WIW: Something old, something new

I've been looking for a loose fitting tee with some sort of graphic print on it with white as the background colour to help me transition into spring/summer - something I could wear on its own with jeans (denim and white) or with pencil skirts and blazers for work. I found this lovely polyester blend tee last night at Laura Petite that fit the bill. I love its soft fabrication and drape and its slight nod to tie-dye. BTW I have never spent this much on a t-shirt but am learning that if it is "the one" for me, I will wear the heck out of it and therefore is worth the dollar amount.

I popped on the tee this morning and paired it with my Kut from the Kloth baby bootcut jeans. I always feel tall when I wear these jeans! On top of that, I've added a newly thrifted navy boyfriend blazer. I've been looking for a navy blazer since last summer for both dressy and casual wear and found this last night at Value Village. It's exactly what I was looking for, is a petite cut and fits perfectly. 

For footwear, I've got on my trusty Doc Marcies and it was time to bring out my green handbag (known as Kelly) for spring.

I like how this all works together - what do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: Ricki's (thrifted)
Tee: Laura Petite
Jeans: Kut from the Kloth
Boots: Doc Martens
Handbag: Cleo (thrifted)
Watch: Calvin Klein (thrifted)
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  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    Working backwards I love the green bag! The t-shirt looks great - will you wear it without a jacket when it is warmer? I think you are absolutely right to buy something you love than a bunch of cheaper and lesser substitutes. And great find with the jacket! Navy excellent!
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago
    Lovely.  That top doesn't look like a tee, it looks much "nicer" than a tee if you know what I mean.the navy blazer was quite a score...I'm on the look out for one as well.  
  • replied 6 years ago
    Love this -- I hit upon this as one of my spring uniforms too :) I love the graphic T with the blazer.
  • Krista replied 6 years ago
    Love this - so fab! I am living vicariously through you today as I had planned to wear something similar but a last minute important meeting at "The Board Office" has squashed that plan.  I don't have the guts to wear jeans in front of my Superintendent yet..... even if it is Friday! ;)

  • replied 6 years ago
    *Something borrowed and something blue* Well you do have a bit of blue on today:)
    Anyway, I digress! i like your thinking with regards to spending more on something you will wear the heck out of and as Deborah said that looks so much more than an ordinary tee. I really like this friday look on you and the colour scheme is lovely and spring-like, fab!
  • Raisin replied 6 years ago
    I love your new tee!  The colors are gorgeous.  Tees are getting pricey these days aren't they?  Seems like $50 for one is no big deal now, and many are up to $100!  But you picked a great one!  I love it with the jeans and blazer.  Perfect transition to Spring.
  • Astrid replied 6 years ago
    I LOVE this. I would wear it just like that myself. I love the bootcuts for a change, the fierce docs, the blazer over the 'spring' tee. And of course the color of your handbag, it's great. You look fab!
  • hedgiehog replied 6 years ago
    First, let me say I LOVE the bag. This is a really great outfit. I like your new tee, but to my eye it looks nicer than a tee. The navy blazer pulls it all together perfectly. Great way to start Spring. YLF!
  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago
    I love graphic tees under blazers!  The boots cuts and boots look great and I love the bright green bag. 
  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago
    I love how the t-shirt is modern and the bag and blazer adds structure. You look great! Please send your gorgeous bag to me when you are tired of it :)
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    *clapping hands*

    So glad you all like my new tee - it is a bit more special than just a regular tee, isn't it?

    Shevia - I will definitely be wearing it without a topper once the warm weather arrives. I can also see it over a pencil skirt for a de-bomshelling look, with any pair of jeans, with my white jeans, etc.

    Krista - don't you hate it when those last minute meetings squash your casual Friday look?

    Raisin - when I was paying for the tee, I kept thinking "I could buy 2 or 3 tees at another store for this price", but would I want to wear them as much?

    This green handbag is one of my best thrift scores ever - this will be the second spring/summer season I've used it and it's still going strong. Love the color and shape. Sorry Ingunn - you won't be getting it any time soon - lol!
  • Glory replied 6 years ago
    Like this tee so much I have investigated. The forum enables me way too much. I think it is perfect for work and weekends. You mention is was a bit pricey for a t but I think you will get lots of wear out of it which means it is worth several of the other t's. 
  • nancylee replied 6 years ago
    I really love this whole outfit, Shannon...and that printed tee is fabulous!  You always give me something new to consider..whether it's a new way to combine the pieces you already own, or trying a new trend.  Fab!
  • texstyle replied 6 years ago
    Very nice new tee - if I can even call it that.  I have been on the lookout for something similar too.  I think you scored with the navy blazer and the green accent of your bag makes it interesting and fresh for spring.  Love this outfit on you!
  • rae replied 6 years ago
    Gorgeous! I love how the printed tee works like a shell. And the navy blazer is perfect - looks like you have always owned it, if that makes sense. Like it totally fits into your wardrobe with no effort.
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    Wonderful new selections -- the tee and the jacket.  This look is great for denim Fridays at work.  It's relaxed and just a little playful, but also work ready and top of the line --- quality and fit.

    Now.  If we could just get out of the deep freeze!
  • Carole replied 6 years ago
    Fun and fantastic outfit, but that bag! good heavens how do you score such lovelies when thrifting?!?!?
  • MsMary replied 6 years ago
    Shannon, you rock a graphic tee like nobody's business!

    And that bag! I swear, I was reading your post and saying to myself, "If she thrifted that amazing green bag, I am going to burst with envy!!"

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago
    I find many graphic t's are very young looking but this one is really nice.  I love the colors and soft pattern.  I also like the green bag with the blue/green of the t.  Very nice all around.
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    You wear this look SO well! That's a fabulous tee and it's stunning under the black blazer. The blue and grey bits are picked up by the colours in your hair. Attractive :)
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Glory - so you gonna join me in my tee love?

    Beth Ann - yes please! Get us out of the deep freeze!

    Dianthus - I've looked at so many graphic tees that I wouldn't wear over the age of 16. Maybe it helped that this one was found in a "mature woman's" store - lol!

    MaryK - sorry to make you burst. It was pure dumb luck!

    Angie - thank you! Just to clarify, the blazer is actually navy not black. 

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. 
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    It virtually looks black :). Thumbs up all the way!
  • Sona replied 6 years ago
    love the tee witht his. fab, fab friday outfit!
  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago
    Gosh, this is awesome, Shannon! I think you are onto something with that fab graphic tee. Of course, you are making me wonder how much you spent on it --lol! Definitely more fun than a plain tee and it looks fab under the blazer. Glad to share my name with such a stylish handbag! (So glad she is not a Kellie or a Kelli!) 
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Perfectly cute and perfect for transitional spring! The colors in your tee are going to play really nicely with all of your spring and summer things.
  • Sveta replied 6 years ago
    I am not a fan of tees but this one looks lovely. You came up with a great outfit and I LOVE the Kelly bag!
  • Mo replied 6 years ago
    This is totally casual cool.  
    I hear you on finding a graphic tee that fits the bill.  Seems like it should be a breeze, but I'm on a several month hunt myself at this point. 
  • annaj replied 6 years ago
    I love your tee!! I can see you getting plenty of wear out of it - great colours, and a great print! Love the way you have styled it here too!

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