Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Suit

My assigned wardrobe for my Michigan trip is a black suit with a purple blouse. When I received this email, it sent my head in a bit of a tailspin. I've never worn or shopped for a black suit before, and I even questioned what it might "look" like. Is a black suit a skirt, or pants? Can it be a dress with a jacket? Oh, but then I'm forgetting the purple blouse. Hmm, what if I wear a black dress with a purple jacket?  And, what does a suit jacket look like? I've never actually paid any attention to suit jackets for women. I wear jean jackets, and sweaters, and sweats.  I have a purple sweat jacket, will that work?
I sent out a text to some friends. One of them was on her way to town and was of no help at all. Another thought a sweater would work instead of a jacket. Another said she would look in her own closet and solve my problems when she got home. Another said "why do you have to wear that?"
I sent a text to my husband, and he told me to have fun shopping, which I found surprising since we have no money.  I decided I should at least go to the mall and see what's out there. Do the stores even have black suits? I'm not a big shopper, so I wouldn't know.
My dog and I loaded ourselves up in the car and drove the 5 miles to the mall.  I noticed right away that there was a big sale and I like that. I was distracted with the boots and the shoes and spent some time wandering around checking out the different styles of high and low boots they have this season. I decided that I should have new black boots for this suit that I'm suppose to wear.  So, I spent a long time looking at black boots.
Finally, I wandered over to the pants and discovered that there are actually a lot of black dress pants, but it seemed to me they were old lady pants and I was hesitant to try them on. And, incredibly enough, they had black jackets too!  I did wander around for a long time, and discovered that when I purchase a black suit my life will still go on. It won't be that bad, and I probably won't look like an old lady! hehe!!
Jesus, help me remember that however I am dressed I am clothed in You.  Say That Again, Jesus, You clothe me in your robes of righteousness and garments of salvation. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I think it could be cute...I would get a black pencil skirt with matching jacket. That is a timeless piece that never goes in or out of style and you totally can jazz it up with Black boots!!! Yay! :) I want to see a picture too! :)


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