Ozma Raw Silk Cypress Playsuit (purchased with credits I earn at Garmentory*) | medium
Everlane Linen tank
Birkenstock Birko-Flor sandals
James Perse mini canvas tote
I had a wonderful, “busy” weekend (I don’t really like the word “busy” because people use it nowadays as a status symbol, or a way of exclaiming how important they are…I think “full” or “engaged” is a better description…) and I wore nothing but one-pieces for every occasion.
On Saturday I had my very first EVER book club meeting at a meditation center in Dallas where we discussed You are a Badass; I wore my Black Crane linen painter jumpsuit. I highly recommend the book, now that I’ve finished it. I wasn’t sure before, but once I really opened my mind to hearing what she had to say, and doing some of the work, I think it is very helpful. At this point, I’ll try something I’ve never tried before. Why not? We sat on the floor on these chairs (which are super comfortable – I’m getting one for home) and I was nice and relaxed, and really chill in my jumpsuit 😉
Saturday evening we went to the Big D BBQ battle because a friend was manning the smoker for Southwest. AND, my husband loves smoked meat. Me, not so much. But it was fun, anyway, we hung out with our friends, drank beer and enjoyed people watching. I wore my Eileen Fisher dress – because where else can you wear a red, sleeveless, short dress than a BBQ festival?? I did try the dress over my Chimala jeans (at the suggestion of a friend I met Saturday after book club for coffee), and I like it that way too, which gives me another way to wear it if I want. OH, and bonus, Leo likes the dress, despite the tent-y shape. (his words)
On Sunday we went to brunch, and I wore the outfit you see above. A few notes:
- the playsuit is double layered at the chest, so you don’t have to wear a bra with it; there’s enough “coverage” there. Theoretically.
- the straps are adjustable, and since I’m not quite confident enough to wear it without a bra, I layered it over a tank, and adjusted the straps to be more loose than I’d wear it without the tank underneath, so I could cinch it up a bit at my waist, and tie it. I like it this way, as well as loose and untied with the straps cinched up higher.
- Leo also likes this jumpsuit on me. So now I have two things in my wardrobe that my husband likes on me LOL
I loved my jumpsuits all weekend, and honestly, the bathroom issue isn’t huge, but it’s something to consider. I would never ever in a million years wear a jumpsuit to travel, or if I’m going to be in a lot of public restrooms. I try very hard to hold everything up so the top of the jumpsuit doesn’t hit the floor as I’m peeling it off, but sometimes it does, and I would be mortified if that happened in a public restroom. Especially an airport one, or an AIRPLANE one. Ew.
Otherwise, they’re easy, and fun, and interesting to wear. I must stop myself before acquiring anymore, but I am always tempted by them. The trick is to find ones that fit well. I loved my Elizabeth Suzann Clyde jumpsuit (I got a sample sale one, and it didn’t come in linen or in lengths, so perhaps the WWC version is better?), but the pockets were TOO deep that my arms didn’t reach all the way to the bottom, rendering them near useless. I also felt like the medium was a bit big for me.
Do you wear one-pieces in Summer? Do you have a favorite jumpsuit? overalls?
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I just got two jumpsuits. One is a vintage 80s one I scored on Ebay, which is gorgeous, but incredibly uncomfortable and difficult to get off because it has a belt and is not stretchy. I think I’ll have to get rid of it unfortunately. I also got a Nooworks “magic suit” and it is the opposite, so comfy and honestly not very difficult in the bathroom – I just fold the top a bit over the pants and it’s just like dealing with pants. I do wish they would make a jumpsuit designed like the Betabrand romper, which has a wrap top that’s sooo easy to deal with.
Dresses! The summer humidity is upon us here in Nashville so I wore my ES Marlena dress in raw silk on Saturday and a JP tank dress on Sunday (I even rode my bicycle while wearing it). Now that it’s Monday I’m back in the Marlena dress! Still not into the jumpsuits (it’s the restroom issue).
I went to Eileen Fisher on Friday but came away empty handed. I love the current boysenberry color they’ve got right now but the two tops I tried on were just too big. Neither their website nor Nordstrom’s have the style I want in petite. Better for my wallet I suppose!
I love a good jumpsuit but so far have not found one I love that is sustainable AND affordable. The whole CPW thing for me ruined with jumpsuits because they are such a “look” (guess that shows how adventurous I am!) that I never want to wear it all that often for fear of repeating — so then investing in a nice one like ES or this one you have (it’s gorgeous!) just doesn’t make sense. If I could really make one feel like part of my uniform comfortably I’d go for it, but for now I’m making due with a less-than-ethical pair of black CoH overalls I wear every two weeks or so. Maybe I just gotta get over myself — story of my sartorial life!
I’ve yet to really try a one-piece, though I like them in theory. I just can’t seem to find one that I really *like* on me. I love the ES Mara in linen but with the wait times, I worry that by the time I got it, it wouldn’t be linen weather anymore!
I REALLY wanted your black crane jumpsuit after seeing your post last week but opted for the gathered sleeveless jumper in peacock instead. Practically speaking, I can only see myself getting into jumpsuits when it’s really hot out, mainly because I have to take the entire top off to go to the loo. The sleeveless one would be more appropriate for that reason, as much as I LOVE the painter jumpsuit you have. This will be my first real jumpsuit, as the public bathroom thing has been the #1 reason why I never bought one. I’ll see how it will work out for the summer but I’m super excited to try it.
Grechen Reiter says
oh, i like that one too 🙂 and i’ve actually been looking at that EXACT one, also in peacock!! (i’m getting adventurous with color…) so i’ll be anxious to hear what you think of it.
The painter jumpsuit is a bit hot to wear now that it’s in the 90’s here, but it’s okay if i’m going to be in cold places for hours at a time. which i was on saturday. it’s fine for wearing to and from the car when it’s really hot, but i wouldn’t want to wear it all the time. i do love having sleeves though. wouldn’t it be wonderful if the sleeves were detachable?? 🙂
Love the ES jumpsuit for other people..just don’t want to get undressed for bathroom breaks LOL.
When I read your remark about Leo and the “tenty ” dress it brought me back to a comment my husband made when I was heading out for work this morning. He asked why I was wearing a burlap sack dress…of course I was wearing my ES Georgia Midi in Flax…ha ha
Grechen Reiter says
our husbands aren’t shy to tell us what they REALLY think, are they? LOL
i believe leo has used that term for some of my dresses.
mostly he hates my shoes. i don’t wear clogs much anymore, but he called them my activist shoes.
I guess I will make the unpopular confession that I love the Clyde jumpsuit for traveling! I will get half naked to pee for the sheer joy of a plane ride free of my pants waistband. I wore it both ways on my recent trip and on some long car rides as well. And yes, those pockets are super deep but I was a solo parent with a six and eight year old and they were handy as hell. I would hesitate with something as drapey as raw silk because I can see how that could puddle straight to the ground when you slip it off, but the linen has so much structure that it was a non issue. I’m actually glad for the mega long wait times at ES right now because I love this jumpsuit so much that I would have ordered another one if I thought it would be here before winter.
Haha! My husband made a similar remark about my ES Georgia dress! He said I looked like I was in the Sparrows, which is a cult/religion in Game Of Thrones that wears rags. 🙁 I have to say it kind of put me off of wearing the dress because I can see exactly what he means…
Grechen Reiter says
omg. he did not.
i mean, they’re terrible people, the sparrows, but don’t let that put you off wearing your dress!! wear it with pride 🙂 although, yes, i can see what he meant. lol
Grechen Reiter says
no waistband IS appealing, and i can see how those deep pockets would be useful in your case!!
how did you find the sizing of the linen jumpsuit? i’m still intrigued by it…mine was a heavy cotton and a real pain to go to the bathroom in. not GO TO THE BATHROOM In…you know what i mean LOL – it was so heavy, and stiff it was hard to hold out of the way 😉
Grechen Reiter says
that’s the good thing about living in the suburbs and working from home, i can wear the same thing every day and no one would notice. also jumpsuits are NOT a “look” out here in the suburbs LOL
i am really surprised how often i want to wear my ulla johnson overalls. i would say i have almost worn them once a week for a few months, and i love that they’re pretty great for nearly every season.
Just want to tell you that you look very chic in your new raw silk jumpsuit in both of your recent pictures. I have never thought about raw silk or jumpsuits before, but thanks to your description of the material, I am now definitely interested in trying out raw silk for lounging at home.
I ordered a medium and I average a size 8 in pants but I’m thick waisted and not one of those people who sized down in their Clyde pants because (spoiler alert) I can’t stand tight waistbands. Anyway when it arrived I was bummed because it was like putting on a sausage casing but the magic of linen was that I was literally able to stretch it in all the places I wanted the fit to relax and now it’s perfect. I’ve washed it and hung dry and it mostly kept that relaxed shape so it isn’t like I have to do that every time. I would say probably two things about it. One, if you’re between sizes you are probably safe to size down because it can relax considerably if you want it to and that also means wearing it for more than five seconds before deciding whether it fits. Two, this is a slouchy and comfy and awesome, and I would wear it for just about everything but you would have a hard time making it work for a nice occasion like a wedding; for that you would probably be better off with the Mara.
Oh and I really don’t mind going to the bathroom in it. It’s not so difficult that I’ve accidentally gone to the bathroom in it… 😉
Have to admit, I love the way it looks tied at your waist. It’s so cute! Truly, I could never see myself in a jumpsuit, but now you have got me craving one! The fact that I am long-waisted is the only thing that holds me back.
Your red dress sounds like it would be really cute over jeans. Good idea!
OMG!!! I love the Magic Suit in black!
Grechen Reiter says
thank you!! raw silk is really wonderful, i’m a convert 🙂
i like it almost as much as linen. and it seems to be very sturdy.
Heather E. says
I bought and tried on a Georgia dress, and my husband told me I looked like I was wearing a hospital gown. Back it went. (I hate to admit that he was right…so many gals pull off this dress beautifully, but I ain’t one of them!)