White Out

Thank you so much for your sweet birthday messages. I had a lovely weekend that was at once relaxing and rejuvenating. And, of course, not nearly long enough. I’ve finished 2 months of Pediatrics and am now diving into my last rotation of 3rd year: Surgery. 8 long weeks of waking up to be in the hospital at 5am rounding on patients. Yikes. The only upside to this is that when I wake up & roll out of bed, disheveled and incoherent, I can throw on scrubs and not worry about what I’m wearing. Sounds silly, for a fashion blogger, but sometimes I think that I can’t decide what I like more: dressing up, or not having to dress up. Hm.

I thought I would find this white out challenge extremely…challenging, but when I opened my closets and drawers I didn’t realize how much white I truly owned! So much! In the end I kept it light and breezy (it was hot and muggy out) and stuck with neutral tones to complement the white. How did your outfits fare? Get ready to post them tomorrow! Oh, and did you see my take on liquid chrome nails? Loving this so far! Too bad I bought about 20 bottles of nail polish this weekend trying to find a perfect match!

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  1. 05.02.2011 / 12:04 am

    White on white is so sofisticated on you. Love the neutral that compliments the look. And the nails too !

  2. hayley
    05.02.2011 / 12:09 am

    our white outfits are very similar but I agree on the suprising ease! You Look LOVELY!!!

  3. Lynn Z.
    05.02.2011 / 12:12 am

    LOVING your eye makeup! And your outfit, of course! Where do you find the time to do your nails everyday? And study? And be a 3rd year med student? Do you get extra hours in your day because just you're AWESOME? Obviously 🙂


  4. 05.02.2011 / 12:18 am

    This is fabulous! I love how you pair white with neutrals and add a little pop of color with accessories. I don't think my outfit turned out quite so well… but I tried.

  5. 05.02.2011 / 12:29 am

    Happy Birthday Kristina! I love your take on the white out trend. I can't wait to post my outfit tomorrow!

  6. 05.02.2011 / 12:37 am

    I did notice your liquid chrome nails! Quite impressive.
    I'd like to try it soon, but first, gearing up for the White-Out.


  7. 05.02.2011 / 12:40 am

    I love your interpretation of white out! It looks great and you have GORGEOUS eyes!! I wore my white-out outfit today and can't wait to post it!! 🙂 So, we post tomorrow, not Tuesday? I think I was confused. 🙂




  8. Lidi, Eclectic Flair
    05.02.2011 / 12:47 am

    So effortlessly chic…perfection! Glad you had a great birthday weekend!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  9. 05.02.2011 / 2:04 am

    I can't get over your makeup in this post. It's gorgeous and perfect!

  10. 05.02.2011 / 3:26 am

    Looking forward to joining you on your all white out.

  11. 05.02.2011 / 6:11 am

    I love everything about this outfit. Your makeup is perfect. and the shoes…GAHHH! So fab! Happy Birthday as well. Can see the pictures on your blog again! Taking my shots tonight, hoping to come up with some good shots and a unique spin. Thanks for this opportunity, it has really opened up my eyes to other wardrobe possibilities (never wear all white or Brights).
    The Chief Blonde

  12. 05.02.2011 / 6:15 am

    You look great! And I can totally relate… It's nice having the time in the morning to dress up, or even way up, but sometimes it's good knowing that it's out of the question to have that time and simply throw on something. As in all things human, it's all about the balance 😀

  13. 05.02.2011 / 7:19 am

    Oh my goodness, this look is PERFECT on you! Love love love it!

  14. 05.02.2011 / 7:22 am

    A belated birthday wish for you. I'm so excited to participate tomorrow. After seeing your outfit, I might have the extra boost to just go ahead with it. You look ultra chic and relaxed. I'm curious also what other bloggers will create with this challenge.

  15. 05.02.2011 / 7:59 am

    ok. theit now has a tan bag???? i was in love with the black one and now this???? i am in LOVE. i may have to change up my birthday list and add it!!! =) you look gorgeous and i can't wait to participate in the white out trend!!! YAY!

  16. 05.02.2011 / 8:33 am

    This is my favorite white-out look to date! Well played, lady.

  17. 05.02.2011 / 8:39 am

    Love your look! Loving the wedges too! I too struggled because i do not have much white/cream in my closet either but I am going to pull something together by tommorrow.


  18. 05.02.2011 / 9:03 am

    The white with neutral accessories is very chic! I adore those pants! After doing the White Out task (which I helped me realize I only have white tops and a white dress, which may not fit anymore), I want more white pieces, particularly the white pants you have on. 🙂

  19. 05.02.2011 / 9:37 am

    Oh my God I love your eye-makeup in this post! It's gorgeous! I'm still waiting for my main part of my white out outfit to get here… I'm starting to worry that I may have to sit this one out. I have virtually no white in my closet at the moment. 🙁

  20. 05.02.2011 / 10:19 am

    You look gorgeous and so chic. Great challenge! Adore that scarf.

  21. 05.02.2011 / 11:16 am

    Love the white out inspiration, can't wait to post tomorrow!

  22. 05.02.2011 / 11:17 am

    Thank you for the white out inspiration, can't wait to post tomorrow!

  23. 05.02.2011 / 11:58 am

    I love, love, love your white out look. The accessories and everything are perfect. I'll be participating in the challenge too and at first I thought it would be difficult, but like you I had more than expected? Could I use your picture in my White Album on my facebook fanpage tomorrow? I will link back to your blog of course!



    Live Life in Style

  24. 05.02.2011 / 1:48 pm

    I'm not one to like white, except the white tshirt with jeans on very casual days, but I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! You look beautiful!

  25. 05.02.2011 / 2:10 pm

    you look quite pretty in this outfit! Love the pants!
    Need one of those House of Harlow necklaces! And I see you got the Theit bag also in grey/nude! Love!!!

  26. 05.02.2011 / 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! I came across your blog from a blog friend of mine who took part in your Color Blocking challenge, and I decided that I just had to take part in the White Out challenge this week. (: I love how layered your outfit is, and that bag is fantastic.

    Can't wait to link up with the White Out!

  27. 05.02.2011 / 3:39 pm

    first off, happy belated birthday. glad to hear it was fun !!

    secondly, you look absolutely stunning here, you have done your makeup differently or something? anyways, you look so great and the white out is hot!

    going to be linking up tomorrow with my outfit pick!! 🙂 thanks for hosting…



  28. 05.02.2011 / 4:12 pm

    Love the white out inspiration, can’t wait to post tomorrow!

  29. 05.02.2011 / 4:16 pm

    Love the white out inspiration, can’t wait to post tomorrow!

  30. 05.02.2011 / 4:19 pm

    Wowza, you look gorgeous here! Loving the all white, it's so casually glamorous, and your makeup looks extra pretty in this post! Hope your birthday was most lovely!

  31. 05.02.2011 / 4:32 pm

    Your makeup looks PHENOM! It was the first thing I noticed. You should do a tutorial on that eye makeup!!! FAB. and I love the easy breezy white. so fresh. so clean. <3

  32. 05.02.2011 / 4:59 pm

    This outfit looks amazing! White looks great on you! Love your eye makeup! 🙂

  33. 05.02.2011 / 5:41 pm

    Agree! RT @StyleActivist: Your photos keep getting better and better! Love this. RT @PrttyShnySprkly White Out http://t.co/KaTjYNu

  34. 05.02.2011 / 6:21 pm

    LOVE your white look! And the molten nails! I'm going to try out my new bottle of Zoya "Trixie" for this metal look. Gotta get my white outfit ready for the challenge!

  35. 05.02.2011 / 7:21 pm

    Glad you had a fab birthday! Way to get The Challenge underway!

  36. 05.02.2011 / 7:54 pm

    I love how you make the so effortless and chic! I absolutely love the pleated pants, so cute on you! I can't wait for this week's BDIB I love checking out everyone's take on the trends. I hope all your test went well.

    See you tomorrow on BDIB!


    Sweet Caroline


  37. Natalie
    05.02.2011 / 8:14 pm

    You nailed the white out and your makeup is absolutely flawless. You either got a bit of sun or perfectly bronzed yourself, regardless, you rocked this so completely I cannot choose a favorite part.

  38. 05.02.2011 / 8:21 pm

    Happy birthday! And I love this white look to start us all off! I was nervous about doing this challenge at first, but I'm glad I did. Thanks for the inspiration!

  39. 05.02.2011 / 8:58 pm

    So glad you had a lovely birthday!

    I also thought this trend would be extremely challenging to recreate and was a little nervous about how my look would come together, but loved the clean, crisp feel of wearing subtle neutrals. Your look is quintessential effortless-chic and the liquid chrome nails are the perfect finishing touch. Can't wait to see everyone's looks!!

  40. 05.02.2011 / 10:53 pm

    im sooo stoked 🙂 especially since i had someone good to take pictures for me this time, instead of my trusty tripod!

  41. 05.02.2011 / 11:49 pm

    This look is so chic! I love the nails and your necklace. Your eye makeup is really good also- wish I could do mine like that. Getting my whiteout post ready right now!!

  42. 05.03.2011 / 12:13 am

    Love all your bracelets and those pants. That was a great idea for a challenge.
    I feel you with the dressing up vs not having to worry about it. Especially when it comes to scrubs. They are so amazingly comfortable. Anyway good long on those long 8 weeks. I'm sure you will have a great time and learn and take in a lot.



  43. 05.03.2011 / 12:55 am

    Wow, you are dressed from head to toe. I am loving the little details like your polish color, the amazingly stacked bracelets and that tiny touch of pop of green in your necklace.
    So amazing.

    I have the perfect outfit for tomorrow's event but totally does not go with my day so lets see…


  44. 05.03.2011 / 1:14 am

    wow… Happy birthday… Love that beautiful look … you look cool… 🙂

  45. 05.03.2011 / 4:32 am

    Great outfit and a lovely bag!

  46. 05.03.2011 / 5:39 am

    I really love this outfit, so chic 🙂

  47. 05.03.2011 / 9:31 am

    You look so nice! I am so mad that I missed this challenge and the first one.



  48. 05.03.2011 / 11:07 am

    Unfortunately my computer crashed so my BDIB submission may bea bit late or even non existent 🙁 but your outfit is flawless!!! And I love the dark yet clean eye make up look 🙂

  49. 05.03.2011 / 2:11 pm

    I am having so much fun with this, I am halfway through the list (Bottom). SO many great styles. Thanks for putting on a great event.

    Would love it, if you would stop by and see how a 45+ year old handles “White Out”—you might get a good chuckle anyway! See you there! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/05/
    The Chief Blonde

  50. 05.03.2011 / 10:39 pm

    Happy Birthday, little lady! I didn't think I could make the challenge, I have so little white. Lo and behold, I made something work at the eleventh hour. Sweet!

    Those nails are really awesome. I've been experimenting lately. I HAVE to try this!

    🙂 f

    The House in the Clouds

  51. 05.04.2011 / 12:12 am

    A few things, just found your blog and am in love! Second off I also absolutely love everything about this outfit. You have amazing style!
    xoxo em

  52. 05.04.2011 / 1:04 am

    LOVE this challenge! just found out about this and definitely wanna participate. love the outfit. great layering, and addition of color with those fab bangles. great nails too!


  53. 05.04.2011 / 2:22 am

    Only just stumbled across your blog, but now I really want to try this out. Will have to see if I can organise something before it ends!

    Particularly envious of your tailored white pants…something I need to invest in I think.



  54. 05.04.2011 / 7:58 pm

    Loving your outfit. I like how you've paired it with the other accessories that makes the outfit not look washed out. Fantastic!

  55. 05.05.2011 / 7:31 am

    I always thought white was a tricky one too but it looks fantastic how you've done it here. Possibly best one for me to do when I'm going out without my six year old daughter! Argh.. the dry cleaning bills! xx

  56. 05.05.2011 / 8:43 am

    LOVE your white out look – especially those pants! I'm also just seeing your new site design! Love the new look!



  57. 05.05.2011 / 5:29 pm

    I love love love your wedge

  58. 05.06.2011 / 12:13 am

    You are seriously rocking the all white — love this look, Kristina!! 🙂

    xx Laura

  59. leesh
    05.07.2011 / 8:25 am

    where did you get the thick gold bracelet on your left arm that looks chain linked…love it!! (and this look too!)

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  61. 05.09.2011 / 10:26 pm

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  62. 05.14.2011 / 8:25 am

    OmG Amazing i love this <3

  63. 06.05.2011 / 7:30 pm

    Love love love this outfit. I am currently obsessed with white and cream colors. And your nail polish… amazing!
    I just started reading your blog and I've been so inspired by many of your posts, especially since I am a new blogger.



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