Given my obsession with sharks (and subsequent aversion to the ocean), you'd think I'd have a lot more dorky paraphernalia lying around the house. But this embellished sweatshirt is the only thing I own and has become one of my favorite pieces. Despite the fact that it's just over $20, it feels super luxe (I mean, it is called the "fancy shark sweatshirt") and also pays homage to my husband's favorite movie, Jaws. Every time I wear it I get dozens of compliments, not limited to other women. A man last week asked if it was even a recent purchase to see if he could find one for himself. I can't decide whether to take that as a compliment, but either way, it's got serious staying power in my closet.
I've never owned a suit. I searched for one briefly in college, but was so discouraged by the boxy, unflattering options that I stopped looking right then and there. I never needed one in any of my previous corporate jobs, but I occasionally put together my own interpretation, ...read more