If you've been following my social media then you know I recently was in New Orleans for Essence Festival for the past 5 days. I went to work, but it was my first time in NOLA and at the festival so I tried to split my time up evenly. On Friday, the first official day of the festival, I worked an event all day, then I went to the Girls Trip movie premiere, and then spontaneously I went to Diana Ross' concert. I had this suit that I've been holding on to for some time and that day felt like the perfect time to wear it.
Suits are a major staple in my closet and a huge part of my style. Pantsuits are usually my forté, but I wanted to try a short set for the summer. This look served every bit of life necessary on those hot NOLA streets. I found the suit at H&M, the shorts are still in stock, but sadly the blazer is sold out. Wearing this outfit reminded me of how far I've come. How I used to hold myself back from dressing how I really wanted to, because of my body. Now, I will throw shorts on and strut the streets confidently, because I know that my body is in it's progressing stages.
I took these photos on Canal Street, which is where I stayed in NOLA and spent a lot of time. I was obsessed with the palm trees and trolleys. It reminded me of a mini Vegas for some reason. A recap of my work experience and of the festival will be coming later this week.
What do you think of this suit? Would you buy a shorts pantsuit?
What I love most about it is that is has that 'BOSS' feel. Everyone knows I love to walk in a room and have a certain energy coming with me, and this suit does that for me. My shades are from a stand in NYC that I picked up, but my new obsession is rimless shades. Here are a similar pair. A short suit look is bomb for day parties, special events or even work if the shorts are the right length. Speaking of work I have a huge announcement. Stay tuned to the blog this week to hear about where I'll be taking my talents next.