Pulling up the rear on the Spiegel lemming trail

Sweet Amy (Amiable) snagged a Spiegel jacket for me and sent it my way and here it is, along with the new INC Bailey 44-esque dress I got today at The Bay.

LOVE the dress - my favourite colour combo right now with blue, white and cobalt. it is a petite and a bit shorter than I might normally wear but actually, I'm liking the variety it provides compared with the VC tube skirts and some of my midi length dresses. In reviewing my closet, I have a very definite colour palette going for fall and winter in blues, black, white and grey.

And here is the now YLF famed Spiegel drapey leather jacket.  The shoulder fit is positively perfect. I do need to shorten the sleeves (they are turned in here about 2.5 inches). It is pulling a bit when done up but not a deal breaker for me. I would be primarily wearing it open anyway and I know a size up would be too big in the shoulders. Besides I figure another 5 pounds and an inch or two on the midsection and it should be fine. I've over exposed the leather jacket pics so you can see the details a bit better.

So unless you see something glaringly hideous about either of these, I'm keeping both. Would you agree?

BTW I can see the dress with my white blazer, white leather jacket, black leather blazer, denim jacket, fur vest, black vest...

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  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Wow! You look fantastic in both of these!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Oh, niiice! The dress is superb, Ican see this with your white moto too! And te leather jacket is great!

  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    I love your new finds! You do the Bailey 44 look very well :)

  • elpgal replied 7 years ago

    Told you so! Love the pairing, Shannon!

  • pastrygirl replied 7 years ago

    Love them both! I'm so glad the jacket works for you!

  • velvetychocolate replied 7 years ago

    Wow! You look fab in both of these - you've done extremely well. I love that dress on you and being a Spiegel 'lemming' is a *good thing*.

    I hope I can find that dress at the Bay when I visit my hometown next month - it's a wonderful dress on you, and I love the colours!

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    I love the jacket with this dress. Keep, keep, and keep.

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    Wowza you look so so so good in that dress! Yikes has the Mr. Seen you yet?!

    I love the jacket on you too. I have to have the sleeves hemmed on mine too. And I will definitely wear mine open.

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    You look super, Shannon!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Loving the dress. That was a fab find!

    Te jacket is nice. I much prefer it open on you, and I agree, a size up would've been too big. I think it is a fun jacket and looks nice with the dress.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    I love that Bailey 44-esque dress! I am going to have to find one for myself. The jacket looks like it fits fantastically.

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    I love them both! Gah, that dress was a great deal; looks just like a B44.

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Keep both, Shannon.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Clearly a double keep if I have ever seen one!

  • replied 7 years ago

    *Gasping for air*
    YES. both are keepers, you look so FAB!

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Pretty darn fantastic!

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    Oh YAY!  I'm so thrilled that this looks fabulous on you!  

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    What a terrific dress, Shannon! Great find -- it will see quite a bit of wear, I'll bet. And the jacket looks like a winner. I like how it has a more casual vibe than your other black leather jacket. Did you try it with the BF jeans yet? 

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Two wins!

  • Isis replied 7 years ago

    Love the jacket! Great fit, I don't see pulling.

    I would like the dress to be longer but if you love it keep!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thank you all so much - I must admit, I'm pretty excited about my two newbies!

    Amy - thank you SO SO SO much for helping me get the jacket! I truly appreciate it :)

    Rae - I actually think the INC dress is better quality than the B44 - a little more substantial fabric and not as clingy.

    Suz - I did try the jacket quickly with just a tee and my TR BF's and really liked the look. I do like the slightly oversized look and lack of structure in the jacket compared to our Danier blazer. It's a nice change. 

    Thistle - I do agree that the jacket looks better open, which is fine with me.

    Isis - I would like the dress to be about an inch longer too but what can you do? I think it will look better with tights and boots and a little less "exposing".

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, the dress looks fantastic. I really think the colours work beautifully for you.

    And the jacket!! I love it:) Amy very kindly organised one for me also, so I am patiently waiting for it to arrive:) I think it looks great. Love the fit. I have a preference for the jacket to be worn open as I love the wide lapels and the contrast, but done up looks good also. I hope mine looks as good :)

  • cciele replied 7 years ago

    Yes and yes -- double win! 

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    LOVE the dress. I like the jacket open & I'd like to see it with tights or pants too. 

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    I can't get past the dress. It looks freaking fantastic on you.

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    Both pieces look amazing on you, but even more FAB is your increasingly fit shape!

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! I think both look fantastic on you.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh thank you all SOOOOOOO much! You have made my day :)

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