Sundry Jumpsuit | made in the US, Size 2, 25% off at Shopbop (the asphalt version is on sale)
Rachel Comey moon wedges | 25% off at Shopbop
Emerson Fry Ryan shirt | made in the US, gift for review from Emerson Fry
Margot Wolf necklace | made in the US
Everlane petra gesso tote | purchased with credits from Everlane
I had a “romper” or jumpsuit a couple years ago from Anthropologie, but it is long gone. I don’t know what I was thinking with that one. It was during one of my summer boho phases…
Anyway, after that experiment I’d pretty much concluded that jumpsuits weren’t for me – too much hassle on bathroom visits. But then I decided I needed to try one again; and this Sundry slouchy version started haunting me.
I got it on Monday (I ordered it last week before the Shopbop code, and got them to adjust it once they started the 25% off – they’re SO GOOD about that) and have worn it everyday at home. I got a size 2, which is a medium in my estimation, and it stretches quite a bit with wear, so it becomes slouchy. It’s hard to wear at my natural waist, so it tends to fall a little lower (which is where it’s meant to sit, I think) and be slouchier. Which I like better anyway.
I’m super happy with it, especially because it has pockets, which are pretty much essential for me lately, for taking Dagny out. I mostly wear it with my Birkenstock Arizona sandals, but thought I’d dress it up a little yesterday with the Rachel Comey wedges. I love the look, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that MOST of the time, I’ll wear it very casually. And I love wearing a cardigan or a shirt over it, but I have to remember not to wear it with a pullover, to avoid even MORE hassle in the bathroom.
What do you think about jumpsuits? Do you wear them? will you try one?? why or why not?
**head over to Grechen’s Codes to see a few of my favorite made-in-the-US items on sale and under $50 with the Shopbop code
I’m sure you have done a post on this (and I promise to do a search here in a bit to find posts about it), but in the interim, could you quickly explain why you like the J. Perse white short-sleeve tee’s so much?
Literally, I just chucked all my white tee’s this morning as none of them were what I want. J.Crew, Gap, Lucky, Hanes, Loft, etc were just a few of the brands I had. Either the shirts were too long, too short, required too much futzing to wear comfortably, too thick, too thin, etc.
I’ve been doing a “Marie Kondo” on my house & all 12 of the plain white tee’s failed to spark joy.
Grechen Reiter says
oh wow…i could talk about my favorite JP tee forEVER!! 🙂 but specifically, this one – the casual tee – is my favorite white (or any color, I have black and heather gray also) tee because:
it fits PERFECTLY. I’m actually still wearing size 3s since my larger sizes are still in great shape, even though they’re at least 5 years old, and even though now size 2 is my normal JP size. the scoop isn’t too deep (I’m small up top though), the sleeves are the right length, the TEE itself is the perfect length (hard to find for me) – hitting just below my hips, and it falls just right. I put it on, and literally sigh at how amazing it fits. my body specifically – i do understand that it might not work for some.
as i said, i’ve had my JP tees for 5 years and they have held up better than any other tee i’ve owned. others have come and gone and JP remains…
i can write more about this later, maybe another more specific post is in order…but i highly recommend the JP casual tee as a starting point tee for JP since it is NOT slubbed, which means it’s more opaque and “sturdy” than slubbed styles. it’s also not as fitted as some of the other styles.
hope that helps!! and yes, if you go through the archives, i have written pretty extensively about my white t-shirt “problem” and the ones I’ve tried…ending up with JP. The everlane u-neck tee is also good, but fits completely differently than JP – JP is more of a “classic” tee, and Everlane’s is longer in the back, raglan-sleeved, and more drapey overall. good, also, but different.
Thank you, Gretchen! This post came just in time! That jumpsuit has been in my cart for weeks, and I finally pulled the trigger! Also went for the Frame jeans. Do they fit TTS in your opinion? Love your blog so much!
Grechen Reiter says
Oh yay!! You’ll love it. Frame runs true to size in my opinion. I wear size 29 pretty consistently lately. And my frames are 29. I’m dying for the le grand garçon!!
SHUT IT DOWN. This is the greatest outfit ever, I am happily envious of you in this! You look great!
Grechen Reiter says
haha! thank you so much 🙂 i love it …
Naw, not for me .. I did the jumpsuit deal in the 80’s and I never liked stripping just to go to the bathroom.
Thanks said, the jumpsuit on you looks super cute and seems like a good buy (comfy, slouchie etc)
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I love that Anthro jumpsuit on you! What do you mean what were you thinking? It’s adorable! I know – it’s a print. But cute, cute, cute.
I’m skipping the jumpsuit trend. Short torso means they’d never lay right and the crotch would be down around my knees. I did have one once that I wore in the, ahem, 70s. Junior high years. I wore a uniform to school so when it was time to dress up, I often went a little crazy. I wore the jumpsuit with platform boots. Wish I had a picture. Never again though.
I was the jumpsuit queen in the 80’s. I remember having the same style in two different colors and thinking it was the greatest thing ever. I also remember the horror of using public bathrooms while wearing my jumpsuit…you know the ones where the space between the door and the wall is a little too big.
I’m interested in finding the shorts version of the jumpsuit (romper?). I like the idea of not having to pull my shirt down every time I lean forward. Your outfit looks super fun and comfy!
I love that jumpsuit on you! I’ve tried on a million jumpsuits, but none of them really fit me well–hard to find the right waist length and amount of ease at the waist.
Right now though, with the culottes and the jumpsuit trends, I’m reminded of two of my favorite 90’s outfits–a navy, loose-fit culotte jumpsuit and a black flower patterned one. They had a lot of ease in the waist, so they fit me well–or so I thought. I’m sure if I saw pictures of myself in them I would be horrified by how they actually looked. 😉
Though I am really tempted by that Black Crane jumpsuit….and if they had a medium in black at Steven Alan I would probably try it (and return it, as I usually do).
Grechen Reiter says
i like that one, but i like this one better at totokaelo – the tie waist interests me…
i love this color of the other one too: http://totokaelo.com/black-crane/jumpsuit/marine/H17729 – i just like the wider legs on the first one a little better. you should try it!!
I love the fit of this jumpsuit on you and it looks very cool with your Rachel Comey shoes. I love a good romper/jumpsuit however I only owned one short black one from F21 that I scored at a consignment shop. And then in February I found one at Anthro that I thought looked all kinds of fabulous because it has a criss-cross neckline, pockets and such a great print. It was a splurge and I don’t see myself wearing it all the time when the weather cooperates (I cringe at the time it will take me to use the restroom) but it sparked joy so I felt like I should have it lol. And then I recently bought what I thought was a dress but it turned out to be a romper. I really don’t need more than two but I love the print and it was a good price. I’m constantly tempted by all of the fabulous looking jumpsuits that are out there but they aren’t very practical.
Well, I found the black version at La Garconne and ordered it…but I love that blue color!
You look fantastic in this!! Add that to the “10 Best” outfits. 🙂
I love the look of jumpsuits, but I’m so long in the torso, that the only one that hasn’t given me a major wedgie was the one I custom-made for myself in high school (That would’ve been around 1977). I seem to recall that it was short sleeved, button front, and made of a light khaki colored twill. And I was so proud of it when I was done! But I was also the only girl to wear one in my tiny high school, so, not being the brave fashion adventuress that I am now (ahem…) I didn’t wear it more than a couple of times.
The other problem I have with jumpsuits is…how can I put this delicately?….At my age, after giving birth 3 times, jumpsuits aren’t a practical idea. They require “Poise.” 😉
Super-cool! Post pics! Jen!!!
Jen – you probably won’t see this now, but I’ve been meaning to ask. What are the shoes in your photo? They’re amazing!
While I won’t do jumpsuits, I am in favor of culottes. They just can’t be too short on me or made of a too-rigid fabric or I’ll look like a triangle. A wide-leg palazzo-type cut in a drapey fabric, cropped right to the bottom of the calf, I think is just gorgeous.
Grechen Reiter says
i need you to have a blog, jen. i want to see your outfits!!
please report back on the jumpsuit when you get it…
Hi Jane! Have you tried Vince? I personally haven’t tried the tees, but Grechen got me hooked on Vince tanks!
Here’s one: http://www.shopbop.com/little-boy-tee-vince/vp/v=1/845524441897851.htm?folderID=2534374302060692&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=12397