I wear it a lot.
I also wear a lot of black, camel and navy.
Red, Black, Camel & Navy are classics. Audrey Hepburn wore these colors. So did Jackie Kennedy and Coco Chanel.
Stopping by my local Macy's the other day, I perused the business wear section. I always start with the sale racks. Know what's in the size 20 section at Macy's?
PINK SUITS. Shell pink. Not Rose. Not Magenta. Not even Carnation Pink. Shell Pink. Exactly the color of my skin. I should say, exactly the color of the skin that has never been exposed to the sun. Shell Pink sounds so much nicer than "Mary's Ass Pink", don't you agree?
Were I to don one of these suits, I would appear to be naked. And not a good naked, either.
Could I find anything in black? No.
Red? No. Oh wait -- here's something.
It has sequins on it.
Since I am not a Vegas performer, I rarely wear sequins to work. I looked at the label half expecting it to be from the Liberace line. Sequins.
I found suits with lots of embroidery. Us plus size girls LOVE to look like couch cushions, lemme tell ya! We also like clothes with anchors embroidered on them. It makes us feel nautical.
It's not that the suits weren't nice. They would be lovely on a 70 year old African American woman headed to church.
The problem is, I need something for a 45 year old Irish American woman headed to work.
I have purchased these suits before.
One year, I found a very conservative skirt suit. The cut was good -- shawl collar and straight skirt. The skirt was black, the jacket was. . .Kelly green. With a black collar and cuffs. It was about $30, which is a good price for a fully lined suit.
So I bought it.
I wore it.
I felt like Janet Reno.
I looked like Janet Reno (without the wash & wear hair).
I gave the suit to Goodwill.
Some designers do create attractive, classic plus size clothes. Talbot's has a gorgeous plus size line. So does Jones of New York. The problem is, I have Talbot's taste and a Target budget.
So if you see me tooling around in a pink suit?
Shaddap. I got it on sale.
|matching shoes & clutch. Oh yeah.|