A Black Summer Playsuit

A Floral Black Playsuit For Summer

Can you believe the weather we had last weekend? It was so hot! It reached 28C here in Bath and that’s a temperature that us Brits are not used to, ha ha. It definitely made a change though and it was nice to actually go out in little clothing, finally getting to wear the summer clothes I had anticipated wearing for a while. As I’m usually re-wearing the pieces that I own in my wardrobe, I don’t actually own that many summer clothes as we only get about 1 month of the year for it, so I am showcasing a brand new look with all new pieces for you here!

I was wearing most of the pieces from Superdry, like this Smocked Ruffle Playsuit as I adore the little rose print and the ruffled shoulder detailing, which I styled with these easy Pool Sliders and these pretty Cassie Sunglasses. I’ve been wearing these sunglasses all weekend actually as I love them! I did opt to have my Riot Biker Jacket as well for the outfit, but as it was too hot, I only layered it over the shoulders for a couple of photos to showcase how you can take this from day to evening. It’s a faux leather and the painted elements on the back, as well as the little patches on the arms, are really cool!

Then for my accessories, I went with my Celine Micro Belt Bag in Clay and my new Swarovski Crystal Dust Bracelet. I haven’t yet done the review of this bag as I’m waiting a while at the moment, but it will be soon! I thought I would share it with you in a couple of outfit posts first though as it’s the bag I’ve been wearing all weekend. Then getting to my bracelet, isn’t it stunning? In real life it glistens and sparkles like crazy! It was an anniversary gift for mine and Adam’s 10 years a couple of weekends ago and it’s so special. It’s in the sale and in multiple colours, so if you want to get one, just click here. You can of course shop all of the items I’m wearing with the links at the bottom of this post though.

As I don’t usually wear looks like this, but love experimenting with styles, I seriously love how these photos came out! It makes a change to shoot in the sunlight and it’s nice to wear something edgy, but feminine at the same time. For an outfit I chose all online, I was pleased all of the pieces worked together and fitted. I thought shooting the photos with this location with the manor house behind and the buddleia bush in the garden made a great backdrop to contrast against the toughness of the ensemble – it almost tones it down and helps make it more elegant. What do you think of the outfit? And did you enjoy the summery weekend? Lorna xx.

P.S. – Thank you for the support in my last post where I showed you what Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome looks like on me. If you missed it, please do check it out!

What I Was Wearing:
Playsuit – Superdry c/o
Jacket – Superdry c/o
Bag – Celine
Slides – Superdry c/o
Sunglasses – Superdry c/o
Bracelet – Swarovski

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    • May 13, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you, Kathrine!

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much!

  1. May 11, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Very very nice Lorna, that jumpsuit looks very good on you!

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks, Nancy!

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      It’s so cute!

  2. May 11, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Hello
    Only a month of summer? OMG we have several months and it is so good !!!
    I liked your proposal of look. Very stylish.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Kisses
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      It’s what it feels like for sure. We get mini heat waves for about 3 days then cold again, we never get a long stretch of heat lol.

  3. May 12, 2018 / 2:59 am

    That is such a cute playsuit on you! It’s so nice to see you in summer clothes and enjoying summer weather. I smiled though, I am the opposite, I have more summer clothes as we get so little winter days here, haha! Although I’m enjoying it at the moment as we have some cooler weather which is a nice change!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend to end your week! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Yeah, I was thinking you must have mostly summer clothes, ha ha πŸ˜€

  4. Steven
    May 12, 2018 / 5:23 am

    Hello Lorna! You make the sun shine brighter again…A very stylish and nice looking summer outfit. I especially like the jacket, makes me wanna get on a bike. The playsuit also suits you quite well. Nice colors. Here in Germany many of us have a 4 day Weekend (Thursday was a holiday and Friday was the so called BrΓΌckentag, a day between a holiday and a weekend, that many companies regard as a day off). Can be very demotivating regarding work actually ha ha. Have a nice day!

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Oh that sounds cool! I think the only time we get a 4 day weekend is Easter when we have the Friday and Monday off.

  5. Michael
    May 12, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Beautiful as always Lorna…

  6. May 12, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Very cute play suit! I love everything about it – the feminine ruffles, OTS style and of course, the pockets! Those Superdry slides are way cool too. Love the color and what a perfect companion this Summer!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Maureen! I’m so glad you love it!

  7. May 12, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    This outfit looks sporty and so fun! Throwing in the leather for a nighttime look makes you look like a bad girl and I love it! Hugs…and Happy Saturday! RO

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like it!

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  8. May 12, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Awesome look!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  9. May 13, 2018 / 12:59 am

    The essence of a playsuit, I believe, is that it somehow must convey a feeling of playfulness. No problem here. πŸ™‚

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Ha ha, I’d actually never thought about it in the logical sense, so it’s good to know my sub-conscious complied πŸ˜€

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      It really is!

  10. May 13, 2018 / 11:45 am

    You poor Brits don’t get enough sun for sure! I think your outfit looks very nice, I like the jacket and the floral print. I would change the sandals though, I think some other shoes, like converses maybe, would look better with the outfit. Enjoy the sunny days!
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Yeah, I think they might look cute on someone else, for sure, but I’m not a Converse type of shoe person, I love sandals and slides the most. I actually can’t stop wearing these lol! Glad you like it!

    • May 13, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Glad you like it!

    • May 13, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      Glad you like it! I agree, they do!

  11. May 13, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful in a romper! I have tried so many pairs but they all look ridiculously young on me.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • May 14, 2018 / 1:51 am

      Thank you! That’s one benefit of my EDS, I look young so can pull it off, ha ha.

    • May 14, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Glad you like it!

  12. May 14, 2018 / 10:30 am

    This is another really pretty black-based outfit. I don’t know if you are going through a phase with black or if there’s no connection but, either way, it’s working. Mind you, isn’t black supposed to be quite a difficult colour to wear in extreme heat? I hope you didn’t get too cooked. πŸ˜€

    Anyway, the playsuit (why are they called that, by the way, it kind of puzzles me?) is so pretty with a really nice and delicate pattern. When saw the first shot, before reading the text, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be roses or maybe cherries. Anyway, it’s roses and they’re lovely. I very much like your sunglasses too! These might actually be my favourite out of all the sunglasses I’ve seen you in so far. πŸ™‚

    (I confess I didn’t go out in the hot weather at all that weekend! On the Sunday I was waiting in all day for an Amazon delivery… not sure what my excuse for staying in on the Saturday was though…)

    • May 14, 2018 / 11:27 am

      You have spotted correctly, I am going through a bit of a black phase at the moment! Which is odd since Summer is coming, but I always like to wear what I want so I don’t always adhere to seasons as I’m sure you know. It actually wasn’t hot at all as there’s not much fabric, plus it’s so thin, so very breezy! πŸ™‚

      I googled the history of the Playsuit and it originated from back when Playsuits used to be worn by children for sports, so instead of a shorts and t-shirt combo, they wore the all in one, hence play-suit. I have no idea why the American’s call it a Romper though, that one I couldn’t find any heritage on.

      I don’t blame you for not going out though, it’s too hot to be out for too long πŸ˜€ Now I’m intrigued about Amazon, cooking utensils?

      • May 14, 2018 / 11:41 am

        No, it wasn’t anything I’d ordered myself. It was a couple of birthday presents from my last-but-one ex. πŸ™‚ (Cool that I’m still good friends with 2 of my exes, I think). She sent them early before going abroad on holiday. She told me to expect them sometime on Sunday so I waited in… 4pm they came but that’s always the way with Amazon isn’t it? πŸ˜€

        Oh, that’s interesting about the Playsuit name as it had struck me as being quite a childish word which doesn’t quite do justice to what the item actually is… well… unless you actually played in it? You maybe headed to the park and got on the swings and stuff for all I know. πŸ˜‰

        • May 14, 2018 / 11:45 am

          Lol, maybe I should rename it to a Wearsuit then as I didn’t do any playing, ha ha πŸ˜€

          That’s really nice you got gifts from your exes! How kind! I was going to ask when your birthday was as I know it’s soon. Did you already have it yesterday?

          • May 14, 2018 / 11:57 am

            Wearsuit sounds too much like something a werewolf might put on… πŸ˜‰ LOL

            My birthday is 23rd of this month… at which point I’ll reach the grand old age of 44. πŸ˜€

            • May 16, 2018 / 1:28 am

              But the important thing is we’re in the same club for not looking our age, ha ha! And I did think that about a werewolf when I typed it, lol!

              • May 23, 2018 / 2:17 pm

                Aw, thank you Lorna, that’s such a kind thing to say!

    • May 14, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      So glad you love it!

    • May 14, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  13. May 14, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    I love your playsuit but your slides are sooo cool!

  14. busyandfab
    May 15, 2018 / 6:42 am

    Nice to see you wearing playsuit, must be really warm there now. I can’t get enough of your jacket and the whole Superdry ensemble.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • May 15, 2018 / 11:32 am

      Glad you like it!

  15. Face to Curls
    May 16, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I love the romper on you. It’s such a cute summer outfit.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

  16. Mile High Dreamers
    May 18, 2018 / 2:37 am

    Ummm YES, I need this romper immediately! I discovered these for myself last summer and have been obsessed ever since. Colorado summers are HOT, so this is perfect. You look fantastic in it!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • May 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      I definitely recommend it!

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