I love the hunt. Most people hate it – having something in your mind’s eye, then searching for just-the-right item to enhance your wardrobe or the key to your perfect outfit. I, however, love the challenge. Probably because I love to shop and, mostly because my wardrobe is more “expansive” than others, I don’t feel a sense of panic, should I not find the perfect piece I am searching for.
There are several things I am currently on the hunt for, but we’ll reserve those items for future posts. This entry is dedicated to the perfectly classic jumpsuit that finally ended my search. This is the jumpsuit I ultimately wore to my sister’s baby shower last weekend.
Now, a jumpsuit can be tricky for any number of reasons, among them you don’t want to look like a mechanic…or a baby. The material and cut all factor into this. However, I am also extremely long waisted – so there’s that issue as well (I will spare you the details).
This jumpsuit is made from a beautiful crepe satin and crafted with a wonderful drop waist (perfect for alleviating the aforementioned concern). With a classic high-neck, a slim yet straight leg, pockets and an interesting split-back detail, it was a marriage made in heaven.
Bra: Free People
Now, if you read with any regularity, you know that accessories are my jam. This particular jumpsuit could work for any number of events with a few simple accessory changes. As you will note from this shot, I added a punch of color with a lace bandeau bra that peeks out from under the jumpsuit. And, particularly for the baby shower, I wanted to brighten up my otherwise dark look with a girlie, fun necklace.
I could have also added a punch of color with my choice in shoe but I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear my new cage sandal heels (this has been another search).
Have you found your perfect jumpsuit? What are you on the hunt for? Check out my website: www.whatjennwore.com for your Seattle-based styling needs. Pricing available upon request.
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An out-take. This is what happens when your best friends take your pictures…and you drink champagne during your photo shoot! We figured, why not go for a complete ’80’s moment?!