The Pink Suit

January 13, 2020

Back in June I had this brainwave that for my Master's ceremony I wanted to wear a pink silk suit. Not sure how I went from 0 to pink suit. Maybe all of those episodes of Dynasty my friend Liz has suffocated me with? So I started looking around for suits, and of course my girl Rachel Zoe was ahead of the trend 2 years ago in her 2017 resort collection with a killer pink suit. I managed to find these silk pants for $25 (originally retailing $295) and bought the blazer from a girl on IG for an amount larger than I originally intended, but still quite a bit cheaper than retail.


When I first bought these pants I was nervous because they were sheer and see through! My friend Maggie told me I just needed some shapewear so I bought some Assets from Spanx and they work pretty well! Shapewear is something I'm still learning about. They're definitely uncomfortable (how do the Real Housewives do it?) but slimming and removes lines.

I I brought my Chanel bag out to play because this suit deserved it tbh!

I paired this suit with my favorite $2 sweater my friend Liz got me during undergrad. I'd also wear this suit with a turtleneck or a button up.

I am still on a hunt for some versatile and durable blouses to wear with this suit. I will get a lot of wear out of this blazer undoubtedly but the pants is where I struggle with finding alternative wears. Any ideas? Red, yellow, and a light pink blouse would be nice additions. I could also see myself rocking these pants with a neutral scarf over a monochromatic top.
I'm proud to say that this entire outfit minus my shapewear is sustainable! Everything was purchased secondhand. I feel like there is a stigma about purchasing clothes secondhand but this outfit is living proof that shopping secondhand can be stylish and great for your wallet + the environment. I'm reading a book right now called the Art of More for Less Savvy Chic. The author Anna Johnson has a great section about changing the food chain of fashion. This chapter really stood out to me because I am such a strong advocate for the slow fashion movement. "Stealth chic means wearing your labels on the inside and applying the same ethics for food, water, and shelter to clothes. If you are conscious, there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure when it comes to clothes or shopping. With a little sense you can buy a fair-trade cotton T-shirt and a pair of Manolos for less."

It feels so weird to be done with grad school. I have all this time to just hang out, exercise, read, and watch the West Wing. No deadlines (minus work), no lingering homework or projects or tests. I can finally relax, run errands, and feel normal for a bit. It feels like a wave of stress has been lifted off of my shoulders, but I know I'm going to miss it all. I'll miss the discussions, seeing my school friends, and learning so much. Yet, when a door closes a window opens and I'm curious to discover what that window might be.

Photos by Brooke Billings

Wearing: Blazer - Rachel Zoe  (sold out, but similar),  pants - Rachel Zoe (sold out, but similar) sweater - American Eagle, pant - Rachel Zoe (sold out, but similar),  shoes - Jessica Simpson

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22 comments

  1. What's not to love about pink? I'm loving this girly hue, you look so chic in that suit.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  2. Hahaha too funny! But this suit is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  3. This colour really suits you, you look amazing!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Thank you Anika! I was nervous at first not trying either piece on but I'm so glad I went with my gut.

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  4. You look amazing, it's such a gorgeous suit! xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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  5. You pull off the pink suit so well! And yay for shopping second hand, I'm a huge fan as it's a great way to score some well-made pieces at amazing deals, not to mention it's so much better for the environment! Linda's Stuff on ebay is one I regularly browse, the deals are amazing!


    ♥︎ Geeky Posh

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! So funny I actually bought these pants from Linda's Stuff, and now I'm hooked. Its challenging to decide what is a want and need with off-price designer fashion, but that's a problem I can handle haha

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  6. You inspired me start a hunt for my very own pink suit! Wonderful photographs here and I love this color on you, Sonia! xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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    1. You'd look fabulous, Naya! Can't wait to see how you'll style yours.

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  7. You look amazing! I am impressed with how well these match and even better that you were able to grab them for a great deal. xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I was stressed about them matching for sure but I'm glad I went with the matching blazer.

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  8. This suit looks absolutely amazing on you!!!
    Love the pink and you totally rock it girl

    Have a great day,
    Tiziana

    www.tizianaolbrich.de

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  9. This pink suit will never age, nor will the pictures. They are so so good. I love your chanel bag. Its a larger size, making it different. Is it a boy bag?

    thank you for the post, thexglitterbox
    @thexglitterbox
    http://thexglitterbox.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! Good eye. Yes, its the original boy bag.

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