When you love clothes and fashion as much as I do, you can’t help but fall in love often…I guess it comes with the territory.
Yes, I fall in and out of style love with reckless abandon – call me the flirty, flighty sort 😉
I’m also a dreamer – you knew that right?
I conjure up outfits in my head, all the time.
I drool over gorgeousness on instagram and pinterest daily.
YOU, my little crew of awesomeness, also inspire me too.
YOUR words of encouragement never fails to spur me on.
YOUR endless support gives me the confidence to push a few boundaries and maybe explore options, I might never have once tried.
Just recently (well for about 4 months) I’ve hankerd over adding a summer jumpsuit to my repertoire.
After much searching, I dismissed this
need desire, believing my list of ‘must-haves’ had catapulted this notion straight to the too-hard basket.
Jumpsuits are notoriously difficult to pull off – it you’re not made of ‘supermodel’ proportions i.e. you’re not pear-shaped ME.
I also have a long torso (I know, I’m a dedicated over-sharer).
Have you got the visual picture yet? Long torso + jumpsuit = not a good look on anyone, EVER!
When trying on a jumpsuit check yourself in the mirror front and back for ample length in the torso – the sprayed-on look never looks good – except on overweight powder fresh smelling babies 🙂
Anyway, hours of dreaming and doodling left me with this list:
- Short sleeve.
- Wide or tapered leg.
I’ll let you into a little secret…
So mad was this craving of mine, I even considered wearing one for Beckie’s graduation…
I eventually came to my senses of course. It just wasn’t the right thing to wear to such a formal occasion – BUT still, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.
Prior to the graduation, one night, I actually did a sneaky bit of online shopping at Gorman (when Jonny was shredding some zzzzzzz’s). I ordered the most fabulous jumpsuit in linen and silk – I loved it. The only issue was the colour (a dark petrol blue) it just wasn’t crisp enough for a daytime event in the height of summer – also I would literally have melted to death – it had a polyester lining!
So imagine my delighted when one of the gorgeous girls from Adrift contacted me.
Yes. I jumped straight online to have a sticky beak
My unbridled elation was obvious.
It sent the full garnet of style emotions running through me in a heart beat.
Tick. Tick. Tick. – That’s the sound of my wish-list being fulfilled.
Why do I love this jumpsuit so?
- Well, I’m visual. And it’s gorgeous.
- Fabric – Modal.
- Easy and oh so breezy.
I could wax lyrical for days beauties!
Also, as things have been pretty steamy around these parts of late, this new addition to my wardrobe came at the most perfect time. The humidity is overwhelming and wearing the right clothes is crucial to feeling daisy fresh.
Comfort also plays a huge part for me in the style stakes.
Gone are the days where I will suffer tight waist bands or itchy nasty fabrics…the only time I’m prepared to compromise that statement is where my shoes are concerned!
No, the perfect summer jumpsuit should be relaxed and adjustable.
You can tie the drawstring waist (with fabulous tassels) at the place that suits you and your waistline. Making it perfect for all figure shapes.
It looks super cute worn really slouchy with a flat or dressed up with a heel. Roll the legs to show a touch of ankle flesh.
The top has tiny press studs along the wrap – which hides every inch of skin.
And the embellishment just finishes it off.
I know, its hard to wipe the smug from my mug!
So as a special treat for all Iris May Style beauties. Adrift is offering you all a 20% discount.
Enter BEV20 at the checkout.
And then let me know what you’ve bought 😉
Do you have a summer jumpsuit that you love to pieces?
Tell me your secrets…anything new landed in your wardrobe this week?
The Groove jumpsuit was gifted to me from Adrift for editorial consideration, in accordance with my disclosure policy.