The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can’t Do Without This Summer #iwillwearwhatilike

Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
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I’ve discovered the perfect wedding/garden party/summer event outfit… I just need to be invited to something!

This wondrous floral jumpsuit has been hanging in my wardrobe waiting for an event for a few weeks now. In the end, I debuted it on the night of the UK Blog Awards (where I was the judge for the fashion category) and like all jumpsuits, all it really needed was a pair of fabulous shoes to go with it.

Who should come to the rescue but long-time Not Dressed As Lamb collaborator Lotus Shoes – not only do they make great (walking) boots which are supremely comfortable, but they also make heels and sandals which are JUST as easy on the feet.

I showed off my AW18 Lotus boots in my walking-the-dog outfit post last year. As a great contrast for SS19, I thought an outfit of a jumpsuit and some embellished blush pink sandals* that all your weddings and garden parties need this summer would be the PERFECT way to introduce you to the brand if you’ve never shopped with them before.

I have many, MANY pairs of Lotus boots, shoes and sandals and what they all have in common is comfort. In fact I had a quick look, and I’ve been singing their praises since 2014. That’s FIVE YEARS of blissful feet!

 

Disclosure: This is a paid partnership with Lotus Shoes (click here for my full disclosure)The post contains some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest. Any items listed as* were gifted within the last 12 months.

 

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Once again Lotus have come up trumps with a shoe that’s both stylish AND comfy. I think these could be the ideal sandals for every wedding, day at the races and garden party you might have coming up this summer, especially when paired with a jumpsuit like this one. Or even just a general, everyday sandal: they are THAT comfortable. The leather is buttery smooth (Lotus strappy sandals NEVER rub) and the block heel of this style* means the balls of your feet will be saved from that awful aching high heels often punish you with.

When we shot these photos [top marks and huge thanks to the Instagram Husband Keith by the way for these stunning images!], I walked the 10 minutes to the location.

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I stood around posing for 45 minutes. We then walked back.

That was the first time walking in them, and I didn’t get the SLIGHTEST rub or any soreness in my feet. Therefore I cannot stress this enough: LOTUS SHOES CAN BE WORN ALL DAY AND WITHIN ANY BREAKING IN AND YOUR FEET WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.

And if you’d prefer a different colour, these sandals also come in yellow and tan.

And with that, let’s discuss the rest of the outfit!

 

I’ve waxed lyrical about the jumpsuit a bit already, but what about those go-faster stripes? They give a “nice” item a bit of an edge.

Now I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… jumpsuits are so good for weddings and dressy events, especially if you’re not a dresses type of gal. Mine’s from Asos, and they always have a huge range of floral jumpsuits, so I’d recommend starting there. Mango, & Other Stories and JD Williams have great selections as well.

The neckline on this one was a little low, so I added a vest top underneath in the coral/red colour picked out from the pattern (ALWAYS have lots of these in different colours in your wardrobe for this purpose!) and I added funky glitter sunnies (sadly only available instore in Tesco, though I love these glitter ones) and an old pearl headband.

Headbands are having a moment right now and I love them, but maybe don’t wear a pearl one to a wedding – especially with a dress – or you might be mistaken for a bridesmaid, could you imagine? When looking for alternatives for this one I found a stunning velvet and pearl headband on Etsy, only to see Blair Eadie wearing an identical one in her latest hair tutorial post. The one I found was a LOT cheaper…!

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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SANDALS/SHOES FOR WEDDINGS, JUMPSUITS OR HEADBANDS? COMMENT BELOW…!

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Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb

Sandals: Lotus (gifted)
Jumpsuit: Asos
Headband: Accessorize (I ADORE this one)
Sunglasses: Tesco [instore only] similar square, similar round
Clutch: Accessorize (similar)

 

OTHER LOTUS SS19 SHOES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Want to see some other Lotus shoes I’ve worn in the past…?

Over 40 Style: Not Dressed As Lamb collaborations with Lotus Shoes

Original posts, L-R: Two-tone block heels | Embellished strappy flats | Mock-croc black heels | White loafers with red soles

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Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb
Over 40 Fashion: The Jumpsuit and Nude Sandals All Your Weddings and Garden Parties Can't Do Without This Summer | Not Dressed As Lamb

49 Comments

  1. Marcia Winterburn
    May 10, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I really love this look. I’ve noticed you recommend to wear vest tops under wrap dresses and jumpsuits which is such a good idea. Do you have a particular brand of these please? I like to buy basics with longevity. Thank you in advance.

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 12:28 pm

      Marcia I’m so sorry I missed your comment!! I don’t buy any particular brand at all I’m afraid, mine have come from anywhere and everywhere over the years. But I do need to get some more, so my first stop would be Marks & Spencer (good quality but always reasonably priced) and Asos as they do their own brand, as well as stocking lots of well-known brands. Hope that helps!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 10:46 pm

      Marcia I’ve since looked [for myself] – M&S is definitely the place to go. Good value, quality is always good there and a wide range of colours. Some of the Asos ones have too-low cuts and things, so GO M&S!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      Shelbee thank you! x

  2. April 26, 2019 / 8:13 am

    Styling your hair that way complements the period feel of the pretty jumpsuit, love it.
    Hugs, Mary.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      That’s so kind of you – thank you Mary! x

  3. April 26, 2019 / 12:14 am

    Love your jumpsuit! that print is so perfect

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks Stephanie my lovely!

  4. April 25, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Catherine, that outfit is stunning! What a beautiful floral jumpsuit! And nude sandals that are cute and comfy? My cup of tea!

    xx Darlene

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you Darlene… the comfort is second to none!!

  5. April 25, 2019 / 3:05 am

    Great jumpsuit. I love the cross over front. I was so freaked out at first, because I thought you’d cut your hair off. LOL. Those shoes are great too!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Haha noooooooo Lisa… I may have gone back to the bob but I don’t think short-short hair will ever return for me!! 😉

      Thank you sweetie x

  6. April 24, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Wow this editorial wouldn’t look out of place in a high-end glossy fashion mag! Beautiful work you two xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Oh bless you MT – thanks!!!!!!!!!!! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Thanks Amy, I love it too 🙂

  7. April 24, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Oh this is all so dreamy Catherine. Keith has done a beautiful job with the photos. You look very ethereal and divine. I know exactly what you mean about Lotus shoes too. I have several pairs, all of which are comfortable and stylish. Simply fabulous xxxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:37 am

      Thanks Liz, he’s really excelled himself, hasn’t he? He made my job editing so bloody difficult…! 😉

      Shoes just don’t come any more comfortable than Lotus shoes, do they? xx

  8. April 24, 2019 / 11:32 am

    You have so much eye for detail Catherine. You give me blog goals to aspire to! I have a ways to go. P.S. I love all the colors in this outfit!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:38 am

      Oh Chrissy that’s so sweet of you to say, thank you!! x

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:38 am

      Thanks Debbie – yes I agree, I could EASILY fill my wardrobe with them…!

  9. April 24, 2019 / 10:20 am

    I love your hair like this Catherine!!! And that jumpsuit too, wow. Keith really outdid himself on the photography today, for sure, but he had a great subject. Every detail is swoony.

    I’m such a fan of Lotus shoes too; I’m off to look at the yellow version of the ones you’re wearing. I need a pair of walking sandals for summer travel, and I think Lotus is perfect for them.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Ohhh thanks Lisa – Keith did me proud here, I have to say!

      I can see you in the yellow version of these sandals, it’s exactly the right shade for you. Honestly, you could walk for AGES in them (as you very well know with Lotus shoes)!

  10. April 24, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Catherine! And I love your hair like this…. so pretty <3
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Suzy my lovely, thank you!!

  11. April 24, 2019 / 9:36 am

    Your jumpsuit is gorgeous, perfect for spring – just like your pedi! I have not tried Lotus shoes but you look marvelous in them. I love a shoes that is well made and stylish!
    Thanks for the link up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Thank you so much Kellyann – I have so much love for Lotus shoes, the fact that you don’t have to wear them in EVER (and I know because I have so many pairs) is such a bonus! x

  12. April 24, 2019 / 8:12 am

    This is pretty and i can see will work well for many occasions, I have a few pairs of Lotus shoes and they are fabulous, all different and all great. Thanks for sharing and hosting today Catherine. x Have a happy week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Thank you so much lovely Jacqui! Glad to find another fan of Lotus shoes! x

  13. April 24, 2019 / 7:51 am

    Your photographer has excelled himself, the shots are so lovely. The jumpsuit is so pretty , perfect for a wedding or any occasion really. Good to see there are stylish and comfortable shoes around. Many thanks for hosting Catherine.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Jill thank you so much, I was so pleased with how these photos turned out…! The shoes and jumpsuit look SO good as a result of his skills! 😀

  14. April 24, 2019 / 7:41 am

    Fabulous pics, Keith has excelled! Great jumpsuit for a wedding or other dressy occasion.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:44 am

      Thanks Gail – if I had a wedding to go to this summer then this is EXACTLY the outfit I’d wear!! I’ll be wearing it anyway, who needs a wedding as a reason to dress up?!

  15. April 24, 2019 / 7:40 am

    Such a gorgeous look and scenery, Catherine! Your hair and the headband are lovely.
    With my sensitive feet I always have to pay extra attention to comfortable (yet stylish!) shoes and when I was younger often wore wrong i.e. uncomfortable shoes especially when going out…

    xx Annette

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Annette! Yes I think I messed up my feet a bit by wearing too-high heels when I was younger as well… comfort is SO important to me now!

  16. April 24, 2019 / 7:04 am

    I never tried that brand but the older I het the more important comfortable shoes are! But they have to be stylish too of course. It s great that there are brands who have both!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:47 am

      I can THOROUGHLY recommend Lotus for comfort, Nancy… I’ve been wearing them without any problems for years!

  17. April 24, 2019 / 6:27 am

    I agree about Lotus being comfortable. I have a couple of pairs that I wear often. The jumpsuit is absolutely gorgeous. Hurrah to sunny days! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:50 am

      Thanks Laurie – hurrah for sunny days, and hurrah for Lotus!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Julie – I agree! All your summer events sorted in one floral item!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 23, 2019 / 11:55 pm

      Thanks Cheryl – I’m all for them too!

  18. April 23, 2019 / 11:24 pm

    Catherine I love the idea of that outfit for a wedding. And the orange cami underneath is so pretty.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 23, 2019 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you Sue… I’m REALLY hoping to get a garden party-type invite so I can wear it to a swanky do!

  19. jodie filogomo
    April 23, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    Jumpsuits are SO everywhere right now!! And this one is absolutely perfect for the warmer weather!!
    I feel like we are so lucky to have the combination of stylish shoes along with comfort…it’s made me SO spoiled.
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 23, 2019 / 11:56 pm

      They’re my go-to RN, Jodie…!

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