WIW: To lunch

I took my husband out for lunch today. It is his birthday next week and this was our celebration. I wanted to wear something feminine and spring-like. 

Wore my Ralph Lauren navy knit sheath
Banana Republic jacket (from a few seasons ago) 
Sam Edelman sandals
Danier bag
Bracelet was a gift from hubby. 

This outfit is also something of a trial run. The Nicole Miller sheath I have ordered is much dressier than this (which is essentially a sporty sweater dress) but the basic shape is the same. I wanted to see if this topper might work for my gala, assuming that dress works out. I think it probably will do -- what do you think? 

Thanks for looking! 
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  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago
    So pretty and spring-y, Suz! You look SO good in that sheath and those awesome sandals. Love the bright pink clutch in this too. 
  • rachylou replied 7 years ago
    Oh, what a pretty jacket! You look so pretty!
  • Karie replied 7 years ago
    The jacket is very pretty and feminine, and I think it will look lovely as a topper for your Nicole Miller sheath. Pretty bracelet, DH has good taste (and happy birthday to him, too)!
  • Raisin replied 7 years ago
    This looks great Suz!  I think the topper totally works, can't wait to see it with your new dress. 
  • Isabel replied 7 years ago
    You look great. I just love the navy dress and the seaming on it. I also like the topper because you are blond.  Happy Birthday DH  !
  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago
    Gorgeous outfit Suz, and I noticed the bracelet before I read about it!
    This jacket will take you anywhere!
  • catgirl replied 7 years ago
    Oh, the pop of fuchsia!  This is gorgeous.
  • Sona replied 7 years ago
    love this.  fab. a little more feminine that your usual style which is perfect for DH's birthday. Happy Birthday Mr Suz!!!
  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Happy birthday Mr. Suz! 
  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago
    You look gorgeous Suz - I don't remember seeing that jacket. It's lovely and I think could work over many different dresses. Great pop of color with the purse.
  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago
    Lovely jacket (but I love the pants suit).
  • pil replied 7 years ago

    So nice, Suz. Love the colors and almost water color effect of the jacket pattern. Everything is gorgeous.

  • carolbee replied 7 years ago

    Lovely outfit, very elegant. Love the jacket.

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago
    Love the color scheme of this outfit: the navy with gray and white and a pop of fuchsia looks fresh and perfect for spring. A jacket over a sheath dress is one of my favorite combos, too.

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago
    I love the subtle colors of the jacket with the black dress and fuchsia bag. The palette is so sophisticated. I am not sure this look is really you. The jacket is beautiful but it seems too "soft" for your personal style.
  • Firecracker replied 7 years ago
    Oh, so pretty! You have great style, Suz. Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration.
  • MsMary replied 7 years ago
    You look fab!  And happy birthday to Mr. Suz!  (I hope he likes chocolate!  ;) )
  • deb replied 7 years ago
    I like it!
  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago
    Hope your lunch was enjoyable for both of you!  Love this look:  the crisp navy and white with the pop of color, the modern, easy sandals.  I think the jacket would work over the NM dress, but I'm not sure it has the glamour required for the event.   Can't wait to see the two paired together, though!
  • Suz replied 7 years ago
    Thanks, all. Day Vies - really interested in your comment! The jacket is indeed feminine and the round shapes in the pattern and the soft greys do make it seem a bit soft. You are right. 

    But the fabrication is actually quite crisp, and when done up it is a sort of straight peplum. So I actually love it -- at least for a change, LOL. Admittedly, I usually wear it with jeans, which sort of mitigates the softness, or at least the ultra femininity! 

    I think you've seen a lot more of my casual style, which makes sense (since a huge portion of my life is casual). I do tend to go a bit more feminine in summer and when I am dressing up -- although not always. But you are insightful. In general I think crisp detailing is much more "me." 

    We had a really nice time - sat outside on a lovely patio! 
  • Mona replied 7 years ago
    Happy birthday to Mr. Suz. I am glad you enjoyed the dinner. You look radiant in this jacket and the accessories add a great touch. Both the clutch and bracelet are fab.
  • Deborah replied 7 years ago
    Suz, this is lovely.  It has a sophisticated and lady like vibe that I also like to visit at times.  So bet hubby felt good being out with the loveliest and most stylish women in the restaurant? :)
  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Wow- nice way to do a birthday lunch. The combination looks so nice on you and what a difference a great clutch can make. I like the lightness the jacket brings to the out fit as well.

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