Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Coveted White Suit

I need to come clean - literally.  I was standing on the lawn talking to the neighbors just the other day, a loose knot I had tied in my hair hours before was hanging awkwardly at the back of my head and I remember becoming suddenly aware of the film of dirt I had covering every inch of exposed skin. Of course, we were right in the middle of our landscaping project. But I couldn't help but think back to all the times we had stopped to talk or waved hello and I looked, well... about the same. The two years I've spent working on our home has left little room or time for fussing with myself, or at least I've prioritized myself behind all the renovations. 

Suddenly embarrassed, I swore to them that I had real clothes hanging in my closet and that one day soon, they'd see me back to looking like a proper lady. We are after all, nearly finished with the big, dirty projects at this point. One of the things I'm most coveting for the day when I finally clean myself up again, is a white suit just in time for summer.

It's been nearly a decade since I owned one and I remember the one I wore (very often) back then fondly. I'll need a slightly updated cut - sans 90's vest- for the look I'm after today.

I'll pair it with either a graphic T or simple white tank. A black blouse will stand fill-in for days when I feel like mixing it up. 

Though I initially found a selection above what I was willing to spend, I remembered that Express had some good options in the suiting department and I was able to find a solution there that fit within my budget.

Here's what I'm thinking.

Jacket and pants from Express | Sandals and Wristlet found at Zara

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Kristen said...

I feel the same way a lot as of late. We were leaving for a party and I was all dressed up walking out the front door and I was seriously thinking- "My neighbors probably wouldn't even recognize me!" Def looking forward to spending a little more time on myself this summer.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Ha!! I'm a similar version of this...all day hanging out in workout clothes and crazy hair...doing a million things and then ready for carpool...But the best part is that when we do clean up everyone is amazed at the difference :) Loving the white suit! Its actually hard to find the perfect one....I always have trouble with the white pants and the pockets showing through....hmmm.... will look into this one.

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