WIW: Gold and animal

Today's outfit started with my espresso brown wide legged trousers (unfortunately they read as black in the photos but are brown IRL). I then added my gold metallic sweater, semi tucked with an animal print belt. I chose my brown booties for footwear (at least 8 years old) and went with my snakeskin clutch for my handbag to add another pattern. Jewelry is my rose gold/black watch and gold wedding band.

I went with my Quo lip gloss for a change today, which is a lovely soft reddish colour and a metallic day-time smokey eye. 

So what do you think? Does this work together and proportions ok? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Sweater and trousers: Esprit
Boots: Naturalizer
Clutch: Gift from sweet Sona
Watch: Fossil

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  • Mona replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, we are twins today. I am also wearing my gold top with brown straight let pants. I had to add my Danier jacket for warmth and a big chunky necklace.
    Love the metallic smoky eye!

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    You look so festive. Love the make up. I think i will copy you today and don a gold sweater.

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Your metallic gold sweater brings cheer to winter, as Angie wrote about in her post today. Your outfit also accomplishes Beth Ann's intention to dress with festive touches every day during the holiday season.

    Great outfit and nice makeup!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    First of all .. you have lovely skin!!  Care sharing your skin secrets?!!!  That lip color is gorgeous on you and the smoky eye very natural and perfect for day time wear.

    I love that gold sweater and the oversized clutch.  So the outfit is a total winner in my books!

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    The lipstick and smokey eyes are beautiful, pretty lady! And I love that gold metallic sweater. Are you planning on wearing it for the holidays? It's gorgeous, and will look fantastic in a holiday ensamble.

    I think you are a master at proportions, you always seem to get it right. I am still learning!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous flow on beautiful you!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I'm loving the festive but appropriate office look. The gold looks wonderful with dark brown. The animal clutch makes me smile.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    It's funny a few of you have mentioned the gold sweater being a good choice for festive occasions as today is the Christmas Tea at the hospital I work at. I wanted something a little sparkly but still office appropriate and this sweater fit the bill. That's also why I went with eye shadow which I don't normally wear during the day.

    Mona and donnat - let's hear it for gold sweaters!

    Neel - thank you for the lovely comment about my skin. I don't think I have any great secrets other than always making sure I wear sunscreen and moisturizer. I don't use any fancy products - I'm an Olay Regenerist girl.

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    Great outfit!  I like the gold and brown together.  I think brown is softer and a little more casual than black would have been. 

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    A modern Katherine Hepburn. You wear a bright lip with the best of them, beautifully elegant and chic Shannon. 

  • AviaMariah replied 6 years ago

    Festive!  I love how you explain your thought process in putting together an outfit.  :)

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Holiday wear!  Yeah!  And how clever, to look so festive without red, green, or the tinsel from the tree.  You look beautiful in these tones.  I love how you mixed metallic and animal print in an outfit that still stays low-key.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, I like how the brown and gold do kind of a tonal thing. That sweater is amazing!

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    I was thinking that would be nice for a holiday party, and then I read that you have one today. You look great!

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    Lovely! I like how the sweater brings out the gold tones in the snakeskin. 

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    Very nice. YLF.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Shazam!!! You look spectacular in this. WOW. I am fainting in my fuchsia crash helmet. I just love that golden sweater beyond belief and with the animal clutch, well, I am fanning myself. 

  • Vickie KY replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful outfit. I love the gold and brown with animal print. You always do such a great job styling.


  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    You are gorgeous - love the outfit & the make up :)

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago

    Very nice Shannon.  I really like the soft lipgloss.  I never noticed before but you have great eyebrows.  You must be one of the few from our vintage who didn't pluck them into submission in the 70s and 80s.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    You look beautiful.  The gold with the green in the bag is just a lovely combo.  This is sleek and elegant.

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Love this! The gold and brown together remind me of delicious dark chocolate in a fancy wrapper. The proportions look relaxed but elegant.

  • Jenava replied 6 years ago

    Killing it, as usual!  Loving that sweater...

  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    I'm a fan! You are on such a streak of fabulosity, Shannon!

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