WIW: Trying to be cheery

Still missing Gain like crazy and the house doesn't seem the same. So I made a conscious decision to dress in cheery colours to help me feel better.

Today's outfit started with my cobalt blue pencil skirt. I added a multi coloured tank in an abstract pattern and then topped that with my white denim jacket, with scrunched sleeves. For footwear, I went with my comfy bone/silver sandal shoes and for my handbag, am debuting my new coral/watermelon coloured satchel. I actually bought this yesterday from the hospital gift shop - it was in the window and the colour just spoke to me. For non leather, the quality is quite excellent. It's a fun piece to add for the summer. For accessories, I chose my purple/clear specs and my silver/taupe wrap watch.

It actually does help to dress in happy colours. There is nothing new or cutting edge in this outfit - does it still look current? What do you think? Does it all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Brody Jeans (thrifted)
Tank & skirt: Cleo Petite
Shoes: Fugitive
Watch: Fossil

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • replied 5 years ago

    It looks happy and bright. Good armour when dealing with sadness. Hope your day goes as well as you look.

  • Windchime replied 5 years ago

    I'm so sorry about your kitty. The house does indeed feel empty and lonely when a beloved pet dies.

    Your attempt to look cheery was a great success. Cobalt is gorgeous on you, and I love the floral shirt and white jacket. I have a similar white denim jacket and feel kind of uplifted every time I slip it on.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I think Im missing Gain too.  You look lovely and the colours are a great idea for when we feel a bit down.  I think this is still a very current look and that cobalt skirt always looks amazing.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    It works beautifully imo :) 

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    You look cheery for sure. Sorry about Gain Shannon - hope your bright colors help cheer you up.

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    Your color scheme is bright and happy, and you look great. I'm sorry about Gain.

  • Mochi replied 5 years ago

    Your look is fun and punchy. Sorry you're understandably feeling low. 

  • leopardluxe replied 5 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. I know how incredibly painful it is to lose a beloved pet. Your outfit looks very cheery and bright. The perfect foil for when one is feeling down :-)

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    I just read your other post on Gain. I am so sorry for your loss Shannon. I will miss his adorable face in your WIWs.

    Your outfit is perfectly beautiful to cheer you up. Happy colors always make me feel happy too. x

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, you definitely look bright and cheery. I'm so sorry you're feeling low, and I don't wonder a bit about it. 

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    You definitely look cheery.  It's hard to put on fun colours when you're feeling blah, don't you find?  I also just read your post about Gain, so sorry. 

    How is your foot?

  • Meredith replied 5 years ago

    It's a beautiful outfit.  So sorry about the loss of your furry friend.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    The pop of orange is quite a fresh choice, and the shoes are so flattering on you, and quite current, with the color and the ankle strap.  This isn't the same "urban modern" of your EF dress, perhaps, but it certainly looks right for 2014.

    I hope you find little comforts throughout your day, Shannon.

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    Oh, I'm sorry to hear about Gain. The outfit does work beautifully all together. When the saints come marching in, yes?

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Good idea to add bright cheery colours to help you through your day. You look great! Love how the bag picks up the colours in your top.

    So sorry for your loss :(

  • Angie replied 5 years ago


    (((HUGS))). The family needs time. And you look beautiful no matter what. xo

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Yes, cheery for sure. You look fab, Shannon!

  • JG replied 5 years ago

    So sorry for you. You look great. Hope the colors are having the mood - lifting effect to get you through a rough day.

  • Parsley replied 5 years ago

    You look very cheery and perfect for spring.
    But I know that underneath it all you are grieving for your dear kitty. I'm so sorry!

  • rute replied 5 years ago

    you look amazings!

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    You look like summer. Hope the outfit is cheering you up a little.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Oh no, this is the first time I am hearing of your loss.  This is so hard!  I'll be thinking of you all day.

    On to the outfit -- this is crisp, pretty and to me, very Angie!  So of course I think it's chic.  I don't think it's dated at all.  The pieces (denim jacket, pencil skirt) are classics but the fit and proportions look modern, with the top peeking underneath.  And the shoes are very on trend and flattering.  I love those shoes!!!

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Oh Shannon, I almost missed your post about Gain. Such awful news-((( It is just so extremely tough and sad to have to say goodbye to a beloved pet-(((

    Your outfit today is beautiful. I love this skirt on you, and the bright coloured top and fab bag work wonderfully with it. The crisp white denim jacket is the perfect touch for Spring.

    Hang in there sweet lady!

  • neonginger replied 5 years ago

    I'm very sorry that you lost your kitty. Your outfit looks bright and cheery! I think it looks great on you and doesn't look dated at all.

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    First off, more hugs to you!! I totally agree on how wearing cheerful clothing really does help. The outfit looks perfectly current, especially with those cool shoes. And I love all the bits of orange this outfit has, not sure if it was on purpose but it is sweet :)

  • MsLuna replied 5 years ago

    You look lovely, Shannon! I love the shirt/blouse colours and how you picked up the cobalt and white from it. The watermelon satchel is adorable. This is a great way to liven things up in an otherwise sad day! Sending you more hugs!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thank you all so much. You are all such warm and caring people and I truly appreciate it ;)

    And you know what? Cheery colours really do help today and a few people commented on how nice I looked in bright colours. I didn't feel cutting edge but I still felt stylish and well put together.

    And then I came home to find that Dusty Bottom has done really well today on his own and greeted me with furry little kisses. I think we're all going to be ok :)

  • Aubergine replied 5 years ago

    Oh, so sorry to hear that.

    I love the outfit. Looks plenty current to me! And such a beautiful and summery color combination.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Your outfit looks bright and cheery and colorful. The perfect prescription for adding some sunshine back in to your day.

You need to be logged in to comment