WIW: Navy, green & white leather

I got my Danier Leather white jacket back from alterations yesterday and couldn't wait to wear it. Now I will confess that when I tried it on in the store, I felt the sleeves were still too long and said so to the SA. She explained to me, however, that they always hem the sleeves a tiny bit on the long side because as the jacket breaks in and you get creases in the leather on the bend of your arm (inside of the elbow), these creases pull the sleeve up. If they shortened them to the exact length, you would end up with sleeves a good 1/2 - 1 inch too short. I'm trusting they know what they're talking about. 

Anyway, I still absolutely love the jacket and wanted to pair it with something that would really make it pop. Plus it's chilly this morning so no dress or skirt today. I'm wearing my simple navy work trousers and added my green voluminous tee with the tucking detail at the neckline. Over that is the white leather jacket and on my feet, the python booties to bring a bit more white to the outfit. My handbag is my Kelly green one which although doesn't photograph that way, is the exact same colour as my top.

And when I head out the door, on top of everything will be my navy trench and navy/white polka dot scarf.

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

Jacket: Danier Leather
Tee: ANA Petite (thrifted)
Pants: NJP Petite
Boots: Sam Edelman
Handbag: Cleo (thrifted)
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  • missvee replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic! The colours are wonderful. I think the sleeve length is perfect too.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago
    I love it even more reading that the trousers are navy - hard to see on my screen but I love navy with white and green. The jacket looks perfect - I love that the lining has polka dots.
  • replied 4 years ago

    Very nice Shannon! I think the sleeves are a perfect length.

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago
    Great combo, and thanx for sharing, I learned something again (sleeve hemming on leather coats:-))
  • pil replied 4 years ago

    The color combination in the title caught my eye - nice! You sure know how to put things together, Shannon.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago
  • Peri replied 4 years ago

    I love this. You look fantastic! This would be my look if I could!

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  • ramya replied 4 years ago
    I love the green and white together... Looks so spring-y
  • Sarah A replied 4 years ago
    Great colors (im wearing the same ones today...) and I love your new jacket!
  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago
    Love to see this in a smart casual outfit --- the drape of the top and the ease of pants work well with this amazing jacket!  And your bags?  Well, you have the perfect selection to choose from every morning (or that's how it seems to me).
  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago
    Thanks ladies - glad the sleeve length looks ok to your eyes :)

    Beth Ann - I have a handbag love affair (which my husband does NOT understand at all - lol!) and change my bag pretty much every day to go with my outfit. 
  • Thistle replied 4 years ago
    Gorgeous. Simply, utterly, and wonderfully gorgeous!! 
  • T-Rex replied 4 years ago
    Oh, yes. I mentioned on another thread how much I like navy, kelly, and white together. And I love that bag. I love bags with structure, *and* I love that color. Good job with the thrifting!
  • rae replied 4 years ago
    Squee! I debuted my Danier with emerald green, too. Soooo pretty! And I 100% agree with the SA - I hate when sleeve creases lift up the sleeve and make it too short. Totally a pet peeve of mine. I had my tailor do my trench sleeves on the long side for this reason, too. That company is so on it.
  • Eliza replied 4 years ago

    Such a happy look. Tell me that jacket isn't lined with polka dots- makes me smile and it all works so well on you. I am coveting a white leather jacket.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago
    Absolutely stunning, Shannon! I am so glad you got your white jacket!! 
  • Angie replied 4 years ago
    And the KILLER new jacket comes out to play :)

    You look fresh and beautiful, Shannon. Like a shamrock!
  • catgirl replied 4 years ago
    It's perfect!  And you look very trim, my dear!
  • Karie replied 4 years ago
    OMGoodness, I love that leather jacket - and the SE booties, oh, how I love the SE booties (I tried to order them a while back and they were all out of my size). Outfit perfection!
  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago
    Great outfit!  I love the jacket with the navy and green.  The polka dot scarf and navy trench sound perfect.
  • Ingunn replied 4 years ago
    I'm almost speechless. Is it lined in polka dots? As if it wasn't gorgeous enough already? I think the color combination is perfect for the jacket and the season, and you look stunning, Shannon. I'm so happy for you about this.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago
    Rae - that stores does indeed "know it's stuff"! I'm so glad your white jacket worked out too. Aren't we lucky?

    Angie - how sweet you are :) And I like being compared to a shamrock, given my Irish heritage.

    And yes...the jacket is lined with polka dots. How perfect is that?

    Thanks everyone.
  • Inge replied 4 years ago
    *Happy sigh*, I do love a happy ending, and this jacket was meant to be, Shannon. The people at Danier really do know what they are talking about, aren't they, the creases do pull up the sleeve a bit.

    The fit is perfect, the style is perfect, and it just looks totally amazing on you, Shannon. Beautiful outfit too! Also: I've been wearing my white leather jacket often, and have yet to find an item in my wardrobe that it doesn't work with. We have both got ourselves a real wardrobe workhorse, if you ask me;-)
  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Just fabulous! I love it all.

  • Diane G replied 4 years ago
    Love it. YLF!
  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago
    Fab ++++++++++++++
  • Sveta replied 4 years ago
    Isn't it amazing how a white leather jackets makes everything look better!
    I am so happy you did not settle for another color and got one (and me too for that matter)! Stunning colors on you, Shannon!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago
    Just wanted to say THANKS to everyone for helping me get to "my" white leather jacket - for making me realize that all the other leather jackets I tried on (can't even remember how many there were) were not the ONE. And keeping me focused on the fact that I really wanted white.

  • goldenpig replied 4 years ago
    AWESOME! The perfect white leather jacket! Love it with the navy and green!

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