WIW: Double EF & a length question

Good morning beautiful Fabbers :)

Today's outfit debuts two of my new Eileen Fisher pieces I have purchased on my way to curating a more comfortable, stylish and somewhat simpler wardrobe.

First up we have a grey silk/cotton blend asymmetrical drapey tank. I love that this isn't sheer and yet is so light weight you don't even feel it on. It's also perfect in that it's not too low cut to wear to work, has great bra strap coverage and the underarms are cut high enough that there's no worry about wardrobe malfunction. This will be a great summer piece for casual wear on its own and then with a blazer or cardigan at the office.

I've paired the tank with my new EF cropped slim fit pants in a fabulous feeling silk/cotton/crepe blend. Ridiculously comfortable. These are petite in length but I'm wondering if they need to be slightly shorter? I know Angie that you like ankle pants to truly show ALL the ankle.

On top of these wonderful pieces, I've popped on my trusty black suit blazer. This black skirt suit was an excellent purchase. Even though I've discovered that my office has only a rare need for a full on suit, the pieces break up perfectly to wear as separates. The blazer makes this tank more appropriate for work but allows the asymmetrical hem of the tank to peek out and make the outfit more visually interesting.

Accessories include my watermelon handbag, silver watch and bracelet and my black/white specs. I've also chosen my black high vamp heeled sandals for footwear.

What do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Have I seen that gorgeous bag before? I love it! I also love how you described your concerns with bra coverage and arm opening. Those are always my first thoughts. The pants length looks good to me but I always just try another roll just to see. Anyway, this looks great. I like it best without the jacket!

  • rute replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love that top, it adds some edginess!
    I like the lenght of the pants

  • replied 5 years ago

    Great top, and I like it with the jacket too!

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Love the top. The purse is a great pop of color. Very nice outfit

  • pastrygirl replied 5 years ago

    LOVE!!! Especially the lines of the asymmetrical hem with the jacket and the shoes!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    You look great!  I love that top, with the jacket, and the watermelon bag is delicious!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Good to see you Shannon, I've missed your posts:-). Love the length of the pants as it is(with those shoes), the new tank AND watermelon bag  are simply  gorgeous!!! Welcome back!:-)

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    You look great, and I love the accent of the bag.

    I would love to see what the pants look like with just one roll up, to compare. These look good as they are, but even before I read your whole post, I did think I'd like to see what they look like just a bit shorter, at least for comparison. Keep in mind that I have a slight bias against longer crops because so many pants look "just barely cropped" on me because they're just plain too short. So I always want crop lengths to look wholly intentional. :-)

  • JamC replied 5 years ago

    I love the look with the jacket!  The hem of the tank adds so much interest.

  • Mo replied 5 years ago

    Great top!  I' am not sure on the pants.  Echoing Janet that seeing them just a little shorter to compare would help.  Nice, streamlined look.

  • Niki Lea replied 5 years ago

    Really nice! Those shoes are fantastic! I love the punchy colour of the bag, too.

  • Missey replied 5 years ago

    You look divine!  I like the pants length, but a titch shorter would work too.

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    I love you new top. Its such a versatile and arty piece. I like the pant length as is. But again I love ankle pants of all types and of all lengths! So take it FWIW. You look lovely and ready to rock :)

  • BethL replied 5 years ago

    I love seeing you in your EF pieces, Shannon. I've been trying out a few myself. The tank and crops work great with your jacket, and you look super. The color of the tank plays off your hair so well. I think the crops are fine the length they are, but, like Janet, I wouldn't mind seeing what they looked like just a tad bit shorter. Your bag is the perfect accent - I adore that color! - and your shoes are perfect. Fab all around!

  • Glory replied 5 years ago

    Shannon - completely love this look and agree that the top can work with so many things. I cannot at all comment on the pant length - they look good to my eye but I hope that Angie will chime in and give her excellent opinion. 

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Love the layering of top and jacket, Shannon!  Very chic!

    As for the pants, I think we're used to seeing this length with the full-on ankle straps like the Okala.  Your shoes are high vamp (and I love them), but there is a bigger gap between shoe and hem.   You could try rolling under one hem length and snap a pic to see if that proportion suits you better.  I wish I had a better eye for this!

    What fun color in the bag!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Lovely pieces (and great bag -- like Shevia I am wondering if I have seen it yet?) -- and I love the whole outfit. I echo Beth Ann's advice re the length. Give it a try with a roll and compare. 

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    This is a really fun outfit to see on you - and you look great in it. I really like the hemline of the top, the drape of it, the pants (and yes, do try rolling once just to see) and that bag!  I also noticed the shoes as they are right in line with the style of shoe I would like to find - comfortable but current and stylish.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Oh I love this Shannon.  That tank is wonderful, great find!  Love the pop of unusual colour from the purse.  I agree with other posters that I'd like to see the pants one roll shorter, for comparison. 

  • Mona replied 5 years ago

    This new bag is delicious with all kinds of outfits. So glad you have found a brand that you like.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Looks good to me, great actually. The pants look ok but I'd prefer them slightly more tapered. However that's a very minor concern.

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    Lovely pieces and total outfit.
    i agree with trying a hem roll--that may also give effect of more taper.
    (This from Queen Stubborn, who sometimes does not achieve PPL's herself).

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    love the tank, and i agree with you regarding how it layers with the blazer.
    i like the pants as is, but would be interested in seeing them rolled slightly.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks all - I'll try rolling the pants when I get home from work and seeing about the length, and also if rolling will make them a wee bit more tapered.

    Shevia & Suz - I just bought this purse the other day from the hospital gift shop, of all places! Loved the bright cheery color paired with the simple shape. Not real leather but a fun piece for the summer.

  • Robidi replied 5 years ago

    Love this outfit...especially to gorgeous tank!

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    Love it! You look fantastic - and comfortable in your skin.

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Fabulous!  Love the EF pieces, and the watermelon heandbag seals it.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Love this, the asymmetry of the top, the bag, the sandals - all fab imo. I bow to the others on pants length :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    What do I think!!!! I think that outfit should be in my closet:)

    Love this so much. Beautiful proportions and I am good on the pant length.  I think our eyes are so atuned to a more tapered leg at the moment that it can be hard to see past that.  I actually spent some time on line the other night looking specifically at pant length and width at the bottom and I think these are more than fine.  It's just another way / style of wearing pants.  And you know the best bit Shannon??? I have the pieces to copy you *glee*, I just need to winterize it.

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    Love the watermelon bag as a punch to your drapey and dreamy pieces. I really like this style direction for you - so elegant!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Well hello there lovely lady! This is fabulous. You look soooo good in that top. With the heels and blazer it looks great for work; if you popped off the blazer and swapped to flats you'd have a super fab weekend kickin' it look. So fun. I don't mind the pant length with the heels, though I'd also be curious to see another roll up for comparison. With flats, it'd definitely need one more up or down. That purse is a serious find, now that is how to leave no retail stone unturned.

  • MsLuna replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, WOW! The outfit is so simple but the details! It's amazing! First off, the top: what catches my attention is the hemline. I like how it curves upwards on one side! Such an interesting take on the basic tunic! I've tried EF tunics on at The Bay and they feel like heaven. Now, seeing this on you, you are TOTALLY inspiring me to look into this brand.

    The pants also fit so well. Wow! From what I remember, you have apple tendencies too, right? Do the pants create a muffin top? Does the waistband dig?

    The jacket is divine and the proportions are great. Love the pop of watermelon too!

    So inspiring, Shannon! I'm loving where this new style shift is taking you!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Astrid - I love that you mention I look comfortable in my own skin. That's EXACTLY what I want. Thank you :)

    Deborah - it's actually in huge part because of your inspiring style that I began to think about and explore this drapey kind of look. So I thank you for that. And I do think you're quite right about how our eyes become accustomed to certain pant lengths and fits that we sometimes forget there are other options.

    Lyn - I'm finding it a lot of fun to explore this new style.

    Aida - I'm starting to look for more pieces that can do double duty for work and casual. It maximizes my budget and keeps my physical closet under control. I'm picturing the tank and pants with my Birks for casual wear. I think I would definitely need to roll the pants for flats.

    Katie - oh I don't just have apple tendencies. That's my primary body shape. And these pants are so fab for my mid section. The waistband hits me in just the right spot and no muffin top at all. Very, very comfy.

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I appreciate that you are all so supportive of me trying this new style direction. I'm having a blast!

  • MsLuna replied 5 years ago

    @Shannon: that's amazing! I'll need to give EF pants a try then! I'm not in the market for black pants but at least there's a brand I can try out!

  • Kat replied 5 years ago

    Holy hannah batman, this is an 11 out of 10!  So chic with interesting shapes.  I love it, especially the tank!  I agree that you own it.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! And sounds so comfy - great buys. What are those lovely shoes, btw?

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