WIW: Corporate Animal

I have two different board meetings today so need to look professional and "corporate-y". I have discovered that my black ponte knit trousers are the same shade of black and work well with my skirt suit jacket as a pant suit - don't you love it when that happens?

I started the outfit with my ponte trousers (waaaaaaay too cold for a skirt today) and added my new cream/animal print mixed media top. It has dropped shoulders with t-shirt type fabric for the sleeves and back and then a  polyester blend animal print front. Love it! I'm looking forward to wearing it with all sorts of combinations including white jeans when the weather cooperates. I topped that with my black suit jacket, added my black patent booties and my large cream handbag. I finished off the outfit with my rose gold/black watch, gold wedding ring, red specs and red lipstick. 

My happiness scale for this outfit? Off the charts. I feel powerful, professional, sleek, stylish, and modern.

But what do you think? Does it hit the mark of corporate but with some pizzazz? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Suit Jacket: Nygard
Top: Lord & Taylor
Trousers: Laura Petite
Boots: Ara
Handbag: Danier Leather
Watch: Fossil

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  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    You're quite right, Sannon! It's  powerful, professional, sleek, stylish, and modern! Wow!!:-)

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yeah! You look goooood Shannon!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Strong and stylish and happy - fantastic combination!

  • leopardluxe replied 5 years ago

    Nailed it! Perfect mix that definitely says "strong and stylish corporate woman."

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Very professional, very styling...

  • El Cee replied 5 years ago

    You look great -- classy corporate with just the right amount of flair to make the outfit interesting. No wonder your happiness factor is so high.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Wow! Absolutely fab Shannon. Definitely 'powerful, professional, sleek, stylish, and modern'! I have to say, I love and covet that top. Have a great day Shannon! Knock 'em dead.

  • Kimberley replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, you look fantastic!  Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks all - I'm feeling GREAT today :)

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    You look great!  This outfit makes you look long and lean.  The top is perfect for adding some flair to your corporate look.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Go get 'em, Shannon!  The silhouette is close to the body, but relaxed in a very modern way.  This is strong and soft, IYKWIM.  You look terrific!

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Love this!  One of your best ever. You do look powerful, professional, and wholly you.

  • merwoman replied 5 years ago

    FAB!!! And those red specs and red lippie just send it to the moon!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Love the colors here as well as the different take on the animal print! Modern corporate chic.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Lovely look on you, Shannon!! The top is fun with the shoulder detail -- great for giving width without bulk. 

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    Wowza!  My happiness level is off the charts, just looking at you!  Just amazing from head to toe!!

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  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    Power dressing at its best :).... Love this!!!

  • Debra replied 5 years ago

    You look fantastic, what a great top and "suit" :)

  • celia replied 5 years ago

    The accidental suit is lust-worthy and the sweater has a great presence without being overwhelming.
    If I were you I would feel like I deserved my own soundtrack every time I entered a room today.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    The suit fits you particularly well.

    Oh I just realized it's not a suit but separates!  So, the separates fit you particularly well.

    Wearing this must feel like an all-day-lasting triple shot Frappuccino.

  • Sarah A replied 5 years ago

    What a happy accident, your "suit" looks great! I like the top and bag in very graphic color scheme for a simple strong statement. Nice!

  • Emily replied 5 years ago

    Excellent deployment of suit-like separates, Shannon!  The oversized leopard print is fun and the neutral colours and great fit of the jacket and pants keep it corporate.  Perfect. 

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    Terrific. I agree the top should be great with paler colors later in spring as well. That is the great think about animal prints--range of colors. YLF!

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    you look powerful, professional, sleek, stylish, and modern too.

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    Shannon - I love this.  Nothing conveys power like a black pants suit and then getting on your inner animal!!  Wowza!!  Love the bag and watch!  Stylish, powerful and refined.  You are definitely one to be reckoned with!!  Well done!

  • Sona replied 5 years ago

    go ponte! go animal! go suit! go patent! go  red!

    What's not to love!!!!!!!!!


    *chuckles* in red colored glasses.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Nailed it!  Or should I say, clawed it!

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Perfect :)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    You look as great as you feel. xo

  • adorkable replied 5 years ago

    So good. Now THAT is a power suit.

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