Late Night Thought Provoking Questions
Last night as I was decadently enjoying my amazing thin mintini dessert cocktail at Il Frescoe--and deciding what I was going to wear today, I decided to check my little Weather Channel app. I remembered that at some point there had been a forecast for some rain in the week. And that can totally derail a good outfit plan! Weather Channel was advising a 50% chance of rain for the day--bummer! Then I woke up and the sky was clear and sunny! And then as I was driving down to the ferry, the clouds were rolling in!
I don't know why I'm still surprised by the inability of specialized teams of weather people to provide an accurate forecast for just 12 hours in advance? They are worse at calling out what the weather will be the next day than trying to forecast a good trend a year in advance! All I could hope for was that I could get to the office dry and un-frizzed before rain potentially started pouring down because I think I forgot to pack an umbrella. Regardless of those annoying weather variables that even the weather app can't give me clarity on, I plan to spread some sunny summer vibe today in my tropical print jumpsuit!!
The Jumpsuit--You CAN Do It!!
I know jumpsuits are not the easiest silhouette to wear so let's just take a minute to talk about the jumpsuit for a moment. Let's talk about "owning" the jumpsuit and when I say "owning", I'm not talking about the literal transaction of purchasing the jumpsuit. I'm talking about really "owning" the jumpsuit--there are no shy girls out there for this look! To get this look pulled together so you don't look like you are wearing pajamas (I am totally serious that this is what this looks like when you are first getting ready. It's not pretty)--2 key things. The first is waist definition. If your jumpsuit doesn't have a self belt or some kind of waistband detail, please go get yourself a nice wide belt. You can create a great retro hourglass shape with this. Secondly, the jumpsuit really does require some heels-they can be mile high stilettos or summer wedges but you gotta rock some height here. If the pant legs are too long and feel too voluminous, roll them up and pin them on the inside or tack them with a stitch. Mine today are a bit long and I also like them to look more like capris so I've rolled up my elastic cuff and of course I always go with my standard heels.
Try the jumpsuit out--it's a fun new silhouette to add to your wardrobe and actually there is a 3rd key rule to follow when wearing the jumpsuit which probably should pop up to the top of the rules and that is if you even remotely think for an instant that you have overshot your intake on liquids, go directly to the ladies room--do not pass go, do not collect $200--run! Because there is nothing worse than feeling like Houdini attempting to get out of chains and a straight jacket in under 3 minutes!