Breaking Fashion Rules – Pulling Off An All Whiter Before Memorial Day

I don’t know who really comes up with these “Fashion Rules”, as fashion is meant to be fun, experimental and personal. Fashion is a tool for self expression and shouldn’t be tied to any rules. You should wear whatever you like, whenever you like.

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If you wanna wear a bikini to work, wear it! You’ll probably get fired though… I agree there’s certain guidelines that should be taken in consideration, but when it comes to ‘rules’ fashion shouldn’t be confined by them. Black and navy can be beautiful together, even though the ‘rules’ forbid them. On paper gold & silver aren’t a match, but in reality if styled well, they can be eye catching and beautiful!

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The weather here in northern California has been PMSing lately, we have been getting some warm & sunny days but also a lot of windy, overcast days sprinkled throughout. The ‘rule’ to white in fashion is to only wear it after Memorial day until Labor day. Why? Actually for some stupid snobby reasons! Even though I always wear white after labor day, (what a rebel right?) I rarely wear an all white outfit in winter, for a number of reasons. But as soon as the weather gets warmer, an all white outfit seems to be a perfect fit.

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Last week the weather got really warm in San Francisco, so I got excited for my first all whiter of the year! You guys know how much I’m enjoying the off shoulder trend this season, that practically all my new purchases have been off the shoulder pieces. No surprise this top was no different from the rest of my recent scores. Costing only $18 but looking like a high end item, this lace top was definitely a score! Unfortunately, I got it from a boutique nearby that doesn’t have an online store, but I’ll link below some similar options.

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Living in San Francisco has definitely made me so much leaner when it comes to “fashion rules”. If you ever visited SF you probably know why. People here are so comfortable in their own skin and their style. You can literally get away with any outfit here in SF without even standing out. Odd is normal here, and fashion rules are for fools, and I love it!

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Top similar save or splurge, Levis jeans, Micheal Kors sunglasses, Shoes similar save or splurge.

So don’t conform to rules when it comes to fashion, just have fun with it!

Do you like following fashion rules or do you like creating your own? Let me know!

XoXo,

Tamara

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101 Comments

  1. May 20, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Oh we are in totally agreeance here! I’ve always said rules are soooo yesteryear! It’s your body so you can decide what to put on it, right?! White anytime of the year is perfection! Seriously can’t go wrong!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:26 am

      Totally agree with you Dana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:27 am

      I know right?! Have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 20, 2016 / 9:50 am

    First of all that top is gorgeous! Second, love love love this post! Fashion is supposed to be personal and a reflection of your own style. I love mixing patterns together, and recently started mixing gold and silver accessories which I used to think of as a huge no-no. Too funny! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:28 am

      I’m glad you’re experimenting more with fashion, gold and silver go great together! Happy Friday to you too and have a great weekend Kate!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Krisztina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:29 am

      Thank you Lindsey, I’ll always do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Camilla, it means a lot!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. May 20, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Definitely agree you don’t have to follow ‘rules’ if you don’t want to when it comes to fashion! Absolutely adore that lace top it’s beautiful
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Amy!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 20, 2016 / 10:57 am

    You look absolutely beautiful in this top! I believe that fashion rules should be broken, especially if you look this good doing it!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Oh you’re so sweet ! Have a great week end!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. May 20, 2016 / 11:15 am

    You look so beautiful, Tamara! I love the white on white look and that laced off the shoulder top is so dreamy! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so much Jalisa! I’m glad you liked the look and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend as well.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:11 am

      I’m so happy you liked the outfit Kathrine!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thank you Hanna!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. May 20, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I love this look on you and I totally agree with you on the “rules” of fashion! I don’t know why there are so many. I’m excited that they continue to be broken though! Also, your photography is beautiful! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:12 am

      Those “rules” are just silly… Thank you Hillary and have a great weekend as well!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Maria, you’re so sweet!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Thank you Emma, it’s such a bargain for $18 I couldn’t believe it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. May 20, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I love wearing white all year long and this outfit is adorable.
    I’m not from here, I’m from Ecuador so I figured that rule does not apply to me 😉
    XO,
    Maria
    http://mariaonpoint.com/

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:17 am

      The rules shouldn’t apply to anyone because they’re silly. So cool you’re from the Ecuador, I always love to know where my readers are from! Thank you for stopping by Maria, have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 20, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    White is a perfect color.

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:18 am

      Couldn’t agree more vivi, thank you for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thank you Jeanne!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. May 20, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    There are some strange fashion rules out there… I agree, people have to do what’s right for them!

    Glad you got to wear this beautiful all white outfit while it was warm around here…

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:24 am

      So true Andrea, I’m happy you liked the outfit.

      Have a wonderful weekend as well!

      XoXo,

      Tamar

  10. May 21, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Wow I love this look! you look stunning!
    This top is absolutely gorgeous, I am loving your style!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO Erica
    http://www.ericavoyage.com

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:24 am

      Thank you for the sweet words Erica!

      Have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. May 21, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Beautiful photos and I love this look on you. The white top is gorgeous!
    I totally agree that, whilst certain conventions should be respected such as not wearing a bikini to work, other fashion rules are made to be broken! Fashion is a reflection of your style and you should wear what makes you happy!
    Thanks for sharing this post and have a great weekend
    Julia xx
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:26 am

      Thank you Julia, and I totally agree with you.

      Have a great weekend as well!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:26 am

      Thanks Xin, can you believe it only costed me $ 18?

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. May 21, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Looks absolutely gorgeous – I wish I could pull off the all white look! Such a pretty top 🙂
    – Ambar | Her Little Loves

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:27 am

      I’m sure you could pull it off, maybe with a little personal twist? Have a great weekend Ambar!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  13. May 21, 2016 / 3:02 am

    I definitely do not believe in fashion rules and break them regularly. I’m loving these photos and the all-white look. That top is absolutely gorgeous!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:28 am

      I always love a fashion “rebel” ! I’m glad you liked the pictures and the outfit May Cho.

      Have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:29 am

      “If I did, I don’t think I’d care” love this!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  14. May 21, 2016 / 4:35 am

    That top is perfection and you look gorgeous! I totally agree, fashion is meant to be fun, so if you feel comfortable and fabulous in it, wear whatever your heart desires!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:30 am

      Thank you Carina, and you’re 100% right!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  15. May 21, 2016 / 5:40 am

    You remind me so much of someone 🙂 I love your all white outfit… I’ve never heard of that fashion rule, but I’m not from the USA… Does that apply to brides, too? 😀 I hate fashion rules, and more often than not decide to break them 😀 I don’t see why grey and brown wouldn’t be able to work really nice together, for example 🙂 Absolutely love and respect this post xx

    BeautyPepTalk
    Make sure you enter my huge celebration giveaway 🙂

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

      I hope I remind me of someone good lol! I don’t think it applies to brides too hahaha.

      Grey and brown can be stunning together, it’s all about how you style and mix and match. I’m so happy you liked this post.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend Kelly!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  16. Biana
    May 21, 2016 / 5:45 am

    Love how delicate that top is!! So pretty!

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you Biana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you Zorica!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 21, 2016 / 10:33 am

      I’m so happy you liked this outfit and the top especially. Have a great weekend!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  17. May 21, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Stunning! That top does look very high end. Love this summery look 🙂

    Euriental

  18. Amy Arnold
    May 21, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Such a pretty lace top! Loving the white!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. May 21, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful top for the spring and summer! So sweet yet sexy at the same time!

  20. May 21, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    There really shouldn’t be a rule to fashion and all white outfits are definitely great for warmer weather. The top is really lovely

    Vicky
    http://vickysscrapbook.com/

  21. May 21, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    these photos are amazing! I’m new to your blog and I can sense myself getting obsessed with your style. this all white outfit is just stunning<3
    http://www.rebelrebel.co x

  22. May 22, 2016 / 6:20 am

    Totally agree with everything you said! Who makes up those stupid rules anyway?? For us midlife women, it’s even worse—we “shouldn’t wear short skirts” or “look too young”. UGH!! I wear what I like and what makes me feel good. Great post and you look stunning! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  23. May 22, 2016 / 6:31 am

    I must be a total rule breaker since navy and black outfits are my go to ones, haha. I love how your outfit looks! The top is so freaking beautiful. And I don’t listen to all those so-called fashion rules. I think fashion is meant for expressing yourself and how can you express yourself completely if you are bounded with rules?

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  24. May 22, 2016 / 8:16 am

    I love this all white look on you! That lace top is so pretty. I’ve already broken out my white pieces. And I definitely wear them in the winter, too. You’re right about San Francisco. I visited last spring, and I feel in love with the cool vibe there!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

  25. May 22, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I couldn’t agree with your first sentiment more about not being tied to fashion rules! Fashion is about pushing boundaries and being able to express yourself. Love the look and that lace top is gorgeous! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  26. May 22, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Your top is utterly gorgeous! I love the chic, lacy off the shoulder look. I am all for an all white outfit. Break the rules & enjoy fashion how you want. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  27. Gabrielle
    May 23, 2016 / 1:21 am

    I really love this look on you – so angelic! The lighting in these photos is gorgeous too; the perfect photoshoot 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

  28. May 23, 2016 / 4:06 am

    Girl, rules are out the window! All white ensembles look gorgeous in the winter, too! Helloooo winter whites! I love this look though… perfect spring look!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Pink Floral Print Dress

  29. Kate
    May 23, 2016 / 6:52 am

    Gorgeous outfit! The top is so beautiful, I can’t believe it was so affordable! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  30. May 25, 2016 / 1:50 am

    Body ody ody!!!! *finger snaps* You look FAB-u-LOUS!!!

  31. May 28, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Amazing look – love this all-white combination! And breaking the rules is the most exciting thing about fashion, isn’t it?
    xx. Mirjam

    // http://www.miiju.ch

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