Last week you only saw the trousers. Today the whole Piazza Sempione trouser suit. This brand means quality. My first suit by them (many years ago) was terrific and I wore it to death. Which is why I was so tempted to buy this suit. However, it is much more “complicated” than my first one. The trousers are very wide which means dangerous. I need to hoist them up whenever I walk up or down the stairs. And when it rains I’d better do the same if I don’t want to get the hems wet. Another thing is the double breasted jacket. Beautifully made, lightweight but always more difficult than a jacket with one row of buttons.
According to the shop owner, the cut of the jacket was such that I could wear it open as well. Something my colleague (who paints as a hobby) disagreed with. She thought it made me look big and bulky. In this post I am wearing it buttoned up and open.
We were allowed to shoot some pictures in a very nice place where there was a lot of light. With Catherine’s advice still on my mind, I think I set the camera right, but indoors is never a good idea. The shots near the windows (light!) were disappointing, mainly because Ron couldn’t stand outside.
Below: We were quite high. Not a good idea for Ron to step outside. 😆
Below: A shot near the window with my jacket open. Yellow belt and bag (Coach) for a pop of colour.
Below: And a more grainy shot with the jacket closed. The striped body is by Wolford.
Below: Red lipstick and red earrings for some more colour. I had been to the hairdresser the day before, so no grey outgrowth showing. Straight hair parted in the middle, really shows the grey three weeks after dying it. I found a solution though. Eureka. Very simply spray dye on the roots: L’Oréal Magic Retouch. Honestly guys, had I known this before I might never have gone blond. The spray comes in different colours. (This is not a sponsored post!!) In a couple of weeks, after I have washed and styled my hair and I am good to go, I will just spray the blondest version of this wonder worker on my roots and gone is the outgrowth.
Below: That dog was being silly haha. Totally photobombing several times.
Below: And again with the jacket open.
Below: There was a terrific coffee machine and I tried to look professional. As if I knew how to handle this thing haha.
Below: Wearing red earrings and red lipstick for some colour.
And that concludes the post about the trouser suit. I have to say I am in doubt about it. With this black and white turtleneck body, I think the suit looks too severe. When I got home from the shoot I tried a colourful scarf instead of a top underneath. That was much better. It added a more feminine touch. Another thing is, I chose the jacket in size 46 (Italian size) which should be a size 40 in The Netherlands. The shop owner did ask me in a hesitant voice whether I was sure I wanted a 46 and not a 44. The thing is, the smaller size was pulling around the bosom, which I hate. Admittedly, being tighter it had more pizzazz.
So now I don’t know anymore. Did I buy an awesome suit? Or should I have left the jacket in the shop? You tell me.
PS The jury is still not out on the trouser length. 😀
Linking up with Judith, the Style Crone, who is hosting Hat Attack. She is the queen of hats.