WIW: Casual Animal

I have the day off work today - had a dental appointment first thing this morning and then had to take my car in to get the winter tires taken off (whoo hoo!) and get my spring service done. I also met my BFF for coffee. I'm home to have lunch with my DS (he comes home from work for his lunch since he only works 15 minutes from the house) and then gonna pop by The Bay and try on the Okala's before picking up hubby at the end of the day. 

I wanted to be comfortable but stylish for all of that - I'm hoping this outfit fit the bill. I'm wearing my now favourite jeans - the slim fit Ralph Lauren BF's, paired with my Lord & Taylor mixed media animal print pull over, semi tucked with a peek of my red leather belt showing. I chose my Cole Haan taupe pointy toe kitten heels (one of the pair I have found work for my wide bunion feet), my red leather wallet (big enough to contain money, cards, cell and lipstick) and to top everything off, my white leather jacket. I'll be honest - it's a wee bit chilly out for bare ankles and just my leather jacket but since I'm just going from the car to buildings, it's no biggie. Plus I won't get overheated in the stores.

So what do you think? Does it all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

P.S. I also have my red lipstick on while out and about - it's just not on for the pics because I'm having lunch.

Later gorgeous ladies...

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  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    This outfit definitely fits the bill of comfortable yet stylish!  Love it!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    A winner! People here are already in summer shoes even though it may snow this weekend!

  • Parsley replied 6 years ago

    You look absolutely smashing for your casual day, Shannon! So fun and with it and springy! I love the pops of red with it.
    This is an outfit that I would LOVE to copy- hope you don't mind!

  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago

    Oh, I so wish I was the lucky one to have coffee with you today. You look so chic, smashing and springy!

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Are you kidding me? This definitely works. I love it, in fact!

  • Debra replied 6 years ago

    You look gorgeous, I love the way you have dressed up your BF's. Perfect for your out and about day :)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous. Totally works. Nice deep red repetition in the outfit. 


  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    Looks beautiful Shannon - I always say I love you in BFs because I do. Great way to bookend the red belt/lips too.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Looks fab to me! I'd happily wear this whole thing. Those taupe pumps are adorable, and the wash on those jeans is great.

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    one to copy for sure!
    the fit  of that jacket is amazing.
    ( I tend to type in the non sequitirs my brain churns out these days!)

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Definitely stylish .

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Love it Shannon - the jeans look great :)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    WHOOT!! This is stunning, Shannon. I really really like everything about it. I do worry for your poor ankles, but I totally get the impulse. I am with you, sister!! 

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Mission accomplished! I love that top.

  • K. Period. replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE this! It looks fantastic.  I wouldn't have thought to wear taupe and red together (again, I have a weird thing that I need to overcome about mixing warm and cool items, Angie has me in the penalty box over this) but it looks phenomenal.  Which is why I need to get over my thing.  The red belt totally makes it.  

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Parsley - I would be completely flattered :)

    Ingunn - wouldn't it be great to meet one day and have coffee?

    Aida - interesting you mentioned the wash on the jeans cause that's one of my favourite features of them.

    Sona - sooooo glad to have you chime in :)

    Suz - well my ankles were cold when I was outside but it was only for a few minutes here and there....and it was totally worth it!

    Unfortunately the Okala's were not available in my size in the store so still haven't been able to try them on. But more about shoes in a separate post to come later.

    Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    Your BFs look fabulous and your outfit is polished and comfortable at the same time.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    K period - cross posted! I adore bits of red with taupe and animal print. One of my favourite combos - give it a try and see what you think!

  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    LOVE this, Shannon! This has got to be one of my favourites. You do the best animal prints.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    We had 68F today and I was in heaven!  So glad to see you looking fab on a day off, Shannon.  I love the touch of the red belt --- perfect.

  • abc replied 6 years ago

    One of my favorites on you. It incorporates some of my faves - animal print and red!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Wow!  Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic! I have been wanting to wear my BF's too - you are giving me the courage to risk cold ankles!

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    Oh Shannon - you look so great in this outfit - I love it!  Makes me want to meet you for coffee!

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    Oh Shannon - you look so great in this outfit - I love it!  Makes me want to meet you for coffee!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    I am loving casual Shannon!!! Wow!! The red belt, clutch and glasses are just perfect with the animal top!! White jacket ... Icing on the cake :)

  • Angela K replied 6 years ago

    Love the red with the animal print.  Its one of my favorite combos and the jeans are awesome on you.  Hope you had a great day!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    What a great top. The whole outfit is uber-modern (!)

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Really fab! Love you dared out with bare ankles, your BF's are looking sooo smashing:-)

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Well helloooo Gorgeous! I love this take on the basics. The kitten heel is so cute and unexpected.

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Wow, I missed this initially... but it's worth bumping to say O. M. G.  One of my favs on you, you totally nailed everything.  And I can't believe you're baring ankles in Winnipeg, before we do in NS!

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