Shoe Swap // The cropped knit jumpsuit

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BP knit jumpsuit xxs, Quay Sunglasses “after hours,” Zara pumps (similar), Blank NYC jacket xs (similar with more sizes)

Although I’m a heel lover through and through, many of you have shared that you either don’t like or physically can’t wear heels. I want to post more outfits that are both practical and comfy, so decided to make “Shoe Swap” into a regular series! In these posts, I simply show how I’d wear one outfit swith different footwear options – one of them always being a flat or lower shoe.

For this post I’m partnering with Nordstrom to share my latest finds finds, including this versatile winner of a jumpsuit! It has pockets, the crossover neckline is nursing-friendly, and the cropped length = no hemming needed on petites. Fit is TTS – I’m wearing xxs and it’s a flowy, comfortable fit and snug at the banded elastic drawstring waist. Compared to another jumpsuit I have which is dressier, this is made of a casual, stretchy knit ribbed fabric that can take you from coffee dates to the airport.

I’d dress it up with black heels and a waist belt, or throw on flats or slide sandals for running errands. I don’t own a pair, but was thinking a black platform sneaker or the same Soludos espadrilles but in black leather would be more chic for an all-black travel look!

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BP jumpsuit xxs, Soludos espadrilles 5, Goyard tote, Vince Camuto sunglasses

For a jumpsuit in a less casual material, Leith pieces usually fit me in XXS and they just came out with a clean-cut jumpsuit in black or grey! I have not tried this but like the look of the neckline, seaming, and cropped wider legs, and the material is described as a medium weight crepe. Another option that I did get to try on is this Hinge jumpsuit which fit very well in XXS. It features adjustable straps which are always helpful for petites, pockets, a cropped length, and a nursing-friendly button-down front. Material on the Hinge feels like a lightweight crepe.

Nordstrom also just got my current favorite sunglasses in stock. These are a little more square than the popular Celine Audrey sunglasses, and have a more expensive look to them than the price point. The Nordstrom stock photo does not show a small white Quay logo on the lens – not sure if that’s just an outdated photo, or if their version is actually logo-free (which I would much prefer)! Also, I always get questions on my old black heels, so am excited to have found a similar similar pump in both black and blush! I have not tried these on yet so can’t speak to sizing or fit.

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There’s a clasp on this jumpsuit if you want a more modest neckline (pictured above), or you can leave it open and layer a lace camisole or bralette underneath.

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Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


15 thoughts on “Shoe Swap // The cropped knit jumpsuit

  • Reply Jennifer March 12, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Love the shoe swap idea, Jean! 🙂 And looking forward to your review on the Leith heels — if they’re comfy I’ll plan on getting a pair!

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia March 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Such a cute jumpsuit look … love ♥️the style of the jumpsuit!

  • Reply Colleen March 12, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Tell me more about the belt you are wearing?

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style March 13, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I love jumpsuits!

  • Reply Mireia March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Love this look so much!

  • Reply Gary Melican March 13, 2019 at 8:30 am

    The clasp is an awesome idea. Makes the jumpsuit very occasion-versatile!

    Thanks Jean!

  • Reply Marta March 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I love both ways, the heels are super pretty but I feel like espadrilles are gonna be huge again this spring so they’re definitely a good substitute.

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 13, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I think I’m going to love the new series of blog posts! A pair of shoes can really take an outfit in so many different directions. 🙂 Thank you for sharing as always, Jean! ❤️❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Jae March 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Ahh love this edge look on you! The jumpsuit is gorgeous! It surprisingly looks great with those espadrilles!

  • Reply Andrea March 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Oooh more flats! I have to walk and drive a lot so heels are not practical for me. Wish I could wear nude strappy heels everywhere but I can’t. Also, finding shoes in size 4.5 that are cute is a struggle. Love the shoe swap idea. I look for shoes on Nordstrom, DSW, Target, and Bloomingdale’s websites in women’s and kids’ – but the selection is tough. Often too expensive or too juvenile. Readers, please let me know if you recommend a different store. Thanks!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. March 14, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I love how it looks with heels! Such a chic ensemble! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply bianca March 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    The Quay sunglasses from Nordstrom also come with the logo printed on the lens >.<

  • Reply Lotus March 16, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I love it. Such a nice jumpsuit.

  • Reply Maureen March 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    This is a great idea! I am normally on the lower heel end of the spectrum and appreciate this post. This black jumpsuit looks good on you and love that it has pockets! Winner in my book.

    Maureen |

  • Reply Valeri Pighini March 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Jean. I bought this jumpsuit and I have a feeling it’s going to be great to dance in – not too long. And super comfy and flowy. Thank you for all the great tips on looking chic. Love your posts

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