WIW: Snakeskin & Dots

A little bit of pattern mix felt right today - so I started out today's outfit with my polka dot Mother's Day blouse and paired it with my Gap lightweight black trousers. I'm ashamed to say I've only worn these trousers twice since I bought them. I then added my black Clarks sandals, silver/white circle bangle watch and silver ring, and my yellow/cobalt snakeskin clutch (pattern mixing with the polka dots).

What do you think? Does this combination work? How are the proportions to your eye? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blouse: Winner's
Trousers: Gap
Sandals: Clarks
Watch: thrifted
Ring: local jeweller
Handbag: Trouve

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  • Claudia replied 7 years ago

    LOVE! Really nice, Shannon.

  • jen replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous :) xxx

  • Sona replied 7 years ago

    I love how modern this is. Fab look!!

  • modgrl replied 7 years ago

    What a happy pattern mix! Isn't it amazing how snakeskin seems to go with everything?!

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Love this, Shannon! The proportions are fabulous to my eye.

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous. I love the proportions. You'll probably get more wear out of those trousers as we head into fall, don't you think?

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    Strong, graphic and simple.

  • Kirti replied 7 years ago

    I love this top so much, it looks spectacular on you :-)

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    Great proportions, great use of black and white accented by the snakeskin pouch. Nice, clean, modern! Plus, it looks easy (i.e. comfortable) to wear :-) What could be better?

  • Meredith1953 replied 7 years ago

    Such a lovely top on you, and it plays nicely with the black trousers! I love the black bangle and clutch too! You always do such a great job of accessorizing!

  • Meredith1953 replied 7 years ago

    I had to add, that the top is so versatile since it is dressy enough to go out on the town and still work appropriate!

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    I've never noticed before what a nice neck and shoulders you have. I think it is the uncluttered nature of the outfit that is doing it. The print of the blouse adds just the right amount of interest. (I had been imagining it with a scarf or a necklace and decided that no, it works better as is.)

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    Oh, yeah! JR is right about your neck and shoulders!

  • Tina replied 7 years ago

    Love it! Your smile is your best accessory but the purse and watch are pretty fab too;)

  • replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful Shannon, and you got a KILLER! Woot! Those black slacks are fab and you need to get them out a little more often, methinks. I love that blouse every time I see it on you. :)

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Love! You should wear those trousers more often!

  • Krista replied 7 years ago


    I love how you went with just the watch/ ring/ purse for accessories and left it at that. I'm a bit of an accessories hog, so it's good for me to see the power of simplicity. Thank you!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thanks ladies!

    Meredith - just to clarify that the bangle watch is actually silver chrome, not black. I realize the close up photo makes it looks dark.

    JR & Sara: thanks for the lovely compliment regarding my neck and shoulders. It's the one place on my body that doesn't have any extra fat (lol)!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    I love how simple this is - it really lets the prints do the talking! Super cool.

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    You look great! But hey -- ditch the shame! There will be plenty of chances to wear those fab black pants once the weather cools off!!

  • greenglove replied 7 years ago

    I think it all works, love the mix of pattern and texture!
    You nailed the proportions!

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    This may be one of my favorite looks on you! I'm loving snakeskin right now -- I might have to find another snakeskin item (I have one clutch and a pair of sandals, and I feel like maybe booties or something else might make an appearance in the fall).

    I love that ring too!

  • KathyL replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit! I love that blouse on you. Very classic, chic look!

  • Vicki replied 7 years ago

    Ohhhhhhhh, Shannon, I love that top! With the pants and your snakeskin, it's a fantastic look on you! LOVE it. ;)

  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago

    Classy! You are glowing.

  • Astrid replied 7 years ago

    This is wonderful! You look great, I love that top on you.

  • Victoria replied 7 years ago

    Awesome look and I LOVE the clutch!

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    I adore this top on you Shannon! And the proportions are great.

  • christy replied 7 years ago

    STUNNING!! This is an incredible outfit on you. In fact, I think it might be one of my absolute favorites of yours.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thank you all. This blouse was actually my first foray into the world of volume and I absolutely love it. This clutch is also turning out to be a favourite.

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