Welcome to Visible Monday #25! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.
Today’s look is a change for me in a couple of ways: I rarely wear trousers (I do love jeans though), and I rarely wear a matched suit (see last week’s “Almost Suit” here). My usual style is less structured.
But I do like this lightweight wool Tahari suit. It was scored for $5 at the Humane Society Thrift, and it’s in perfect, unworn condition! Yikes! It also fits very well; just the waist is a little snug and I can move a button there. The shoulder pads are small, and that helps me feel less boxy/overwhelmed up top.
I softened the severe pinstriped suit with a ruffled floral blouse by Lucky Brand. I also wore feminine drop earrings, but they often get lost in my mop.
Even though this look is outside my normal comfort zone, it did make me feel powerful and visible. I teased my boss about going on interviews today. And I will dress the suit down for future wearings, with a colorful tee or sweater. The only “no” for me would be to pair it with a traditional button-down shirt – that’s just too conventional for my look. Love it on others though!
|I feel pretty good in this, like I should take a meeting or something : >|
|The shoes are my favorite Sofft booties.|
Are you stretching your comfort zones? I can’t wait to see what you are wearing today!
The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple!
- Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post.
In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!