Suits. I have an unconditional love for them. And I always want to collect more.
I’m really a suit gal. My love for suits and women in suits started when I was about 16 years old. The district attorney, investigator, and victim witness advocate assigned to my case all wore suits. I was very lucky to have a team of women. Incredibly strong and mighty women. On every visit leading up to my days in court and especially during the trail, they wore sharp beautiful dark suits (I shared part of my trail and court case here).
These women hold a very special place in my heart. When I was with them, the whole world disappeared. They treated me like a human being, and not a case they’re working on. They were interested in my studies, school activities, goals, and were so positive. And they kept on pushing me to believe in myself and they pushed dangerous people away. My investigator was relentless. I saw her the most out of the three. She’d obtain restraining orders whenever she felt my safety was jeopardized, she physically pushed my relatives away when they rushed at me in court, and she took me on car rides to comfort me. All while wearing badass suits.
This is why I love suits so much. Every time I wear one, I always think about them and how they changed my life. They gave me strong female role models to look up to. Even though I was with them for only about 2 years, they left a long lasting impression on me. One that will last a lifetime.
After my court case and right before I left for college, that was the last time I saw them. That was about 20 years ago. Maybe they’re reading this, but I highly doubt it. I never got a chance to properly thank them. To all those incredible Special Victims Unit DA’s, investigators, and victim witness advocates out there… you might never hear from us, but know that your work leaves a long lasting effect. You might never hear thank you, but please know that you changed our lives. Please keep on fighting the good fight. And wear those badass suits.
Thank you for being on this journey with me. As always, thank you so much for reading.
– OUTFIT –
Coat | Banana Republic houndstooth coat (with sales, final price under $90)
Blazer | Banana Republic red blazer (with sales, final price under $75)
Pants | Banana Republic red pants (with sales, final price under $35)
Shoes | Christian Louboutin red pumps (similar Naturalizer pumps)
Blouse | Banana Republic tuxedo blouse (with sales, final price under $30)
Accessories | Mark Cross velvet bag & Karen Walker sunglasses