So today - according to the 8yr old who was looking over my shoulder as I was typing earlier and said in disgust "Mum, are you going to buy a Onesie?".......no it's not a onesie but it's a "joined up thing" (which is what he called them when I said it wasn't a onesie. "so it's a joined up thing".... err....ish....)
Yes, I'm talking Joined Up Things.
I am currently in love with my dungarees but also my jumpsuit. All of which were bargains - the dungarees were £10 and £14.99 each from H&M and the jumpsuit was half price from Kin at John Lewis.
Have to say, I am more surprised than anyone at how much I have loved them, how versatile I've found them and how comfortable they are.
Therefore I'm not surprised that I'm not the only one. Cue this article I found the other day online at The Pool, entitled, In Praise of Jumpsuits.
You know when you see a pic and think, I. Need. That. (ignoring the fact I'm not Christy Turlington. Minor, minor thing). Admittedly I wouldn't wear these shoes on a night out but, like I said, I'm not Christy Turlington. (I am coming to terms with that for those of you how might be concerned)
In the article, they basically summarise what I have said and have wholeheartedly bought into. They are flattering, they are comfy, they are versatile and they are so so so easy. No tops to match, no muffin on show (ok so they might not have mentioned this but everyone who works in their office is probably about 12 and genuinely still thinks a muffin is something that comes in either blueberry or chocolate options) and perfect to dress up or dress down.
Now the jumpsuit they were all cooing over, wasn't in fact a denim one but a khaki number. From Topshop which I went and tried on today and totally fell in love.
Utility all in one from Topshop £55
And here I am in it. Obviously though, I had my sensible head on and thought, no no, I've just bought the new khaki chinos (which were all of £20) and therefore I don't need a khaki jumpsuit and so I left it. (me and my stupid logic that I take shopping with me. I'm leaving that sensible cow at home next time.)
Of course now I can't live without. So can I order it online.... NO AS IT'S OOS IN MY SIZE. Will I ever, ever, ever learn. I am a buffoon.
Of course I was all over the denim jumpsuit but as soon as I've come home, all I can think about is the khaki one. That'll be right.
However, fear not, for I manage to locate this one.
ASOS Khaki jumpsuit £55
Which... of course is also sold out in my size. GAH.
I have also discovered this one at Mango which I do love but now I officially Must Have the Topshop one. I am a proper cretin.
Long chest-pocket jumpsuit from Mango £69.99
So, leaving the khaki one aside, let's look what I uncovered of a denim nature. Firstly, they need to be of a tencel/chambray fabric for me in these slightly warmer temps.
I fear this one might be slightly too thick but I do like the look of it.
ASOS soft denim jumpsuit £55 I have to say though, I'm not convinced by the belt....
I am ignoring the fact they call it a boiler suit - this one is worth a look.
Daisy Street Boiler suit £34.99
Lighter now in colour but I had my heart set on the Christy darker indigo one..... I do think with a paler blue the leap to babygro is a step closer. Although to be fair, this one is pretty darn gorgeous.
Selected Katrine Jumpsuit in lightweight denim £75
Denim Jumpsuit from Selected Femme £75 Ok, so I might be sold now... Navy blazer anyone?
Now La Redoute. Discount code for 25% off your order - 8509 or 8511.
Denim Jumpsuit by Soft Grey £49 pre discount
Finally finishing with a couple of ringers. Which don't exactly fit the brief but I still think I could make good use of. Starting with a print one from Next - the same print as the shirt dress which is still on my list of maybes for the Summer. I love love this print. With a black or cream jacket - even a denim one, this would be great. Dressed up or down, a wardrobe staple.
Charcoal Geo Print Jumpsuit from Next £48
And a classic navy from Mango.
Zip Long Jumpsuit from Mango £49.99 - this is almost identical to my Kin from John Lewis one and would be a lovely addition to a wardrobe.
Now am I barking up this tree on my own or have I dragged anyone else down the "joined up thing" route? Have you succumbed to the jumpsuit or even dungarees?
I fear I am on a slippery slope to a wardrobe full of them. Until the sun comes out and will I then be looking for a playsuit? Oh dear lord, the mind boggles. Imagine what the 8yr old will have to say about that.
So outfit from yesterday.
Black and white jumper - Hush
Khaki chinos - Tommy Hilfiger
Beige jersey blazer - Zara
Black suede Ohio boots - Pied a Terre
Harker hands free bag - Anya Hindmarch
And today for a lovely day shopping and lunch with my gorgeous friend Cathy from Alice's Wonders.
Yellow Breton - Zara
Flared jeans - Zara
Black military jacket - Zara
White cracked leather Stan Smiths - adidas
Harker hands free bag - Anya Hindmarch
Guess where I'm off to tomorrow?