It took quite some searching and frustration to find suit-style trousers. No one seems to sell classic trousers suitable for a business (or more formal education) environment. And when I did find them they were simply NOT cut for my shape. No amount of being a different size was ever going to fix that problem! Success eventually came from a corporate work-wear supplier. Who you know sometimes just works better than what you know, and in this case a friend who works in a work-wear and embroidery place that supplies uniforms and the like was my clothing hero. I walked in, tried on the pants I had found online (pictured above) that gave a description that sang my song, and I walked out with something that fit perfectly. PERFECTLY! Do you hear me? This happens to me exactly NO TIMES! Ever. At the very least I have to make a little tuck in the back to deal with the gaping. They were so perfect that I have a second pair and a skirt on order. So, so happy. And it was just so easy. Not like retail shopping at all.
My little wardrobe capsule now consists of:
4 knit tops
1 dress shoes
1 pair knee-high boots
The knit tops are in the same colours as one of the blouses so I'm all set. I'm about to go pick up some boots I needed to have re-soled.
And then no more shopping for a long time. Happy dance anyone?