WIW: Spreading the love

Nine times out of ten these days, when I wear jeans, I reach for my TR Cameron's. I'm so in love with those jeans it's crazy! But today I decided to spread the love a little and grab an old pair. 

A year or so ago, Angie had done an outfit spread with Canyon River Blues slouchy skinnies from Sears. I fell for those jeans and promptly bought them in three sizes since I didn't really know which ones would fit. The smaller pair didn't do up, middle pair was a snugger fit and fit like regular jeans and the larger pair slouched nicely and were the ones I wore for a bit. Then I shrunk a little and moved down to the middle pair. I had never returned any of them since the price was so reasonable and the shipping cheap. Well the middle and larger size are gone now since they ended up being much too big and today I'm wearing the smallest of the sizes (whoo hoo!) I'm not entirely sure the whiskering at the front is the most flattering but I don't mind - I really like the jeans and with the flat pockets (unlike the Cameron's), they give a bit of a sleeker slim BF silhouette. Plus I like the more indigo colour for a change.

I've paired the jeans with a colour block winter white and black knit that I bought in August waiting for the cold weather. It is a lovely weight with decent slouch so have semi-tucked and added a red leather belt. To bookend the belt, I'm wearing my red booties (back in a heel - yay!). I've added my black leather handbag, black/white oversized watch and silver wedding band.

When I head out the door, I'll be wearing my fauxberry scarf (look MaryK - I have one too!) and cranberry coat. 

What do you think? Are these jeans working? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Sweater: Cleo Petite
Jeans: Canyon River Blues
Belt and handbag: Danier Leather
Boots: Sam Edelman
Coat: Anne Klein
Scarf: thrifted

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  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    I love your new sweater! I love the entire outfit actually. And congratulations about shrinking out of the L and M - hats off!

  • catherine replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, you really know how to put everything together.  Those jeans look great.  The red/maroon accents, including your lips, are perfect.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Yes, this works. Congratulations on working your way through three pairs!

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    Nice. The jeans look good.

  • Alexandra replied 6 years ago

    I love, love, love #4! The jeans look okay to me but the whiskers sort of call attention to themselves, which may or may not be what you want.

  • Parsley replied 6 years ago

    You're looking good in your black and white with red accents, Shannon, and doesn't it feel good to get into something that you previously couldn't wear?
    adore that red coat on you!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous! Love the new sweater, and congratulations on that change in sizes! Whoo hoot! 

    The coat is fabulous and will be such a happy piece for winter. 

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    Congrats on your weight loss! The same garment in different sizes really puts things in perspective, you did the right thing keeping them all.
    Those jeans are nice.
    You look great and ready to tackle the casual Friday.

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Another fab outfit Shannon!  And congrats on shrinking through TWO sizes!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love this! The clean silhouette is lovely and the little punches of red when not wearing your coat are fab. Then the coat adds more red and winter cheer. And well done for getting down to the smallest pair of jeans :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Hmmmm...in looking at these pics the whiskering on these jeans is very obvious, isn't it? It kind of gives me "poochy crotch"! It doesn't seem that obvious IRL but sure shows up in the pictures. 

    I have decided this early into the season that this cranberry coat is my Purchase of Winter 2013. It is warm, comfortable, soft, love the color and adore the fit. So glad I bought it :)

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    I adore that sweater! You look terrific in the jeans. The pops of red are a nice touch and that delicious coat is the cherry on top. Congrats on fitting into those jeans - going down 2 sizes is no small feat!

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    Congratualtions on being on your third pair!! 

    You look terrific.

  • Carole replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Shannon, you look fantastic! I guess it was a good thing to keep all three pairs and how rewarding that you are now in the smallest pair.

  • Marmee replied 6 years ago

    Weren't you smart to keep all three pairs!  Great outfit, and I love the red belt peeking out.

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    Black and white sweater? Yes please! And I love it paired with the pops of red. That coat is gorgeous on you so I understand why it is a favorite of your purchases. Congrats on getting into the smallest sized jeans!!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    I love the jeans! Whiskers are cool! I have to agree that the coat is the purchase of the season! Love it! YLF!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Nothing more primal than the jeans test for weight loss!  You're looking healthy and happy! 

    I'm not a big fan of whiskering or blingy pockets, but I saw these in the store, and I loved the weight and drape of the denim --- they look and feel like premium denim.  For that reason, and the fact that the whiskering isn't exaggerated, I think these jeans are fab.  Love the red booty (maybe I'll copy that) and the colorblocked sweater, too!

    And the red coat will be so perfect for a long winter!

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Black, white, and red is a favorite color combo of mine. I love it here paired with your jeans. And congrats on the shrinkage!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Hah. How handy was having all those jeans sizes on hand. I love it. And I love this semi-super-hero outfit. You rock. xo

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    Me loveth. really digging this. I have been in a style rut recently and not much seems to cheer me or inspire me but I just love how svelte you look and all the accessories that turn this outfit up a notch to top notch! in my eyes.Thank you for the inspiration!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Looks amazing!  And congrats on reaching new sizes!

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    Very nice, Shannon!  This outfit is graphic, casual and cool.  These look fantastic on.  The whiskering may not be in the textbook of figure flattery, but it adds interest and looks super cool.  (And may I say that you are looking very svelte!)

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Looking good TS. Love the coat - that red is fab.

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    I like this a lot! The whispering doesn't bother me. Enjoy the heck out of those jeans :)

  • Jules replied 6 years ago

    Ahhhh your WIWs are a particular favourite, not just for your amazing style but Canadian content! FTW! (That's the red wine talking!)
    Have been wanting some winter (ie/ full length and medium wash) BF jeans, will have to see if Sears still has these.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    A great outfit but I really love #4 with your beautiful coat and booties.

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    I love this story!  These jeans even look big on you.  Good job Shannon.

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