I was late to work today. Well, I’m late every day because I seem to have a high rate of mishaps first thing in the morning, but today I was super late. I woke up early, with a vow to be on time. That’s how it always begins. At 6:50 a.m., my roommate knocked on my door to tell me there was no hot water. This is becoming a way-too-normal occurrence in my apartment lately (that’s another post). Only, today it was worse because my parents are in town and we’re having dinner tonight and I had planned to shave my legs and wash my hair, so this was particularly bad news. I decided that there was no way I could skip the hair washing, but I could get away with no leg shaving and wear one of my jumpers, of which I have many. The only issue with wearing a one piece is the whole peeing thing. And I drink an absurd amount of coffee and water, so I have to pee ALL THE TIME. Keep reading »
We have a hunch that jumpers are going to make another appearance this spring. Our guess: they’ll go less girly and get more edgy. As a preview of what’s to come, we’re looking at this strapless Silence & Noise number, which is slightly sporty thanks to its gray color, but also displays a certain quirkiness through the knotted chest detail. We’d rock this now with tights and flats, then accessorize it boho-style with flowy locks and braided sandals come warmer weather. [$48, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
“At the end of last year’s winter season I got a super comfy and adorable jumper for a steal ($12!) thinking it would be a fall staple this year. Unfortunately I’m having difficulty wearing it without looking like I’m in elementary school. Any tips on how I can make this look more ‘grown-up’?” – Ekelt2
Having spent 10 years all jumpered-up in Catholic school, I feel your pain. If you don’t want to go quirky with the jumper, take references to other school girl accouterments and turn them on their heads. The school girl undertone will always be there with a jumper, so it’s really a matter of taking that aspect and controlling it. That means skip the mary janes, avoid a plain white blouse and tights should be a little more fun than the stark navy I had to wear back in the days when nuns ruled my wardrobe. The good news is that cutting out these additions still leaves you with quite a lot of other options. Outfit ideas after the jump!
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This girl is wearing what I call a “jumper” and others call a sleeveless dress with a shirt underneath. What a wonderful way to wear favorite summer dress during the winter! Just make sure to put on a slip underneath — my tights always create static cling with thinner, unlined skirts. [Weardrobe] Keep reading »
Funny, it’s just like something out of our slideshow yesterday… [The Dark Knight premiere, London, 7/21/08] Keep reading »
When I was in nursery school, my mom always dressed me in overalls because they were easy to take on and off. That is until she came home from a shopping trip, and I exclaimed, “Openwalls, openwalls, all the time openwalls. What do you think I a farmer?” Well now, I’m totally loving this trend. NOT overalls, but the more adult, updated version of the jumpsuit because it’s just as easy to wear as a dress. The secret is in the proportions, fit and fabric. And of course accessories play a part — jewelry and a handbag will keep the look more chic, less Air Force flight suit. Keep reading »