New Suit Purchased
I found out that I have to give two presentations on two days this month. They are both relatively short, but I still need to be dressed up two days in a row. A suit isn’t absolutely required, but the few women that gave presentations at similar meetings wore some sort of suit. The men wore either suits or just shirts and ties with nice pants. So I feel like it is encouraged, but the bottom line is to look nice and professional.
Given that, it seemed like a good time to update my wardrobe with a nicer suit that fit well. The sales BR has been sending me agreed.
- Suit Jacket: $55 (on sale from $150, using coupon too)
- Suit Pants: $48 (on sale from $80, using coupon)
- Shipping: $7 (couldn’t find it free until it was too late)
I might want to visit the tailor for the perfect fit, but the jacket was really close on it’s own. Coming from someone who has had jackets sewn just for me, that’s saying a lot! Banana Republic (and most stores) never carry the tall sizes in store, so I had to order online to get the right fit. But I got it!
Clearly this isn’t some super high end suit, but the material feels nice and it fits quite nice, and it is completely adequate for my industry — all for $110.
My strategy for online ordering is to order more than what I intend to keep, then return the rest. This goes both for styles and materials. I know it seems silly, but I like to try things on in the comfort of my home, and it is really the only way to get tall sizes anyway. What is with them carrying petite’s in store but no love for tall people?!
[PS – today is the big day! We’re having our midwest wedding reception tonight!]