WIW: Tiered Dress with White Denim

This is my favourite outfit formula of all time - dress with jacket. I mean really - how much easier does it get???

I started with my black/white tiered dress, added my white denim jacket for the inside A/C, my trusty black Clarks sandals and my kelly green handbag for a pop of colour. For a secondary pop of colour, I've put on my MAC Brave Red lipstick.

How does this look to your eye? Proportions ok? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome. BTW - sorry for the blurry second shot - Gain was sniffing the camera and slightly nudging it.

Dress: Cleo Petite
Jacket: thrifted
Sandals: Clarks
Handbag: Cleo (thrifted)

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  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    Nice look Shannon. I like how you have added the green pop to the neutral outfit. I think I might wear my white denim jacket today too - now that you have reminded me I have one. :)

  • ramya replied 5 years ago

    rocking :) thumbs up

  • citygirldc replied 5 years ago

    Awesome dress. Love it. Want it. LOL!!

  • Debbie replied 5 years ago

    This looks so chic!

  • Parsley replied 5 years ago

    That formula really works for you, Shannon!
    Love the dress, love it with the jacket, love the dash of green.
    The whole outfit is spot on!

  • modgrl replied 5 years ago

    You look great!! Totally fab outfit that I would admire if I saw it on the street.

  • Gaylene replied 5 years ago

    This is probably one of my favorite outfits on you. Fabulous!

  • Jem replied 5 years ago

    Cute! You look really good with greys and blacks! The green purse is perfect with it!

  • clearlyclaire replied 5 years ago

    I'm sorry if I ever said you had enough dresses Shannon! You should have enough to wear one every single day, as this formula works SO well on you. Black and white is really, really good on you. And that bag is just the thing for a punch of color. You look fabulous!

  • Sunita replied 5 years ago

    Love it. You & Kari really know how to rock dresses! I'm taking copious notes...

  • JR replied 5 years ago

    And after seeing so many ladies on here rocking that very formula as well as you do, I will be looking to incorporate it into my look too. Denim jackets, here I come!

  • JulieJohn replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, you've done it again! Polished and unexpected.

    I've just learned from your kind tutelage that one pop of color is enough, no need to go all matchy-matchy if I just have one wonderful item like your lovely green bag. Rock on, dress mama!

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    SQUEEE!!! That dress is too FAB! You are the queen of the dress plus jacket formula!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Ah, that dress never fails to impress! I love this formula, too, and I hope you know you are a large part of my mission to add more dresses to my closet. Your collection is just wonderful, and everything snaps into place effortlessly.

  • Jonesy replied 5 years ago

    Fab! This formula works so well for you! The dress is gorgeous, and the white jacket adds that perfect crisp element.

  • krishnidoux replied 5 years ago

    Yes, like everybody, I agree: beautiful! And the punch of green is a fab idea.

  • Kiwichik replied 5 years ago

    Perfect formula. Love the dress and your red lippy is great.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Dianthus - did you wear your white jacket today too after all?

    Claire - I don't think you ever said I had enough dresses. And even if you had, I probably wouldn't listen to you anyway -lol!

    JR - you absolutely MUST get a cropped denim jacket! I'm amazed at how versatile they are.

    JulieJohn - I do enjoy having one pop of colour in an outfit, although I'm definitely not opposed to matchy-matchy from time to time.

    Rae - I'm flattered I've inspired you when it comes to getting dresses.

    Thanks Ramya, citygirldc, Debbie, Parsley, Rita, Gaylene, Jem, Sunita, AJ, Jonesy, krishnidoux and kiwichik!

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Perfection! This is so Angie!

  • Meredith1953 replied 5 years ago

    You look so lovely in the pretty dress and cute white denim jacket! I just love black and white together but the green purse really adds a nice touch of color!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago


    I love you in black and white :)

  • Kate replied 5 years ago

    Totally fab outfit, Shannon. Love it!

  • Amy replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, have I told you lately how much you rock? Probably, but I'll say it again. You ROCK! I love your playful spirit which shines through each of your outfits. This is classic Shannon.

  • Sveta replied 5 years ago

    Too bad my white denim jacket is in the wash - I would copy you shamelessly!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful ensemble, Shannon. I think the green bag really elevates this look!

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    So sleek, Shannon! You look sassy and stylish! Love the green bag :)

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Love #1, Love #2!! That bold red lip is awesome :D

  • RunnerChick replied 5 years ago

    What a mesmerizing print. The ensemble really works on you. This is an inspiration -- I'm seriously thinking (following Inge's suggestion) of subbing out my usual cardi with denim jackets for an edgier vibe. Thanks for showing me how it's done!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for your lovely words Kate, Amy, Sveta, Beth Ann, Kelly, Aida and Savitha!

    Aida - MAC Brave Red is my new favourite red lipstick.

    Savitha - I'm completely in love with denim jackets. I have three - medium wash, faded wash and white, and wear them instead of traditional blazers in the warmer months. You definitely need to add one to your wardrobe - they are incredibly versatile!

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