WIW: For the last day

Anyone who works in healthcare knows there isn't really any "down time" but at least after working today, I will be off until Monday - whoo hoo!!!

Today's outfit was born out of necessity. We're having a wee lunch today for our office and will need to walk about 5 blocks to the restaurant…in the slushy snow. So I knew I wanted to wear knee high boots to keep the slush from splashing up on the back of my pant legs and that I would want something I could walk briskly in, stay warm and have good grip on the slush. So first item chosen was my cognac knee high boots - warm, incredibly comfy, good grip for walking.

So based on the boots, I decided to go with an old favourite colour combo of mine - black and cognac. I grabbed my slim fit ponte knit pants and tucked them into the boots. Then I popped on a white cami and added my cream animal print mixed media drapey tee. On top of that, I've got on my black suit blazer with scrunched sleeves. 

I added my two-tone cognac leather handbag to bookend the boots, my rose gold/black watch and red specs for accessories.

I really like how this outfit ended up looking a little bit corporate mixed with a little bit of an equestrian vibe. What do you think? Does it all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: Nygard
Tee: Lord & Taylor Petite
Trousers: NYDJ
Boots: Hush Puppies
Handbag: Fossil
Watch: Fossil

I wish each and every one of you Happy Holidays and hope you have time to relax, enjoy time with friends and family, and of course, some tasty goodies :)

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  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    Perfect for a lunch day.  It has pattern, cohesion, great fit and fab accessories.  ENjoy your lunch.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I love black and cognac together, so modern and fresh. The animal print tee plays perfectly with this outfit. Happy Holidays!

  • PalmFronds replied 5 years ago

    Love the mix of colors, texture and pattern. It does read urban equestrian, love it!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Also a big fan of the cognac with the black - looks fab! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc!

  • replied 5 years ago

    I love cognac and black too - and throw in an animal print too ?  Well, pretty darn perfect for the last day at work. Casual , yet you can be all business when you need to. Enjoy lunch, and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • kimlee replied 5 years ago

    I absolutely adore this look! I love the mix of colors, the relaxed feel of the tee, and the polished suit jacket. I am so copying this outfit!

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit!  I love how the bag and boots go so well together.  I should try wearing my cognac boots with black pants.  For some reason, it's never occurred to me. 

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I like how cognac serves as a color rather than a neutral in this outfit. The black and white tee brightens your face. Have fun.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    Black and cognac are lovely together!  Yay to being off for a few days, enjoy!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies! Black and cognac used to be a favorite color combination and then I got away from it for a while. I'm glad it has found its way back to me but hopefully in an updated fashion.

    And yay for being uber comfortable too - it has turned out to be an extremely busy morning at work due to a wee bit of crisis so have been physically doing a bit of running from one clinical unit to another. When my feet are happy, ALL of Shannon is happy :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, great outfit. I l,I've cognac on you. Hope lunch went well and wishing you and your lovely men a wonderful holiday season.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Beautifully done.  Love the combo of rich cognac against high-contrast b/w.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Ooh, I like how the cognac and cream warm up the black outfit. And I love that your bag coordinates with the boots, while not being an exact matched set. You look so chic. I often dress from the feet up, too, so I appreciated hearing your thought process. Have a wonderful long weekend off!

  • O replied 5 years ago

    I love the combination and how the top binds it all. It would not work without the bag, but to my eye the specs are the unexpected bookend to your boots.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    Wonderful outfit Shannon.
    Have a great few days off!

    Oh, and wanted to tell you that based on your glowing reports, I thought I'd try the nydj suede front leggings, esp when they were on major sale. They arrived today.... Holy cow comfortable!! But definitely leggings on me, not pants. :). I will be keeping them.

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    Love the touches of cognac here!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Perfect outfit for that slushy day, hope it was fun! That animal top is not "just a common one", as it has those brown shades bookending the cognac from your leather ware! Veryvery sophisticated:-)

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