This ain’t your grandmother’s suit.
Unless, of course, your grandma happened to be Millie R., in which case – it actually is.
My grandmother was awesome. She lived to be almost 92, and was one of the most dedicated Christians I know, always reading her Bible and praying for our family. She was a world traveler. She always carried that cool breath spray stuff. And, she had impeccable taste.
My grandfather was the Clark Gable-lookalike mayor of the town; my grandma, the fashionable first lady. Here’s a picture of them when they were dating…they’re beautiful.
Over Christmas, my mom let me sort through some old clothes from my grandmother, and I found lots of great things, including this seemingly never-worn suit. You can’t really tell from the full-length picture, but in the side picture with the shoes, you can see it’s a grey pinstripe with cute little pleats on the skirt. Perfect for me – professional, yet flirty – and I needed a new suit, anyway.
So, thank you, Granny, for being so classy and sassy. I aspire to be half the fashion icon you were.