Yes, I wear black sometimes. When I do, I have so much fun with it. All-black outfits need not be boring. And, the moment I saw this Topshop Tufty jumpsuit, I knew it would be the perfect, non-boring, black number to add to my wardrobe. I actually wore it a few weeks ago to catch Ledisi performing with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall.
What I’m wearing:
Topshop romper (sold out, option, option) | Sandals | Lip
Would you believe I found this Topshop Tufty Playsuit on sale for $30!?! Unfortunately, it sold out online before I could share the good news with you.
Party. New Year’s Eve celebrations. I envisioned this number being easy to grab for any occasion that demands an instant glam. The tufty detailing at the top and sleeves takes this romper to soaring style heights.
I’m wearing the romper with my go-to clear sandals. These barely-there sandals complement so much. Want proof? See them worn here, here, and here.
The fabulous thing about statement-making, all-black outfits is that they don’t require much in terms of accessorizing. Toss one on and go. I’m here for that, so I rounded up a few options at the end of this post. We all need reliable wardrobe staples like these, right?
Location: Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
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Hands down. Utility jumpsuits are having a major moment this year. Been thinking about getting one? I’ve got you covered. I’m styling a lightweight, perfect-for-summer style in today’s posts. I’m also rounding up the best options at every price point at the end of this post.
What I’m wearing:
Utility jumpsuit c/o | Gucci belt | Espadrille sandals c/o
My utility jumpsuit is another fabulous find from Red Dress (see my other jumpsuit find here), a new-to-me retailer. I knew it could be special because of the clean silhouette and the linen/cotton blend. I was so right. It looks and feels quite luxe in person. Using the site’s size chart, I determined I needed a medium, and it fits perfectly.
The jumpsuit has a drawstring waist, which looks amazing worn as is. But, I decided to jazz mine up a bit by belting it with my Gucci belt (see the belt also worn here, here, here, here, and here).
Peep my sandals? I’ve been debating getting a pair of the must-have platform sandals of the season. I grabbed this pair, which retails for on $32, and I’ve been wearing them with everything. If you’re not quite sure you’re committed to the style but want to try it, this pair might be a good starter pair for you as well. The Steve Madden pair, which retails for $69.95, is the one you’ve probably seen all over the gram.
Location: Barnett on Washington, St. Louis
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All-white party in your near future? I got you. Today’s post will round up some fabulous all white outfits that’ll be perfect for any occasion this summer. First, I’m sharing a jumpsuit that I simply had to grab for myself. Then, at the end, the widget shares a curated list of all-white party options.
What I’m wearing:
Jumpsuit c/o | Sandals | Bag c/o | Sunglasses (similar) | Lip
When the occasion calls for all white, I always opt for a one piece wonder. And, y’all, when I saw this jumpsuit with all its dramatic ruffles, I had to have it. And, I know, it looks expensive. But, it’s not! This beauty retails for only $54.
This jumpsuit is my first item from Red Dress. I relied heavily on the size chart to determine my size. I’m glad I did, too, because I’d often just order a small, but I definitely needed a medium.
I was immediately smitten by the ruffles on the bodice of this dress. 2019 is the year to be a little extra with your style, and this jumpsuit gets that.
I’m always here for a sexy plunging neckline as well. The jumpsuits gives us a double v-neckline. It dips in the back too.
Location: Washington University in St. Louis
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It’s no secret. I love a matching outfit. You saw me style my current favorite two-piece set 4 different ways (see that post here). Well, I’ve since purchased another one. I deemed this new set a valuable addition because the color/print as well as the wide leg trousers add something fresh to my wardrobe. Follow along for 4 styling tips I rely on to make sure my matching outfits don’t overwhelm me.
What I’m Wearing:
Matching outfit (Shirt | Bottom) | Sandals
1. Pay special attention to fit.
This particular matching outfit is from Pretty Little Thing (get $30 off your first order of $80 or more with my code). I’ve consistently been a size 2 on top and size 4 on the bottom. In this matching outfit, though, I needed a 6 on the bottom. Also, the pants were initially way too long on me, so I altered them. Improving the overall fit, improved the overall look.
2. Adjust the sleeves to suit the style situation
Simply choosing to roll up the sleeves on a blouse changes the vibe. Cuffing can make an outfit more casual and even more hip. So, roll ’em up when the situation calls for it.
3. Break up the print on your set by knotting the top
Feeling overwhelmed by a print-on-print set? You have many options for breaking up the print. One of my favorites is knotting the top to allow a peek at the midriff. It’s subtly sexy and lets people see that your outfit isn’t a jumpsuit and actually comprises two separate pieces.
4. Create a plunging neckline
I love sets with button-up blouses. That little details offers all kinds of styling opportunities. One of those is the chance to create a plunging neckline. Perhaps you want to show off your layered necklaces or just show a little skin, leaving a few buttons undone is a neat styling trick.
Location: Dunaway Books, South Grand, St. Louis
I’ve been enjoying all the benefits of two piece outfits lately (see evidence here). I love how pulled together co-ords look. I’m also a huge fan of their versatility. As someone who loves to make a statement in a jumpsuit, I also appreciate that matching sets can create the look of a jumpsuit (the faux jumpsuit) without all the fuss of a jumpsuit.
To demonstrate, I’m pairing some white shorts with a top in the same color. Faux jumpsuit magic ensues.
What I’m wearing:
Top (on sale) | Shorts | Sandals c/o | Bag (similar, similar, similar) | Sunglasses
This was an outfit I wore on Memorial Day Weekend. What better way to celebrate the unofficial start to summer than in all white?
Saw my post on fabulous, affordable shorts yesterday? This pair was featured in that round-up. These high-waist, paper bag style shorts are only $34.99. The construction and cotton/linen blend fabric make them look super expensive.
I knew immediately that I wanted the shorts and that I would wear them with a fitted top (tucked in). The top options were plentiful, from tube tops to off-the-shoulder tops. This criss cross neck top (now on sale) was a winner, though, because its color was a near perfect match for the shorts. And, the result? I get the look of a romper without the fuss of a romper.