GREEN WITH ENVY: LOU & GREY JUMPSUIT
I hear it all the time, ‘you never where color’. Well, here you go! I picked up this fly ass jumpsuit from Lou & Grey, the baby sister to Loft and child of Ann Taylor. Lou and Grey is where you find the super comfy tomboy-ish active/street wear clothes. Their pallet is pretty muted with lots of olives, greigs, whites and the occasional pop of mustards and patterns - no wonder I like this brand. A little on the pricey side but good quality so catch the sales. A few months ago I was looking for an outfit to wear to the Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Show and stumbled upon this little number amongst all the bland offerings on the Lou & Grey site. I was immediately drawn to the rich colors, satin finish, boat neck and off the shoulder sleeves which made this piece look opulent and comfy. You know comfort is priority and jumpsuits are my thing.
I ended up wearing this to the WOE (Women Own Excellence) Cover Talk where I interviewed Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily; I don't know, maybe you’ve heard of her or the blog? A Saturday with Claire post is where you can see our interview and recap of the whole event. I shared with you in my How to Network at Events post that I like to wear statement pieces to events so that I can be eye catching and memorable while networking. I received so many compliments on this outfit as soon I arrived, even Claire loved this ensemble! Before the event started, I was making my way to where she was because I wanted to take candid photos of her for the blog. We locked eyes and she hopped off her chair and asked to take a picture of me. Of me! I was like, “I came to take a picture of you!” Needless to say, I be knowing ya’ll! She and I were able to talk a few times throughout the event and our conversations resulted in her giving me her personal email. Be jealous.
I wore this outfit with a fringe stiletto, my vintage Gucci bag and red belt, but there are so many ways you can wear this. New Years with a white blazer and metallic stilettos, to brunch with a cute mule or dress it all the down with a chambray shirt around the waist and a pair of sneakers. Endless possibilities! This piece is on sale now so you better hurry!
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