She’s A Lady


While I generally prefer to mix and match jackets with skirts or trousers, there is an elegance and power factor to a suit that can’t be beat, especially when it is well-constructed and has interesting details.


This Nanette Lepore knit suit is very well made, and the black trim on both the skirt and jacket give it extra pizazz. Fortunate to have found this at Revolve in Belmont Center – get this – with the tags still on it!  When you find something that is brand new it takes the joy of consignment shopping to a whole new level.

Nude pumps keep the look classic and avoids being too ‘matchy’.  These are by LKBennet, the English brand supposedly Kate Middleton likes. Purchased at their shop in the Boston Copley Mall.  They always have a great selection of heel heights for different occasions; a three inch heel is perfect for the workplace.  For jewelry I went with a Chanel look, combining pearls and gold…the pin is actually Chanel that came from Revolve many moons ago…BUT – truth be told, I actually did not wear it on this particular day…



Instead I wore this vintage Monet pin that I have had for years. Why?  The clasp on the Chanel pin kept opening.  It fell off once before (someone found it, thank goodness!) but I thought it was because I did not clasp it properly. No, it was clearly defective, so why risk losing a Chanel pin?? Dropped it off at a local jeweler who is going to change the whole attachment/clasp.


Staying with a soft, ladylike look, a taupe flowered scarf by Kate Spade was just right. Didn’t need it to complete the outfit, but a nice touch if cool inside.

In our overly casual society, with the ‘business casual’ attire that is often leaning too casual, you will likely standout (in most work settings) if you wear a suit like this.  But, remember, dress for the job you want, not the job you have.   😉

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  • I have always loved suits and think nothing matches it for elegance and polish. The outfit is great and you look gorgeous in it!

  • Hi Candy. Especially love this outfit along with your stylish short haircut. Power suiting at it’s finest. Also love the scarf on top of it all.

    • Haha! Honestly, when I wear something like this, I feel like I could run the country!

  • Candy. You look stunning as usual. You’re right, it’s so easy to underdress. I agree that we should make an effort to look great! Nice job !


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