OK, my slightly silly mind goes down the gutter as I think of the acronym for this outfit post… the LBJ? Yes, I went there. Hey it is Friday, and we need a little romp (romper geddit?) for the weekend! I know, yes I am being silly. But all puns and smuttiness aside, the little black jumpsuit is a great alternative to the traditional little black dress (LBD) which is usually an essential in any woman’s wardrobe.
Once again, thanks to Reiss and Niin and my boo Bryant Lee for the help in getting this outfit post together.
I have to admit that I love a good jumpsuit but I usually tend to go for vintage with a pattern (I have a few loud florals, a rhinestone speckled one and a…gasp LEOPARD print one). So when the Reiss ladies suggested a sleek lace topped black jumpsuit, I was a little hesitant. It seemed to be a bit too a) fitted b) plain. However, putting it on, I was surprised. It was really flattering on the waist, the lace gave it an elegant touch and the fit made it ultra modern. Added with Niin accessories and my vintage 1980s Valentino heels and a last minute addition of the hat…I was ready to go out and party! Unfortunately, I had nowhere to go.
This Fitted Jumpsuit from Reiss really pushed me out of my comfort zone…
My Billy Jean/Michael Jackson moment…Smooth Criminal anyone?
I was super shocked at how small my waist looked…
The vintage Valentino heels and Reiss Hat add a quirky touch…which you know I love…
The jumpsuit is like a little black dress, it is the perfect foil for accessories. Once again I was wearing some awesome jewelry from Niin (http://niinstyle.com) which included a super sleek yet fun minaudière (it really is a masterpiece).
Rio Shell Clutch fron Niin
Also I wore these amazing vintage Valentino heels with a rose detail which I bought from local vintage heaven Bang Bang 70s. You know when you have a magical moment? Well, I totally had a Cinderella moment with these heels…when they fitted me, I had to have them. Also a nude pointed toe heel is super flattering and helps to lengthen my stubby legs!
These Valentino heels…dreamy. Choose a nude heel to break up the black and help lengthen your legs.
The Nudist (in Nude!) by Stuart Weitzman worn by Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Kerr and other A-List stars is a perfect alternative…
Amazing accessories from Niin add elegance but also texture to the Little Black Jumpsuit…
Hair was in a simple ponytail and make up really focused on my lips. Once again using a great orange red for a modern touch. Once again MAC cosmetics come to the rescue with fun lipsticks…I am currently lusting after “Dangerous”…the name sounds fun right?
Lusting after “Dangerous” Lipstick by MAC.
I am also wary of foundations (too many white ghost faced photos in my history) that I am loving the BB or CC creams with the concealer palette also from MAC. I was initially scared stiff of the concealer palette as it looked extra complicated but actually when you have to mix up shades, it gives you more options of shading (yes shading!). I am also loving the Lightful C range from MAC and have been using the tinted cream with SPF 30 (so good for your sun awareness and for me sheer laziness!)
My current make up favorites…great products from MAC.
Feeling Super Shy..Yes Me!
So go to a store and try the Manola jumpsuit or go online. Trust me it is worth trying a black jumpsuit to give the twist on the classic little black dress.
Manola Black Jumpsuit from Reiss.