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In Jumpsuits, I Trust

July 29, 2015

Not all jumpsuits are created equal.

South Moon Under Printed Jumpsuit District Sparkle Meaghan Moynahan

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JUMPSUIT | MULES | CLUTCH | NECKLACES c/o LULU*S

I’ve learned many things throughout my love affair with this particular type of clothing; They tend to be rather man repelling, people are often confused as to how and why they’re worn to more formal events, and most importantly, the majority of the populous that doesn’t quite have a handle on how you’re able to go to the bathroom in less than 30 minutes. Practice makes perfect, friends.

A romper is not a jumpsuit is not a pantsuit. When I think romper, I think of a fun, casual cover-up you’re sporting at a post-beach day drinking event. And when I think of a pantsuit, my mind immediately goes to Hillary Clinton. Not quite the sartorial inspiration I look to when outfit planning for a formal rehearsal dinner. That leaves us with jumpsuits. Ahh, jumpsuits. From overalls to silk, I am telling you, it’s a rare occasion when a jumpsuit is not appropriate. Don’t believe me? Challenge accepted.

You best friend’s baby shower.

A backyard BBQ.

A family function.

Your own rehearsal dinner.

A first date. Yes, a first date.

Because you can’t get enough of that palm print.

Beachin’.

Girls’ night.

Weekend shopping.

Fashion Week.

Your cousin’s wedding.

A black tie wedding. Or this swooshy one.

The Kennedy Center/ a rehearsal dinner / formal Christmas party/ a Tuesday.

You get the point.

We’ve done the dress thing. And truth be told, sometimes they can be a little boring. Spice up your life with a jumpsuit that takes less than five minutes to style because HELLO, one article of clothing!! Want to be anywhere else than that family wedding? I bring you with good times via jumpsuit. Would rather be watching football and eating guac than heading out to that baby shower? Put your troubles aside and hop into that cute AF jumpsuit. Rethinking that Tinder date? Get that jumpsuit on and add an extra chunky necklace to get you through the first round of drinks.

Godspeed, sisters. In jumpsuits, I hope you shall trust.

Laura Metzler Photography

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Striped

July 23, 2015

Sometimes you come across a maxi dress that you know has the power to change your life.

Loft Stripe Halter Maxi Dress District Sparkle Meaghan Moynahan

Especially if you can go braless in it.

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LOFT MAXI DRESS
 // similar | PARKER THATCH TOTE c/o | SHOEDAZZLE HEELS // similar | MADEWELL BAR STUDS and BRACELETS 

But when that dress is $98, those dreams of picnics at Gravelly Point and Instagram shots of you twirling in that perfect summer dress are crushed. They’re crushed hard.

The savvy shopper that you are, you mark it in your favorites bar and play the waiting game. You hunt it like a jaguar hunts its prey; Lying in wait ’till you get that email in the middle of the day: LOFT 40% OFF SALE. The time is now. You buy the dress. It’s even more magical in person and all of your dreams come true. The end.

Interested in partaking in your own sartorial happily ever after? The dress is still on sale. Get it before it’s gone.

Laura Metzler Photography

Blue Fringe

July 21, 2015

You know when you find a really good pair of shoes and you put ’em on top of your dresser and stare at ’em till you can wear ’em out that weekend?
DTLA Blue Fringe Booties District Sparkle Meaghan Moynahan

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DTLA TOP and SKIRT c/o | SHOEDAZZLE HEELS c/o also love these | BOOHOO CLUTCH | MADEWELL BAR EARRINGS | MAYBELLINE LIP in BLUSHING BEIGE

These are those shoes.

You know my usual sentiments on color, but I was feeling a date night look that needed a little more edge than what a nude, strappy, patent heel could offer. When it comes down to it, I’m just more comfortable in neutral pieces, like this gorgeous top and skirt combo from DTLA, so I tend to get super funky with accessories. True story, I almost walked out the door toting a blush pink clutch with gold hardware but reconsidered as a passed a mirror. It was still too much. There’s a little pattern play goin’ on here but if you’ve got a really killer statement piece to add to your outfit, try to keep the other pieces a little quieter. You’ll make a much louder statement this way. Unless you’re Anna Dello Russo… then get down with your badass self.

Laura Metzler Photography

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