Feeling Confident, Breezy, And Chic Wearing White

July 11, 2019

For me, wearing white feels crisp, sophisticated, mood lifting and chic. Saying that, I know many people get stressed just by the thought of wearing white because of its revealing attributes. When I say revealing, I'm not only talking about white being a color that can easily show dirt and stains, but also by revealing all the lumps and bumps that we didn't know we had on our body. I can totally understand this fear. In fact, the reason why I'm sharing today's look is to show you how I wear white without worrying in the least about showing more than I'm willing to share.

I couldn't wait to show you this simple outfit because I felt tremendously care-free in it. This past weekend, before heading to visit a local vineyard (as usual), I opted to wear another wine country style that withstands the heat, wind and motion.

As you see, I'm wearing a very flowy linen skirt that, honestly, I never iron. I always pull it out of the dryer right away, hang it and that's it. So it's very low maintenance, therefore practical to wear. The skirt is lined to help conceal anything underneath and this is another huge plus when wearing white. That said, when you wear a non-lined loose piece made of thicker cotton, you can get away with wearing it without a slip, such as the dress on this post here.
Notice my top is also very practical and with a loose fit, just as my skirt. It's made of 100% cotton, therefore, perfect for a hot summer day. Both pieces are roomy but feminine.
With this look, you can't see anything that I wasn't willing to show and yet, I managed to look summery, flowy and I felt sexy simply by exposing my shoulders 😌.

So, what's my simple key on wearing white without worrying about showing my personal inner goods? Very simple: I wear loose and forgiving pieces that work with my body shape. It's important to know that wearing something loose doesn't mean wearing something sloppy or unflattering for our shape. Here's an example: The other day I tried on a white midi tent dress that I wanted so bad to look good on me. The mirror didn't lie for sure...that dress did nothing for my height and shape πŸ˜–. I looked like I was nine months pregnant and my chest looked twice as big. The dress was perfect for a small-chested taller gal with a rectangular (straight) body shape. It didn't matter how loose and forgiving that white dress was, it certainly wasn't for me. So, I went back to my wardrobe and came up with something more flattering for my shape and with pieces that I already own. In fact, these two white pieces together create a more flattering dress effect.

By the way, I hope you like the way I styled this look. I kept things within neutral hues. I just wore white and brown hues to keep the look simple and with earthy vibes.

Now, let's talk about the location of this photoshoot. In this opportunity my husband and I visited a vineyard and winery named Shadow Springs. This vineyard belongs to the Swan Creek Vineyards Trail. As you guys know, we visit vineyards often, but this one in particular was a blast because the lady (Terry) that provided us with the wine tasting was more than informative...she was very welcoming and so funny. We ended up loving not only their gorgeous grounds but also three of their delicious wines: The 2018 RosΓ© (outstanding), the 2014 Petit Verdot (my favorite from all) and their 2017 Cabernet Franc (my husband's pick). I must mention that I love this vineyard slogan: "Fine Wine, No Snobbery." Oh!...and, I really appreciate vineyard staff and owners that are humble, friendly and aren't interested in making you feel any less because you don't know a great deal about wines. Wine tasting shouldn't be an intimidating experience, on the contrary, it should be fun and relaxing.

My breezy skirt is vintage. My top is old by Mango and it has been so good to me. These classic sandals are by K. Jacques (Petrone). My sunglasses are by Valentino. My chic crocheted bag is vintage. My Jewelry is also vintage. 


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