Sunday, March 15, 2009

Refreshing an old stand-by

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
Refresh a sheath - by KDot on

Sears back pinstrip dress
J Crew Merino Lea Cardigan
A whack of pearls
Chaps black and white wedges
Black tights

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.


  1. Your post made me laugh! Yes, I have that same second closet - the midway point. LOL That's how I feel about it, too. Too funny about Stacy and Clinton. Maybe we should all get 360-degree mirrors. Of course, probably half of our wardrobes would get tossed if we had to go through that gauntlet every day.

    Good idea on reviving that dress! J.Crew even featured a whole section of LBDs online. Looks like great minds think alike!

  2. Looks like a great Monday hit the ground running outfit. You can almost never go wrong with an LBD. Maybe the ski slope...