WIW: Navy & Green

Happy Monday everyone - if there is such a thing! (lol)

Today's outfit started with my wool blend blackwatch tartan trousers - definitely one of my favourite purchases for fall/winter. Last week I picked up a couple of drapey tees for layering, one in green specifically to wear with these trousers. I then topped the green tee with my navy Lanai blazer. I love the colour combination and fluidity in the outfit. For footwear I chose my black patent booties (another favourite purchase for the season) and went with my navy vintage handbag and a vintage gold bracelet for accessories. It makes me smile to wear a fairly modern outfit and then juxtapose that with a couple of vintage touches.

What do you think? does this all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

I also wanted to show you the fab gifts from my Secret Santa - a trio of beautiful and warm socks (in animal print and zebra print no less!) and this fantastic little mini emergency kit with sewing thread, lip balm, wipes, nail file, tampon, etc. You name it, it's tucked into this brilliant little package. Thank you so much my Secret Santa :)

I'm not sure how my participation is going to be on the forum over the next month with the frenzy of finishing up what I can in my present job and changing over to the new one. I hope it isn't bad forum etiquette to still post my outfits but not always be able to provide much in commentary on others' threads? And my sincere thanks to all of your wonderful wishes and congratulations on my new job thread in Off Topics. You are all WONDERFUL!!!

Blazer: Theory (eBay)
Tee: Gap
Trousers: Lord & Taylor
Boots: Ara
Handbag & bracelet: vintage shop

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  • replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit, Shannon. I really like the bright green of the T with the navy and plaid.

    Your Secret Santa chose perfectly!

  • El Cee replied 4 years ago

    First of all -- Congrats on the new job! You look great today, Shannon. The individual pieces of the outfit complement each other nicely without being "matchy-matchy". Those tartan trousers are lovely. Great socks! Secret Santa has good taste.

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Love the green sweater! Its perfect with the pants and the navy blazer. And cheers to toasty toes :). Your secret santa sure knows your animal instinct! That emergency kit is a very sensible gift :)

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Wonderful mix and great socks to (and for) boot!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Fabulous outfit! A 10 for me. That shade of green is gorgeous on you. That's a fun Secret Santa gift too.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Very nice as usual. Love that tee, is it long or short sleeved?

    Your Secret Santa gift sounds perfect

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Love those trousers, Shannon, and the green top adds a bit of energy near your face. 

    Those socks will work beautifully in this cold weather, and every girl needs to be prepared for emergencies!

    As for your participation, we all understand the ebbs and flows of life.  Do what works best for you.  If I have a particular Shannon question, there's always the option to PM.  Or I could show up for tea and cake.  On second thought, I'll wait til spring for that.  Maybe I'll show up for tea and cake at Mo's in Florida.

  • shedev replied 4 years ago

    Lovely outfit Shannon. Just participate where you can.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit, Shannon. You and Lanai = lovely. And how sweet of secret Santa! 

    Good luck getting yourself out and in of old job/ new job. Do what you need to do. 

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    That shade of green really pops the darks of the outfit and I love that!

  • Diane G replied 4 years ago

    I adore the colour of your sweater too! And those tartan trousers are fab. Gorgeous booties as well. And my Bilbo says hello to your Gain :) Even though we can only see a bit of him on your photo :)

    ETA, lovely Secret Santa gift!

  • Alexandra replied 4 years ago

    Great color combination! I love blackwatch plaid, you made it totally fabulous.

    Congratulations on your new job!

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    What a great look, love the green and navy and all of the little details.
    Yep, you have a busy few weeks ahead so just do what you need to do :)
    A great secret Santa pressie, cute socks and what a handy little kit.
    Perfect for your new job, prepared for any emergency :)

  • JulieJohn replied 4 years ago

    Wow, I love this! Green is my absolute favorite color, and this shade is dreamy on you. Would you call that emerald? It goes superbly with navy, yum yum.

    Super congrats on yer new job, I am so excited for you. Your new boss sounds like a very cool guy. He's in for a treat getting to know you, and a visual treat every day with your stylings.

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    I love this. Hope the change over goes smoothly, take care :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    A - the tee is short sleeved and has a bit of a hi-lo hem.

    Beth Ann - you will definitely want to wait until spring to pop in for cake and tea. We are currently sitting at -34 Celcius with a wind chill.

    Suz - I am soooooooo glad I bought and kept the Lanai jacket. I love it and always feel good when I'm wearing it.

    Diane - just wait until Bilbo starts to photo bomb your pics - it's too funny! Gain always thinks he goes with every outfit!

    Thanks for your lovely words ladies. Have I mentioned I adore these tartan trousers???

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