Sunday, October 23, 2011

Essential List for Early Fall


cocoon sweater~express
skirt~thrifted
bodysuit~dancers warehouse
shoes~Anthropologie
Now that I am getting into the early fall swing, I am making the essential fall list in my mind. 

  • Fishnets
  • Bodysuits
  • Clogs
  • Boleros
  • Leggings
  • Tunics

I think I have made note recently regarding all of the above items except for the bodysuits.  Bodysuits, do you remember them?  A good and useful item to resurrect from the past.  I love this piece for layering; it's thin and stays put.  A bit hard to find lately--I have to search, but I tend to find them at dance stores.    It is best under skirts; no visible lines which may show under pants.

So, do you still wear bodysuits or have you passed them over along with bell-bottoms?

PS. This post is part of Visible Monday courtesy of Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style.

20 comments:

  1. I love the color and the style of this sweater...excellent!!

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  2. Such a great look on you! I am loving the cut of your skirt and what a fun, colorful shrug sweater...perfect for a pop of color and the cooler fall temperatures!

    Also, I agree with you on bodysuits working best under skirts! I have one with embellished straps that I love for a lean, fitted, together line and look paired with the perfect skirt...like how you wore yours!

    Liesl :)

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  3. My daughter was a dancer, so for years I frequented dance stores and had lots of leotards and unitards, some of which remain in my closet. You look great in this look and I appreciate the beautiful mix of colors.

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  4. The sweater color is perfect for Fall...love the color. I have a couple bodysuits....they drive me nuts, lol.

    Win a FAB frock from Shabby Apple!!

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  5. I haven't worn a bodysuit since oh...1996? I think that's the last time they were "in". I liked how they stayed nice and sleek, but the pantylines (not to mention the pain it was to go to the bathroom!) were awful.

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  6. Nice looking outfit!

    I can imagine that a bodysuit would have some powers similar to light-weight shapewear if you're looking for a smooth waist/hip line.

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  7. Great list for Fall! I haven't seeing any bodysuits lately but you should check Forever 21 they have a great section with 70's and 80's trend. I know because my girls drag me to Forever 21 every change they get.

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  8. Love your color combos. I think bodysuits are great if you are super skinny, but those of us with a little something extra wouldn't look so great as most are made with stretchy material and would show every roll.

    I did wear them, and loved them, in my younger years.

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  9. You look fabulous, I love your bright sweater! I am not a fan of bodysuits now, they bug me : > but I wore the heck out of them when I was younger - great for staying tucked in.

    Thanks for participating in Visible Monday!

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  10. The body suit looks great on you but I don't think I would like the look on me. I really love both the color and styling of your sweater. Gorgeous.

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  11. I have never been able to wear bodysuits as I have a really long torso and they always felt like I was wearing a wedgie.
    You look very lovely in your outfit. Love the colors.

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  12. I really like the blue and purple together, they are a great combination. I can't remember the last time I wore a bodysuit. I like the idea of all that smoothness, no constantly tucking a shirt in, but I think they would eventually drive me crazy because I have to go to the bathroom too often (too much water, too much coffee, oh and childbirth probably didn't help either, ha ha!).XO, Jill

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  13. Hi amazing lady, looking gorgeous as usual, i am back - sorry i did not leave more comments! will be posting soon pics of NY

    Ariane x

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  14. I love the pink cardi, the color looks great on you! And lovely accessories, I like how you layered them. It's a great idea to wear a body suit with a flared skirt, it accentuates the body shape.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way! HAve a great week!

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that cheery shade of fuschia... it's one of my new favorite shades in lipstick, too!

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  16. OH gosh, I still wear bell bottoms but no bodysuits! They were so in during the late 80's early 90's, remember? I had a hard time finding them long enough, so it's a trend I'm happy to see gone. But now that high-waisted skirts and pants are coming back they'll probably be back "in" again soon. You're a trendsetter!

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  17. I just had to laugh because I don't think I've ever seen fishnets at the top of an "essentials" list. This is why I love your outfits! So much flair and creativity.

    I did have a shapewear bodysuit for awhile. It worked well!

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  18. Pam~I am loving this very snugly sweater too!
    Liesl~and the pop of color is exactly what I was going for--
    Judith~and the dancer body suits are much more comfortable--I've found. ps I was a dancer too!
    Collette~I know what you mean on the bodysuits--it looks like a lot of people feel the way you do. I just make sure I layer my stockings over my body suit.
    Sheila~I dont go to the bathroom that much so it works for me!
    Rose~you are right, they are sort of like shape wear--just not as tight.
    Ofelia~Welcome back~ I ran right over to your blog when I saw your comment--thanks for the tip on Forever 21--I will check it out!
    Lesa~In the winter, I wear them as long underwear--so you need not be showing anypart of the bodysuit!
    Patti~you are not alone in the bug dept it looks like--
    Susan~sometimes I dont like the bodysuit to show tho
    Debbi~lol It happens
    Jill~ha ha not good for someone with frequency I'm afraid..
    Ariane~Welcom back! looking forward to the pics!
    Mongs~so much better than under pants really..
    Vanessa~I love the color too!
    Heather~I wear bells too--and like I said above, the dance bodysuits tend to be more comfortable i think
    Anne~That's probably why I cant follow all those other "must have" lists! You can see how unconventional mine is!

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  19. Pam~I am loving this very snugly sweater too!
    Liesl~and the pop of color is exactly what I was going for--
    Judith~and the dancer body suits are much more comfortable--I've found. ps I was a dancer too!
    Collette~I know what you mean on the bodysuits--it looks like a lot of people feel the way you do. I just make sure I layer my stockings over my body suit.
    Sheila~I dont go to the bathroom that much so it works for me!
    Rose~you are right, they are sort of like shape wear--just not as tight.
    Ofelia~Welcome back~ I ran right over to your blog when I saw your comment--thanks for the tip on Forever 21--I will check it out!
    Lesa~In the winter, I wear them as long underwear--so you need not be showing anypart of the bodysuit!
    Patti~you are not alone in the bug dept it looks like--
    Susan~sometimes I dont like the bodysuit to show tho
    Debbi~lol It happens
    Jill~ha ha not good for someone with frequency I'm afraid..
    Ariane~Welcom back! looking forward to the pics!
    Mongs~so much better than under pants really..
    Vanessa~I love the color too!
    Heather~I wear bells too--and like I said above, the dance bodysuits tend to be more comfortable i think
    Anne~That's probably why I cant follow all those other "must have" lists! You can see how unconventional mine is!

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  20. Gorgeous colors! love the combination! Happy I found your blog...you have lovely style!

    xx,
    Mae from Lili & Mae

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