What I Wore: Back to My Roots

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Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a J.Crew Factory denim jacket, Loveappella jumpsuit, BCBGeneration fringe clutch, and ADA Collection wrap belt Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a J. Crew Factory denim jacket Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a BCBGeneration fringe clutch, J. Crew Factory denim jacket, and Vince Camuto sandals Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a black jersey jumpsuit, denim jacket, and cognac sandals and belt Jacket: J. Crew Factory | Jumpsuit: Loveappella (similar in plus size) | Belt: ADA Collection (similar) | Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar, low heel alternative) Bag: BCBGeneration (c/o HSN but sold out on their site so linked to where on sale at Amazon) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Had forever (similar) | Rings: Etsy, Etsy, Etsy | Earrings: Etsy

As I mentioned in this post, I wore a heck of a lot of denim jackets in my retail days. But that was far from the beginning of my relationship with denim jackets. In elementary school I'd steal my mom's Gap denim jacket, roll up the sleeves, pop the collar, and style with leggings and puffy socks. In middle school one of my favorite outfits was an acid washed calf-length denim pencil skirt and matching oversized jacket (I need to scan a photo of me in it for a #throwbackthursday post on Instagram, believe I styled it with bright blue hi-top Chucks). Come high school, I took that denim jacket and many more and custom decorated them – I sewed buttons or patches on the back, used markers to color trim and do whole designs on panels. I went for a long period of time without a denim jacket, but since I bought this one from J. Crew Factory it has gotten a lot of wear. I've thrown it in the washer and dryer twice and it still looks and fits great.

This jumpsuit I mentioned in several posts and have featured a couple times on Instagram (and a blurry shot from my BlogHer conference “What I Wore” post), but never on the blog. This has become a favorite, it's uber comfortable and easy to dress up and down.

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing a Loveappealla jersey jumpsuit with Vince Camuto sandals and a leather obi belt
I know it's helpful to actually see the garment under a jacket, here's the jumpsuit by itself. I went up with an XL Regular to have some extra space and less bum-cling or chance for, ahem, camel toe. I've found it's usually a good idea to size up when purchasing jumpsuits, they seem to drape better on my curves.

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  1. Very cute outfit! I love your belt! Is it from Ada? I saw a similar one in Anthropologie but it was $78. Wondering if you have seen any at a lower price point?

    1. Yep, the credits are below the picture and I shared a similar belt from Soft Surroundings that is on sale for $49.99. It seems pricey but it’s really gorgeous buttery leather, and I’ve learned from experience that you need a soft buttery leather to make such belts hang correctly.

  2. Sorry but I don’t love this look on you. And I am not trying to be mean. I don’t think that it fits you well in the crotch area. Also, it looks much better with your jacket on than when you took off the jacket as it accentuates your backside. Love your blog and your suggestions but this is a “miss” for me. And please, no back lash- my problem area is the stomach which I am always trying to camouflage so I understand that bodies are not perfect. Most of the time I think that you look fabulous- this just isn’t the best (IMO).

  3. Love this look! You look amazing! I bought those shoes (in black) per your recommendation and they are so comfortable. A great heel and I can keep up with my husbands long strides!

  4. Hi Allie
    Would you consider a dedicated denim jacket post where you show how you would style it? Maybe a capsule, based around one? We are around the same height and size and I’m kinda stuck for ideas. Or if you have done one already could you point me in the right direction?
    Thanks Mim

    1. I LOVE this idea, I’m going to put it to the top of the queue because denim jackets are so plentiful now (and at every price point and size) and with fall right around the corner, it’s a great way to transition pieces between seasons. Thanks for the suggestion, Mim!

  5. Love, love, love this look on you! I have never given a 2nd thought to jumpsuits until you started talking about them. Now I find myself thinking about maybe, kind of wanting one. Yours looks so good but also looks comfortable, if that makes sense…I’m also happy that I finally got logged back in on here to comment. I’ve continued to enjoy your blog over the last several months. Great job!!

  6. Allie,

    I like this casual look with the jumpsuit. I also like the dressy look. You look fabulous, either way.


  7. Could you do us all a favor and delete the troll remarks? It makes me want to reach thru my computer and smack them upside the head. I’d rather be focusing on your styling tips and advice…

      1. Allie, I agree with Patricia in that I’d love for you to delete the comment however; I understand your reasoning for not wanting too.

        Also you look AMAZING!!!!

        1. Okay, I’ll just limit myself to mentally headsmacking the trolls. Remember, we’ve got your back….

  8. I would never wear a jumpsuit (drinking 96 oz of water a day, holla!) but I think you’ve really nailed this look: the monochromatic top+ bottom make you look taller, the belt is v. interesting and punches things up, and as a Gen X-er, you know I love a high-low dressy-casual mix and the jeans jacket does it. Well played, Allie.

  9. You really need to get laid or something if you’re so miserable and nasty that you have to troll this blog.

  10. I like the jacket styled with the one color relatively smooth jumpsuit.
    Although denim jackets are casual they have a lot of visual detail: seaming, cuffs, collar. If you get too much else going with the jacket the outfit can get busy.

  11. BOOM! You look AMAZING! I love a jean jacket, especially with something kinda fancy, like that jumpsuit.

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