WIW: Pushing my comfort zone - again! (ETA new pic added)

I can't believe I'm saying this, but not only have I made peace with my BF, I've totally embraced him! So for casual day at work today, I'm wearing my BFs with a dark purple tank and topped it with my Gap leather asymmetrical leather jacket that has these cool "flaps" in the front. For footwear, I'm wearing my Clarks taupe/olive lace up boots. Then for accessories I've added my vintage men's tribal belt, gold mesh cuff and my Grandmother's locket. For the finishing touch, I'm wearing my snakeskin handbag today.

Does this work? How are the proportions and all of the elements together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Gap
Tank: Gap
Jeans: Gap Sexy Boyfriend
Belt: thrifted
Boots: Clarks
Handbag: Elliott Lucca
Locket: heirloom

Update: I noticed from the pictures that the jeans were sitting a little too high. I've undone the belt a notch so that they are sitting much lower - thank goodness for pictures!

The last picture is one Kristin took for me quick at work with the pants sitting lower. Much better I think.

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  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Shannon I'm so glad that you have made peace with your BF! I think you have really made them work in with your wardrobe. This jacket is really stunning. Yes this totally works and I have no suggestions, it's perfect as is.

  • Krista replied 8 years ago

    Awesome look! Now I feel like changing my outfit........... :)

  • replied 8 years ago

    Love this, Shannon! It looks cool, comfortable, and is very you. I am so glad you worked through the BF issues, and are getting into your stride with them, I love the looks you have been coming up with.

  • April replied 8 years ago

    Wow -- I was impressed by your subject line and am even more impressed by the photo!

    What happens if you roll the jeans a bit higher, Shannon? Do the boots then start to look wrong? My one thought was that I wanted the roll to hit slightly closer to the knee, but I'm not sure what that would do for the boots (which I am coveting, BTW.)

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    Are you kidding me? I LOVE this combination! I'm glad to hear that you and BF are getting along well these days. You certainly look like a happy couple.

  • Glory replied 8 years ago

    Looks great - so glad you are rocking your BF. I totally love how you add the final picture in your posts!

  • ramya replied 8 years ago

    Love love love the Jacket!!!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Okay. WHEN did you buy that GAP jacket??? Look at at that TAUPE beauty!! I want one! Maybe I can ebay it if it's from last year.

    I love this on you! It's so easy, breezy, and gently subdued. This is a fab fall/winter formula for the BFs - a mid-height lace up boot, a T or top, a jacket. The jacket's details and your accessories really dress up the BF and make him work-worthy!

    Now why do I love that bag SO much on you and other and dislike it for me, I wonder? Hmmm. It's not just the colour (I ordered a different one). I actually love the colour of the bag I got. Angie says the little gold chain is not me, and I think she is right.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Wow, what an interesting juxtaposition -- you've got ladylike and cool and tough and tomboy all in one outfit -- I love it!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    April - I hear you about the rolling the jeans a bit shorter but I have found for my comfort level and to not shorten my leg line too much, I prefer them a wee bit longer. I hope it looks ok!

    Suz - I bought this jacket two years ago at Gap. It's lined and very soft leather and the asymmetrical draping parts in the front are fabric. They have it this year in suede and I've posted for you to have a peek at. As for the handbag, the chain handle is only the shoulder strap - what would you think if you took the shoulder strap off and carried it like a satchel, the way I do? Would you feel differently about it then?

    Thanks ladies!

  • Claudia replied 8 years ago

    Absolutely love the combination of the jacket, tank and handbag together here!

  • BethL replied 8 years ago

    I love this outfit. The jacket, tee, tank, and belt work so well together. Then, the way you took your more classic accessories and added them into the mix is just perfect. Totally fab.

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    I love this on you, Shannon! I'm glad you and the BF are getting along so well. :-)

  • Elly replied 8 years ago

    Looking Good-- your now tempting me BF jeans! Love the colors on you.

  • KikiG replied 8 years ago

    You look adorable, and what an amazingly flattering jacket! I'd be so tempted to see if it came in another color, that is how fab it is on you!

  • Carole replied 8 years ago

    Another fabulous outfit, loving up your jacket, the cool asymmetrical lines and beautiful shade of Suz' color! And your wardrobe still life is beautiful!

  • morethanbeige replied 8 years ago

    Fabulous, Shannon! So glad you're back with your BF (and I bet hubby doesn't mind a bit). I really love this combination with the jacket and boots. You look like you own this look.

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Fab in every way! Love this!

    And BTW, Shannon, I just called Nordstrom and they gave me a price adjustment on "our" bag because it's been further discounted since the NAS! If you haven't done so, hurry up and pick up the phone! I just needed my original order number and they credited the difference back to my account! Yay!!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Yeah, baby! I knew those jeans would love leather jackets. You look amazing - bring on more PDA with that BF!

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    There is nothing to doubt about this outfit at all - it looks FANTASTIC!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    *clapping hands*

    Thank you all sooooo much - I think I might be finally figuring out my BF - he's a complicated fellow!

    MaryK - thanks for the tip on the handbag. Will give them a dingle!

  • RedM replied 8 years ago

    You look fantastic. I love the necklace with the outfit.

  • rute replied 8 years ago

    I really love this outfit! well done!!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Glorious! I love the color combination! Yeah!

  • Sona replied 8 years ago

    you've conquered the BF: huge victory. love shot 4 with it sitting lower.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Your relationship with your BF cracks me up. What does hubby say?

    Love this outfit!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    About me personally: hubby says I'm neurotic.
    About the outfit this morning: sexy cool

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    He is a keeper :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Most definitely :)

    BTW can't get over how much lowering the BF jeans on the hips make my stomach area appear slimmer.

  • Ingunn replied 8 years ago

    You look absolutely fab in this outfit! The BF's are perfect for you, and the way you've styled it... I'm out of words. Sooo stylish and fresh!

  • san replied 8 years ago

    Really cute!

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    So fab! I love hearing about the ups and downs of your relationship. ;) I think this works super well because it's still got a touch of retro fab Shannon-ness.

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