WIW: White Makes Right

Angie suggested I pair my taupe pencil skirt, which had fallen out of favour, with white as that seems to be my favourite summer colour these days. Boy was she right!!!

Today's outfit started with my taupe pencil skirt and my taupe/white/pink silky tee. Gotta give myself a pat on the back because I couldn't fit this tee three months ago.

I added my bone/silver sandals and a pink vintage Bakelite bangle to pick up the bits of pink in the tee. Then I popped on my white blazer, scrunched the sleeves and BAM...loved the outfit AND the skirt. Thanks Angie :)  I'm using my large cream handbag and wearing a swipe of bright pink lipstick to round out the outfit.

I also have to give special thanks to Parsley who convinced me a white blazer could and would be a workhorse for me and to MaryK, who constantly inspires me with her white blazer outfits.

What do you think? Has this skirt been saved? How do the proportions of the longer blazer with the shorter skirt look to your eye? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: Nygard
Tee: Anne Klein
Skirt: Cleo Petite
Sandals: Fugitive
Handbag: Danier Leather
Bangle: vintage

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  • replied 7 years ago

    Looks superb, Shannon! I hope you wear the heck out of this skirt because it looks great. And congratulations on your hard work paying off again!

  • rute replied 7 years ago

    Such a chic outfit! Love!

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    Bam! Love this!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous, Shannon! Just stunning. This is with the hem let down, correct? I am debating whether there's enough seam allowance on mine to make it worthwhile or not. 

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    These bone sandals make all outfits gorgeous. Love the red bracelet matched with your bright red lipstick.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous - love the bits of pink!

  • Niefern replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful outfit, I love everything here. And it is very flattering.
    You look FAB!

  • donnat replied 7 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes. Save the skirt! It looks spectacular with that tee, and the blazer is the icing on the cake. ( I think I have mentioned how I covet those shoes)

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    So glad you rescued that skirt.  You look terrific, and fresh, and so put together!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    I'm so pleased you like this as much as I do! And yes, the skirt has been saved and will be staying.

    Suz - I let the hem down on this skirt myself. Just used a stitch ripper and took apart the hem and let it down about 3/4 inch - that's all the seam allowance would allow giving me enough fabric to give a proper hem, which I then just stitched by hand. It's funny how just that extra bit made me feel so much better in this skirt. IMHO it's worth a try in your case.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    This outfit is perfection, gorgeous colors here.  And fun details with the print and two tone shoes.  My white blazer is a workhorse pieces, oddly enough in the winter months.  I really enjoying pairing it with grey once the weather cools down.

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    You look great!  The white and taupe look good together.  The pink bracelet is a fun pop of color.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    First Class Chic.

    White always makes it right. So with you my fellow black & white style twin.

  • Peri replied 7 years ago

    Perfect...as usual!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Oooh, so pretty. White really does make taupe shine!

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    YLF, yes I think the skirts been saved

  • replied 7 years ago

    Works beautifully.You look great Shannon.

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Love everything about this outfit!!! Especially love those shoes, I was surprised to see they weren't Fidjis,

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Super chic!  I think the skirt has been saved!  I love the length of the jacket with it.  Still loving those sandals too!

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Taupe and I aren't on the best of terms, but I sure like what it does for my YLF sisters!  This is a knockout look, and one you should repeat.  I like the way taupe lends an air of professional class to the white.  So perfect for the Summer office!

  • cobaltblue replied 7 years ago

    Hooray for the taupe skirt! This looks perfect, Shannon. You created this look just by hearing from Angie that you should add white? I guess you just needed the right nudge to get your creative juices flowing!

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Definitely saved! I love this outfit to bits, Shannon. Now I need to play with my white blazer, too. There are many pieces that could benefit from something white in my wardrobe, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    How clever is Angie? I love this TS.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    LOVE it all - proportions, color, fit. YAY!

    I would do a nude lip, but that's my only suggestion (just because I'm a whimp when it comes to lip color). 

  • Kari replied 7 years ago

    Love it, especially with those ballet ribbon-like shoes!

    I need to launder my white blazer.  I've missed wearing it.

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit, Shannon! Love the pop of colour in the form of the vintage bangle.

  • harmonica replied 7 years ago

    Lovely! And love your accessories too!

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I love this combination! The silver touches are SO fabulous.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    Shannon you look amazing.  I love everything about this outfit.

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