Friday, March 5, 2010

Fashion Friday: Suits Edition

I figured the most appropriate item that the first Fashion Friday post focused on should be something that I actually need.  After today, I'm pretty sure the posts will center around general likes/wants/already haves.

I should preface this post by letting you know that I do have a pant suit. And a few skirt suits (if that the actual term?).  Another thing I should bring to light is that my legs are not the average length for gals my height.  I have the torso length of a 5 year old (I am not exaggerating) and the leg length of many guys who are taller than me.  While C is definitely taller than me, our hips definitely hit at the same height.

I've always had problems finding pants that are long enough.  For a while, in my teenage boy years, I was able to just buy Old Navy's boy pants.  But then I grew my hair out and decided I should start dressing like a girl (even though I would rather watch a basketball game instead of going shopping - which is still the case today). 

Fortunately, I have found that Gap's Tall, Extra-Long inseam is just my size.  Unfortunately for me, Gap does not make suits.  So while shopping for pants has become less painful (unless there isn't a Gap around), I don't even like thinking about shopping for suits.  Not even wanting to think about it has deterred me from even looking.  And quite frankly, I don't even know where to start. (Except maybe I do. Maybe BR. Except I like to try on pants before I buy them and I've never seen their Tall/Long inseam in the stores.)

Let's just get started.

The Tan Suit
I am a huge fan on the tan summer suit.  I also love men in khakis and a blue blazer (I think it's the prep in me). Banana Republic (also know as BR and Banana for future reference) has a super cute tan suit that may allow my fear of suit shopping to subside.  Another fav is j.crew but this style is a bit more old school.

The Black Suit
Black suits are always a must have and the one suit I do have (even if the pants are too short) is a black suit.  They are slimming, sleek, and all seasonal.  You can even make them into an adorable three piece.

The Blue Suit
I'm not a fan of these.  Or any other color of the rainbow.  Moving on.

The Pinstripe Suit
I think I should amend "The Blue Suit" statement.  I am a fan of the blue pinstripe.  When it's done correctly.  When it looks like you rolled around on a freshly painted park bench, then you have a problem. I do have a pinstripe suit skirt.  I'm a firm believer in the itsy-bitsy pinstripes.

The Grey Suit
I'm not completely sold on the grey suits.  One moment I'm loving them, the next not-so-much.  I think I'll eventually come around. Then again, maybe not.

The Dress Suit
While not entirely a suit.  Dress suits are sold in the suit sections (at least online).  I also like them because I don't have to worry (as much) about how long they are.  I'm a fan of jus about any dress suit (but only own one).  They even come in khaki!

So there, in a nut shell, are my feelings about suits.  Let's recap: Yes to khaki, black, and dress suits.  Maybe to pin stripes and grey suits.  No to blue suits.

And with that I send you off to start the weekend!

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