White Jeans Love

Cheers to Friday, friends! How did your week go? We had a pretty non-eventful one, which was perfectly okay!! And somehow, we have no major plans for the weekend, either! Not sure how I scored that, but I’m going to soak it up! What about you?

But let’s get down to business with today’s Friday fashion…and I do mean business! We take white jeans very seriously around here, and obviously I’m a huge fan since I’ve based not one, not two, but three entire series around them! (See them here, here, and here.) Actually, you’ll find a ton more white jean inspiration just by searching ‘white jeans’ in my nifty little search bar (that magnifying glass in the corner).

I’ve had a single go-to pair for a few years, and they’re finally starting to show some wear. Darn, time to go shopping. #saidnooneever But instead of re-ordering the same ones, I went on the hunt for another perfect pair. You know, the Goldilocks of white jeans…not too tight, not too low, not too sheer. And wowza did I find them!!

So I did what every normal girl does when she finds the holy grail of white jeans…styled them two ways and shared it on the internet!

And when I say I went on the hunt for white jeans, I mean I ordered at least 10 pairs, in a variety of sizes and lengths (thank goodness for Nordstrom free shipping and returns!!). I tried designer brands, budget-friendly, and everything in-between. Well, maybe not everything, but it certainly felt like it in my marathon try-on session! #victim

Sugarplum Tip: When searching for something specific, like jeans, special occasion dresses, or even worse…swimsuits, take advantage of free shipping and returns at places like Nordstrom, and have them shipped to your house. That way you can try them all in the comfort of your own home, with the proper shoes (and lighting!), and see how they’d work with your existing wardrobe.

So the winning pair for me?! The pair that had the perfect amount of stretch, has hidden pockets, thick enough to smooth out the lumps and bumps, and a comfortable (appropriate) mid-rise…The J.Crew Toothpick! Which funny enough, I found at Nordstrom! Did you know they carried J.Crew now?! It’s a good thing, because I likely wouldn’t have discovered how great these jeans fit otherwise (I don’t often shop directly with J.Crew, simply because their shipping is slower, and return policy not as liberal).

I know I’ll be dressing them up for work and date nights, and throwing them on with sandals or sneakers for casual weekends. One of my favorite combinations is this Spring classic of white and chambray, with a touch of leopard for good measure.

Gathered Chambray Shirt | White Jeans | Similar Leopard Belt | Straw Bag | Sandals | Sunglasses

Fit Tip: I found the jeans true to size, and the perfect length for heels and sandals (petite sizing is available if you are shorter or prefer a more pronounced crop). I’ve worn them several days, and they have stretched out a little, so make sure they have a snug fit when determining your size.

Gathered Chambray Shirt | White Jeans | Similar Leopard Belt | Straw Bag | Sandals | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings (on super-rare sale!)

The mid-rise felt most comfortable for me, but my mom picked up the J.Crew High Rise fit for herself. She said those run true to size, as well. They are a bit pricier than my other favorite pair of white jeans (definitely size down in these), but considering they get more wear than another pant or jean in my closet, the investment is worth it to me. Think of the cost per wear! #girlmath

White Jeans | Similar Leopard Belt | Straw Bag | Sandals

Watch | Bracelet Set

Enough with the jean-gushing, let’s chat about the rest of this outfit…I love the look of gladiator sandals, but they aren’t flattering on my shorter, ‘athletic’ legs. #shesayssarcasticallywhileusingairquotes These neutral sandals give me the style of a gladiator, with the cute lace-up and ties, but don’t visually cut my leg at an unflattering spot. Not to mention, they are super light, with a cushy, flexible insole.


And how cute is this bag?! There’s a whole series of fun designs, and all are under $50. The leather strap is soft and comfortable on your shoulder, and the bag itself is a bendable paper straw material that holds a ton!! Perfect for everyday, and trips to the pool or beach.

Straw Bag

For a second look, I dressed the jeans up a bit with wedges and a feminine top. White just makes everything look so crisp and fresh!

Bell-Sleeve Top (also in white on sale here) | White Jeans | Similar Wedge Sandals | Sunglasses | Clutch

I can’t seem to get enough of the ruffles and bell sleeves this season…they just make an otherwise basic top so fun and flirty. I paired it with bolder earrings for this outfit, but a statement necklace like this one would be gorgeous, too.

Fit Tip: This top runs true to size, I’m in an XS, and it wears well untucked, or tucked in to skirts.

Bell-Sleeve Top (also in white on sale hereWhite Jeans | Sunglasses | Clutch | Earrings (last seen here)

Sugarplum Style Tip: My favorite undies in nude or pale pink are seamless under white jeans, as well.

Bell-Sleeve Top (also in white on sale here)

Bell-Sleeve Top | White Jeans | Similar Wedge Sandals | Sunglasses | Clutch | Earrings (last seen here)

This clutch has a fun retro vibe to it…totally reminds me of something my Mom had when I was growing up. It’s surprisingly roomy, too!

Clutch | Ring

Bell-Sleeve Top | White Jeans | Similar Wedge Sandals | Sunglasses | Clutch | Earrings (last seen here)

Did you also notice this gorgeous location?! The Dallas Arboretum is stunning year-round, but puts on an especially pretty show for Spring. Their Dallas Blooms event, with literally 1000s of blooms, is always a highlight! Make sure you add it to your list if you’re ever visiting Big D!

So who’s crushing on white jeans with me? Have you found your Goldilocks pair yet? I’ve noticed the J.Crew Toothpick jeans have an almost cultic following…are you a fan, too?! Happy weekend, lovebugs!


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Photos by the darling & talented Mary Summers.


*This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothing, ideas and tip-toeing the tulips are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*




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