shoe. What would have been your preference?

Skirt: Virtue (similar here)~~Top: Elijah (similar here or here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s such a joy to know you’re reading my blog….thanks!

Linking up with Top of the World & Fun Summer Finds & Leisure Link up & Fun Fashion Friday & MidLife Luv

And here are some white (somewhat) dressy pieces for the lower half (not as inexpensive as usual since I rarely want a see through piece!)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Beautiful outfits. Your scarf is lovely. Nancy’s gorgeous neckline picking up the ruffle on her skirt is so pretty. Charlotte’s top and shoes are spectacular.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for these wonderful compliments, Kathleen.
      And I don’t know if you’re wondering that yours is the only comment on this time period. There’s a story about that. I had used Disqus commenting when I first started blogging, but then switched to another program. However, I again switched back to Disqus and it didn’t keep the in between program’s comments. I just wondered if as a reader, you noticed this and even thought about it?

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I did. On current posts, where I became acquainted with you, I saw the comments. Then, as I went back in time comments weren’t there and I was invited to make the first comment. I found that odd. Then, I noticed the line on each post indicating, “20 comments”, etc., yet when I clicked on that line, the comments wouldn’t come up. Sometimes, as I go backwards to a new (old) post, the comments flash for an instant, but disappear. I realized there was something with Disqus, or perhaps blog updates or changes you had made that caused the snafu.

  • Hi Jodie! I just wanted to let you know that this post was tied for most clicked on #TheLeisureLink. Your post will be featured on my blog at 7:00am (PST) tomorrow (Thursday). Congrats and thanks for linking up!!

  • I used to find white a little boring and seldom included it in my wardrobe. These days, however, I find that I’m using it more and more because of its flexibility as a fundamental building block for lots of different looks. Thanks for sharing a visual of how women at lots of different ages can do the same. #MidLifeLuv

    • Thanks for reading Paula!!! I had a friend who didn’t like white…until she moved to Arizona!!! I think it is a wonderful neutral nowadays!!

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love that you show inspirations for the different decades in life. Well done!

    • Thanks Nicole…I love your style and wish I could comment on your site!!!

  • I love white at any age! I live in Florida so I have the luxury of being able to wear it year round. There is nothing like it to make you feel like the sun is shining! Thanks for sharing via #MidLifeLuv 🙂

    • You took the words right out of my mouth!!! I love it all year long (even here in Denver)!! Thanks for the love!

  • So pretty! I always love seeing the different age groups. It always makes me feel good about getting older. I can still be super chic! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you next week!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Of course you’ll still be super chic…it’s a mindset, not number, right? Thanks for hosting a fun party (next time I’ll bring the wine!)

  • I love wearing white for summer. It is so clean and fresh looking and vivid colors really stand out when paired with it. Thanks for joining #funsummerfinds !

    Shellie
    @ShellieBowdoin

    • Maybe that’s why I like it so much…all the other colors really show up with white! Thanks for hosting the linkup!!!!

  • Great styling!!! Love the photos! =)

    – Cielo
    http://www.mermaidinheels.com

  • menopausalmother

    Love all of these—especially the 50’s. I see Coldwater Creek mentioned here—they have such beautiful clothes!!

  • liferedesign101

    These looks are really pretty. I will wear white if it fits really well, but it often makes me feel self-conscious!

    • Thanks Michele!! I think finding great fit is important for every color!!

  • Suzanne

    Just lovely – all three!

  • Yeah, someone in my phase of life. These are awesome. I only own a pair of white cropped pants and only wear in the spring/summer. Mother always told me not to wear white after Labor Day – remember that fashion rule? I still listen. These outfits are stunning and the models are too. Linking from The Leisure Link… I will so be back again.

    • Thanks for the visit Michelle!! The rules of fashion are changing so wearing white after Labor Day is the norm. Try it…I bet no one stops you and arrests you…ha ha!! I still have a hard time letting my bra straps show, so I realize “breaking” the rules can be a slow process!!

    • Thanks for the visit Michelle!! The rules of fashion are changing so wearing white after Labor Day is the norm. Try it…I bet no one stops you and arrests you…ha ha!! I still have a hard time letting my bra straps show, so I realize “breaking” the rules can be a slow process!!

  • Jodi, your models (as well as you) are beautiful and stunning in their outfits. Love the tops, too, and your knitted shawl is lovely! The pendant really does look like a “J”, so she made a wonderful choice there.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

  • Jodie, this is really great! Many of us are afraid to wear white. I really like how all of these look. Thanks again for linking with #TheLeisureLink!

  • All three of you look beautiful! Your mom’s shoes…LOVE!
    Darlene

    • Doesn’t she have quite the collection? Of everything, really…except restraint for buying more…ha ha!!

  • MaryAnne

    You all look wonderful. Now I want to wear white, which I don’t do. Jodie you always inspire me to dig into my closet for change. Recently, I wore a black dress with a denim shirt. It was your inspiration. So keep encouraging and being creative. Now…. where’s that white skirt of mine???

    • MaryAnne…you made me laugh!!! And thanks for your kind words…I have a huge smile on my face reading your comment! White skirts are so refreshing—and cooler in the hot weather since I don’t worry about a slip anymore (my mom doesn’t agree with that issue)!! Can’t wait to see it on you!!

  • Jana

    “She bought this pendant after my dad passed since it looks like a “J” (his name was Joe).”
    Is Nancy related to you?