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Match Made in Seven: Best of British

April 24, 2019

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

Welcome to the monthly edition of  Match Made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a colour, a movie. And then we style an outfit based on that theme. The theme of this month is chosen by Anna and is “Best of British”. Also take a look at the other bloggers how they have interpreted the theme this month (links at the end of the post).

Before I go any further, I have to confess that I totally forgot about the new date for this collaboration. I’m blaming “holiday brain”…is that even a thing? Well it is now. I still had it marked as next week in my diary, so when I saw the email exchanges last night I was so cross with myself for forgetting. I couldn’t even work late into the night as I had to get up at 5am today. Thankfully my blogger friends are lovely and very understanding 🙂

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

As luck would have it I photographed a few outfits on holiday, including this one, which features mostly British brands. It’s not the outfit I would have chosen for this theme, but it does fit the brief.

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

Get the fit and fabric right and a jumpsuit can lengthen your legs and feel as comfortable as wearing pyjamas.

You probably know how much I love jumpsuits by now as I’ve worn them many times on the blog before. Get the fit and fabric right and a jumpsuit can lengthen your legs and feel as comfortable as wearing pyjamas. Plus you can get dressed in a matter of seconds. Apart from the bathroom issue, the jumpsuit is an absolute dream to wear.

This one is by Phase Eight, a company founded in Wandsworth, London in 1979. Since then it has grown to become an international brand, as well as launching sister labels Studio 8 and Damsel in a Dress.

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

Stretchy fabric is a must on an all inclusive holiday 😉

I always take a few jumpsuits when I go on holiday because they require very little planning. As long as I have a pair of shoes and a bag that go with everything, all I need to think about is jewellery. Most of my jumpsuits are sleeveless, which are fine for warm evenings. But as I suspected, the evening temperatures in Turkey at this time of year can be on the cool side. So, this slinky long sleeve style seemed ideal for the occasion. I actually wore it three times in the space of two weeks. Stretchy fabric is a must on an all inclusive holiday 😉

My trusty gold Clarks espadrilles accompany me on every vacation. They’re versatile, comfortable and very hard-wearing. Clarks are a stalwart of the British high street – it’s THE place for school shoes, as well as classic styles for adults. Fortunately there’s an outlet store close to where I work so I often pop in to look for a bargain.

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

Phase Eight jumpsuit (similar) | Clarks espadrilles (similar) | Ottoman Hands ring and earrings (sold out, but these are a similar style) | Zara bag (similar)

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Phase Eight black jumpsuit

The third British element of this outfit is very appropriate for the setting. Ottoman Hands came onto my radar about a year ago after I spotted them on the Wolf & Badger website. Since then I’ve ordered directly from their own website and built up quite a collection.

Ottoman Hands is a British based, Turkish inspired jewellery brand established in 2010 by Deniz Gurdal. Working closely with local Turkish gem cutters and artisans, Deniz aims to create one of a kind pieces that exhibit modern design aesthetics, whilst remaining loyal to the beauty of ancient Ottoman jewellery making traditions. Ottoman Hands started out as a stall in the world famous Portobello Market in London and is now stocked by department stores as well as Topshop and Asos.

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Ottoman Hands turquoise ring and earrings

Match Made in Seven: Best of British, Ottoman Hands turquoise ring, Zara red multiway bag

I’ve featured Ottoman Hands many times before; I just absolutely love the designs. Surprisingly, they are not expensive, even though they look it. Some of you may know that I used to make jewellery (and still do occasionally), and if I could make anything (skills permitting) it would be this style. I suppose it’s ironic that I wore Turkish-inspired jewellery made in Britain in Turkey! I did buy the silver gemstone ring as a souvenir; it has a very unusual feature which you can’t see in the photo above…more on that in another post though 😉

So that’s my interpretation of “Best of British”…do check out how my blogger friends are wearing this theme!

 

Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.com/

Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/

Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/

Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/

Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/

Nancy of https://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

 

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9 responses to “Match Made in Seven: Best of British”

  1. You look beautiful in that jumpsuit, Emma! I keep looking at them wondering if I should try one, but haven’t purchased as yet. Great job with this month’s theme!

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    Well that was quick! Haha, totally understandable that you still left your brain in Turkey! I love to find out about British brands and I will look for Ottoman Hands next time I am in the UK! Love your jumpsuit. Why can’t I find a perfect black one?

  3. I just love black jumpsuits and I’ve been wanting to get one in just a basic black instead of a pattern! So gorg!! I am so ready for a tropical vacation!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  4. Darlene says:

    Emma, your post is great for our theme. you are totally right about the fit being key to a jumpsuit and this one fits you beautifully. i love how you’ve accessorized it with that beautiful jewelry, and yes– I, too, love clarks for cute and comfy footwear.

    xx darlene

  5. Suzy Turner says:

    Emma, this jumpsuit is to die for. I absolutely love it!! And it looks stunning on you with the ESPADRILLES (I’m a BIG fan of Clarks shoes too – they’re so comfy, right?).
    HUgs
    Suzy xx

  6. Jacqui Berry says:

    Well this is just perfect for holidays Emma, I can see why you chose to take it with you – It can have so many different looks. thanks for sharing today Hun. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  7. Jessica says:

    Such a chic and comfy jumpsuit you have here dear. Love the pop of red from your bag too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. Amy Ann Arnold says:

    The fabric of this jumpsuit looks awesome! Love it on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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