WIW: Floral & Denim

Needed a FFBO outfit today - feeling quite under the weather and busy day ahead. I popped on my favourite floral frock (how do you like THAT for alliteration???) and topped it with my faded cropped denim jacket. I like my lighter denim jacket with this dress to bring out the blue flowers and lighten the overall colour palette. For shoes, I need comfort so went with my neutral pointy toe kitten heel pumps. Grabbed my green handbag for more colour and spring attitude and away we go.

What do you think? Does it all work together? I wanted to wear my green Poetic Licence pumps but they just aren't as comfortable as they used to be. As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Denim jacket: thrifted
Dress: Cleo Petite
Shoes: Cole Haan
Handbag: Cleo (thrifted)
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  • replied 11 years ago

    You look great Shannon, I hope you are feeling better soon.

  • Mona replied 11 years ago
    Blues and greens all the way! FAB!
  • Suz replied 11 years ago
    You look crisp yet approachable, fresh, springlike, and ladylike. Perfect! 
  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    I love this dress! And I like how you are wearing it today. The shoes look good and they work but I kind off what some colour on your feet:). I'm sorry your PL shoes aren't comfy cause that are very fab shoes:)

  • Sveta replied 11 years ago
    I am wearing a similar outfit today - high five! So of course I am biased and think it looks great! :-)
  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    You look Springy and fresh today.  Hope you feel better as the day goes along!

    The jacket is "cheeky" as Angie says, and I'm loving the green bag!

  • replied 11 years ago

    Nice outfit, Shannon.  Hope you feel better fast in your favorite floral frock!

  • Liz A. replied 11 years ago

    Looking great!  That Cleo Petite store seems to really "get" your style.  Or you just do a great job being choosy when you shop there.

  • Thistle replied 11 years ago

    You look terrific. I hope you feel better soon!

  • texstyle replied 11 years ago

    A perfect FFBO for a spring day - it looks great and the green bag is a really nice addition.

  • pil replied 11 years ago

    What a beautiful, fresh floral pattern Shannon. What a nice shade of green.

  • Angie replied 11 years ago


    A Shannon signature that she wears like no other. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Deborah - I totally hear you about wanting some color on my feet. Strangely enough though I'm kind of digging the neutral look. I'm really worried my green pumps are too high now :(  LOVE those shoes.

    Sveta - thank goodness Angie showed us how to wear denim jackets and dresses. If you're like me, this is a look I wear to death during the spring and summer.

    Liz - I think it's a little bit of both. Cleo does carry a fair bit that works for my style and fits me well, although some of it definitely borders "old lady". So I have gotten more picky about what I buy there as a result.

    Thanks ladies :)

  • harmonica replied 11 years ago

    That dress is just gorgeous! I love how you paired it with green bag and faded denim. YLF

  • nancylee replied 11 years ago

    Perfect.  Like Angie said, this is a great signature look for you.  Isn't it great to have outfits you can count on?

    Shannon, I always love how you feature your accessories in the last photo (not to self:  must start doing this!)

  • kkards replied 11 years ago

    love this look! hope the day gets better.

  • amiable replied 11 years ago

    Terrific!  Love the dress, and love it even more with the jacket!

  • catgirl replied 11 years ago

    This is SO YOU in the best way!

    Can you wear a light denim jacket like that to work?  I'm just curious. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Nancylee - I started doing the end picture with my accessories as a way to show details that sometimes don't show up in the outfit pic. 

    Una - yes, believe it or not, we can wear a denim jacket to work if it is worn with a dress or skirt to keep the overall outfit work appropriate. We can't wear it with pants or jeans though.

    Thank you everyone. I am starting to feel a bit better and I'm sure it's because of YLF :)

  • ElleH replied 11 years ago

    Sorry you're not feeling well but you wouldn't know it. You look fab. Lovely Spring dress.

  • replied 11 years ago

    You have the best dress code at your job, Shannon. I could really work with that!

    I love this dress, and I have never ever seen you in a dress that looks old lady. And only you could use the words "pointy toe kitten heels" and "comfort" in the same sentence. Those are gorgeous shoes (they would be sitting shoes for me) and they do ah-mazing things for your legs. Not that your legs need any help, but you get my meaning. :D

  • Caro in Oz replied 11 years ago

    Y L FAB - you so rock a dress :)

  • Jaime replied 11 years ago

    Love it! Those shoes were a great purchase!

  • Karie replied 11 years ago

    Perfect! I love the green bag with your outfit.

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