WIW: Suit with cobalt

I have a Board meeting today - I like to wear my skirt suit for these occasions. On the weekend, I went and picked up a few tops and this drapey cobalt sleeveless number is one of them. I like how it adds softness to the suit. I'm always on the lookout for tops that will work well for layering under a variety of blazers and jackets, but also work well on their own when the heat hits (my personal heat and the weather - lol!).

To my outfit I added nude hose and my black pointy toe kitten heel pumps and my quilted cobalt/cream/black handbag. Gold wedding band and gold mesh bangle finish off the outfit.

I feel professional and well put together, but still comfortable and not stuffy. What do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Skirt suit: Nygard
Top: Smart Set
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Handbag: Danier Leather
Bangle: Michael Kors

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  • harmonica replied 6 years ago

    So pro and pulled together! Sharp and stylish - and that bag has your name written all over.

  • Runcarla replied 6 years ago

    Such a winning combination! I love when your colour block bag comes out to play. It is my all time favourite!

  • Raisin replied 6 years ago

    Very professional, but still very stylish.  The cobalt and blue combo is still a big hit for me!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    I love that kind of top for summer and it works perfectly with the suit here. Great outfit!

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    Professional and polished. Great look!

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Perfect for the occasion Shannon!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Cobalt is perfect when professional is called for -- it's vibrant and feminine, but still "works" and carries strength.

    You look fab this Monday morning.  I'm wearing cobalt too -- but it's gear. Off to sweat for reals..........

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    I think you look absolutely, completely, and perfectly stunning, Shannon! Yay for the cobalt. It feels like spring!!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Beth Ann is absolutely right about cobalt. I was thinking the same thing, but couldn't have articulated it so well. This is a WOW look, and the bag really "makes" it. You look fab, and I hope your meeting went well!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    What I love about cobalt is it works so well with both black and white - colors that are prominent in my wardrobe. And I see my new top was askew for the pic without the blazer - duh....trust me, it does sit properly.

    I tried on this sleeveless top with the faded BF jeans that Jeanne sent me (Jeanne jeans - lol!) and it looks lovely in a casual outfit too.

    Thanks for the lovely comments - will be heading into my meeting soon and now I'll be feeling a bit more confident thanks to you :)

  • KMRW replied 6 years ago

    Very professional but not drab. The cobalt gives that color it needs yet remains professional.

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    You had me at cobalt. Nice professional outfit.

  • Robidi replied 6 years ago

    Professional and pretty!

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