What I Wore: Another Week, Another Suit

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

Another week, another suit! I told you I am on a suit kick, but they're so great for my wardrobe.  I wear the pants alone with sweaters, the blazers with jeans, and the suits work for all the social events on my calendar!  This one is from 1901 and is a great price and a fabric that works now and through the summer.

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties 

blazer | pants | turtleneck | bag | boots | earrings | lipstick

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

Blazer: 1901 (14P) | Pants: 1901 (14P) | Turtleneck: Foundation Turtleneck c/o Universal Standard (XS) | Boots: ASOS (old; similar) | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Bag: ALLSAINTS | Lipstick: L'Oreal in True Red

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

So after sharing my pink plaid suit last week, this suit arrived.  Same brand.  Completely different fabric, cut, and style.  I *could* keep both and could easily justify keeping both to myself.  But I kept thinking about the pink plaid one and it's right for the old life I had, not the current one.  It was a suit that would mix and match great for the office but easily glam up for an evening event.  But I couldn't truly see myself wearing it more than a handful of times.  This suit was ordered at the same time but came several days later.  It's not a dressy fabric, it's cotton twill.  It's double-breasted and if you're strict about style rules this is a major no-no for my short, curvy, large-busted self. But this suit?  This is a suit that I will wear a lot, likely will be neck and neck with my pink suit for how often it's just the right thing.  So I returned the pink plaid suit (I never wore it beyond the photo shoot). I'm not one to wear clothes and return them, but this spent the majority of its time in my home hanging in the closet with the tags still attached. No more shopping and keeping out of guilt.  I've learned to not wear something as soon as I get it.  Let it marinate in the closet, try it with a few things, put it on with makeup and shoes before I put it on and leave the house. The excitement of newness can cloud your vision.

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

This suit reminds me of the red suit in the video I shared in this Weekend Reads, a suit that haunts my dreams and makes me want to purchase a pair of matching sunglasses.  But I won't because if I can't justify a plaid suit I sure as heck can't justify red sunglasses.  And still going with the sexy yet covered up theme of this winter, I styled the suit with black ankle booties and a black turtleneck.  This turtleneck you've seen before in this post and I wear it quite often; it's perfect for such a situation because the fabric has a slight shine to it, it's super lightweight, yet completely opaque.

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

And the jacket I've already worn with jeans and a Breton tee and a pair of sneakers.  And as my red pants are now too big, these are a great replacement!  I'm all about ignoring style rules these days and buying what makes me happy.  And while a single-breasted blazer (they do have one in the same fabric) would elongate the body and minimize my bust… I just like the badassery that a double-breasted jacket provides!

Red double breasted twill pantsuit from 1901 with Universal Standard Foundation turtleneck and black patent ankle booties

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17 Comments

  1. Heidi Corning
    February 27, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    I love that you wear big earrings. I love them, too, and am eagerly awaiting those Jenny Bird earrings.

    • February 27, 2019 / 4:58 pm

      I hope you love them as much as I do. I got a sneak peek of their spring line and there’s some beauts in it!

  2. HelenM
    February 26, 2019 / 6:15 am

    Really nice suit. I wish you’d kept the plaid one, so mod and it was adorable on you.

    • February 26, 2019 / 10:39 am

      Thank you, I did like it so much but there’s no point in owning something that looks beautiful in your closet but doesn’t work in your daily life. It’s hard, but no more buying what I love that isn’t practical for my life!

  3. February 25, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    I am exceptionally here for a suit but especially a power suit like this! LOVE IT!

    The Adored Life

  4. Bette Cat Lover
    February 25, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    You look amazing in this suit! But may I suggest you cut off the two buttons that are right over your nipples?! The suit would lose nothing in fabulosity, and the buttons would not be such a distraction.

    • Carrie
      February 27, 2019 / 7:59 am

      Yes! I love the double breasted but cutting off those buttons would make it perfect (unless it left holes in the fabric!). Beautiful color on you!

  5. Cynthia
    February 25, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    You look amazing in this suit — I love the way you have styled it.

  6. Ramona
    February 25, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    I love everything about this suit on you. It looks strong, commanding, and you look comfortable in it. I think the chain link strap purse up so high on your chest looks a bit crowded, but other than that, amazeballs.

    • February 26, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      Totally agree about the purse. Wanted to shoot some photos without it but the camera battery died. Thank you!

  7. Barb
    February 25, 2019 / 10:30 am

    Very cute! Although a double-breasted jacket is supposedly a no-no for us busty, petite, curvy girls, I think the fact that this jacket buttons at the smallest part of your torso makes it very flattering. Good choice!

    • Nicole K
      February 25, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      I agree with you Barb. I say thumbs up to the double breasted. Maybe because it’s Petite, it’s hitting at the right place and looks slimming.

      Being busty and shortwaisted- too shortwaisted for regular sizes but not short enough for Petite sizes- I say if the double breast fits, wear it! I’m looking for a unicorn blazer.

      P.S. Your hair looks smashing!

      • February 26, 2019 / 12:14 pm

        Exactly, I am usually a no to double breasted but I figured I’d try it and it works! And thanks, best haircut I’ve gotten in a long time!

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