WIW: Inspired by RunCarla

I may not have time these crazy days to comment on threads but I do pop in and have a look and was absolutely inspired by Carla's black/white/cognac outfit with pointy flats http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....and-cognac. I knew I had to find a way to copy the elements of this outfit.

I'm helping to facilitate in morning huddle today so will be reaching up and bending down to write on flip charts so no skirt like lovely Carla. I chose my black skinnies instead, added my black leather belt and instead of true white, chose my cream lace front tee as my light element. On top of that, I'm debuting my new cognac-caramel faux leather jacket. This is not a colour I would normally wear, especially near my face. But if I wear more flatting colours up top and add a bolder lipstick, I'm ok (at least I think I'm ok?).

For my pointy flats, I went with my pony hair/black leather pointy oxfords. Accessories include my black leather handbag, rose gold/black watch, gold wedding ring and black/white specs. A swipe of berry coloured lipstick finishes off the outfit.

So does this colour combination work for me? I've partially unzipped the sleeves and turned them up but I think I might zip them again and scrunch instead so my wrist (and my watch) shows). Would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions and critiques of this outfit.

Jacket: Lord & Taylor
Tee: Smart Set
Skinnies: Attitude by Jay Manuel
Belt & Handbag: Danier Leather
Shoes: Fluevog
Watch: Fossil (eBay)

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  • Neelie replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit!  That jacket looks so much like real leather, it's amazing !

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Love! The jacket color looks just fine on you - actually more than fine, the cream is perfect with it. Shoes are amazing too!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Super cute for more casual Friday, Shannon. I love the new jacket on you! 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Looks great - colour of the jacket with the softer cream t is perfect.  Your staff must wait with anticipation each morning to see what you'll be wearing next!  I know I would :)

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Looks great to me! I like the tie in of the animal print booties. I agree it would be nice to scrunch the sleeves to show your watch. Nice!

  • Alana in Canada replied 5 years ago

    Casual elegance at its best. The colour of the jacket is fine. Love the shoes!

  • Zibbets replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! What a great outfit for facilitating a meeting. You look polished, current, and comfortable. Swooning over your jacket and shoes and your lipstick is absolutely the perfect touch of color and shine. YLF!

  • Eliza replied 5 years ago

    Shannon- the hits just keep on coming, despite how busy you are these days. Love this outfit.  You rock those leather jackets!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Whoa - love!  Marking this to copy myself!

  • calmwave replied 5 years ago

    Super stylish.  Love it all but the shoes are a showstopper.  You are a major inspiration to me, Shannon.

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    I love how the shoes tie everything together. Nicely done.

  • thimblelina replied 5 years ago

    I think that color jacket looks terrific on you!

  • MsMaven replied 5 years ago

    I love this color combination and it looks especially great on you. Each item ties in so well, but it looks natural on you. 

  • Runcarla replied 5 years ago

    Just got some new black ponte trousers, so I'm going to have to copy cat this! :-)

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    Excellent combination, like like like!  Especially the cream and the fun shoes.  While I understand wanting to show off a watch, I would only do this if it was going to be comfortable and stay that way easily.

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    FABULOUS SHOES! I am totally copying. ( I don't have the shoes but I'll find a nice stand in ;-)) Love the color palette, love the proportions. Perfect!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Plonk on the shoes, Shannon! I couldn't see them in the small pictie when on the wall, but then, PLONK!!! I love the simple lines and the bold autumnal contrasts with the cognac jacket(Carla did it great, too!). It's such a rich color, I would like to insert in my wardrobe, but then, you can bet another purchasing haul will have to follow for mix-and match it, so...it's only a sigh for now:-(.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 5 years ago

    LOVE!  Shannon, you are always so freakin' cute, and so absolutely on-the-money with your outfits - you're a walking art gallery I want to visit again and again.

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