Sunday 24 May 2015

gurly's life // Faux Jumpsuit

Ugh, this was taken on my Blackberry (I love the Keyboard!), photo quality, not so much

Hello Dolls!

Spring+Summer 2015 is all about the one pieces. I am talking about overalls, jumpsuits and rompers! Not only do these pieces give you a full effortless outfit, they are also give you a tres chic and cool vibe! 

You must be wondering from the title, what is a "faux jumpsuit?" It is my word for a jumpsuit that is really two pieces combined to give an illusion of a jumpsuit! It is a clever trick if you want to get more use out of your pieces and not be limited to a single jumpsuit look. Furthermore, as a petite girl, long legged jumpsuits that look flattering on your frame are tough find! Either the torso is too long giving you too much sag, or the legs are too long causing too much scrunching at the ankles. 

I wore my "faux jumpsuit" to my younger brother's grade 12 graduation dinner. I received so many lovely compliments on my outfit, and everyone was shocked when I revealed to them that my outfit was NOT a jumpsuit! To create my "faux jumpsuit,"I had paired a flowy silk top with the same matching print of silk bottoms. The bottoms had a tied waist detail which further added to the allusion I was wearing a jumpsuit. With the tank tucked in, I got a great flowy top being cinched at the waste and then flowy legs. 

To complete my "faux jumpsuit" look, I wore a taupe silk unstructured blazer and a BCBG colour block clutch. For shoes, I opted for my nude pumps with a wooden stacked heel from Michael Kors. Fun fact: These are the exact heels I had bought and worn for my own grade 12 graduation dinner at the Fairmont Vancouver! The nude pump gave me longer looking legs (since I am a petite girl, these small tricks are life savers!). I went with simple makeup, just black liner, mascara and a nude lip.

My "faux jumpsuit" and blazer are all from Aritzia: bottoms, topblazer 

I hope you loved this clever outfit trick! It is definitely a good way to make your closet more versatile, especially if you are on a student budget! I like to invest in classic quality pieces that I know I can wear several ways! 

My Brother + Me. Does he not look fabulous!

And for those curious, my little brother saved up all of his money and got himself a gorgeous Versace suit + that blue silk boutonnière is tres chic! I am proud of my handsome little brother for firstly being independent and secondly, investing his money in a gorgeous timeless suit! 


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