Thursday, 23 June 2016

Simple Summer Dressing: Floral Jumpsuit With Tan Accessories

Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
I've realised I've featured dungarees as well as a jumpsuit this week, though the latter is even easier to style. I heard - or read - someone say recently that a jumpsuit is basically a dress with legs. (I'm so sorry I can't remember who said/wrote it.) You just put it on, add shoes, and go.

That's not to say you shouldn't accessorise a little more than that, as I've done here...! Although I'm not usually a fan of matchy-matchy accessories it seemed right to wear everything tan with this M&S jumpsuit I bought last year (this star print jumpsuit is really similar if you like mine). The sandals are aeons old and still a firm favourite - together with a bit of ankle showing from a rolled up hem they give you an elegant look and do that wonderful thing of elongating your legs.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T DO ENOUGH OF, US WOMEN - COMPLIMENT OURSELVES! I'M SHOWING OFF ALL MY BEST BITS AND PLAYING DOWN MY LEAST-FAVOURITE BITS HERE. 

I don't know what it is, but I feel very tall, elegant and at my slimmest in this outfit. (That's something we don't do enough of, us women - compliment ourselves!) I think it's because I'm showing off all my best bits and playing down my least-favourite bits here.

Best bits: Waist, arms, shoulders.

Least favourite bits: Hips (hidden with looser fabric), legs (ditto) and ankles (lengthened with the heels).

Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb

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Not that I'm not doing that "dwelling on my worst bits" thing, far from from it... don't forget I said how great I felt in this outfit! Rather, I just feel more confident when I've dressed certain bits up and certain bits down. I'm also happier hiding the cleavage and playing down my boobs which this jumpsuit does beautifully.

It's good to know what you like and don't like about yourself, and to celebrate the former and learn to manage the latter. Though if you like every bit of you - kudos to you, and don't let anyone tell you anything different!

WHICH OF YOUR FEATURES DO YOU LIKE THE MOST - AND HOW DO YOU DRESS TO SHOW OFF THOSE PARTS? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb
M& jumpsuit SS15 (this navy star print jumpsuit looks really similar) | La Redoute tote c/o (this tan tote bag is a really nice shape) | ASOS sandals (I adore these tan ankle strap sandals) | Dorothy Perkins belt (came with SS15 trousers - this is a lovely braided leather belt) | ASOS oversized 70s sunglasses | Gold plated monogram necklace c/o | Bracelets - various | ASOS watch (I like this leather wrap bracelet watch) | Chanel 'Peridot' nail polish (Crabtree & Evelyn 'Avocado' is a dupe)


Catherine

LIKE THIS? YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO SEE...
- AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT WITH A WINDOW PANE CHECK JACKET
- THE ORIGINAL M&S FLORAL JUMPSUIT OUTFIT POST

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24 comments

  1. Ever so nice. You look wonderful in this. Great combination with the tan accessories.
    I am going to add a colourful look to the iwillwearwhatilike and link back next Sunday.
    Greetje

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    1. Greetje thank you!! And yes do link up a pop of colour, wouldn't be the same without you :))

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  2. Looking fantastic in Navy and Tan. Your weather is looking far better than mine too x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. thanks Laurie!! The weather wasn't actually that warm, just very sunny...!

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  3. Really love this look and you got some gorgeous photos.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. I love this look on you. And this photo shoot is gorgeous, thank you for sharing.

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    1. thank you Elizabeth - seems the photo shoot is a popular one!! x

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  5. Just perfect navy jumpsuit! Look very beautiful :-)
    Silvy

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  6. Your hair ties in well with the tannish accessories. Great styling!

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    1. thanks sweetie - that the good thing about tan for me, it always goes with my hair...!

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  7. So pretty - and the bracelets and bag are perfection! xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  8. Such a gorgeous look on you, Catherine. I love the way that belt clinches your waist - I'm totally useless with belts lol so this is good inspiration for me. Love the jumpsuit too - I am a big fan of them, I think they can be so flattering.
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Belts are always good for showing off a waist, Suzy - whether you want to show one off or create one...! Thank you my lovely xx

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  9. This is a super cute look on you. And you are so right. It hides what you want to remain hidden, but accentuates the things you want to show off. You look tall and lean, cool and confident! I also like the belt and handbag matching and for fear we go too far the other extreme and never match anything again, I think it is classy to have some things match once in a while. Lovely, Catherine! - Amy
    www.stylingrannymama.com

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    1. Oh Amy what lovely compliments, thank you so much!! Maybe matchy matchy will make a comeback...?! ;)

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  10. Very pretty jumpsuit....and I really like your jewelry. The bracelets are lovely!

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  11. This is such a pretty look on you. I love the jumpsuit, but I really love the 70s styling you did with it. The hair, the sunnies, the tan accessories... it looks great. I'm off to look at the star one you linked to now! I still don't have a jumpsuit in my life.

    I also am so glad to see the positive message about enjoying our best bits and playing down the things we don't like. Life is too short not to celebrate our best bits, and we ALL have some! xxx

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    1. The star jumpsuit is ever so much like this one, Lisa!! And YES to us making the most of our best bits, I agree! Thank you my lovely xx

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  12. I love the jumpsuit, you look very nice!

    Greta | http://style-spiral.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Love this! I need a belt like this in black and love the jumpsuit! I need to try jumpsuits on in the store as I ordered one , and lets just say wedgies are not fashionable! I need the length. You look great!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  14. Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday, love this!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  15. I really like this look Catherine. It's very simple but works really, really well. I've been eyeing up a few jumpsuits in the sales. Being on the short side I'll probably have to take about a mile off the leg length but I think it may just be worth it.

    Michelle xx
    Http://www.theabarefacedchic.co.uk

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