White Noise

Sometimes the background noise of our lives (or our blog shoots) can get to be a little bit much. It’s in times like those that I reach into my closet and pull out a clean, simple, breath-of-fresh-air-inspiring outfit. And what says “clean slate” (and maybe, “blank canvas” …but that’s a little ambiguous for me) better than an all white ensemble? Who says “ensemble” anymore?? Apparently I do. But I digress. Here I’m wearing a pair of white lace shorty shorts and a billowy white top which I reason adds a level of sophistication, which might allow you to get away with wearing this look to work. The top and shorts are Forever 21, and the shoes are Creative Recreation from back in the day, four score and seven ago, when they made obsession-worthy, and comfortable (!!) women’s heels. Vanessa Hudgens and I had a girlie moment over these shoes on a photo shoot once. Seems she was one of the chosen few on whom a pair was bestowed. Celebrity endorsed footwear aside, with spring in full swing and summer a hop skip away, I encourage you to give the all white trend a whirl. Just pass on the Pinot Noir and grab the Grigio instead. Salute!

Amanda Garrigus - Forever 21, white lace shorts

Amanda Garrigus - lace shorts, white blouse

Amanda Garrigus lace shorty shorts

sexy shorts, all white outfit, wedge sandals

Forever 21 lace shorts, shorts in white lace,

White Dress, Blue Door

Every dress tells a story. This white lace frock has been in my closet for years. It was a gift from my dear friend, super actress and all around style star Debi Mazar, and I’ve treasured it from the start. To me, the white lace adds to the overall luxe feeling and the elbow length sleeve and knee grazing skirt lend elements of sophistication. I think it’s reminiscent of Valentino, but it’s actually H&M! I paired it with a strappy patent vegan-leather sandal and a bow belt and voila! I’m ready for a chic lunch, dinner, or cocktail party. And I do love a good cocktail party! Oh, and that gorgeous blue door? That belongs to Harper, the hair salon of another good friend, Carla Gentile. Love it!






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