Sunday, January 26, 2014

Options for a Basic Suit

It 's Sunday afternoon.  We've been to Sunday School and had a great time exploring the story of Zacchaeus from Dr. Luke's account with some of the sweetest and most insightful friends.  But, it's not really the story of Zacchaeus, the wee little man who climbed a tree to see Jesus.  It's really the story of God's Divine appointed intervention in a person's life.  It's about God reaching out and touching and spending time with a person who recognizes he is totally insufficient within himself.  It's about the change God desires to make and will make within everyone of us when we are willing to climb the tree that may embarrass us just so we can see the Holy One.

I pray this Sunday afternoon that you and I will experience the Holy One this week as go about our busy or not so busy routines.  We may have a divine appointment ahead!

I thought I would show you what I wore to church this morning and then some possible options.
 I bought this Le Suit outfit several years ago while still working and it remains one of my favorites, even though I have lost some weight since buying it.
 You will notice it has a gold thread running through the weave which gives it an interesting sheen.

This morning I chose to wear a sweater that complimented the texture of the suit.
 I have used so many different looks with this beautiful suit which dresses it up or down depending on the occasion.

For instance, purple makes a nice contrast with the gold threads.
I especially like wearing this lovely Mother-of-Pearl necklace which is simple and not over-powering.  I also have a multi-strand purple beaded choker which is interesting and a bit more formal.

With a white sweater or blouse, this metal necklace adds a visual weight and balances the dark suit.

For a more casual look, I like the strip combined with this simple, interesting necklace.  The large transparent stone creates interest while allowing the strips to show.

 How about adding a simple colorful tee to an otherwise dressy suit.  I love this Black Market/White House knit tee and the chunky complimentary necklace.  The contrast pleases me.

The long multi-strand chain is an option with an open jacket.

And this is my all-time favorite necklace which I wear with just about everything.  You can't go wrong with this beauty!

I have a friend who's trademark is a scarf.  She may wear a small square one knotted around her neck, or a long rectangle under a lapel.  She may even drape a large square over a shoulder with a broach pin or use one as a beautiful shawl.  There are so many options.
These are just a few I found in my selection that would be great with this particular suit.

I hope I have given you food for thought for taking advantage of the basics in your closet.  You just don't need so many clothes when you have mix and match options.


  1. Wonderful mixing and matching - and fab accessories! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  2. I think I like the aqua tee shirt best of all with the suit and I'd probably never have done such. I bet I have a bazillion outfits in my closet if I just got in there and tried various options.

    I do love that chunky necklace as well, it is gorgeous!!

    Happy week!

  3. Wow! What amazing, and seemingly endless, options for transforming one single suit into numerous different outfits and looks! I'm impressed. One of my favorites is the tan/white striped top w/amber necklace. I've got similar pants (minus the jacket), but this gives me some ideas for styling them that I had not thought of.

  4. You did a wonderful job piecing all these looks together. The possibilities are endless! You look great. Here's to a divine appointment this week! XOXO

  5. Love the sweater and slacks combo. The necklaces are all beautiful. I find that the more I have in my closet, the more confusing it is for me, and them I tend to wear the same things over and over.

  6. Beautiful classic suit with so many lovely options for accessories!

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  7. I love your blog


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