And my outfit from yesterday was much admired. To every person who complimented us (L was still in his suit and tie from work, and was permitted to accompany me all the way through), I said, "This is for you! Thank you so much for everything you are doing!" One person said I'd made her day, and looked like she was going to cry. I'm so glad I dressed up.
And then I wore a suit today.
- Suit - Part Two; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October 2020 for brunch with Nick
- Blouse - Zoe + Sam, thrifted; last seen here in January in an all-orange outfit
- Shoes - Mello Bossa Nova, Fluevog; last worn here in August 2020 with more neon
Back when I worked in clothing retail (LA Express and Fairweather, 1994 and 1999-2000), we referred to this as "suiting".
We were required to wear either suiting or cardigan twinsets(!!) at my job at Fairweather, and were usually dressier than our clientele.
I still feel like a boss whenever I wear anything remotely suit-like. I think I had about 8 suits at one point, in all kinds of combinations of skirts/pants/dresses.
L really liked this outfit until he got to the shoes.
The poor man can't see the beauty in ugly shoes. He's a product of his time (a teen in the 80s), so likes the pointy-toe pump/court style of shoe. I have those too, and wearing them with this would have given me a more classic look.
Masked up. This is the third time I've worn this orange silk blouse with these shoes!
Outerwear - only a few accoutrements required.
- Leather gloves - vintage, thrifted
- Scarf - gift from Mom, Italy
- Mask - by Mom
- Necklace - vintage, Grandma J's
- Zipper rose - V&A Museum gift shop, London
- Silver/onyx ring - Toccara, vintage fair
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Earrings - thrifted
Are you dabbling in suiting this season, now that it's trendy again? Or have you been suited up (or not!) all along?