Sunday, 12 February 2017

Lounge Lizard: Lauren Siren Suit by Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Red, for Valentine's Day?  Groundbreaking.  Well, if it ain't broke!  You know that I need no excuse to wear red, it's a wardrobe staple for me.  On another of the regular dress-up-and-stay-home evenings that I'm partial to, I gave my fabulous Lauren siren suit by the Seamstress of Bloomsbury another outing.  I'd originally bought it for a Christmas party my husband and I hosted, and had such a great time that night that I forgot to take any photos of my outfit.  So, I wore the jumpsuit again and was determined to get some pictures this time.  Although this is a 1940s' style jumpsuit I went for a more '70s look second time around, teaming it with some gold wedges, chunky gold choker.  And a martini.  Well, two...

I'd bought the jumpsuit when Rock n Romance held a promotion in December, offering a free item with every order placed.  I got another winning item from Seamstress of Bloomsbury but I'm saving that for when the weather warms up a bit.  The first jumpsuit I received had a major issue though - the bottom of the legs were splashed with some mystery substance (Nail polish?  Oil?).  The customer service from Rock n Romance was brilliant though, and they promptly sent a new one out to me.

Seamstress of bloomsbury lauren siren suit



Seamstress of bloomsbury lauren siren suit

Seamstress of bloomsbury lauren siren suit

Seamstress of bloomsbury lauren siren suit

Seamstress of bloomsbury lauren siren suit
Jumpsuit: 'Lauren' Seamstress of Bloomsbury, Rock n' Romance
Gold leather wedges: M&S, outlet (£5!)
Gold tone choker: Vintage, thrifted

Can we also take a moment to admire the leather chair?  I was out with my husband charity shopping when someone brought two of these chairs into the shop to donate.  They were dilapidated and filthy, like they'd been stored in a barn with farm animals for the last year.  My husband fell in love with them though, so I reluctantly agreed that we could take one home (we really didn't have space for two), as long as it stayed in the garage until it was clean enough to come into the house!  It's a miraculous transformation, the chair looks wonderful now.

Those of you with eagle eyes may notice that I've been updating my blog layout with a new banner and categories - it's still a work in progress but it's getting there, please bear with me while I get it all organised.

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29 comments:

  1. You look goood! Jumpsuits have kind of a powerful feeling in them, I don't know why! I haven't ever even worn one. I really should try. I love your new banner!

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    1. You're so right Alisa, powerful is exactly how it made me feel. It's my first jumpsuit but won't be my last!!

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  2. Ooh! I love a good siren suit! Completely effortless! This looks great on you, and I love that you can style it in different ways for different decades! OMG that chair! Your thrifting knows no bounds! And hubby has such a great eye for a gem too!

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    1. I have to admit now that the chair was a good buy, but I needed some persuading to see beyond the layer of dirt!!

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  3. So many things that I love about this post! I think it's fantastic that this SoB Siren Suit can be styled for various decades - it works so well for a 70s look, which is a style you always style so beautifully. This outfit actually really makes me think of Michelle Pfeiffer's character in Scarface, something I could really see her character wearing! Also it's just as well you gave those chairs a chance because they look brilliant - and comfortable too!

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    1. I'm definitely into items that crossover the decades at the moment, I find I wear them more often. Much more versatile (I get bored easily!!)

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  4. Very nice, the chair is pretty special too! I gave up on jumpsuit types of clothing many years ago due to the curse of the long torso.

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    1. I had problems in the past too but this one fits well. Trial and error!

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  5. The Siren Suit is one of my favourite jumpsuits, this red one looks amazing on you! Love your styling and those chairs are beautiful x

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    1. Thank you, I am hoping they'll make more in plain colours - such a comfy jumpsuit!

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  6. You know I love a good jumpsuit and that one's particularly good! Your hair looks gorgeous and I'm green with envy over that chair.
    Maybe a jumpsuit should be your next sewing project. They're surprisingly straightforward to make! xxx

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    1. I wouldn't have thought a jumpsuit would be easy to make, I'll have to keep an eye out for a good pattern!

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  7. Ah of all the things I wish I could wear, jumpsuits are high on that list! I shall forever admire them on the more leggy among us... So effortlessly glam! Can't believe the things you both find thrifting... Your husband surely needs his own shop by this point!! xx

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    1. Yes, bit of an overflow issue with stuff right now!! A shop might be necessary ;)

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  8. First of all, let me tell you I love the new banner, which is my absolute favourite photo of you! That jumpsuit looks great on you and is making me wish I could wear one. I've yet to find one that suits me, though. If it exists ... The chair gets my approval too. Hard to believe it was once in a barn with animals. I guess you had your work cut out cleaning it up ... xxx

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    1. Thank you, I love that photo too. It was all my husband's work on the chair, he spent hours on it. Well worth it though!

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  9. Fabulous jumpsuit and what a great photoshoot. Loving that chair. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  10. This is a great outfit but I also had to say that I noticed the new banner right away and it looks amazing!

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  11. It looks great, but every outfit is improved when accessorised with a martini! May your glass never be empty.

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  12. I love this jumpsuit I've actually being eyeing off one like this but in another print! It looks amazing on you though! Love these photos too! xo

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    1. You'll have to share some pics if you take the plunge!

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  13. You look so deliciously 70s glam in these shots. I love the one of you leaning forward in the chair, legs akimbo, it's got so much attitude. Love, love, love the chair! Now you need a Chesterfield sofa to go with it! xx

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    1. I think the attitude was in the martini!!

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  14. I really loved your jumpsuit, such a great piece! Red is my favourite colour and I would love to wear a jumpsuit, but as I am a bit too short, I unfortunately avoid them - but then I can admire it now! It is nice that it can be turned into a 40s look and a 70s as well. Loved the leather chair, so good that you bought it and after cleaning it could glow - it's really amazing! You look fabulous! Hope you have a very beautiful day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  15. I think jumpsuits are like dresses, and you just need to find a style that works. Maybe one from a brand catering for the petite would work on you? For years I found jumpsuits too short in the body so I was delighted that this one fit!

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  16. Gorgeous outfit! When I saw the title "Siren Suit" I was thinking of a siren in mythology, not a bomb shelter "siren"! Haha! You totally do look like a siren in these photos though- very glam!
    Also- I love your new blog header too.
    The Artyologist

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    1. Thanks! It was time for a freshen up of the blog. Still lots to tidy up, currently experiencing label chaos!!

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  17. Gorgeous! Love this jumpsuit on you and love your hair and makeup! Awesome find with the chair too! :)

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