Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit

It’s that time of year again – where we start transitioning from summer to fall, and this floral jumpsuit is perfect for a cooler fall day paired up with this gorgeous orchid blazer and a pair of velvet tennis shoes. Not that I really want to start thinking about fall because I love summer, but ready or not, here it comes. Get ready for cool crisp days and layering up your look.

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse + rose gold sunglasses

 

I love the silky smooth feel of the material this jumpsuit is made out of. It is actually a polyester / spandex blend, but feels cool to the touch. I wasn’t too sure about the fact that it is strapless. I always feel like something without straps is going to fall right off of me, but it has a wide elastic band on the top. It isn’t going anywhere. And, it has pockets. I love pockets!

The jacket on the other hand, while being super cute, the pockets are fake, and the buttons don’t button up. Hmm. Weird. I mean, this is a Romeo + Juliet blazer. A pretty good name brand. But fake pockets and buttons that don’t button? Is that why I found it at Ross? Ha. I love a good deal, though, and found the jumpsuit, blazer and shoes all at Ross. Gotta love name brand fashions for less, right?

Then there’s those shoes, cute, comfortable and a nice combination of dressy / casual. They are Ralph Lauren’s – found on clearance at Ross. The blazer was a clearance item as well. Not the jumpsuit, but with Ross everyday prices, it was actually less than the other two items.

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse + rose gold sunglasses

 

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse + rose gold sunglasses

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse + rose gold sunglasses

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse

 

Blue and white strapless floral jumpsuit, orchid blazer, velvet tennis shoes + black and white Betsey Johnson purse + rose gold sunglasses

 

I just have to mention that my hair had been done on the set of Timmy Failure by the lovely hair stylist, Kay, the day before and I tried to keep it going for the next two days after that. It only looked good still the second day, though. I really only tried to make it look good the next day for this photo shoot, then didn’t try so much the day after that. Plus my head was getting itchy. Time to take the updo down!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Crushing on crushed velvet

I’m loving all the crushed velvet that came in this season. It was everywhere! Even booties and purses were made with crushed velvet. How cute were those?

So, when I saw this cold shoulder crushed velvet top on clearance at Kohl’s, I just had to have it. Armed with a $5 off any purchase coupon and  30% off when you use your credit card, I went to make my purchase. It rang up at only $1.54. Score!

I also found a few things on the clearance racks at Marshall’s, but somehow they all ended up being more than the shirt. Odd when you can find stuff cheaper at a regular department store’s clearance racks than at a discount store’s clearance racks, but somehow, that’s how the cookie crumbled this time around.

I love good deals and I cannot lie.

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Outfit recap:

Gray jacket, Goodwill, given to me by a friend. Tassel earrings, Cost Plus World Market, a Christmas gift, you can shop these here. Cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, a birthday gift. White choker necklace, old, worn at my sister’s wedding years ago. Crushed velvet top, Kohl’s clearance racks, Floral skirt, old, vintage Jay Jacobs. Betsey Johnson bow purse, here + fishnet tights, here, from Marshall’s clearance racks. Red suede booties, Sole Society, won in an influencer contest a few years ago. (Back before Pinterest tried to chase influencer’s off their website and then installed a new smart feed where now only a small percent of your followers actually see the stuff you post. I’d probably never be able to win anything the way Pinterest works now. Super frustrating! Down with the algorithms, I say!)

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Fishnet tights + red booties

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

I’m loving that fishnets are coming back in again. Too fun!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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