Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spring is Sprung...at White House Black Market

So we got 4-5" of snow Tuesday night. And we are due for 16-24" this Fri/Sat. And quick, let me post this before the total goes up again. Yes, I'm still in MD...I didn't move. Crazy. But I love the snow, I really do. The kids love to play in it. Lucy loves to run around in it because (1) it's snow and she's a Labradoodle, duh, and (2) M is outside as much as he possibly can be (we call him in when his lips are blue) so she has someone to play with pretty much constantly outside.

Winter is in full throttle here. But I'm still loving and longing for pretty spring clothes. And I have the Spring 2010 lookbook video from White House Black Market to share with you all...and oh it's so gooooooood....

Quick background...how did I get this? A wonderful PR specialist from Chico's/WHBM/Soma - y'all knew they were same umbrella right? - sent me a lovely thank you after I posted on the Chico Ultra Slim Leg jeans. Which, by the way, are still an utter fave and I wear them constantly...I can't wait to get a pair of the Slim Leg jeans in white for spring/summer, but need to go to Chicos to try on.

Here's my quick white jeans tip, which I think I've shared before - with white jeans, about 50% of the time, you need to size up - even with the same size/cut that works perfectly on you in regular washes. White jeans just aren't as forgiving as normal denim...but they are so fabulous...so if you haven't been able to make them work before...go 1 size up...seriously.

But without further ado (and i sure do ado a lot), here is the Spring 2010 Lookbook from White House Black Market...

video

I am such a sucker for the Parisian chic look. Give me an empty airy space, some French music, and a dog and I am there. Oh wait...that's exactly what they did...how did they know that's what I crave every spring? I guess that's why they do what they do...

So what are you digging from the collection? I love the Pink Tiered Top (#560000345, $88). What a pretty piece for spring & summer. With white jeans...yum! So soft and drapey, the tiers look incredibly flattering and well placed. (while I see the online pic with the top off shoulder, given my linebacker shoulders, I think I would go on-shoulder as in the video - just much more flattering on me.)


The purses...hmmm, I think I want them all. This one is way fun - Pearl Dust Ruffle Wristlet (570000839, $48). And the size...10" by 5"...it could hold my keys *and* my sunglasses at the same time. Woot woot! Oh, I'm so tired of skimpy little going-out bags...even E carries more than that out, and she's 7!!


The dresses...lots of gorgeous choices, too. The Chiffon Leaf Print Blouson Chemise is particularly dreamy (#560000836, $148). I can see this at a garden party...for brunch...dinner out with hubby...and I love it paired with the little white jacket - I can see a jacket totally changing the mood of this dress.

So what are you craving for spring?

13 comments:

Summerilla said...

I love the snow too - but I just get so darn sad when it ruins my plans. Last weekend we had a ton of fun family stuff get canceled and it looks like this weekend it will too - sad I was looking forward to the superbowl party with my family.

Cute new stuff from WHBM I bought a top from there a bit ago and still need to find a place to wear it - its a bit dressy.

Hope you have a great weekend!

In Honor Of Design said...

I LOVE BHWM. Great finds. That clutch is too cute!

Drewablank said...

Hi, HeidiG! :)

I do love me the snow...as long as I don't get stuck in it while commuting. Boo.

As for WHBM's offerings, the Exuberant Sweater Jacket catches my eye. And so does the Sculpted Poplin Shirt, very reminiscent of the Frances from J.Crew. The Tiered Dot Print Top looks intriguing. And oh my! That Micro Pleated Tweed Skirt!

And that Floral Coin Purse is toooo cute!

Ok, ok, I gotta get a hold of myself...I just did a blogpost that displays my willingness to NOT spend on clothes... :p

HeidiG said...

Summerilla - I know...you're lucky enough to have your family close enough for these things, except for the demon snow. Well, it can't snow all winter...can it? Would love to see your WHBM top - bet you could rock it with jeans & heels...

In Honor Of Design - I know, that clutch is so fun!!

Drewablank - I did love your snow pics this morning (or was it yesterday that you posted?). I love how snow makes everything look so quite, still, calm, serene...unless you need to go out in it. Love all your WHBM picks too!

Lula Mae said...

I ditto the love for BHWM. I remember shopping there years ago....and loved it ever since.

gigiofca said...

Great post! I loved watching the video. I saw glimpses of some very interesting shoes. I am certain I will one day buy a pair of shoes from WHBM. They have some cuties. I saw the clutch in person. Already owning unused ones, I put it down and walked out. It's so cute!!!!

Thanks for the white jeans tip. I will try it for sure :-)

NoJCrewinJapan said...

I love the picks you made! WHBM is definitely one of my faves!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi,
What size did you get in the Winnie? I saw one and pop back this morning. When I got the measurements everything seem like my size except the shoulders. I found a 10. What size did you get?
Your fit model friend.

HeidiG said...

Lula Mae - it is a fun store, yes, indeed.

gigiofca - I completely agree on the shoes. If only I wore heels... I am very curious to see the clutch in person, owing to the nice size of it - most of my girlie bags are too small or way huge.

NoJCrewinJapan - thanks, and I agree!

Anon/FM - I took an 8, but could have probably pulled off a 10. It's supposed to have a swingy silhouette... HTH.

tres tippy said...

Hi! Just saw your comment on my blog about the asymmetrical bow sweater--definitely true to size, I got my usual xs and it fits perfectly. I recommend it, it's soft and comfortable. Hope this helps!

post-fab princess said...

It's nice to hear that the retailers appreciate your blog love! WHBM seems to have excellent customer service to boot. I am wondering if anyone can tell me about their sizing - is it comparable to J. Crew? Would I order my JC size with them or size up?

kanishk said...

I bought a top from there a bit ago and still need to find a place to wear it - its a bit dressy.

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HeidiG said...

tres tippy - thank you! I actually decided against the sweater for now...the final sale just worries me too much. But it's so cute on you!

PFP - I don't feel like I know their sizing well enough to say. But I will be checking them out more often for sure, and will be sure to post.