Surprise! I found Michelle Obama lurking in my closet. Okay, not her, really, but this pink wool coat-and-dress I’d bought two or three four or five years ago from a clearance rack at a local department store that since has been consumed by a larger department store. I don’t remember how much it was but I do remember thinking it was a great deal for two pieces. My two practically-grown daughters, however, were horrified that I’d even brought it home. After I looked at it more critically, I saw their point that maybe perhaps it was too Queen Mum in a scented-handkerchief grandmotherly sort of way. However, after the First Lady’s gorgeously stunning lemongrass wool-lace outfit on inaugural day, I’m thinking that maybe my somewhat sparkly pink version isn’t so bad. But would people think I was copying her if I wore it as is to church this morning? Maybe I should break the pieces up, say, by hearing the coat with a soft pink turtleneck and pants. I could also put a turtleneck under the sleeveless sheath dress, or maybe a white collared blouse, and belt the dress. Hmm … some exciting potential here … like anything is possible …
Well, I’m definitely going to church this morning! I must see what you are wearing.
Wear it proudly! It is lovely.
I hope you wore it! It’s a really nice piece!
Aw, thanks so much for the kind words, ladies. And I didn’t wear it to church this morning because I couldn’t find the pink sweater I was looking for. But this did make Susan come to church so she could check out what I’d ended up doing with it, she said, so that’s a good thing! Church is just better when she’s there.
Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day last week…I feel so loved and overwhelmed with all the comments! Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond back!
I think it is a lovely looking outfit!
I like it. It’s abit retro looking, and could be fun to wear. Although I’d probably start out by wearing it as separates. Have fun w/it!
Very Michele! I say wear them together. And post pics.
Thanks for the encouragement — much appreciated. I may even follow Becky’s advice and go for the whole thing!
DO IT!!! Be the trendsetter!
Okay, I love your blog anyway. But the past 3 have been terrific! Incidentally, we all had the stomach bug last week. Wow – we were all flat on our backs. Hope you’re feeling better. Of course, the grandson is precious. I always love the posts and pix of him. And I love the jacket!
When you do wear this, or pair a piece with something else, please post pics! How nice to know that you are fashionable!
I love it. Very classy.
We’ve got a coven of K/Cath/ys/ies going here! Love it — and love y’all for stopping by and leaving your thoughts and kind words. They mean a lot, believe me.
You could add a belt or a lovely scarf and break it up.
So did you do it?
No, I didn’t! I got so involved in blogging and taking pictures of clothing on the floor that I was late to church so had to grab a tried-and-true. But thanks to y’all, I’ve got some great inspiration to try something soon.
I like it. It does look sort of retro. I liked your description of it too – Queen Mum and lace hanky! I think it will look great when you decide to wear it.
Ooooh, I positively LOVE this coat! And now that style is going to be all the rage! 🙂