WIW: B&W in the humidity

We've been having incredible heat and humidity lately so dressing in breathable, light fabrics is key to comfort.

Today's outfit started with my white EF crepe blend cropped pants. I then chose a cotton white tank and then topped that with my black/white ombré silk sleeveless EF blouse.

For footwear, I've got on my black Vionic sandals (yay for happy feet!) and I grabbed my black leather handbag, black & white specs and grey/silver bangle to finish off the outfit.

Thoughts on my "return to work" outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Pants and blouse: Eileen fisher (eBay)
Sandals: Vionic
Tank: Lord & Taylor
Handbag: Danier Leather

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  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    Ok, so first up... if you EVER get tired of that blouse, would  you please send it to me??

    Your return to work outfit is fabulous!  Simple, elegant and oh so stylish.

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Welcome back, i missed you Shannon! That tank is so gorgeous(drape, soft transparence and the fading dye, too)! Looking polished an perfectly apropiate, as always!:-)

  • frannieb replied 4 years ago

    What  great outfit - and you really do were EF better then the models on their site.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Please remember us when EF hires you as her spokesmodel. Or Vionic shoes!

  • Maneera replied 4 years ago

    You're returning to work in true style! Your outfit is absolutely perfect for a hot humid day. Love your simple yet polished style....enjoy your 1st day back at work after an amazing vacation!

  • jackiec replied 4 years ago

    Cool and summery! Welcome back :)

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    Cool and comfortable, nice.

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I love your blouse!  The ombre shading is lovely and I like the white that you've paired it with.

  • carolbee replied 4 years ago

    Love this look, one of my all time favourites. You do look fab in black and white and you just look so comfortable with yourself- if that makes sense.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Perfect!  And how are you enjoying your pixie?  Must have been fantastic on holidays, no?  In this ridiculous heat and humidity, all I want to do is cut mine right off .  

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    That top! Love it!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    Deborah - I don't see myself getting tired of this blouse any time soon (it's already on its second summer!) but if I do, you'll be the first to know :)

    lyn - the soft drape on this blouse is so divine - you don't even feel it on and it moves ever so beautifully when you walk.

    frannieb - I think I love EF so much because it's made for all different shapes and for once, it's a brand that works particularly well for my apple frame.

    Shevia - oooohhhhh I'd eagerly be a spokesperson for both brands if it meant I could get a discount - lol!

    Maneera - "simple yet polished". Thank you for saying that 'cause that is the style I'm going for.

    jackiec and donnat - thank you both for your kind words.

    Sara - I keep going back and forth on whether I like this blouse best with black or with white.

    carolbee - I think I have finally reached the state of being comfortable with myself (and yes...I do know what you mean). It's taken me a long time to get there though.

    lisap - the pixie was PERFECT for my vacation - just wash, rub some product in it and head out the door. And short enough that the humidity makes no difference whatsoever.

    Una - thanks!

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments :)

  • Debbie replied 4 years ago

    I love this outfit and the blouse is divine. I need to scour on line and brick and mortar for some more EF pieces.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Lady,you know how to make heat and humidity look desirable. *standing ovation*

  • Robidi replied 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful outfit.  I love the blouse!

  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    Really great look and such a lovely photo of you too. I love that the top works equally well with black and white pants, what a useful addition to the wardrobe.

  • Jenn replied 4 years ago

    You look great. Your clothing really fits you perfectly, skimming over your body and forming a beautiful, simple line.

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Dramatic and serene all at once! Lovely look, lovely lady ^^

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    Simple, cool and elegant. You make we want sme EF pieces, 'cause wow, you where them well!

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    I have been thinking about penning an ode to ombre. How I love it. Let me count the ways. No 1 - in that top!
    You look absolutely sensational in this outfit. No wonder you look so happy!

  • dakotacheryl replied 4 years ago

    Shannon, you and I would feel at home in each other's closet !! And, it's so nice to be able to find great EF pieces on eBay isn't it?

    Love this black and white ensemble, you look wonderful and I know you feel wonderful wearing it!!

  • Nebraskim replied 4 years ago

    Reading this after today's post on how you were cold in this fab sleeveless look. I find this to be my never-ending problem in the summer-- dress for comfort outside or in my house, or for the freezing conditions in every overly Air Conditioned other space I'm in: restaurants, theaters, grocery stores, offices, etc. My fallback when I was working was to keep several pashminas at my desk. Now, I always carry a topper of some sort, usually a gray cardigan or hoodie, to be comfortable while shopping, etc. Oh and never going sleeveless because I'm just too cold.

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