Friday, October 13, 2017

Funky Friday: Don't Hold It With Jumpsuits

Another busy weekend ahead for me, so I want to sneak in one more post before I have to dash and get ready for a party! 
 I had fun with this olive jumpsuit last time I wore it, so I wanted to try it for fall.


  • Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here with that great mixed wine outfit in March
  • Jumpsuit - Gina Tricot, thrifted; first worn here in August with shades of chartreuse
  • Shoes - Sofft, consignment; first worn here in May with velvet and a dress I let go
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - no label, vintage 70s; last seen here in March



 Lesson learned: do not hold it if you have to pee when you wear a jumpsuit. Go right away!

*ahem*

Anyway, I loved wearing this again, although of course, the usual challenge with a jumpsuit...I had to take off the cardigan and the belt every time I went to the bathroom. Hang them over the stall door.
 And then put them on again.

Repeat...Repeat...Repeat. I drink a lot of herbal tea and decaf coffee over the course of a day.
 But I loved this rich green with burgundy accents. It's got pockets!

Outerwear, when it was raining.

  • Bowler - Andre, via Roberta's Hats
  • Silk scarf - vintage, Pierre Balmain, thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


Outerwear 5 minutes later, when it stopped raining. I ditched the hat.
 One of my coworkers was boggled that I was wearing leather in the rain. It's skin - it won't get ruined. This coat is nearly as old as I am, and it's holding up well (just like me!). Anyway, I felt pretty badass walking around outside in this.

The stuff:
 Yup, these are definitely fall shoes. I wore knee highs for a little warmth.

Bronzy bling:
That belt is a prized possession. I once had an email from someone asking to buy it off me!


  • Belt - Pringle of Scotland, vintage fair
  • Bronze cuff - vintage 60s, Mom's
  • Spiky cuff - Midzo, vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl


And now...off to make dinner and head out to a party...at the Museum!

18 comments:

  1. I love the colours in your outfit, although the bathroom situation with jumpsuits would drive me crazy - too much to manage! haha.

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    1. It's really not that bad, once or twice, but then it becomes quickly tiresome. Thanks, Mica!

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  2. I like how you wore the belt above the seam in the jumpsuit. Niiice. And a Museum party? Oh, that sounds like fun! You guys go to the best parties - and throw your own.

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    1. I put the belt where my waist is - no one tells me where that is! Thanks! Although I'm not so social most of the time, I do like a good event for dressing up!

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  3. Really love the outfit. You should have kept the bowler on it added the finishing touches and I know the Style Crone would agree. You make everything look great, so what can I say. I wish we had some thrift stores or consignment outlets around here. Hope you, L, and that sweet ball of fur have a splendid weekend

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I hate carrying a hat around if I don't need it, but thank you for the feedback. You don't have any second-hand stores?? How odd! I appreciate your kind wishes!

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  4. Love your outfit today you always look so good. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Party at the museum and leather raincoat---yes. Also, pain in the ass peeing in a jumpsuit---yes.

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  6. Fabulous combination of colors, and clothing and accessories. I have never bought a jumpsuit, though I admire them--partly because I haven't found one to work with my long torso/short legs build, and partly because I can't imagine having the patience to deal with the bathroom situation! But I love the look. . .

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    1. Thank you, Linda! This is my first jumpsuit since 1984 - it took me a long time to take the plunge again!

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  7. Love the green and burgundy together, and with your hair it's just magic. My computer was being cranky and I think I missed out on wishing you a happy birthday, so many belated happies!

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    1. Aw, thanks, JS! I appreciate the birthday wishes - it's Birthday Month, so not to worry!

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  8. Oh yes, these colors look so good together Sheila and I can totally relate to those damn jumpers being a pain to wear, specially if you need to go to a public bathroom !

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    1. Ugh, I wouldn't even try a public bathroom in a jumpsuit!

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  9. I adore this colour combination and will be trying it out myself one day. Jumpsuits look sleek and really pulled together, but dang, that dash to the loo is always a bit fraught isn't it? No matter how soon I start, I always end up a bit panic stricken!

    Anna x

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    1. Thanks! I love these colours together. Yes, I wish there was a better way, but we suffer for fashion sometimes.

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