Many years ago, after I had graduated from university (the first time) my mother and I were digging around in the Sears Bargain Basement for deal, a favorite weekend pass-time for us. She found a suit for me and proclaimed it would be a great interview outfit. It was a sheath dress, pants and jacket, all in a black pin-strip. I bought the set and wore it to many interviews. Ultimately, because I had a history degree and no real skills, I ended up wearing my suit to the only job I could find at Sears. How ironic.
Anyways, I was digging around in my second closet today when I found my old suit. My second closet is for the clothes that I don't really wear but am not ready to part with. It's like the midway point between wearing them and donating them. When I found my old suit, I decided to try it on and see if it still fit, and it did. I love it when old university clothes still fit especially when I think about my fat self three or four years ago. I almost hit 200 pounds back then (yuck). Looking at my suit with today's eyes, I can see that it is lacking. The suit jacket is long and sad looking. It does not "lock and load" as Stacy and Clinton would say. The pants have an awful elastic waist and give me a front butt. But the dress, it's still pretty cute. A simple sheath dress never goes out of style. I popped on a J Crew cardigan and decided I was going to bring the sheath back. So I will be wearing it tomorrow.
Refresh a sheath - by KDot on Polyvore.com
Sears back pinstrip dress
J Crew Merino Lea Cardigan
A whack of pearls
Chaps black and white wedges
I always like to plan my Monday outfits with special care. Partly because I am too dead to the world Monday morning to see straight and partly because dressing well helps me get through a tough day. Mondays are usually tough. Hopefully this outfit will do the trick.