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!
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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.
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 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…!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SANDALS/SHOES FOR WEDDINGS, JUMPSUITS OR HEADBANDS? COMMENT BELOW…!
OTHER LOTUS SS19 SHOES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
Want to see some other Lotus shoes I’ve worn in the past…?
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