WIB: A start on Spring

This past week I've done a fair bit of buying, a fair bit of returning and finally found some pieces that are staying in my closet. These are items for Spring and a couple for spring right on into summer.

I must apologize for the terrible photos - my camera is acting strange and doesn't know the difference between light and dark. I hope you see these ok. As well, nothing here is styled - it's just to show the actual items.

#1 - the Gap mesh sleeve sweater in the ivory colour.
#2 - the Gap mesh sleeve sweater in the grey colour.

I'm so glad these are available in the petite sizing, otherwise they would have been much too long on me. I like that they will work with both semi-tucking and untucking. They are oh so soft and comfy too. They will work with various bottoms as well as for de-bombshelling a pencil skirt.

#2 & #3 - Ralph Lauren cobalt jeans. First off - I have just rolled them under at the bottom since they are a bit too long and I wanted the hem to not get wet outside. I realize as they are shown here, they are not PPL. The fit and colour of these is fab.

#3 & #4 - Gap academy blazer in lemon with white trim and buttons. Again, thrilled that I can get this in petite. Totally in love with the bright cheery colour and the fit. It's a little wrinkly here due to the packaging. Finally - I get my shot of yellow for spring!

#5 - Reitmans cotton-polyester blend denim shirt in petite. Great soft, lightweight denim shirt for all seasons. I like the slightly western style of this shirt with the stitching and the pearl buttons. I've scrunched the sleeves here but just letting you know they are the perfect length undone and long. 

#6 - thrifted black Nygard petite pencil skirt with front side zip. Great fit and staple piece, fully lined. Wanted a lighter weight pencil skirt for spring/summer.

#7 - thrifted Naturalizer leather bow clutch in a soft green. Sweet little purse for the season.

So - how did I do? Now I get the fun of making new outfits with all of these pieces. With these and my new white jeans and my navy trench and my prescription sunglasses coming next week, I'm feeling fairly set for the new season.
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  • Gaylene replied 6 years ago
    Just one word--WOW!
  • Thistle replied 6 years ago
    Your backyard has as much snow as mine!!

    Fab finds!
  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago
    Good job!  I love those cobalt jeans on you.  Also the mesh sweaters look fab, as does the blazer.  I'm glad you've found the right denim shirt.  I've been looking, buying and returning for over a year now!
  • MsMary replied 6 years ago
    Total home run.  All of it!
  • hedgiehog replied 6 years ago
    Well done with all the pieces. My favourite is the bright laser with striped top. I'm also loving the snow. I wish it as cooler here. 
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    KILLER haul! Love it all! So perfect for this leg of your style journey, Shannon.

    About the yellow blazer.....and then paired with the cobalt....


  • Debora replied 6 years ago
    Wow! Look at all that snow! Love all your spring buys. I just bought the mesh top in navy. It looks wonderful on you! Your Academy blazer is wonderful and the cobalt jeans are gorgeous on you. Love the top, skirt and bag. It's all fab!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Thanks all - glad you approve!

    Angie - I smiled like crazy when I opened the package for the yellow blazer as the bright colour made me think of you :) Can hardly wait to try it with my white jeans.
  • annagybe replied 6 years ago
    Is completely jealous you can wear that shade of yellow. I love that blazer on you.
  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago
    Every piece is wonderful!  It's really satisfying to see the end result of all the buying, returning, yada yada.  You are such a smart shopper and thrifter!  Can't wait to see how it all plays together in your wardrobe sandbox!
  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago
    Love your spring finds! Oh the snow.... Im sure to be the outlier by saying i miss it now that i live in a mild climate.
  • replied 6 years ago
    It's so fun to see your springy finds in the snow!  I love you in yellow so much!
  • Raisin replied 6 years ago
    Loving those mesh sweaters in everyone!  I so want one!  The cobalt jeans are awesome on you and also on my wish list, and OMG that yellow blazer is to die for on you.  You picked some perfect pieces!
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    Glad you had a chance to unpack some signs of spring!  I hope you'll be loving your cobalt pants as much as I do mine!  Love everything here --- chic and practical

    BTW --- which size did you order in the mesh sleeve sweater.  I have two on the way, and I ordered large (hoping it will have enough ease).
  • Joy replied 6 years ago
    You have lots of fun ahead styling these great pieces.  I especially like the yellow blazer.  You look like spring even if the weather doesn't.
  • nancylee replied 6 years ago
    OK, I'm loving all of these looks and finds.  But what I love most is the spring fashion preview in the snowy yard. ;)
  • replied 6 years ago
    Rae -- do get one, really!

    Shannon, amazing finds. My fave is the yellow blazer. Perfect spring haul!!
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    Talk about PPP! Emphasis on Perfect! I just love the first outfit with the ivory sweater and jeans in the snow. The yellow jacket is gorgeous and those cobalt jeans are amazing. Skirt and bag are just right for you too. Can't wait to see you wear them all more ways. (And, hmm, may have to get to the gap next week.)
  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago
    Great job Shannon!
    Such a thoughtful collection of fab items.
    Specially love the skirt and cobalt jeans.
    I have my Autumn purchases all sitting in a row on my bedroom window seat, along with old pieces and scarfs that I think might play well together.
    Such a satisfying sight!
  • carolbee replied 6 years ago
    Great haul, the yellow blazer looks so cheerful.  Glad to see someone else also rolls up the sleeves of their blazer.
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago
    Wonderful pieces!  The yellow jacket is fab.  We are seeing yellow in all our stores at the moment but it's not a colour I can wear.  You look lovely.  Great purchases, each and every one.
  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago
    WOW - I'm very impressed by this careful selection! I'm sure you will get tons of wear out of every single piece. Everything seems very Shannon-worthy. I LOVE the yellow blazer, it is perfect! The rest is fab, too. 

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