Blue and white are an evergreen classic
As a kid, I loved my Granny’s white and blue china that showed old Dutch landscapes. As a teenager, one of my style crushes was night blue jeans with a white T-shirt and a whimsical necklace. Of course, I never had a pair, and a T-shirt was considered American underwear, i.e. it was not modest to wear it. My first pair of jeans were hand-me-down Wranglers from my Mom’s best girlfriend’s son.
In my twenties, the love for dark blue plus white continued. It was my “summer-in-the-Provence” style phase, shortly before I enrolled at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the 80s, it was the blue suit with white button-down shirt. In the 90s, I had a blue and white polka dot skirt suit. I finally bought the night blue jeans, but paired them with a white button-down, an American Classic look. I still love wearing this look. I update it with the shoes. In the 2000s, I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham in a dress that looked like one of these expensive Chinese vases. Of course, it was white and blue. At that time, my late Mom had adorable dishes in a white and blue onion pattern known as Zwiebelmuster in Germany. My nephew owns this treasure today.
Blue and white summer sheath
When I saw this blue and white sheath summer dress in February, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it. Unfortunately, March’s weather wasn’t cooperative at all with temperatures around -20F (-28.9oC) in the mornings and temperatures around 10 F (-12.2oC) around noon. But, finally, I got to wear it, even though in a “winterized” way. Thus, you get the Wear It Now post today. The Wear It Later will come soon when the snow is off the ground. So stay tuned 😉 . Guess what? After I got the dress, I saw a photo in a magazine where Kate Middleton wore a similar dress.
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Welcome to the 104th Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!
When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.
By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂
When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code on the weekend prior to the party. You will just have to add the code to your post. Newbies are also welcome.
Top of the World OOTDs
To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂
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Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.
The winner of this week’s feature is Melody Jacob, the blogger at Melody Jacob who submitted her winning post at the 102nd linkup party.
Rebbeca the blogger at Rebecca Tries Trousers became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her floral, colorful top screams spring, and we all look forward to wearing our new outfits. 🙂
Laura Bambrick, the blogger at I Do DeClaire, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I have a confession to make. I had put my eyes on this shirt too, but hadn’t come along to order it. Budget, you know! I spent my money on shoes early in March. Anyhow, I love how summery she styled it. Despite of the romantic embroidery it looks professional enough for Casual Friday. <3
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!
Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
- Please follow your hostess via email, facebook, twitter, pinterest, google+, and/or instagram
- Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
- Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?
- Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by and linking up! Come back soon.
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