WIW: joining the column of white group with kimono-esque jacket

I saw Rae, Shannon, Suz, MaryK and others looking so great in white that I went for it too. Not having a print jacket that I liked with white, I tried two of my kimono- esque to stand in for a jacket.
Jeans are white Diana skinnies that are freshly washed and haven't yet reached full slouch.
EF (old) white linen shell over Target tank
Both jackets are Citron brand from Nordstrom
Both bags are thrifted nice leather in unused condition
The belt reminds me of Ceit's Canadian Tire belt. It is leather and thrifted. (T.i.l.t. Made in USA)
1/2. Taupe linen top
3/4. Floral on white cotton, buttoned and open
Is any of this working? Jeans rolled to best level? Any improvements you would suggest? I welcome your thoughts.

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  • Asingh replied 5 years ago

    Fresh outfits, Joy! I really like floral patterns with white denims? How about unrolling the jeans just a bit so that they hit the ankle?

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Ms. Elegant Eclectic! The jeans rolls look great! 

  • missvee replied 5 years ago

    I absolutely love #1. The colours are just so beautiful on you.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Both versions are gorgeous Joy - love both those jackets and the rolled white jeans are absolutely perfection!

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    OMG Joy!  I love, love, love both of these outfits!  Are those Kimono jackets - or what?  Both look great with your tops, jeans (perfect roll), shoes and handbag.  Beautiful outfits!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, oh jeans twin! This is so lovely. I don't know which is better; both are fab. And the jeans are perfect! I really like wearing mine this way. It allows me to stretch their season a bit longer and enjoy the comfort. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    I like both. I can't choose between them either. Your jeans are a fab fit and I like the length too.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    So stunning!  I love the jeans - wish I could find a white pair like that (the Dianas were not a good fit for me).  :( 

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Joy. Was the first jacket in your recent kimono thread? I love it with the coral bag.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Angie, your Elegant Eclectic label is spot on for what I want to achieve. I can't thank you enough for all the shopping mistakes I've avoided when using it as a guide.  
    Suz, I'm thrilled to be your jean twin. I choose these so that i could wear them full length or rolled since I usually don't get much wear out of white jeans.(It gets too hot too fast).  
    Marley, these are both from a brand called Citron that has Oriental inspired designs and prints in natural fabrics, usually silk.  I don't care for everything they do but there are some gems.  All mine are from Nordstroms. they carry them more in the summer months, especially petites.
    Pil, I think that first one was in my kimono thread.  
    Una, have you tried the slim Catherine boyfriends yet?  I really love them but they are too short unrolled on me.  They are a bit more loose than the ones I have on.
    Asingh, I'm 5'3" and ankle length makes me look as short as i am.  I'm pushing it with the rolling but want these to fill in for shorts on hot days.
    Thank you, everyone for your comments and help.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    You've acheived your EE label, Joy. With flying colours over and over again. xo

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I like outfits #1 through 4! Let's see, my favorite is #1, #2, #3, and #4. I love them all!

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I think the jeans look great. My favorite version is #4. I like those shoes! 

  • Vicki replied 5 years ago

    Stunning summer softness, Joy, and you look lovely and Ms. EE!  The tops work so beautifully with the column of white.

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    You look terrific!!

  • bj1111 replied 5 years ago

    great style

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    Pretty jacket.  It's the star against all white.  I prefer the gold shoes in outfit #1 but both footwear options work.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Fabulous!  I especially love the first outfit!

    You have such an elegant style, Joy.  You inspire me!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Oh, thank you so much!  I needed your kind comments after hearing my new doctor use the term "geriatric" in referring to me.  Ack!  I know I'm getting old, but I don't feel that old!
    Thank you, Angie.  I feel like I've upped my game style-wise but am still experimenting and making mistakes.  Just ask Nordstrom about all my returns.
    Shevia, the shoes you like are a recent purchase, Ecco with Nike technology from The Rack.  Very comfortable.
    Lisa, I feel more elegant in those shoes too.  I don't think I did up the straps though when taking photos.  Unfortunately the wedge is just a bit high for daily use.
    Alicat, I'm humbled and thrilled to be an inspiration.  You made my day!

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