The Striped Jumpsuit

I love breaking style rules, so why not break the "no white after Labor Day" rule with an amazing jumpsuit that also breaks the dumb rule that says curvy women and petites shouldn't wear horizontal stripes.
Jumpsuit:  Eloquii (Available here)
I love how this jumpsuit plays with both horizontal and vertical stripes.  It's a fun piece that can work well for both work and play.
Blazer:  The Limited (Similar here)
Heels:  Anne Michelle
Clutch:  The Limited
Speaking of playing, I really enjoy re-working pieces and styling them in my own way.  In the case of this jumpsuit, I played around with wearing the belt as a scarf which served a dual purpose of giving me a little extra cleavage coverage for work.
Glasses:  Valentino
This jumpsuit is NOT petite, so it required fairly extensive alterations.  I am really excited that ELOQUII recently launched a capsule petites collection, and I am hopeful that this is just the beginning of more petite plus options to come!  I have personally tried out a few pieces and am loving the proportions!  I will be sharing my petite favorites on the blog soon!

If you're interested in this jumpsuit or the petites collection, head over to ELOQUII.  They are having an amazing Octoberfest sale that runs through tomorrow.  This jumpsuit is currently 50% off!

How would you style this jumpsuit?


Manic Monday: The Jumper Dress

School girl looks can go cliché very quickly, and I personally am not down for trying to dress like a sexualized child. 
Dress:  Eloquii (Available here)
That said, borrowed-from-the-girls jumpers are a huge trend this fall.  Thankfully, this trend is more about sophisticated and streamlined dressing, and it's definitely not juvenile.
Blouse:  Who What Wear X Target (Available here)
Shoes:  New Look Wide Fit
I spotted this jumper-style dress while perusing the Eloquii site, and I instantly saw its potential for easy work style.  By pairing the jumper with a bow blouse and booties, I had a great work look that I know will get me through fall and winter.
Clutch:  ASOS
The faux fur clutch adds a fun touch to the more serious look and also gives the outfit even more of cool weather feel.
Glasses:  Valentino
Have you seen this fall's jumper trend?  What do you think?

Shop Your Closet: The Blush Trench

I don't often buy multiples of a garment, but sometimes when I really love something, I can't help myself. 
Trench:  Boohoo Plus (Available here)
I love these knit trenches from Boohoo so much that I have four of them - black, olive, cranberry, and blush pink.  They aren't the highest quality clothing items in my closet, but I love the style, and the stretchy knit fabric makes them really comfortable.

This pink color is super versatile.  I've already showed the trench on the blog with an olive midi dress.  Today, I have three more options for styling this jacket.
Top:  Eloquii (Available here)
Skirt:  Smart Glamour
Clutch:  ALDO
For the first look, I wore the trench as a topper for a pretty date look.  The muted green sheer panels on the skirt look great against the blush pink.  I paired the skirt with a tie-waist crop top to show just a sliver of skin.
Shoes:  New Look Wide Fit
The skirt is a custom fit skirt I got last year from Smart Glamour.  Though I originally ordered it in a maxi length, I recently decided to have it hemmed to a midi-length skirt to change up the look.  It's now the perfect length for pairing with this trench.
Glasses:  Valentino
Ring:  Target
Rusty/pumpkin orange and blush is one of my favorite color combinations. 
Dress:  Who What Wear x Target
Booties:  dv x Target (Available here)
Camel fringe booties coordinate with the colors and add to a subtle Southwestern/desert feel in the look.  
Glasses:  Coach
Ring:  The Limited
For the last look, I went casual pairing skinny jeans with a simple tee and fringe booties.
Jeans:  Torrid (Available here)
Tee:  LOFT
Clutch:  Asos
Boots:  dv x Target (Available here)
A faux fur clutch completed the look.
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch
How would you style this trench?  Are you a fan of trench coats or duster-style jackets?  Which look is your favorite?

For the trench in another look, see here.
For the skirt in other looks, see here and here.

For the rust slip dress in other looks, see here and here.
For the jeans in another look, see here.
For the tee in another look, see here.


Wild Card Wednesday: Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant

I have been a big fan of Christian Siriano since his days on Project Runway.  I always love to see what he's doing and I adore how he has always willingly and lovingly dressed women of all shapes and sizes.  When I heard that he was collaborating with Lane Bryant, I was particularly excited.
Jacket:  Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant (Available here)
I am not a big Lane Bryant shopper and rarely purchase clothes from this retailer, but with Christian Siriano behind the drawing board, I was excited to see what might get produced.  I enjoyed his spring line for Lane Bryant though I didn't end up purchasing any of the pieces. 

When his new fall collection came out, I very quickly scooped up this jacket and the ivory maxi dress (coming to the blog soon), and there were a few other pieces that caught my eye.
Dress:  Forever 21+
This jacket had me at hello.  It has a little drama, and the pink lining in the sleeves is such a nice touch.  Between the zipper detail, lining, and pretty fabric, this jacket feels much more expensive that it was. 
Booties:  New Look Wide Fit
Earrings:  Target
I decided to let this jacket be the star of the show and paired it with a body con dress and booties for a simple work look with punch.
Satchel:  The Limited
Also - excitingly, this jacket required only one small inexpensive alteration.  There is a single belt loop in the back.  I had that raised to fit me at my natural waist, and it made a big difference in fit!
Glasses:  Valentino
Have you tried any of the pieces from Christian Siriano's collab with Lane Bryant?  What did you think?

For the dress in another look, see here.