Stripes can be surprisingly flattering, and this jumpsuit is made masterfully in this sense. A couple of things to tell you about this outfit. First, as much as I love finding new things, I also love combining the things I already own in a new way, and that's exactly what's happening here. And second, as much as I love natural fabrics, there is a certain temperature range (around 60 F, or 15 C) when I absolutely love wearing po-ly-es-ter. I know, it sounds strange and some of you are wincing now! But to me, a girl who more than anything else is for acceptance and inclusion, there is something attractive and comforting even in polyester.
You might remember this jumpsuit from my last year's post Equal in All Directions. The long cardigan was worn many times and shown in this, this, this and this posts. Long cardigans and summer coats are some of my most favorite garments, you can see more of them under the label 'long cardigan'. This beautiful necklace was a star of my recent post Korean Influences.
The only new item here that I haven't shown you before is the sunglasses. I noticed a few pairs of inexpensive sunglasses at one of my frequent shops/sites, and decided to get a few different ones to fine-tune my understanding of what shapes go with what kinds of outfits. I realized that I mostly wear one or two pairs of glasses, and they don't always fit the outfit I'm creating - you know what I mean, don't you? It's when you look at the outfit as a whole and just feel that something's wrong, and often it's one small detail, it can be anything really, from shoes to earrings to... yes, sunglasses. So I bought a few pairs (each cost me $11) to experiment. This is one of my most favorite so far.
I started getting a kick from fine-tuning lately. It was something I did not used to like. I told you, patience is not my strong suit. But I am paying more attention to fine details lately, both in my style and my writing. I'll be really interested to hear your thoughts on the subject of fine-tuning. Do share!
With the exception of the sunglasses, all things are at least a year old or more.
Jumpsuit, cardigan and necklace - Chico's
Bracelet and sunglasses - Lane Bryant
Pumps - Rockport via Nordstrom Rack
Clutch - Cole Haan via TJ MAXX
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