WIW: White Jeans & Wayfarers (ETA sunnies close-up)

Yesterday was a great day - I got back my white jeans from being hemmed and my prescription sunglasses arrive! So both are coming out to play today.

I've paired my white jeans (which are sized up skinnies for a slightly slouchy look) with my hi-low hem striped merino wool sweater. This might make for a slightly seasonally confused outfit but it is still in the minus temps here so it makes sense to me. The white bottoms pull out the white stripe in the sweater and I've added more white by using my new handbag (which I can tell is going to be a major workhorse and favourite for me) and my footwear is the SE python booties. 

I hope you like this as much as I do 'cause my happiness factor is WAAAAAAAY up there! However, if you see something I should tweak, please let me know. All comments/suggestions welcome.

Sweater: Lord & Taylor
Jeans: Jessica Simpson
Boots: Sam Edelman
Handbag: Danier Leather
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers

ETA: Took a quick pic with my phone when I got into the office so you could see a closer view of the sunglasses. Aren't they deliciously oversized 1950's?
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  • Raisin replied 6 years ago
    I don't find it seasonally confused, it looks great for the temps and the weather right now. Love the colors of the sweater, and the jeans are perfectly slouchy.
  • Inge replied 6 years ago
    The new sunnies are amazing, Shannon!!! Love them! And I also love how the sweater has both lighter and darker colours, with the white stripes tying the entire outfit together. Definitely a happy outfit!-)

  • replied 6 years ago
    Love this! I bought white jeans over the weekend, just have to be brave enough to wear them. I am afraid I am going to end up a giant dirtball at the end of the day.
  • O replied 6 years ago
    Great! Everything looks so perfect together. fab fab fab sunnies.

    I just love your lamp and how it makes your outfits stand out even more ;-)
  • pil replied 6 years ago
    You look seasonably optimistic -  not confused at all! i like the rakish new sunglasses.
  • Debora replied 6 years ago
    I love the classic wayfarers on you! Your bag is so beautiful. The hemmed jeans are perfect and I love them with the sweater and python booties. I have a feeling this outfit will keep a smile on your face all day long.
  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Love the new sunnies and it's quite the adequate to your wheather, IMO. Love whites for spring of any kind. Snowy or not snowy. But I never did myself yet.(white jeans in snow). I like it, but  find it too fashion forward for my environment:-(.

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago
    Nothing to be tweaked, looks perfect as is!  Don't you just love white jeans?  I wore mine yesterday, also slightly sized up skinnies, and a different pair the day before.  If you are anything like me, you will have to stop yourself from wearing these every day, they look that good.  And I love the new sunglasses!
  • Parsley replied 6 years ago
    Great outfit, Shannon!
    This time of year sometimes you just have to dress with spring in mind even if the weather outside isn't cooperating.
    Love your sunglasses, and that white jeans look perfect on you.

  • AJ replied 6 years ago
    No tweaks needed.  You look great!  Nicely styled.
  • Suz replied 6 years ago
    Oh, Shannon, every time I see that sweater on you I am more and more jealous! I LOVE that sweater SO much. So peeved they did not have it in my size in the Bay. 

    It is just brilliant paired with the white jeans and the Pettys. Brilliant! This is a perfect transitional look! 

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago
    I think you look great and not seasonally confused at all.  The white skinnies and sweater look sort of spring-ish but they will keep you warm in your freezing temps.  I really like how your booties work with the white skinnies.  I should look for some lighter booties like yours to wear with my white skinnies next fall/winter.  I didn't wear them as often as I would have liked because I struggled with shoes to wear with them.
  • replied 6 years ago
    Whooaa! you look great! love the sweater with the jeans and Pettys. Also you look super cool in your new shades, love it! Btw did you notice how many exclamation marks I used in this reply! lol
  • texstyle replied 6 years ago
    Perfect outfit all around, just as you styled it! Love the new sunglasses too. I need to find a new pair that don't hurt my nose.
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    I've made up a new term:  Seasonal Fusion

    This is definitely fab Seasonal Fusion.  Love the sunnies, white jeans, all of it.  It's all very flattering and you're lit up with happiness.  I even love the bag that mocks me saying, "I'm Canadian and you can't have me....take that you Nordstrom-hogging American!"
  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago
    One word: Perfect :) 
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    I like what Beth Ann said - superb seasonal fusion! And great sunglasses for any season!
  • replied 6 years ago
    OMG your prescription sunglasses are AMAZING! I love the way the go up on the corners. I am hoping I can find something half as fab as those for mine. *fanning* Seriously!

    Okay. Your outfit is chilly spring perfection. The striped sweater, the perfect white jeans (and we all know how hard it is to find our perfect white jeans) the always incredible snake booties and your gorgeous new handbag. Whew. Shannon you are too fab for words. :)
  • Tina.b replied 6 years ago
    Just love your new sunglasses, so classic! And you're making me want to break out the white years. Love them paired with the sweater, the white stripe pulls it together brilliantly. You look fabulous Shannon!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Beth Ann - you're brilliant! "Seasonal fusion" - it's the perfect description for those in-between seasons outfits.

    Ceit - I had white jeans years ago and hardly ever wore them because I was afraid of getting them dirty. Well why did I buy them then if I didn't intend on wearing them? Break out your white jeans honey and be BRAVE!

    Ornella - I adore this sweet vintage lamp that I found at Goodwill for $4.99. It reminds me of one in my Grandparents' living room when I was little.

    Tanya - yep, I'm already thinking I need another pair of white jeans, almost a bit dressier hemmed to wear with heels...and maybe a pair of white boyfriend jeans too...and white Bermuda shorts...

    Suz - I wish I had bought the sweater in the other color combination available when I bought this one. It had a black background with stripes in taupe, cream and coral. It would have been brilliant to de-bomshell our portobello skirt.

    Claire - I'm so in love with these sunglasses it's crazy! I can't even remember how many I tried on and some were fine but none of them made me tingle, you know? Then I tried these on, which I was sure would be waaaaay too big for my face and literally clapped my hands when I looked in the mirror and said "yep, I'll take these". I love the Jackie O kind of 1950's feel of them. Good luck with your hunt - you will know when you find YOUR pair.

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I'm feeling comfy, stylish and perfectly dressed for the season and the weather...all thanks to you and YLF!

  • rae replied 6 years ago
    Awesome sunnies!! Are they an oversized style that I'm unfamiliar with, or do I just have too big of a head for wayfarers? I don't think the outfit is confused at all - the weights all jive, there is white in the sweater, and the snakeskin booties are a perfect transitional shoe.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    You know Rae - I have no idea if they are an oversized style or not since I've never had sunnies or Wayfarers before. They are certainly oversized on my stupidly narrow face - and BTW, i don't think you have big head - lol! 
  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Perfectly seasonal if you ask me :). This outfit has an easy elegance that is brilliant. Wooohoooo!! I am as happy as you. 

    I love white jeans!!! I wear my two pairs so much it's ridiculous. 
  • replied 6 years ago
    Shannon, you look like a squillion dollars!
  • catgirl replied 6 years ago
    The sunnies!  I love 'em.

    Great winter white outfit.  Do you worry about getting your jeans messy in the dirty slush?
  • cinnamon fern replied 6 years ago
    Love those shades on you.
  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago
    You are too cool for school, Shannon. I love this outfit. You look spring-y and like you could get into some mischief with those fab sunnies!
  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago
    Love this whole outfit! The striped sweater is great with the white jeans and python booties. Great sunglasses too. I love white jeans year round. I'm wearing white jeans today too, despite the rain.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Angie - "easy elegance". I quite like that - thanks :)

    Ali - how much is a "squillion" exactly???

    Una - I was a bit worried about the jeans getting all slushed up but today I wasn't going to be outside too much (mostly from the house to the garage to the office kind of thing) so figured I'd be ok. If it was a day with more walking outdoors, I wouldn't have worn the white jeans. Our sidewalks and streets are just a huge mess of dirty water, slushy show and salt from the roads.

    Thanks CF, Kelly and Natalie!
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Love it Shannon! No seasonal confusion to me, but then I am wearing a cashmere sweater with my white jeans and pumps sans socks today. In my defense, it's like 60F ;) I just adore the light footwear here, it works so very well. SWEET sunnies!!
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Thanks Aida - I think the sunnies have the oversized retro look I was after (following your suggestion :)) I tried on a different pair of Ray Bans that were even more exaggerated in terms of size and cat's eye shape but I burst out laughing when I put them on - just waaaaaaayyyy OTT for me.
  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago
    Cool! I love how the white stripe in the knit brings the eye up to your face:)
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    I agree! Oversized retro fab, for sure :)
  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago
    Seasonal fusion in the best way!  I LOVE your sunglasses.  They are just wonderful.
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago
    So late here Shannon, but had to say those sunglasses look amazing!  And your skin is absolutely glowing.  The close up is just lovely you look gorgeous.  Just showed my best friend (an ex hairdresser who is visiting) and we are gushing over your hair :)

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