WIW: Animal Print & Citron

Today's outfit started with a recently purchased cream/toffee/black animal print pencil skirt. I wanted an animal print skirt to replace the previous one I had with the white background and searched high and low for one with some white or cream in it to lighten the print. When I found this one at Cleo Petite (and on deep discount for $14.99!) I snapped it up.

My outfit started with the animal print skirt to which I added semi-opaque tights for warmth. I then added my drapey hi-lo chiffon cross over tank and topped that with my leather blazer. 

For footwear, I chose my patent booties and for a change, added a mixed metal necklace for a pop of sparkle near my face. 

Grabbed my citron handbag for a bright pop of colour - love how this colour plays with the animal print. Red specs, red lips, and annoying hair tucked behind my ears and I'm ready to go.

Thoughts and comments welcome :)

Jacket & tank: Danier Leather
Skirt: Cleo Petite
Tights: Hue
Booties: Ara
Handbag: Sergio Ferretti

P.S. I have a crazy busy day today so will pop back when I can :)

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  • Ingunn replied 3 years ago

    I think this works really well, Shannon. What a lovely skirt! The attention grabber is the citron bag, and it deserves a main role because it is super fab. If I should change anything at all, I'd consider finding something light nearer your face to bookend the light in the pattern a bit. Otherwise I think it looks great as is. 

  • frannieb replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit - to my eye the skirt looks more like an abstract print - gorgeous. I just adore how you always accent with just the right purse. As someone who is to lazy to do this I admire it immensely.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Agree that the bag is the perfect thing here. The jacket is amazing too!

  • lyn67 replied 3 years ago

    Love the pop of citron with the blacks and  animals here. Also, your face is so radiant! You wear that red lips with such panache, Shannon!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Alright, citron is now officially THE colour to have. Who knew it would work with absolutely everything you own?  I really love this outfit.  Re: your hair. You even look annoyed - cut it already :)  

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Awesome!  Love the skirt... seems like it knows that a cognac accent is "in" in fabland :)

    I'm happy that citron goes with so much, and that it's THE colour.  My bag should be delivered today :) :)

    And... just out of curiousity, do you track your wears?  I know you now have a small wardrobe, and I certainly see repeats.  But you never seem to be wearing the same thing TOO frequently, and you have a ton of varity in the outfits you mix and match.  To me this means that you've probably got the number just about right.  And the frequency of wearing.  Love a post on this aspect of your wardrobe if it's something to do pay attention to.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Ingunn - thank you for your suggestion. I think next time I will try the outfit with a white top.

    Lisa - would love to get it cut already but my stylist is booked solid. I actually called last week and am on her cancellation list should something come up sooner than my February 11th appointment.

    Elizabeth - I don't actually track the number of wears - too lazy :) I am curious myself though on wardrobe numbers such as how many jackets, how many tops, etc. I am starting to think I may have the right sized wardrobe for me.

    Thanks for the feedback and comments ladies :)

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    That bag is the BOMB, as Modgrl would say!! :) Love how it works with everything. I think I really need to investigate this colour; it reminds me of how often I used that yellow bag a few years ago. Hmmm. 

    I also love your new skirt. Did it replace the Sears one? I loved that skirt....was it worn out? You wore it a lot. 

    And of course any outfit that includes "our" jacket is perfection in my books. Love! 

  • rute replied 3 years ago

    That bag is stunning! 

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    So sleek and lovely, Shannon!  Love the shape of the jacket on you -- it's very flattering, and I like the way the animal print almost looks floral like from a distance. 

    I'm at home working in my jams --- your outfit makes me actually want to go get dressed!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    The tucked hair looks great.

    This is a Shannon-Classic. I like the tonal high-low hem peeking out from under the black moto. And the patent provides an effective textural touch. 

    You could wear a black paper sack with those specs and I would love it. xo

  • Marilyn replied 3 years ago

    Lovely!  Never underestimate the power of a pop of colour.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Citron is a neutral for me! Love it all. :)

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Your red lips, specs, and bright citron bag really spark off the whole outfit. Fabulous!!!

  • Robidi replied 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness...love this skirt!  Great outfit :)

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    As Angie says, this looks like a wonderful Shannon classic. That skirt is bound to become a favorite.

  • fuzzylogic replied 3 years ago

    Another fab outfit TS!  You rock animal print and leather!  And you have a killer smile!!!!!

  • Thistle replied 3 years ago

    Super fab. I absolutely love it, and the citron bag is the crowing touch.

  • Diane G replied 3 years ago

    That bag is definitely a showstopper, so is your smile though! Fab outfit.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Yep - hubby NAILED IT when he chose this handbag for me. I absolutely love it.

    Suz - yes, this replaces the Sears skirt which ended up having an unfortunate incident with a Very Berry smoothie :(

    Angie - only if the black paper sack comes in petite - lol!

    Joy - I've already got about a half dozen ideas on how to wear this skirt.

    Thank you for your lovely comments everyone. Every once in a while I show hubby the handbag compliments and he just grins :)

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