WIW: New White Jeans (ETA 7 hour pics added)

Well the new white jeans are back from being hemmed and are ready to play! I've done a fairly typical pairing with navy - my vintage blazer and a navy/white striped tee. I'm wearing my Boutique 9 peep toes for a neutral shoe to help lengthen the leg line and am wearing my orange handbag again (love orange and navy together). My oversized gold watch is all I have on for jewelry.

Does this combination work? Proportions ok? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: vintage
Tee: Liz Claiborne (thrifted)
Jeans: Jeanne Bekker (Canadian designer)
Shoes: Boutique 9
Watch: thrifted
Handbag: Danier Leather (thrifted)

ETA: I've now been sitting for a full 7 hours (financial planning day in the office so not moving from my desk) and thought it might be interesting to check the status of these jeans after that amount of time (i.e. wrinkling and butt stretching). So Kristin and I giggled away as she took these two shots beind my office door. I think the jeans are holding up incredibly well and I couldn't be more pleased - BTW sorry for the close up of my butt!

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  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    A chic classic look but added punch in the shoes & bag.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    What a great jacket - it looks smashing with the white jeans. The only quibble I have is with the shoes I am not sure why, but I sort of want another color shoe. A small point regarding a great look.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    I love this! Tasteful, elegant but still "cool" and contemporary. I do agree with Shevia tho that I also feel a different shoe would add something. I love the Boutique 9's, however I'm wanting to see a colored shoe here. Doesn't have to match the bag. And take it for what it's worth, as it's just an opinion because this outfit still looks totally fab.

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    You look lovely! This is such a classic look but you still imbue it with your personality. The oxfords and the bag add a bit of edge and unexpected fun. I love navy and white together as you know, but now I want to find a navy jacket!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Ooolala, so French and crunchy crisp. The jeans look perfect and you've updated the classic blazer with color, booties annd sleeve scrunching.

  • marianna replied 6 years ago

    Nice! Those jeans are a perfect fit. You look wonderful.

  • celia replied 6 years ago

    Here are the white jeans :)
    This does work beautifully, in fact I am ready to copycat you ASAP.
    I also love navy and orange.It makes the whole pairing very fresh to me.

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    very cool, crisp and classic Parisian chic. I like the v neck on the t makes it look like a vest!

  • Aunty replied 6 years ago

    Ooooh I like!!!
    THe v neck and the line of the jacket are amazing on you. I love the orange bag with it, a fantastic change from the usual red.
    Chic to the max :)

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    I think it totally works! I actually prefer these shoes to colored ones, this way the bag can shine and you get a longer leg line.

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    I love everything about this outfit and how it came together for you. I think you could even wear these with higher shoes.

  • citygirldc replied 6 years ago

    Love everything about this outfit. You look great.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I will definitely try different shoe options and see what other ones will work as well.

  • replied 6 years ago

    That's a great striped T! I can't tell if it's black and white or just a darker (than the blazer) navy and white, but either way, I like the way it looks like you've thrown caution to the winds and worn them together! It adds a bit of chic interest, IMO. This is a great jumping off point for your new white jeans. You'll soon see that you can wear them with everything!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    I love this! The v-neck tee with blazer strikes me as a little bit menswearish, too, which you know I like. :)

  • L'Abeille replied 6 years ago

    Shannon I love this outfit. And not just because I'm always up for the nautical look.

    This is the most leg-lengthening look I have ever seen you in. And it's not just the heels, because it comes across even in the thumbnail. I think it has something to do with the 2 tiered effect of the tops: the longer, darker blazer layer over the white visually narrows your hips and lengthens your legs.

    Funny, because my eye has finally gotten used to the short-jacket-over-long-top proportion. And here is the evidence for why the reverse has always been a classic: it's so flattering!

  • Makrame replied 6 years ago

    You look great! Thanks to the inspiration from you and Celia, I am looking forward to pairing the Boutique 9 shoes with my white jeans but I for now I am staying away from open-toe shoes for safety reasons. That jacket is wonderful - rich, deep blue color.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Claire - the blue in the tee is a darker navy than the jacket.

    L'Abeille - interesting that this is leg lengthening. I was sure that white would cause my legs to look even shorter than they are. I've always had a fondness for longer jackets even though at my height, they are not always the best for me. Thanks for the feedback!

    Thanks Rae and Makrame!

  • cjh replied 6 years ago

    Your orange flats (you have some, right?) might look too matchy, but don't you have some green shoes? Just an idea...

    LOVE the white jeans and you look great in them!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    My type of simple and crisp look. Pinning it!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    OMG, your 7 hour update is too cute!

  • Sylvie replied 6 years ago

    Love the update! That is one fab pair of jeans. I wish mine held up that well after 7 hours of sitting.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Awwww shucks....thanks Angie!

    Rae - glad you thought the update was cute and not completely repulsive!

    Sylvie - yes, must say I'm pleased with the end of the day results.

  • celia replied 6 years ago

    Lol, nice checking your.... 7 h pictures.still giggling.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Very nicely styled! Treat those white jeans like any other denim, they'll go with a LOT :)

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