The Jumpsuit is Slowly Taking Over My Closet: Marina London & Manolo Blahnik





The climate is perfectly fall-like here in Cambridge right now.  Although we are now in November (aaaand T minus 19 to my birthday hoorah!) the weather continues with a certain glowing, autumnal warmth.  It was practically t-shirt weather this afternoon.

I’ve featured different one-pieces on the site before, and I am now convinced, Blog Reader, that the jumpsuit is slowly, steadily, and stealthily taking over my wardrobe. Whilst I’ve found it quite easy to locate casual jumpsuits for daytime however, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find a perfect style for the evening, or one that can manage that crucial crossover from day-to-night wear.  Enter Marina London, and the Man Repeller jumpsuit.


Named with a nod to the sartorial wit and intellect of blogger Leandra Medrine of manrepeller.comthis jumpsuit is created in beautiful navy sand-washed crepe de chine silk, has a distinct pillar like silhouette and fastens with a magnetic fastening at the shoulder seams.  What I like about this piece is how it becomes a beautiful alternative for fall / winter; I’ve styled it with a leather jacket and high-heeled boots, a smart long blazer and navy pumps, but most of all it looks amazing on its own.

And that is what the best thing about the jumpsuit is. It doesn’t need much accessorizing to make a statement. Simple, minimal dressing at its best.

Wearing: Jumpsuit from Marina London; clutch and coat, Reiss Fashion; heels: Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes (a special gift I received, thank you!)

Photos: Beth Morton Photography. MUA: Dani Rose.

Chain Me Up: IN PINK Necklace, ASOS Dress & Reiss Clutch

You may recall, Blog Reader, that 2012 was THE year for me to accessorize.  Here in September I am still on the case, this time with the help of IN PINK whose website I adore.  The multiple search functions on the site allow me to hone in on my style of jewelry quickly.  This silver tone chain necklace with leather strap (quite possibly inspired by the amount of metal and leather around me in Austin currently) is a nice bold design.  The length of the necklace appeals to me for wearing with my longer, simple black dresses as a bit of a statement piece.

Some of my favourite styles on the IN PINK site currently are below:

From left to right: Silvertone Rhinestone Spikes Stretch Bracelet; Black and Rhinestone Bar Wrap BraceletMixed Metal Rhinestone Bars Necklace Set ‘Skyline’ Collection and the Turquoise Rhinestone Swirl Stretch Ring.

I think I will always remain faithful to simple, minimal styles and shapes Blog Reader, yet this year my eyes have been opened to the transformative power of something like a necklace, a bag, some killer heels… (I thank you, Nicholas Kirkwood and Rodarte).  What do you turn to first to ‘add’ to an outfit, Blog Reader?

Wearing: Dress from ASOS (closest matches here).  McDougal sandals (just seen) ALDO.  Clutch, Reiss. Necklace, IN PINK.  Photos by Lydia Hudgens.