I wasn’t sent home, I wasn’t asked to sit at the back and no-one tutted when I walked in. I walked into church wearing a form of trousers and I didn’t burst into flames. I’m alive and had a lovely afternoon in a beautiful and thought provoking service. I don’t really have any dressy trousers so I’ve never tried to defy the usual church going convention in this manner (other ways yes, but not like this *smiles*) but I can see this happening again.
Sometimes something great is worth waiting for. I tried this number on around February/ March and immediately fell for it. Have you ever seen something so perfect that you picked it up and marched straight to the fitting room with nary a glance to the left or the right? On that particular day I tried on two jumpsuits but didn’t buy either one as I had zero budget at the time. Fast forward to a couple of weeks back, the sales are on and the time is nigh. I didn’t even try it on. I sashayed to the till with the same gusto that I used to stride into the Simple Be fitting room several months back, card in hand, and skipped home with my new suit. For someone who has championed all in one dressing since 2008, this is only the second one I have ever bought. Why? Because despite being a blogger for almost ten years and advising people to wear whatever they like with their heads held high, I still doubt my own body in things sometimes. Jumpsuits are a pretty bold statement and I wasn’t ready to make so much noise. In 2017 I have clearly found my voice as I have gone from a plain black one in 2008, to a brightly coloured patterned affair with spaghetti straps. I might be in the throes of a mid life crisis.
I looked it up on the Simply Be site when I got home and I thought HEY LADY, you actually look better in that piece than the model on the website, which is a thought I don’t think I’ve ever had before. What do you think?
Its been around fifteen months since I first documented my love of jumpsuits and they are still high on my fashion radar- I just can’t get enough. The majority of the jumpsuits I’ve seen over a size 16 have been solid black (except that fantabulous bright blue Evans one last summer from the Beth Ditto collection) but I don’t think I’ve actually seen any with an all over pattern. Step forward Simply Be ….
Love, love, love, love, LOVE! As modelled by the gorgeous Gwyneth Harrison of Mark Fast catwalk fame. Did I mention that I love it? The jumpsuit will be available from March 29th so form an orderly queue behind me please, ladies. Thank you.
Other new items from the current collection at Simply Be–
I’ve not worn a parka since my student days many years ago but they seem to have wormed their way back into my consciousness and I’ve found myself looking for one. I especially like the military badge on this one and I so hope it comes with the jacket and isn’t just “stylist’s own”. Fab shoes too.
I don’t watch American Idol so I’m 3 weeks late to this particular party, plus, I don’t usually do “hot or not” style celebrity outfit critique style posts- BUT, I couldn’t let this pass me by.
I just saw these photos on the Daily News website and had to comment. You’ve heard me harp on and on about jumpsuits in past posts so you know I’m a diehard jumpsuit advocate who wants the trend to last FOREVER, but is this particular jumpsuit working or not?
I’m not totally convinced that it is. Its not God awful but it could be better. Actually, I would go as far as to say that she looks great in all these static shots but I’ve seen other photos that aren’t so hot. Plus, I’ve not seen any footage of her performance so see the suit “in action”. I love this jumpsuit from the waist upwards but not from the waist down as I think its a smidge too tight. If it looked like this one from the waist down or like these, her whole look would have been on fire but as it is it just kinda sizzles a little and falls on its face which is a shame really.
That’s just my two cents worth, what do you think?
Addendum some hours later…
Ok, so I’ve come back and found a few more images and am warming to the skintight jumspuit look a bit more and truly appreciating the guts it took to wear it but I still don’t like the bottom half. Two questions: Do I think QL is too big to wear it? NOPE. Figurewise she looks hot but do I like the actual jumpsuit? NOPE. I have tried to envisage Amber Rose in something similar and I still don’t think I’d like it (the bottom half) then. I immediately thought of Amber Rose because I remember this photo of her in the hot pink skintights and this photo of her in red and if she was wearing this jumpsuit I still wouldn’t be sold. Oh well. Latifah, I still loves ya! (from the waist up) 🙂