Theory has got to be the best office wardrobe for all pettite women. The fit and cut of their suits are amazing. I bought this suit back in 2004 so it's about 6-7 years old now, and I still love it as much as the first day I owned it. Seriously this skirt has the Chanel flare because of the fit and the nice tweed/wool material so despite of the suit being Theory, I felt very Chanel every I wear it:). It has gone with me to many client meetings, church functions and yes funeral. The best part about this suit was, its retail price was little over $1000, and I got it for only little over $400.
Not all Chanel suits are great, but I've seen some great suits from Chanel. I always wanted a Chanel suit, but I can't afford the hefty price tags. I purchased a Chanel pencil skirt two years ago, and for the skirt alone it already cost me little over $400. For a pencil skirt, I think it's alot, but I loved it so much although I think it's so overpriced, I still purchased the skirt. I really wanted the matching jacket, but I couldn't see myself paying close to $1500 for a jacket that was already 60% off retail price so I let go of the jacket and only purchased the skirt. For anything that is over 2 years old, there is no way or no where the merchandise can be found so ebay is the only solution. Lately, I've been trying to search ebay to see if I can find that jacket that I let go of, and I haven't had any luck with it. In the mean time, I am just settling for my pretty, well fit Theory suit that really feels like Chanel. Not to mention the wide leather belt that comes with the suit is amazing, it is removable and can be worn with so many other jackets and skirt to create a whole new look. Afterall I am not really settling I guess:).