A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White Boots #iwillwearwhatilike

A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger

You wouldn’t believe how pleased I am to be bringing you this outfit post.

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Why the drama? Well, this was basically the gold standard of jumpsuits for me. The fashion gods were conspiring against me, but goddammit I managed to get one. Both due to my own self-imposed terms and conditions for its purchase, and for the retailer’s lack of cooperation when it came to purchasing day.

I shall explain…!

This pink corduroy jumpsuit has been on my radar for quite a while – I think since it popped up in my & Other Stories newsletter email which was probably when it first appeared on their website. It’s not often my heart completely skips a beat over a single item of clothing, but skip a beat it did.

 

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SHOP THE LOOK:

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Unfortunately I fell in love with it right around the time I was engaging in Operation Fitness, and the wise woman in me said, Don’t get one now as your regular size might not fit you, or if you get one that fits you now, you might find it’s too big come autumn. (Damn that wise woman.)

So I held out. & Other Stories kindly keeps things in your basket all the time they’re in stock, so every now and then I’d check… my regular size (the one I was aiming to get back to) was still available. I even added it to my Best of the Blogosphere post for August.

The self-imposed terms and conditions (well, there was just one in the end) was that I had to get to X weight or (more importantly) X measurements before I was allowed to purchase. There was no point buying a stunning piece of clothing only to have it too loose to wear later down the line.

After what seemed like a very long summer of healthy eating, lots of sleep, tons of exercise and two detox retreats later, I finally reached my targets – and went to purchase.

You know what’s coming next, don’t you?

MY GODDAMN SIZE WAS OUT OF STOCK.

All summer they had every size in stock. The fashion gods decided that no, when the day came for me to click through to checkout, my regular size would be no more.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

(I’ll start wrapping this up now, shall I…?)

Long story short, I checked every single day for a couple of weeks, and in the end decided that my size wasn’t coming back into stock and no one was returning them (who can blame them when it’s a jumpsuit AND it’s pink AND it’s corduroy AND it’s very 70s styling). So, fed up of constantly checking, I gave up and a few days later bemoaned the lack of pink corduroy in my wardrobe in a WhatsApp chat with my girlfriends. The suggestion was made that I check for returns – which of course I’d been doing – but I thought I’d look later that evening anyway.

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Later that evening:

MY SIZE WAS BACK IN STOCK. I couldn’t click Add to Basket quick enough.

The result? It fit like a dream. The jumpsuit was mine, and I did a little happy dance in front of Keith wearing it (yup, the expression you’re imagining on his face is EXACTLY the one he was sporting).

 

Styling a pink corduroy jumpsuit

So, happy days! I added white (vest top) and white (boots) and lots of layered gold necklaces for its first outing, just to keep it simple. The zip at the front was a little too low for my liking, but that’s nothing that a camisole or vest top can’t sort out (plus I’m planning to wear the jumpsuit with roll necks for extra warmth as the winter sets in).

For those of you wondering about the fitness thing, I shall be writing a blog post before Christmas (at the latest) about my weight loss journey over the summer and how I FINALLY cracked the constant weight gain problem I thought was irreversible (or maybe due to perimenopause) after about three years of trying. I’m feeling fitter than ever and I hope some of what I did (and habits I changed) will be of interest to you.

Anyway – enjoy these photos of pink corduroy lushness. It won’t be the last appearance of this corded beauty on the blog.

Ever had an equivalent “I finally got one!” moment with a longed-for item of clothing? Comment below…!

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A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger
A Pink Corduroy Jumpsuit Styled With White \ 70s style \ white boots \ Prince of Wales check blazer \ gold layered necklaces | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion and style blogger

Jumpsuit: & Other Stories
Boots: Miss KG (similar)
Jacket: Zara (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Necklaces: notonthehighstreet.com (locket) / & Other Stories (droplet necklace) / unknown (geometric necklace, similar)

 

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64 Comments

  1. November 9, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    This jumpsuit is perfection and looks so gorgeous on you Catherine! <3

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 11, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Kailey thank you!! I’m so pleased I got one in the end 😉

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 6, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      Mireille thank you!! x

  2. Midlifeandbeyond
    October 25, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    I love the look of this jumpsuit. Corduroy is my favourite, such a rich looking material and the colour is wow! I’m looking forward to your your diet and fitness piece. Definitely a hard job Loosing weight later in life and maintaining it.
    Alison xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:20 pm

      Corduroy is sooooo lush, isn’t Alison?! Holds you in like no other I find!! 😉 Thank you hon x

  3. Shelley Jessup
    October 25, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    This jumpsuit is amazing I absolutely love it! As I am plus size something like this would never suit me but I am questioning if I need to get myself some white boots!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      No reason for you to dismiss something like this on account of your size, Shelley – it’s all about fit! Get the right one in terms of shape and style and you can wear all the pink jumpsuits you can buy if that’s what you want!!

      Thank you sweetheart x

  4. October 24, 2019 / 11:44 pm

    This colour corduroy is probably my favourite material of all time and I adore a jumpsuit in any style but you Catherine own this look. 100% gorgeousness!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks mate – you can see why I was so hung up on it, can’t you?!!

  5. Caroline Roberts
    October 24, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    What a fabulous outfit. And I can’t wait to read your health, diet and fitness piece. Definitely having some negative stuff going on for me with perimenopause!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you Caroline! Yes I was “blaming” perimenopause/my age for my inability to lose weight for the last three years (I was just piling it on rather than losing it), but now I can see what I was doing wrong. I hope you get something out of the post when it’s written! x

  6. October 24, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    What a fabulous treat for your efforts – worth waiting for! Such a good shade of pink. The out of stock issue is so annoying when you’ve carefully considered a purchase for so long. Always worth checking back though! Xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks Porcelina… I had checked SO many times over such a long period I was fed up of checking. Thank goodness Annette told me to look again! x

  7. October 24, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Catherine! This outfit is positively adorable and just makes me smile.
    XOXO

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Aww Lisa thank you – it makes me smile just seeing it hanging in front of my wardrobe, it’s too good to put away at the moment! 😉

  8. October 24, 2019 / 4:40 am

    That jumpsuit fits you perfectly—I totally think it was worth the wait. And I can’t wait to read your weight loss post; I have gained 10 lbs over the last year and can’t, for the life of me, lose them. I need a come to Jesus moment!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much Cheryl! I’ll match your 10lbs and raise you about 15lbs!! I think I have some pointers that’ll help a lot of midlife women, hope so anyway x

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Amy thank you so much!! I’m still working hard at it, only a little way to go but it’s been worth it x

  9. October 24, 2019 / 3:44 am

    There are not enough words to describe the pink sherbet perfection of this jumpsuit, Catherine!! It’s absolutely delish, and I can totally understand why you lusted after it for so long. Thank goodness the stars finally aligned and you were able to make it yours!! XO Monika

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      Monika thank you! Sometimes it’s bad to lust after something so long for the very reasons that I described, but thank goodness I made it mine in the end…!

  10. October 23, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    Such a yummy shade of pink! It looks fabulous on you.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 28, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      The pink is SO good, isn’t it Michelle?! Thank you x

  11. October 23, 2019 / 10:39 am

    Yay! You got the pink corduroy jumpsuit! It was meant to be, for sure. But sometimes the universe likes to tease us, doesn’t she? Damn her. It looks amazing on you! And congratulations on cracking your weight loss conundrum. I am actually very interested in reading about that journey as I am struggling at a weight loss threshold myself. Gorgeous styling, my friend. I look forward to seeing other ways that you will be styling this pretty pink number.

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      I got it Shelbee, I got it!! 😉 Thank you so much my lovely. The weight loss thing has almost surprised me – the fact that I cracked it I mean. But looking back I see what I was doing oh-so-wrong before, and what I do right [properly] now. Watch this space for that post! x

      • October 24, 2019 / 12:04 pm

        I just added another link for my post today…it was an outfit inspired by you! I would love to hear your thoughts on it! Thanks for all you do in the blogging world!

        Shelbee

        • Catherine
          Author
          October 28, 2019 / 3:30 pm

          I am heading there NOW to read and comment!!

  12. October 23, 2019 / 10:32 am

    O.M.G
    I ADORE THIS!!! Everything about it…. is just GORGEOUS! The colour, the shape, the fit, the style. LOVE it. LOL can you tell that I really love it?! I can totally understand why you kept trying (and why you did a happy dance too lol).
    Seriously woman, you look amazing!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    P.S
    You’ve lost quite a bit of weight too, haven’t you Catherine?

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Do I take it that you like the outfit, Suzy…?!! lol 😉

      Thank you SO much – that means a lot, I’ve really worked bloody hard and the fact that I can fit in this jumpsuit in my regular size made me so happy!

  13. October 23, 2019 / 9:38 am

    It really was ‘meant to be,’ and it’s a wonderful fit and colour on you. I can see why you wanted it so badly!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you Gail – it seems like I was longing for this jumpsuit FOREVER!! x

  14. October 23, 2019 / 7:57 am

    I can totally understand why you wanted this jumpsuit. Gosh, it looks awesome on you. You are really a head turner in this piece of clothing. The white boots and camisole are perfect with it.
    Greetje

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:15 pm

      Wowee thank you sooo much Greetje – I thought you’d like the white boots, I know you’re also a fan! x

  15. October 23, 2019 / 2:56 am

    I love the pink jumpsuit and white boots! It’s such a bold outfit and statement maker! 😀

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:15 pm

      M thank you!! x

  16. October 23, 2019 / 1:58 am

    It really shows that you are feeling better than ever, Catherine! Woohoo! I will be excited to read more about your journey. As for today, however: wow. The color and richness of that jumpsuit are just wow. I can see why you continued to pursue it! Stores sell out so fast nowadays, so it’s always a feat of luck when you can still pick something up like this! It’s gorgeous on you!

    xx Darlene

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      Darlene thank you, yes the feeling good factor is the most important part (I was always so worried about my health with the amount of weight I’d put on) – I’m feeling positive about the future too now. x

  17. October 22, 2019 / 10:49 pm

    You just made me love this jumpsuit even more! It looks so perfect with white boots. I’m still tempted myself, but I think the lack of stretch in corduroy might not work with my height and exceptionally long body

    My similar moment – I wore a River Island pink check coat on a job with Very last year. I LOVED the coat, but couldn’t find it online on River Island’s own website, and it had sold out at ASOS, Very, Littlewoods and everywhere else. I even asked to buy the prop coat, but the styling team wouldn’t let me haha. Eventually had a quick look on eBay and there it was, brand new with tags, in my size, for half the original price. My pink check coat has proved surprisingly versatile and I still love it!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you Lily! Yes it’s a snug fit, but I like the “holding it all in” thing that the corduroy did for me. They did have smaller sizes the last time I looked, it’s always worth a try to see if it fits you…?

      And YAY for your coat! What a bargain… now I’m wondering if it’s the same as the New Look pink check coat that I bought last winter?? I got mine from Amazon because New Look had sold out – it might well be the same coat!! 😀

  18. October 22, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    Love that jumpsuit. It looks great on you. When I was in high school, I had a hot pink jumpsuit and I loved it.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you Julie – and WOW to a hot pink jumpsuit! Of all the clothes I had as a teenager I remember my jumpsuits very clearly too (an electric blue + black leopard print one immediately comes to mind)!

  19. October 22, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    Woweee get you girl Looking absolutely fab and that smile says it all
    I’m so happy for you (and a little bit envious as desperately trying to lose a stone ) so hard in winter at my age!!
    Would very much like to know more please! ASAP
    Love ya xxxxxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Ashley – I seem to remember you were one of the people that told me, BUY IT!! when I featured it in my BOTB post…! 😉

      I’m starting to write the post soon, hoping to hit another milestone before I hit publish (won’t be long now). Thank you so much my lovely xx

  20. Carol
    October 22, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    No wonder you love it!

    It’s a fabulous colour and shape on you.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      Carol thank you – I really, really loved the shape… it’s a 70s-style wonder! x

  21. October 22, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I usually just lurk and read but had to comment…I love it! Wow…you look amazing in this shade of pink and the white booties are the icing on the cake.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:49 pm

      Diane thank you SO much for coming out of lurking… and for the lovely compliments!! x

  22. October 22, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    I can see why you love this jumpsuit so much, Catherine. It was made for you & you look bloody amazing! Well done for sticking to the fitness routine. Catherine is back! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:20 pm

      Laurie that’s so lovely of you to say! Thank you!! x

  23. October 22, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    Gosh this one is made for you! Fantastic! It looks so much better on you then on the model.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      Aww thanks Nancy!! 🙂

  24. jen
    October 22, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    What an adventure with a happy ending! LOVE this look.

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:35 pm

      I’m SO relieved that there was a happy ending to tell, Jen!! 😉 thank you x

  25. October 22, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    Wow! This jumpsuit looks so pretty! How lucky you were that you managed to get it! I still haven’t found the perfect jumpsuit for me – for some reason they just don’t fit right on me 🙁

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much Leelo – I’m still so happy I got one! Shame about none fitting you right, I find it’s all about the length of the body compared to the legs. I’m long waisted (long body, short legs) so I was really hoping this wouldn’t give me the, er, proverbial camel’s hoof… thank god it didn’t, lol!!

      Keep shopping and trying, I’m sure you’ll find a store that does jumpsuits in the proportions that fit you eventually x

  26. Mary Katherine
    October 22, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    SO HAPPY for you! As soon as I clicked on the post, I thought – damn, she’s lost that weight she was trying to, before I even read “the saga”. You look FABULOUS! I know how much work that is, and sometimes even seems impossible, the older we get, so WELL-DONE YOU! And thank goodness for returns – I never would’ve thought of that! I really look forward to reading about your return to fitness and health.

    Your American Fan (our name is Legion, no doubt…)
    Mary Katherine

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      I really was beginning to think that age was against me, Mary Katherine… goes to show nothing is impossible for us older ladies – honestly I’d been trying for ages (well I THOUGHT I had been)!! Thank you so much, I feel so much better 😀

  27. October 22, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    oh my goodness, this pink corduroy jumpsuit is so fabulous!! Perfectly styled with your white boots!

    xx, Elise

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      Elise thank you! I tried lots of boots but white definitely worked the best 😀

  28. October 22, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Very 70’s Catherine, love it. The white boots are the stars for me, I’m still in love with this style and wanting long boots now! thanks for hosting and sharing today. Have a super week. Jacqui xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:23 pm

      The 70s thing is fabulous, isn’t it Jacqui!! 😉 thank you hon x

  29. October 22, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    This jumpsuit is fabulous on so many levels!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 8:23 pm

      I quite agree, Madison, heehee!! Thank you x

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