Sweater: Nordstrom Collection (old; similar, plus size option) | Pants: Banana Republic (14R; plus size option) | Shoes: Nine West | Coat: Amazon (XXL) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: BaubleBar (sold out; similar concept) | Lipstick: Beautiful Rights ‘Pantsuit Pink'
I haven't been one to wear colored pants and jeans. I have a belly, a round rear, thick thighs, large calves, solid ankles. Black, navy, charcoal, dark denim… these are my safe colors to help my bottom half recede. I'll do white and ivory, but only with heavy fabric and silhouettes that don't cling, and in the past you may have seen me sport a bright pant maybe once before I chickened out and donated them. But when I saw a bright pink pantsuit at Banana Republic I just had to get it! You'll be seeing the blazer in the future, I just need the sleeves shortened a bit.
If you follow me on Instagram and check out my InstaStories you know I wore this look to work last Thursday. In fact, these pictures were taken after work so you can see how the pants held up to sitting at a desk, a long commute, and all that jazz. These aren't my first Banana pants; I have them in a black poly twill (seen in this post) and navy pinstripe (seen here and here). These are wool and fully lined; I chose regular instead of petite to have them a traditional pant length and not an ankle pant. I got them when Banana was having on of their 40% off everything deals and had some points (I have a BR card) that made the entire suit less than $140. Not too shabby for a fully lined wool suit. And don't worry if Mary Kay pink isn't your scene, they have plenty of other colors and patterns. But it's kinda fun to own some bright pink pants, curves and all!