Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Secret Attraction

I have a confession to make. I love skirt-suits, those pre-styled outfits that middle-aged women wear. Aesthetically I know they're a cliché but I can't help myself.

The attraction emerges from my deep-seated desire to be one of those women. I'd get to wear one of these suits. Inhabit that life, have those experiences. That'd bring me bliss.

When I saw an unusually attractive skirt-suit at a thrift-store yesterday I couldn't resist. I tried. I picked the suit up, put it down, walked around, came back, picked it up, put it down and finally said, "Geez! It's only $9. Being happy is worth more than that!"

This outfit brings me joy. In an uncaring world, that's justification enough. Right?











21 comments:

  1. Power Suit!! And that's a really good-looking skirt suit, and fits you perfectly.

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  2. I love it!!! I just wore my mom's vintage 60s dress suit! That one is almost nautical! I'm a sucker for cherry red.

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  3. You totally own that! Nice work.

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  4. That was a great buy ... You look so happy and that power colour looks awesome on you!

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  5. You remind me of Alison Janney! I love this wonderful power suit, Ally. You look like a director of a company.

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  6. As a fellow skirt suit lover, I can only approve of your choice. It looks particularly powerful as it's red! What a brilliant find, and of course you really rock this look! xxx

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  7. This is a POWER suit on you Ally! The color, the fit, it's fierce. You'd own every courtroom you walked into in this!

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  8. Like you I love the skirt suit look. Since we both started in the business about the same time you will recall that this was the look of the powerful, successful woman back in the day. I think that tonight I may go home and put on my red skirt suit just to offer you a token of solidarity.

    Pat

    PS: did you just happen to have the perfect matching pumps laying around your closet?

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    1. Yes I did! I bought them years ago.

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    2. I have been on trial the past week or two and need time to do trial prep and reports. The other night the evening work was in a red skirt suit. Today is Saturday and I have been on the laptop all day wearing a silky nave dress with a gray floral print along with my peep toe stilettos showing my coral toenails. It is amazing who being dressed helps ease stresses for me.
      Pat

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  9. I love it! And seriously, wear what makes you happy. It looks awesome, and I LOVE the red! Very striking.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. I love skirt and pant suits both ! So i am happy they are trending right now. This red one suits you.

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  11. You're not going to find a suit like that for $9 every day. Choice well made! You look amazing!

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  12. Yep! I am also a nut for womens suits. (I only own only one 'guy' suit. That is plenty, as I am a retired Teamster) One of my first ventures out was in a brown business suit. Exhilarating! I got a 'have a good day, mam.' at the Taco Bell as I left. velma dinkley

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  13. Stunning! It really “suits” you! 😁

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  14. I love this! You look great and I agree with Sheila about it reminding me of Alison Janney. Such a juicy colour-great find!

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