|Slouch Pocket Jumpsuit: Topshop
Navy Striped Top: Topshop
Navy Adidas Gazelles: JD Sports
Hibiscus Blossom Bag: Mulberry
Rose Gold Watch: Olivia Burton via ASOS
I’m finally sitting down to write this post after the worlds most epic tidy up thanks to what I like to call hurricane Sadie – what is it with almost-toddlers wanting to get out every single toy they own and then strategically placing them all over the house like something out of Hansel and Gretel? The best part is I know I’ll perform this exact routine at least twice again tomorrow and there’s guaranteed to be at least one casualty, usually involving one of my feet. Mum life parked lets talk clothes and more importantly about my newly acquired jumpsuit which I’m dubbing the most versatile one piece to ever grace my wardrobe, and it’s black.
If you’ve loved me long time or are just a regular Cagney and Lacer *waves* then you’ll know I just don’t do black unless it’s for a funeral and even then I’m more likely to wear navy so I shocked myself when I gravitated towards this jumpsuit in my local Topshop. My experience went a little something like this, oooh that’s pretty, but you never wear black, does it come in any other colours? No its just in black, hmmm, maybe I’ll just leave it, but I can’t, I love it, well I’ll just try it and see. After standing in my underwear for longer than necessary, trying to get my head around how you try it on when there’s no zip (yes this really did happen) my brain finally kicked in and as soon as I shimmied into it I realised it had to be mine. I loved the nonchalant not too baggy, yet not too tight fit and how I could style it with everything from heels and a clutch on nights out (you know those ones I go on all the time) to the more likely, everyday styling scenario with plain or stripy tees paired underneath – add a pair of trainers or sliders and you’re good to go. The deal maker? The ever so peachy, soft to touch material, you know the one. Oh and the fact it was £42, practically a steal in Topshop.
To test my versatility theory I threw this on in a we-should-have-left-the-house-ten-minutes-ago panic for a morning out at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with my bud/amazing mummy blogger Claire and our two bambinos – think sheep poo, baby poo, grassy terrains not fit for prams but heaps of giggles (read Claires account of the day here) before heading back home for a quick shoe change and taking a journey out to Buxton with Sadie and Craig to finalise our kitchen design. After lengthy discussions over handles and worktops (it had to be done) we jumped back in the car for dinner with the in-laws stopping in Castleton enroute for a mint choc chip ice cream (it had to be done). With all this in mind I can safely say my outfit of the day was tested to the max and despite switching up my footwear (socks in August are just a no go) it was a sure fire hit with the exception of the super peachy soft material, damn that stains like a bitch – toddler or no toddler, be aware. Material aside I’d buy this again in a heartbeat and I can see this being a fixture in my wardrobe for years to come, a phrase I often utter only to take back two months later. I think this one might just stand the test of time.
What do you make of my wear anywhere jumpsuit? Is there any colours you usually veto?