WIW: Angie's Black, White, and Blue formula

Here's what i wore to go the the dentist...and Danier. ;-)

Ann Taylor military detailed jacket (a few years old now, but I still love it)
Brooks Brothers Non-iron shirt
Michael Kors belt
Gap Really Skinny pants
Sam Edelman Pettys.

I think I would have felt "unfinished" in this outfit a year ago. Buttoning the collar all the way helps. But is it "unfinished'? Does it need more? Oh, to go out I wore my VC colorblock pea coat (more black and blue) and my black textured tote from Danier.

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37 Comments

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    I don't think it's unfinished, I like the simplicity. The boots have a bit of texture, which is nice, and the pop of white brightens it up. Have fun at Danier....and the dentist ;)

  • replied 7 years ago

    I like the cleanness and simplicity of it. I don't think it needs anything else. A white belt would have been fun :)

    Great blazer.

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Had to log back in to comment on how fab this looks! I think the patterned booties and seam detailing on the jacket make the look. As a reflection (and I dont know if this is true) but a minimal look has to fit perfectly and be well proportioned -- a year ago did your pieces have the same spot on fit? how was the proportion? perhaps this is why it feels finished to you now? It certainly looks finished (esp with the top buttoned up).

  • Adelfa replied 7 years ago

    You look great! I don't think it needs more, although I think you'd still look minimal with one small extra touch (like the belt suggestion, lapel pin, something that maintains the clean lines). But only if you wanted it.

    I'm curious: How did you feel in it? You said you'd have felt unfinished a year ago, so does that mean you felt complete?

    But again, you look great, and I love the lines you created.

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    This is a great look for your minimalist style. I would feel unfinished in it as I am used to wearing jewellery but I bat for team maximal. This outfit is simple, clean and bold and I love how you can rock the blouse buttoned all the way up.

  • Tina.b replied 7 years ago

    Suz, your WIWs are just such a welcome pleasure, your style is impeccable! The proportions and shape of this make this outfit shine. It is definitely not unfinished to my eye. Deliberate restraint perhaps, but to me that is a bold statement in itself. This feels totally you, another gorgeous look!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    It looks great to me! I think the buttoned up collar makes it feel finished.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You and Shannon had a sneaky fainting plan up your sleeves today. You both WANT me to faint. I am onto you....

    So there you go, but before I do:

    KILLER to the power of KILLER. Prince Suz is spectacular!!! You take my Princely breath away, you radiant creature :)

    Okay. Back to business.

    *faints*

  • christieanne replied 7 years ago

    The boots are a note of fun and texture that grounds the entire look - which is purely fantastic :)

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    Far from unfinished, this is a *royal* rendition of 'restrained style'. So. FAB!!!

    Love how the *old* jacket is almost the trendiest piece in this outfit, and the texture from those booties... And best part? This would be just as fab even if you went monochrome, I suspect --- it's a super version of Angie's formula, but the simplicity of line and vigour of each piece would work in any palette at all.

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    echoing Angie!!! The only thing I think you need to add to complete this vision of perfection is a fab clutch....

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Wow! I am beside myself. Thank you, Prince Angie! Those K2K ratings are rare and very special.

    Rae -- this was yesterday's outfit...like you, I needed a big bib at the dentist!

    Ceit -- I wondered if a lighter belt would be good. I have a silver one. Also a snakeskin one (the belt I am wearing in the photo reverses to that) but I thought double snakeskin would be overkill.

    The jacket IS fab. A hugely lucky $40 find at the Cambridge, Mass. Ann Taylor. Right after weight loss...one of my first purchases and still one of the best.

    Sarah, that's a good observation about fit. I think you are right. A year ago a lot of my pieces were thrifted and I was still getting used to dressing my new shape, so fit may not have been as high. Also, I seem to look a LOT better in higher quality pieces. LIke a LOT better. Sigh.

    Adelpha - thank you! I felt great in it, actually. But the minute I unbuttoned the collar (experimentally) I felt distinctly unfab. The shirt didn't lie the same way, I felt less clean.

    Thank you, Mona, Tina, Christianne, Manidipa!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Heheh, Merwoman, you enabler, you....

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Sharp!

    It would be sharp and formal with a single, silver piece of minimalistic jewelry. That's what I think.

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    SO fab! I love everything about your outfit and wouldn't add a thing. Those boots! Oh my.

  • tarzy replied 7 years ago

    Okay, now we're EXPECTING these amazing outfits from you - and you keep delivering! Fantastic!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    GOOD GRIEF SUZ!!! You look so incredibly chic! I love this from the top of your pretty head to the bottom of your fabulously shoed feet! And for the record, a snakeskin belt would not be reptilian overkill IMO.

    Angie - no nasty plan, I assure you - lol!

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    No need to add more, you are done! This is perfect. (That means a lot coming from a jewelry/accessory lover, but at least I know when to quit). The cut and crispness of this outfit speaks for itself. You don't need to do anything more except let yourself be showcased beautifully.

    Did I ever thank you for finding those boots for me? I ordered them the same day and I haven't found quite the "pow" outfit to debut them on the forum. I have been taking notes from you and Shannon.

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Very chic and polished! The light footwear really adds the elusive cool factor.

  • Vicki replied 7 years ago

    I love what Tina.b said about "deliberate restraint is a bold statement." I bow to your princely ways and love this, Suz.

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic.

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    You are a definite member of the Urban Prince Kingdom. This is fantastic!!!! Everything fits P.E.R.F.E.C.T.L.Y.

  • Niefern replied 7 years ago

    Super sleek and elegant!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Prince perfect chic. You are so on form - I'm living vicariously through you
    & your jackets - can't wait for winter.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Ah, Caro - I know, I know.

    Mona and I were just talking about summer clothing. She was trying to justify her possible purchase of that very expensive leather jacket by taking some away from her summer budget. But then, there was the problem that she wasn't happy with her summer wardrobe. What to do? We debated.

    Then there came that moment when we both simply stared at one another with horrified expressions. SUMMER WARDROBE. No jackets. ARGHHHHH!!!!

    Day Vies - so glad you got the boots!! Can't wait to see them.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Suz --- I'm online because I'm trying to avoid cooking --- the loads of cooking I need to do tonight. You have just added immensely to my guilty pleasure. So chic you are. And I'm covered in flour!

    (You're inspired to change before company arrives).

  • Kiwichik replied 7 years ago

    I think the beauty of this outfit is in the simplicity of each piece. The tailored look of the jacket and the nifty boots require no other adornment.

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    It looks great as it is, and, especially, it looks you. Effortless, yet very stylish.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Stunning! Your dentist must have felt rather special, bet not all his patience arrive looking this uber stylish:).

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    love...simple, easy, yet chic. the boots are an unexpected pop that complete the look.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Classic, stunning, and fabulous! And those shoes! You keep wearing those shoes that I LOVE.
    If you hear a thud, it's from me fainting like Angie and everyone else.

    *thud*

  • Kyle replied 7 years ago

    Boom. You nailed it. Clearly you know your style and it shows.

  • poppylarue replied 7 years ago

    I love the footwear Suz and this whole collaboration....you look very put together like you were on a mission to conquor the town...:)

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    I want to be you. That is all.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    But Una - -- if you are me, then I can be YOU, and life will be perfect!! :-)

    We are one another's flip sides in many ways. With lots in common between.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    So chic! You are such an urban prince!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Your style was already fabulous, but you have taken a quantum leap lately!

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