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The jumpsuit edit.

Okay, as promised. I finally found the perfect jumpsuit for me. This took a few months of trolling online to get what I wanted. Nothing seemed to stand out. Not until I stumbled upon a black halter neck number on ASOS with flared bottoms and a relaxed fit. Petite in size, comfortable to wear with an soft and stretchy material that leaves room to breathe. Ah, perfect after a good Christmas feast. This jumpsuit is also very versatile. Making it so easy to dress up or down.

I’ve found THE jumpsuit and I’m not going back. I’ve been hunting high and low for one that would suit and fit me perfectly that I can wear a variety of ways. I wanted a piece that I could wear over and over again and wear it differently each time.

I didn’t want to splash a fortune for a jumpsuit and I didn’t want to buy several styles to get the looks that I required either. I wanted one jumpsuit that I can style in many ways and keep tucked away in my wardrobe for years to come. Not as easy to find something to fit the part as you would think. Especially with my petite 5ft 2 frame.

Seeing it online at only £25, I jumped at the chance to purchase my size before stock disappeared. I have to say, I was unsure of the quality I would receive as a garment.

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When my order arrived, I wasn’t disappointed with this item. I’ve been spending time playing around and putting together different styles as Eleanor sleeps and have had so much fun with it already. It truly is a unique piece and a new wardrobe staple. You can wear this in so many ways and create different looks along the way. You can go all out glamorous with faux fur and glitter or you can wear it super simply and use it as an everyday item. There’s plenty of choice of how to wear this which can make it difficult to pick just one style!

The jumpsuit has the ability to give you the WOW factor, especially when teamed with lots of accessories and a strong lip colour, I think I will wear this with a plum lip.  It can also be a simple piece and can be covered up with plenty of layering and worn without no make up. Regardless how you wear it, it will stand out and give you that feel good confidence.

The material isn’t too tight and doesn’t cling to your skin. It leaves room to breathe and move around with ease. I think I might even wear this as a longe item, something I can wear as I roll around the floor playing with my baby and get through several nappy changes. It really is that comfortable.

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Wear it to go shopping with a large slouchy jumper over the top and slips ons. Get glammd up for the evening and wear it alone with simple and delicate jewellery, or team it with bold and bright jewellery and a bold lip to match  to stand out that little bit more.

Whatever you decide, make sure you have fun playing around and getting it right for you!

Throw some jazzy boots on to give a pop of colour or add some height with sassy stiletto heels. Go walking with the dog with warm layers thrown over the top of this and some trainers.

The possibilities with the piece are endless and I will show you some of the looks that I have created. I’d have loved to had played around with make up and shown my style creations with the make up to match my looks but unfortunately, at home with a newborn alone leads for little time to play around with make up. In these posts, I am bare faced. My skin is naked. Had I had the time to play around with make up to show how I wear each look that I styled, I would have went all out.

For this particular occasion,  I’ve chose to dress the piece up. It was too fun not to, and as a new mum, the only chance I have to dress it is when I prance around the bedroom after catching five minutes alone. I think I’ll be taking this jumpsuit on its first outing when I have my first night out with my man post baby and I will be sure to dress this up as much as I can. I’ll be adding as much accessories as I can and going completely over the top. Can you tell I don’t get out much?

 

 

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Simple and stylish, worn alongside with my go to old skool vans slip ons a a red beret for that colour burst.

 

 

Team with a corset belt and a faux fur shoulder bag for a slightly more flamed up look all while keeping it casual. Add a faux fur jacket over the top or team with a slouchy bomber jacket thrown on.

 

Go all out with the glamour. Dress it up with your favourite accessories, the bolder the better. Large gold hoops or bright tassle earrings, layer with plenty of necklaces of different lengths and styles, add a choker into the mix. Hide a bad hair day but still keep the glamour up with a stylish hat and throw on a faux fur stole or jacket to turn heads. You can dress this piece up with whatever accessories you choose.

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A stiletto heel, a platform, chunky boots or delicate flats. I’ve chosen to style this with slip on flats as I prefer to be in flats than heels but if I am to go full glamour for a big event I’ll add a blocked heel or a glitter sandal to fit that part. It really doesn’t matter how you wear this, go with what works for you.

On this occasion I’ve went all out on the accessories and believe me, if my baby didn’t begin to wake and seek my full attention, I could have added even more jewellery and glitter. The more the merrier when it comes to accessories! That’s my mantra anyway. But remember, that’s me and accessories aren’t for everyone. If you don’t want to stand out, drop all of the accessories and wear it simply. A delicate necklace or a small pair of gold hoops still makes a great addition to the jumpsuit all while being extra subtle.

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I have also teamed my jumpsuit with some layers to dress this down. I’ve teamed this with layers underneath but you could always throw a chunky knit over the top and on a super cold Winter day, even wrap a scarf or a faux fur snood around on top. The perfect dressed down look for a casual Sunday heading out for brunch.

With the addition of layers, I’d team it with a trainer on my feet to give a casual look. You could still dress the jumpsuit down with a band tee or polo neck and wear a block sandal. I particularly like this worn with a floral polo neck underneath. It looks super stylish and a polo neck is a great way to cover up and keep cosy in the Winter. All while keeping your look fresh and stylish. The polo neck I am wearing is from Zara and cost just £12.99. On a maternity wage right now, I’ll take all the bargains I can get. There are plenty bargains out there if you look for them so if you are on a budget, there is something out there for everyone.

I’ve found that when I teamed this piece with a band tee and a pink satin block strappy sandal it looked really cool and I really liked the look it gave off. Very rocker chic and perfect for going to a gig or having some drinks down the pub on a weekend afternoon.

The band tee I have teamed this with is Slaves and I purchased this t-shirt from their official website sometime last year. They have such cool styles online and I’ve worn this every other week. It’s become a staple of mine and actually, now I mention it, I’m off to go check out the site to see what is new. Yes, I do like and listen to Slaves before you judge me.

 

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However you wear your jumpsuit, I hope that you have as much fun styling as I do and create looks that work for you and the occasion. If you have any tips or pics, please feel free to share with me. I’m always seeking outfit inspiration and I would love to hear your thoughts. If any of my ideas work for you, take a picture and send it my way. I’d love to see your creations and styles. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and comments.

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Lots of love, Keren x

Mum style? What Mum style??

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I am definitely a self confessed poser AND clothes horse. I love nothing more than a good shopping spree and shopping for clothes comes top of the list. Style and fashion has always been a passion of mine since my teenage years, I have spent many hours with my head stuck in the wardrobe or checking out my outfit in front of the mirror. Equally, I spent much time watching sex and the city, falling in love with Carrie Bradshaw and her love of fashion ( and a good pair of Manolo’s).

I don’t have a particular niche when it comes to what I wear, I just throw on whatever I feel like wearing. I tend to be drawn to anything faux fur, structured blazers, leather/wet look, girlie tea dresses, ANY glitter items, slubby t-shirts and denim. Especially denim shorts, I don’t know how many pairs of denim shorts I own, there is a drawer full. I’m not kidding. Don’t even get me started on dresses..

I also have a thing for ‘fun’ socks. Any glitter, sparkling, printed or colourful socks, I’ll take them. I love to team funky socks with my outfits, it just adds a little fun. This Autumn, I particularly like trousers, printed vinyl, smart.. I can’t get enough and love to play around and team each pair with different tops and shoes to mix things up. I quite like to clash with prints and colours.

I don’t think that becoming Mum will force me to have to make any changes with my style, perhaps just to put the provocative dresses and mini skirts on hold, for now. A mini skirt teamed with a baby is not really practical. I’ll save those for a time when I don’t have to be bending over frequently. Oops.

When it comes to shopping I do tend to prefer high street stores such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Office, Schuh, Zara and the online retailer ASOS. I do like finding small businesses online and purchasing cute garments and one off pieces too. I can’t wait for Eleanor to grow up a little and come for shopping trips with Mum. We will have so much fun playing dress up together and bonding.

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Some days, I can find myself change up to three times. Previously so for leisure, these days it seems to be down to the fact that I end up doused in baby spit up and milk – feeding time is messy!

Upon becoming pregnant, I had sworn I would not wave goodbye to my wardrobe and style that I like to call my own having adapted over the years. I didn’t want to suddenly become a new mum and get so caught up with daily surroundings that I forgot about myself and the things which I enjoy – in my case, clothing, shoes and of course accessories.

I think that it is important to still remain true to yourself and have a little ‘me time’ no matter how little that time is. I choose to spend the time I have without Eleanor joint at my hip, playing with my wardrobe, mixing and matching outfits. Even if I only get to wear something for an hour, it is still important to me.

Throughout pregnancy, I remained in my own clothes and did not have to purchase any maternity wear. It was definitely a stretch toward the end of my third trimester, but we made it no matter how boring leggings and an old t-shirt became. Now that I am no longer pregnant and can experiment with a whole range of clothing and my dresses without fear of stretching them, I am sure going to make the most of it.  I have so many dresses, coats, blouses – the lot to get through. My wardrobe is pretty extensive and over the years, I have built up a strong collection of items and accessories that I am proud of, glitter socks included.

I can’t wait to get dressed up again and play around a little even to just parade around the flat. I am just beginning to feel normal and back to my old self at 14 days postpartum which is great, it is nice to have reached the stage of my recovery where I feel that I am finally becoming more able and regaining my strength after a difficult labour and a episiotomy. We even made it out of the flat today for a good walk around the River – something I haven’t been able to do for too long. I’ll be back to my best soon enough and ready to get mixing and matching my style, trying new looks out and spending my free time with my head stuck in my wardrobe. I’m sure I will soon have a mini fashionista sticking her head in there too and trying to steal my clothes.

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BRB, I’m off to get changed…