we give it all to be on fire

IMG_4049Jumpsuit: Free People Star Eyes Jumpsuit (on sale now!!), Booties: Topshop May Leather Sock BootsIMG_4109IMG_4067IMG_4047IMG_4119IMG_4116IMG_4062IMG_4097IMG_4129

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I have a thing for one-pieces. I’ve featured several jumpsuits and rompers on the blog before because they’re literally my favourite piece of clothing to wear! They’re comfy, cute, require zero effort, and you can still go about your day in them while looking chic. I’ve worn them for every occasion from music festivals and concerts to a casual lunch to a dressier dinner and even to work. The only downside is having to pull down the top part when going to the washroom, but hey, you can’t win them all right? Nonetheless, jumpsuits and rompers will always hold a special place in my heart.

In this week’s blog post, I wanted to showcase a jumpsuit that is perfect for this time of year. We often think of one-pieces for the warmer months, but there are still some great options out there for the colder months too. Rompers can easily transition into colder weather by layering on tights underneath or pairing them with thigh-high boots. Or, if you can find the perfect jumpsuit like the one I’m wearing that is both long-sleeved and has full-length bottoms, all you need to do is pair it with some booties and perhaps a jacket or cardigan on top if you want to be extra cozy.

This particular jumpsuit is amazing because it’s such a statement piece on it’s own with the puffy sleeves, but is not too over-the-top since the colour and pattern are more muted, and the deep neckline balances out the heavy fabric everywhere else. I think it looks great on it’s own, but if I wanted to dress it down, I could even wear a sweater on top to hide the puffy sleeves and make it seem like I’m just wearing some cool, patterned pants!

Aside from my love for one-pieces, something else you may remember if you’ve been following my blog for a while is that Local Natives is one of my favourite bands. My first ever blog post (read it here!) was actually featuring my favourite song by them. So naturally, when I found out that one of the Local Natives’ lead vocalists, Kelcey Ayer, was pursing a solo project under the name Jaws of Love, I had to check it out. As Kelcey describes it, Jaws of Love’s debut album consists mostly of “sad piano music”, the kind of music that is perfect for this time of year when the days are short, gloomy, and chilly.

The song in particular that I’ve had on repeat is Lake Tahoe. I had the opportunity to see Jaws of Love at a very small and intimate concert last weekend, and as soon as I heard Lake Tahoe played live, I was almost speechless. Actually, I’m pretty sure that as soon as they finished playing this song, I turned to my boyfriend and just said “Wow!”. Being a huge fan of Kelcey’s work with Local Natives, I expected nothing less than amazing from Jaws of Love, and this song really delivers for me. Lake Tahoe is an absolutely breathtaking song, truly showing off Kelcey’s amazing vocal range as well as his talent as a songwriter.  The result is a beautiful song that will make you feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside.

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