WIW: Polka dots, stripes & vintage

Ugggg....Monday morning...I'm covering for a lady this week that's on vacation and her boss is a BEAR to work for, so I decided I need to dress STRONG this week.

Today's offering started with my black BR sheath dress. I've topped it with a graphic black/white striped knit blazer. I then added a touch of dark red at the waist with a belt, polka dot tights for pattern mixing and my Doc Marcie boots 'cause they make me feel fierce. My handbag is my vintage Cartier as it pulls out the dark red of the belt. Gold wedding ring and watch and a swipe of dark red lipstick and away I go.

What do you think? Good outfit to start off a tough week? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Ambition (Winner's)
Dress: Banana Republic
Belt: Danier Leather (thrifted)
Tights: Hue (my absolute favourite brand of tights and hose)
Boots: Doc Martens
Handbag: Cartier (vintage)

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  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Love the stripe jacket plus polkadots. And that bag is stunning. I wouldn't mess with you!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Shannon you look like you mean business and you know what you are doing. The boss better not mess with you today:). This is a totally fab outfit. It is strong and distinctive and extremely stylish. Have a great week.

  • replied 7 years ago

    You look strong, confident and amazing! Hope this week is good to you!

  • Astrid replied 7 years ago

    You look amazing and the boots are fierce! Love the dots and stripes together. I hope you have a good week all the same. :)

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Oh stripes and polka dots are so fab! I love the blazer, and you make me want to get a nice, simple dress now.

  • carolbee replied 7 years ago

    Oooh, I am soooo loving that blazer with the black dress. YLF.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Don't-mess-with-me-Shannon reporting for work. I hope that your week goes well.

  • Mellllls replied 7 years ago

    stunning and fierce! you look amazin!!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Love the pops of red. Great polka dot tights too. A fab fierce look :)

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I love the polka dot tights and the striped blazer together. You look great! I hope your week turns out better than you're expecting.

  • citygirldc replied 7 years ago

    That is one cool outfit. I may have to borrow this look since I have my Doc Marcie's too. I just recently found a purple and black striped jacket which I may have to figure out how to wear.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Go get 'em Shannon. You look fab!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    You look great, Shannon. No nonsense (yet with sense of humour to spare!) You show them who is really boss!!

  • Freckles replied 7 years ago

    Love ths outfit on you Shannon. My love of stripes, which I can`t wear, comes out full force with this jacket worn in such a statement way.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    The perfect Urban Lady Prince outfit! And the perfect armour for a tough week.

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    How adorable. You look scrumptious and sassy. I can't take how cute you look!!!!!

    (edit after actually reading your post--but cute as in KICK-BUTT DON'T MESS WITH ME CUTE)

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    You look great! And powerful. And like you mean business! I hope this week is better than you expect!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    The stripes with polka dots are KILLING it. You look strong and beautiful!

  • qfbrenda replied 7 years ago

    Love it! Black and white is one of my most favorite color combos. And gorgeous bag! I love the boots too.

  • abc replied 7 years ago

    LOVE the stripe / dot mix! YLF! Have a great day and feel wonderful, you look it!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Love this stylish, strong but still sassy = Shannon.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Great mix of ladylike and fierce, here. Go get 'em!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Lovesit. Very strong - Sexy Urban Warrior Mime!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Well I survived my day ladies and I felt great in this outfit doing it!

    I really do think dressing confidently can help you FEEL confident.

    Rae - Sexy Urban Warrior Mime - LOVE IT - lol!

    Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!

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