WIW: The Blues

I'm wearing a total of 4 different shades of blue today! I started off with my navy eyelet Anne Klein dress (I think my favourite of all my dresses), popped over top with my faded denim jacket, added my cobalt KS pumps and a touch of turquoise in my cuff. I'm also debuting my new leather yellow faux snakeskin with cobalt blue zipper clutch - LOVE IT!

So can you wear too many blues? How are the proportions in this outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Dress: Anne Klein (consignment)
Jacket: thrifted (no label)
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Trouve (Nordstrom)
Cuff: thrifted

Note that Gain is much more interested in the box that the clutch came in than the clutch itself...

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  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    This is smashing, all as it is!!! and of course you cannot wear too much of a blue shades:-) love the kitty and the new clutch! doubble win!

  • replied 7 years ago

    All those tone on tone blues look fab IMO. You look lovely, what a great clutch.
    As for Gain all I can say is ahhhhh so cute!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    In this instance definitely not too many blues:). This is totally fab! This silhouette is just lovely. It's feminine, the dress has a hint of retro, the shoes and clutch are so lady like and the cropped jacket is perfect. I love it!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    Very nice Shannon. I don't think you can have too many shades of blue and the bit of yellow is very nice with the outfit. Those shoes look fab too.

  • deedee1221 replied 7 years ago

    u look nice...i love the clutch and shoes!

  • Meredith1953 replied 7 years ago

    You look mahvelous! I love all the shades of blue and the hit of pop that the new clutch provides. That is a very pretty dress on you and I love it with that denim jacket!

  • marianna replied 7 years ago

    A perfect outfit! I love everything about it.

  • ruthe replied 7 years ago

    Good morning. You look so lovely, so happy and sooo put together. I think different shades of one color gives a subtle look without overpowering. Those laughing eyes, lovely smile and great hair all combine to make you look fantastic. And there's Gain looking like my Kramer. They do like those boxes and sacks, don't they?

  • replied 7 years ago

    Psst! I think you might possibly get a "Killer" rating today from you-know-who! (or you should) :) You look gorgeous in this ensemble. Love everything about it!

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    there is no such thing as too many shades of blue, imo.
    Your outfit is wonderful as always and I am so envious of your eyelet dress.
    Your cat is super cute.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    One of my faves *ever*.

    Hi Gain!

  • AndiB replied 7 years ago

    This is the best outfit I've ever seen you post! Perfection!

  • Jonesy replied 7 years ago

    Agree with Angie and others: you look truly smashing in these colors, this silhouette, everything. And the accessories are brilliant! Cute kitty, it goes without saying :).

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I'm changing my rating:

    KILLER to the power of KILLER

    These are Jonesy's colours :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    *fanning myself from K-to-K rating*

  • Ginny replied 7 years ago

    I second Angie, I love all the mix of blues!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Oooooh, the zipper with the shoooooes! Killing me! I don't think you can do too many blues at all - the more you add, the more "tonal" the outfit. :)

    *virtual chin scratch* to Gain.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    I think it looks fab, multi blues especially! To me the dress is the "primary blue", and the shoes/purse zip are "accent blues" and very close in shade right?. The denim is neutral, and just happens to also be blue but to me it doesn't really read as an additional blue if that makes sense. And of course the yellow is another accent, but non-blue :)

    /rubs Gain's tummy!

  • Astrid replied 7 years ago

    I LOVE it! You look awesome - love how the zipper matches the shoes. Now I really want an eyelet dress...

  • christieanne replied 7 years ago

    Devilish twinkle in your eye with blue dress on! I love that song. This is perfection Shannon - simple concept, a little retro, updated accessories and jacket. And Gain is looking pretty happy with his new box :)

    The other day our youngest cat (mid size) tried to climb inside an empty corn flakes box - they do love their boxes.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Well clearly this Anne Klein dress was worth every penny of the $25 I paid for it in the consignment store!

    Thank you all so much for your lovely feedback.

    And Gain says thank you ("meow") for the scritches and scratches. He also loves belly rubs in case anyone wants to know. He says "hi" to Hank, fellow YLF feline member! And also wants to give a shout out to Kramer, fellow box lover.

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  • Inge replied 7 years ago

    A vision in blue!! I LOVE this, Shannon! (*waving* to our cobalt pumps, and to Gain, of course.)

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful, Shannon. What a beautiful and versatile dress to anchor the outfit!

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    This is all kinds of awesome!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Too many blues? Only if you can't stand K ratings!

    Gain obviously knows a good thing when he sees it.

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    SQUEEE!! This outfit is so FAB, TS! Retro dress, trendy accessories, and the classic denim jacket all add up to a wowie zowie outfit! Luv it!

  • jen replied 7 years ago

    This outfit is just so pretty!!!!!

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