This bold jumpsuit is a good old friend, one of my favorite pieces, and I showed it twice on the blog (HERE and HERE). I tried to pair it with my long ivory vest (THIS ONE), but it didn't look quite right - you see, due to the uniquely cut sleeves it's not easy to find the right jacket to wear with it. It's a picky number, it likes to be a star and shine alone. Coupled with most partners it just looks random and goofy ... or plain ordinary. But if you find the right pair, then they both will shine, and so will their union - the whole ensemble will sing even more beautifully. It is true not only about this jumpsuit, of course! With other clothes too. And even with people!
So I decided to go with an old favorite combination that I showed you a couple of years ago - the striped cardigan goes amazingly well with this jumpsuit, because it also has out-of-the-ordinary lines. Two boots make a pair, as we say in Russian (два сапога пара). And while the Spring weather is fickle, one minute it's sunshine, and the next one wind and rain - the umbrella came out to play along, a new friend to the two old friends.
And there were even more new friends there to play with! The new accessories really elevated the outfit and made it feel fresh to me. I bought this chunky necklace around last Christmas. I thought it would be perfect for this jumpsuit, and waited patiently for the warm weather to arrive to finally wear the whole ensemble. In a similar manner with my jumpsuit, this domino bracelet by Isabel Toledo was lonely without a compatible partner, and the new necklace just did it! Sometimes things need time to find each other to complete an outfit, much like people need time to find a good friend.
I kept things simple in terms of the color palette, but I felt like adding some red to the mix, and my new nail polish was just the thing. I am very happy with this creation of mine, it feels very me, it feels authentic. Some time in the future, I want to challenge myself to create an ensemble with this jumpsuit that has more color, perhaps a bold color jacket or something like it. But for now, I really enjoy how all these pieces came together in black and white - new friends with old friends.
Jumpsuit and cardigan - Chico's (a couple of years ago)
Boots - Ecco via Nordstrom Rack (old)
Necklace - Chico's (last Christmas)
Bracelet - Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant (old)
Glasses - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant (last year)
Purse - Michael Kors via TJ MAXX (last year)
Umbrella - via Nordstrom Rack
Nail polish - OPI The Thrill of Brazil
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