Last week was miraculous in that I found a jumpsuit that works on my retro-inspired body. As my husband very lovingly tells me (no sarcasm here, seriously), I’m curvy. I have hips for sure. My waist is small and easily cinched up, so high waisted skirts and A-line skirts will always fit me with ease. Other items like shift dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits often prove to be unwearable. Here’s the worst thing ever: my mom likes to tell me I have child-bearing hips. Thanks Mom, but that actually isn’t helping me for a nanosecond. BUT FINALLY, I stumbled upon one that actually looked on me in reality as I dreamed it would in my mind. One of my many Golden Rules: try it on, because you never truly know!
Rachel Zoe is my career role model; she’s built an empire on good taste. This week, her new book Living In Style released, and she notes that every wardrobe should have a versatile jumpsuit, saying, “I slip on a one-piece and instantly feel casually elegant.” There you have it, ladies. Casual elegance.
I love this jumpsuit because it does the office with ease, but I also see myself throwing on a straw fedora and some strappy flat sandals later on, when warm weather actually arrives for more than 2 hours here in the Northeast. (I don’t wanna sound bitter, but c’mon mother nature, share some love on America’s first born region.) Style Tip: navy is a great cross-over color for dressing up or down – why do you think we all love a dark denim? Navy pops agains vivid color, but can pair up with black in a snap – double duty jumpsuit to the rescue!!
Wearing: Jumpsuit: Aritzia. Blazer: Banana Republic (old, try this). Necklace: Jewelmint.com (try this). Sunnies: Ray Ban (my signature style!). Shoes: Zara (similar). Clutch: Nordstrom (old, Anthro’s version).
Jumping for joy in my jumpsuit that rocks. Excuse me while I go be casually elegant.
xox – Haley