The skirt suit. It's almost as obsolete as the pant suit nowadays isn't it?
We're such a casual society and thus the thrift stores are laden with racks of pant suits and skirt suits most of them in that old favorite, indestructible fabric: polyester.
Call me old fashioned, but I still religiously search through those racks when I am out and about. And you would be right in guessing that I rarely find that "diamond in the rough".
Then last week...the thrift gods smiled down on me and I found not only what may be called the most gorgeous skirt suit EVER, but quite possibly the best quality one too.
It took me 1.3 seconds to decide exactly how I would wear this suit...not together.
The suit is from Saks Fifth Avenue's house label. It is impeccably made, lined and weighs a ton. In fact the jacket can be worn as just that.
The grey skirt is a classic pencil design and I think we all know how to style a pencil skirt. But that jacket....oh, that jacket....
The jacket becomes the ideal layering piece over a simple turtleneck in a vibrant color. Dress pants would be an excellent alternative to the jeans and give the jacket a whole other look. The flexibility this jacket affords in styling options is almost unlimited.
Can you tell how in love I am with it?
This incredible suit is going into the shop tomorrow morning along with a bunch of amazing goodies...6 pairs of earrings, a leather skirt, a lace pencil skirt and a bevvy of gorgeous vintage dresses.
But this suit?
I wouldn't miss out on this if I was you!
jacket: vintage, saks fifth avenue (part of a suit set with a matching pencil skirt)
jeans & fedora: express
boots & bag: coach
earrings: limited (old)