.. oh hello jumpsuit.
Where have you been all this season? Not on my back, that's for sure. At the beginning of A/W I had high hopes for these, having absolutely loved my jumpsuits all Summer. I had big plans... and then got completely sidetracked by the skinnies. The coated, leather and pleather numbers have a lot to answer for. They have barely been off my legs for dog walks, supermarket, school run, lunches, meetings, dinners and parties. You name it, I have worn them.
But you need a top to go with them and whilst for during the day, I can say, totally mastered, during the evening - meh... oh it's hard, it's really hard.
However the beauty of a jumpsuit is that you have to expend half the brain energy on it. It's literally a one think wonder. And it would be the perfect slouch around for the Christmas season.
Hmm. Left that a bit late, didn't I?
But let's look at the positive. It's sale time. In my book there is no such thing as a dry January. Are you kidding me? I am going to impose a one night out a week rule (already in place as I am a complete wuss and simply can't do more than that anymore) but I'm also determined to do more interesting things with my kids (remind me when I come up with some grand plan please, that we're not like a normal family and what works for us, isn't going to work for others.. actually vice versa. BUT I'm going to try.... and just pray for wine at the end).
However this doesn't stop a new jumpsuit from being an excellent addition to my wardrobe.
And it was, in fact, when I was looking at dresses the other day and on the Atterley Road site saw that they have 35% off new stock, that made me think - NEW STUFF! You beauty.
Lo and behold, there are some gorgeous jumpsuits which would work perfectly for nights out now but are also so so wearable for during the day. Ankle boots, flats, sneakers and then we can crack out the sandals.
Honestly, I am kicking myself at not getting a new one earlier in the season as I know I would have worn it so much. They are going to be the Spring version of my leather leggings...
Black Kimono Jumpsuit £75 from Atterley Road and 35% off all new season stock with the code XMAS35 until Friday evening. Would be rude not to have a look no?
Selected Femme Black Sadina Jumpsuit £60 pre 35% discount How fabulous would this one have been for Christmas Day? Nothing like writing a blog a couple of days late, is there? But hello New Year's Eve.....
Similar at The Outnet from the wonderful By Malene Birger.
Draped wrap effect stretch crepe jumpsuit was £195 now £95.52
And in a navy - was £199 now £96
M&S are also spreading some jumpsuit love and this one is all sorts of versatile.
V-neck Crepe Belted Jumpsuit £69
I would defy anyone to know this one was a Marks' number. For the Summer with heeled gladiator sandals this would be fantastic. Or for now with heels.. During the day - a pair of flats and you're off. I would prefer it slightly longer in the leg, this is a tad too short for me in this pic.. it needs to be cropped trousers as opposed to culotte length I think.. But seeing as it comes in different leg lengths, winner winner, chicken dinnner (only had one coffee so far today...) .
Utility Belted Culotte Jumpsuit from M&S in various lengths £55
Topshop - the mecca of all things jumpsuit in the Summer. Not a fabulous Winter selection but you can still grab a bargain.
Utility Shirt jumpsuit by Boutique at Topshop was £95 now £45
Use your imagination here... not the most flattering pose. More mugshot than fashion.
Upping the ante although still reduced but we're talking a treat now.
Vince button front long sleeved jumpsuit at Matches was £335 now £234
Oh but hang on a min... grey. Grey. LOVE.
Peters long sleeved jumpsuit from Isabel Marant Etoile was £290 now £203. On a scale of 1 to 10 of high hopes for this, I'm about a 15. Drop waist - check, longgggg legs - check, even the sleeves look long (prays that the model isn't 5ft3). And hand wash. You know (well you probably don't as there are few people out there who are as sad as me, I'll wager) when you see something and think YES. Yes, that's it.... This is going to be my Christmas Eve order.
Another great reduction at The Outnet from Splendid.
Chelsea Voile Jumpsuit was £225.50 now £112.75
But I have to say, after perusing many, it's still the hush one that wins hands down for me - that's if you're going for black... I am still totally lusting after the grey Marant one. However who's to say you wouldn't make the most of a black and a grey one?
hush Jumpsuit £75
I am going to be back in the next couple of days with my thoughts on what we should really be looking for in the sale and into the New Year to gear us up for Spring. Still not entirely sure what I'm wearing tomorrow...
However this crazy weather at the moment means even yesterday, I wasn't wearing full on Winter clothes and had changed into an outfit that I could easily still be wearing in April. Changed to go to the panto, dinner and the pub.
Sequin tee - H&M
Black leather leggings - hush
Grey longline blazer - Me+Em
Grey cashmere scarf - Black
Red Edie shoes - Jemima Vine
Black and gold studded cuff - Coccinelle
Black Mario bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
So I hope that everyone is having a fantastic Christmas Eve. We are off to rehearse for our crib service now (don't ask) and then yes, you've guessed it - more frantic wrapping tonight. GAH! But I have definitely broken the back of it, my sister in law is coming over so we will have a couple of drinks and some canapes (I may have bought one or twenty boxes too many of canapes. Other people love chocolates - for me, a mini pork belly bite or wrapped prawn is pure heaven. I can literally eat them by the box full and would happily live on nothing else all holiday) whilst I get cramp from sitting on the floor wrapping....
And then the big day tomorrow. I would love to take this opportunity to wish everyone a hugely Happy Christmas and of course I'll be back on Boxing Day! Thank you to everyone for your support over the past year and I hope you have enjoyed reading the blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it.