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Happy Wednesday, ladies!  The week is moving quickly.  Kelly launched her first Daily Look yesterday.  And tomorrow she’ll run her first featured post.  I don’t want to give too much away, but if you like to travel, you’ll want to tune in.  For our regularly scheduled programming:  we’ve got a fun post for you today.  Something a little different:  a focus completely on footwear.  Today, we’re talking how to wear white sneakers.  

How to wear white sneakers

One of the most underrated items in our wardrobes, white sneakers go with just about anything.  And when worn well, they add a classic casualness to your outfit that I have and will always continue to love.  So for today’s post,  I went back into the archives and pulled 5 outfits with white sneakers.  For each, I went to 

to recreate the outfit in spirit.  I put together a collage and shoppable widget for you.   (If you’re just looking for white sneakers, I got all of mine from Nordstroms here.)  So let’s take a look at what I came up with. 

White shirt & wide-leg pants

Outfit 1

The first outfit idea pairs white sneakers with, wide-leg, ankle pants.  Ankle pants, when combined with a pair of classic whites, have that fun and free look I associate with Spring.   I went with a neutral color combo below.  But this outfit idea works with any color pants, honestly.  Have fun with it. 

Belted Culotte Pant | Eyelet Square Neck Top | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote | Ethyl Low Top Sneaker

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Colorful sweater & denim

Outfit 2

I’m all about color this Spring.  So my second outfit pairs white slip-ons with a colorful sweater.  I went with a salmon-y pink one, but you could go with yellow, red, orange—whatever you’re feeling this year.  I wanted a super casual look, so I paired the top with distressed boyfriend jeans.  If you want something cleaner, swap the light-wash distressed look for something darker. 

Pointelle Raglan Sweater | Slim Boyfriend Jean | Warren Platform Sneaker | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote

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Denim jacket, striped tee & camo pants

Outfit 3

Probably my favorite look today, the highlights here are the denim jacket/camo pant combo topped off with a pair of white mules.  Obviously I can’t say enough about denim jackets in general—they’re an essential Fall/Spring item for me.  And paired in this way, you really end up with a fresh look that can’t be beaten. 

Classic Denim Jacket | Ruffle-Trim Shell | Classic Straight Cargos | Bamboo Handle Rattan Round Bag | Maxie Sneaker Mule

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Blazer, graphic tee & white jeans

Outfit 4

Ah, yes.  We’re heading into tee weather, which really means graphic tee weather.  My fourth outfit pairs a clean blazer with a crisp pair of white denim.  Coupled with classic white sneakers, you already have a winner.  The graphic tee just takes the whole outfit up another level in my humble opinion. 🙂 

Hutton Blazer | Vintage Cotton Tee | Slim Ankle Jeans | Wicker Flip Lock Bag | Classic Sneaker

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White tee & denim skirt

Outfit 5

Finally, a chance to highlight the mighty denim skirt.  Hard to say anything more than I have about the denim skirt—I’ve written extensively about my love of them for years. I went with a midi one today, but pick a length that you like and that you’re comfortable with.  

Split-Neck Cotton Tee | Denim Button Midi Skirt | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote | Warren Platform Sneaker

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In case you missed it 

Yesterday we featured a beautiful pair of linen pants from Ralph Lauren.  If you love linen, you’re going to want to check out that post. 


Welcome Kelly

In case you missed it, yesterday, we announced Kelly Djalali coming on as a regular contributor. Here’s what that means.

TUESDAY: DAILY LOOKS

On Tuesdays, Kelly will be posting an entry to our Daily Looks feed. She’ll post an OOTD and you can shop those outfits easily through the shop widget below the photo. Being of a smaller stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, Kelly will create fresh looks with a focus on classic style for petites.

THURSDAY: FEATURED POST

On Thursdays, Kelly will be contributing a full-length fashion-related post. Whether she’s modeling outfits or giving you tips on how to build her capsule wardrobes, you can expect the same great content you’ve come to expect from SAACA.

SATURDAYS: KELLY’S KITCHEN

Kelly will be reviving her Kelly’s Kitchen column on Saturdays. Each week, you can expect a delicious, easy-to-follow recipe.

Happy Friday, ladies!  We made it through the week, finally.  The weather in Athens has been wonderful—we hit 80 degrees yesterday!  I spent the afternoon cleaning my patio and hosted happy hour with my son and daughter-in-law Kelly.  Had to take advantage of the weather, because it looks like we’re in for a week of rain next week!   My son was in such a good mood, he decided to order tickets to The Black Crowes in June.  I’ve never really listened to them, but I haven’t seen live music since 2019.  I’m looking forward to it. To get you into a good mood, I’ve got a colorful Spring sweater from LOFT that I know you’re going to love.

Spring sweater from LOFT

If you’ve been following the blog this Spring, you’ll know that pink is in for Spring.  Today, I’ve layered a pink v-neck sweater (2 other colors) from Loft with a white button-down from Talbots.  Super simple; super comfy; and classic.  My jeans are old, but I’ve rounded up similar slim straight and high-rise skinny.  Platform Sneakers made my top 5 shoes for Spring. (Similars here and here.)

sweater (Loft) | shirt  (Talbots) | jeans (J.Crew old, similar here and here) | platform sneakers (similar here and here)

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Grilled bread with ricotta & tomatoes 

I’ve got a really easy recipe for you today that’s perfect if you’re inviting a small group over for appetizers and cocktails:  grilled bread with ricotta & tomatoes. 

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Grilled Bread with Ricotta and Tomatoes


  • Author: Beth Djalali

Description

A recipe from Bon Appétit that’s perfect for a light spring dinner.


Ingredients

Scale

1 garlic clove

Kosher salt

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3/4 pound assorted small tomatoes (such as cherry, Sun Gold, or green), halved, quartered if large

Freshly ground black pepper

8 slices 3/4”-thick country-style bread

1 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped mixed tender herbs (such as basil, parsley, small dill sprigs, and/or chives)

10 oz whole-milk ricotta


Instructions

Step 1

Finely chop garlic, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, then mash with the side of knife to a fine paste. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in vinegar and 2 Tbsp. oil. Add tomatoes; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Let sit, tossing occasionally, at least 15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, prepare grill for medium-high heat. Brush both sides of bread with remaining 4 Tbsp. oil and grill until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.

Step 3

Just before serving, toss herbs with tomato mixture. Spread ricotta on toast and top with tomato mixture; cut toast in half.

Step 4

DO AHEAD: Tomato mixture (without herbs) can be made 12 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 servings
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg

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Bichon Frise

A vodka-based cocktail is on the menu this week:  a Bichon Frise.  I love St. Elder liqueur, so it was hard to not pass along this recipe.  Here’s to Friday, ladies!  As my mother used to say, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world.  

sweater (Loft) | shirt  (Talbots) | jeans (J.Crew old, similar here and here) | platform sneakers (similar here and here)

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Bichon Frise


  • Author: Beth Djalali

Ingredients

Units Scale

1/4 cup sugar (to rim glasses)

Grapefruit wedge

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 ounce red grapefruit juice, plus strip of grapefruit peel for garnishing

1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur

1/4 ounce lemon juice


Instructions

Spread sugar on small plate. Moisten rim of glass by running grapefruit wedge around outer edge. Roll moistened rim in sugar to coat.

Add vodka, grapefruit juice, liqueur, and lemon juice to cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake until well chilled about 30 seconds. Double strain cocktail into prepared glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

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Fridays with Oscar

Well, that’s a wrap for us over here at SAACA.  From Oscar, Ollie, and myself, enjoy your weekend.  And try to spend it with someone you love! 

sweater (Loft) | shirt  (Talbots) | jeans (J.Crew old, similar here and here) | platform sneakers (similar here and here)

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In case you missed it 

One of our readers’ favorite retailers is Talbots.  You probably noticed we snuck in a white button-down from them in addition to the Spring sweater from LOFT. In case you missed it, yesterday, we focused on the Talbots Spring Collection and featured a striped sweater that I just love.  Make sure to check it out.

Daily Looks

We just posted a new DAILY LOOK, so make sure to check it out. Daily Looks is a really simple feature:  a dedicated photo feed of my daily outfits. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture. 

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