What I Wore: Old Faithful

size 14 work fashion blog
black gray silver suiting
LOFT black pantsuit petite
Jacket: LOFT | Tee: Old Navy | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: Nine West “Flax” | Turquoise ring: Gift (similar) | Cuff: Had forever (similar) | Initial Necklace: c/o Live the Look

Did any of you see the other week where LOFT was offering 50% off their entire site? Well I did, and I did some shopping. I've been needing some basics for the wardrobe, especially another pair of pants and a new black blazer. I ordered two blazers, one pair of pants, and two clearance tops and I like all of them. One jacket needs the sleeves shortened, which means you likely won't see it on the blog until June. I have it sitting under my desk at work, and it's mocking me. I never have time to eat lunch, let alone get to the tailor down the street. Anyway, I also got this jacket and these pants because I realize I don't currently own a black pantsuit and have situations coming up where a simple not too stuffy black pantsuit would prove useful. With 50% off and a birthday coupon the price was quite nice. The front stupid pockets are only partially basted shut, I'll close them completely this weekend (love me some Stitch Witchery).

The title of the post is in regard to the top under the suit. Oh my darling Old Navy Vintage V-neck, how I love you so. I have so many of you, and I never tire of you. I have some for yoga and lounging about, some for weekends, some for work. And yes, I even have one still in plastic waiting for this one to bite the dust. If you were to make a caricature of me, it better have me wearing an Old Navy Vintage V-neck!

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  1. Kathryn
    February 4, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    What material is the LOFT suit made of?

  2. February 4, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Who doesn’t love a sale? And it sounds likes you did quite well. As for the T— I think the basis of any good wardrobe is a T, so you are speaking my language!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  3. Jennifer Brown
    February 4, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    Your legs look a mile long in this outfit! Tres chic!

  4. February 4, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    You never have time to eat lunch? Ding, ding! Warning bell! I’m surrounded by people who have worked themselves into ill health and I’m trying hard not to do the same so I’m making time for a short walk (even just 15 min) every lunch time. I find a walk and some fresh air brilliant at clearing my mind and helping me to be much more productive and focussed in the afternoon.

    I couldn’t not eat if I tried, but I am also trying to make healthy food choices (it’s hard!).

    • February 4, 2014 / 4:56 pm

      I write to you while eating a leftover salad and an orange at my desk. My schedule is so weird with meetings and calls, that I can roam around at 8am or 5pm but at the prime hours I am stuck to my desk. I’ve been bringing my lunch with me to keep from racing to CVS or the buffet place for something not healthy and not portioned but I need to get up and out more often, even if it’s only 30 minutes before the end of the day.

  5. February 4, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I love my Old Navy vintage tees, too! So freakin’ comfortable. Meanwhile, I really like how you chose to wear one with a suit. Gonna give that a try one of these days.

  6. Ginger
    February 4, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Great idea about the pockets. It keeps you from stuffing them full of tissues that turn into lumps you didn’t get to eat a cookie to acquire.

    When I was laid off 2 years ago I went into a spin because I did not own an interview-worthy outfit. My then-job was casual and I didn’t need a suit. Since then I’ve decided it’s worthwhile to have an interview outfit in your wardrobe for all seasons. You never know when you’ll need one and if you do need one it’s not the time to go shopping.

  7. Nihongo Dame Desu
    February 4, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    I love that nail color. Care to share what it is?

  8. February 4, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    this is a classic suit look. I love it. I have to check out the Old Navy t-shirts. I’m always looking for simple t-shirts since they are easy to wear and still look good.=)



  9. Susan Ashworth
    February 4, 2014 / 11:36 am

    So – why do you baste the pockets shut with Stitch Witchery? Do tell.

    • February 4, 2014 / 11:37 am

      Because they gape open when standing. I don’t use the pockets anyway, closing them up gives a nicer line to the body, less bulk ūüôā

      • Susan Ashworth
        February 4, 2014 / 11:45 am

        Pants pockets or jacket pockets?

          • Susan Ashworth
            February 4, 2014 / 11:48 am

            Oh yes. They don’t ever work for me, either.

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