12.01.2009

Tightwad Tuesday: Rachel Pally Farrah Jumpsuit for Less

I am a child of the eighties through and through. I can recant the theme song to the My Little Pony cartoon television series at the drop of a hat, mimic almost every move shown on Mousercise, and divulge some of the most important stats about the boys from New Kids on the Block. I can also remember the time of the embarrassing jumpsuit. The crinkled fabrics, the khaki shades, the oft-times nylon construction, the shoulder pads. Each piece was more unattractive than the last; and even at the age of five I knew that I never wanted to be caught dead in such a hideous get-up. But Rachel Pally’s Farrah Jumpsuit is nothing to shy away from.

Unlike the jumpsuits of yesteryear, Farrah does not possess any of the unflattering vintage nostalgia that the pieces our parents raced around town in decades ago; rather it is modernistic and urbane in its aesthetic, sticking to a glamorous palette and a streamlined silhouette.

The jersey halter features a v-neck which dips dangerously low, in addition to an open back that shows off one of the most seductive parts of your body, both of which slide into a banded waist which nips and tucks to create an hour-glass contour, before falling dramatically into an extra-wide leg with bohemian-inspired unfinished edges about the hemline. Darlings, never before could I have fathomed that I would desire such a daring ensemble; but there is something quite sexy and timeless about Farrah which manages to retain style while being simplistic all at once.

But alas, Farrah is most certainly not in my future. At $255, while Farrah is as elegant as the feather-haired blonde bombshell she was named after, she is well outside the spectrum of my budget; especially given the fact that she, most likely, would not receive much wear. Hence the reason why I have my sights set on ASOS’ Wide Leg Cross Front Jumpsuit.

Oh kitty cats, I’m well-aware of the fact that it lacks the fun title reminiscent of Charlie’s Angels and doesn’t sport the same pleats throughout the bustline; but at $47.59 a pop, it’s much more budget friendly than it’s more expensive flirty counterpart. Plus, it’s also available in blue!

Are you a spendthrift who will splurge on Farrah, or a tightwad who will save with ASOS’ ambrosial offering?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and ShopStyle for the pictures.


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50 comments

Diane said...

Can I just say that it made me smile to hear you mention Mousercise. That brings back memories.

The two jumpsuits you have here look so very similar. I think I'd buy the more expensive one though because the fabric looks a lot nicer to me.

Leah said...

Love this style of jumpsuit. It's very elongating.

I won't splurge on Farrah when there is a good substitute for her.

Have a great Tuesday Erika!

Princess Liberty said...

This jumpsuit is smart and beautiful, I like it

Rachel said...

This is a great find! The jumpsuits look incredibly similar. Although I don't think it's something I could pull off, I would definitely take the tightwad route this time!

Kristin said...

ASOS here I come! I never jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon and this is just the piece to make me do it!

daisychain said...

argh want want want.
I'm obsessed with the idea of a jumpsuit!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darling! I love this j-suit and I am so psyched that you found it for less than $50 ~ bravo!

xoxox,
CC

Bella said...

This time I go with the expensive one, dont really know why, it caught my eye...
xxoo

Jaime said...

Oh fab find- love ASOS :)

kpeach said...

Both are SO cute-I love how comfy all of Rachel Pally's dresses are-and she ends up on Gilt all the time xo

Fashion By He said...

love the jumpsuit

-He approves

Jamie Jenson said...

I like the cheaper one better!

Closet Cravings said...

So in love with the Rachel Pally’s Farrah Jumpsuit.

The 80s were a wonderful time for being a kid. The cartoons, the toys, the movies. =)

BTW - Check out my holiday fashion frenzy giveaway. I think it is a must for college students.

Erin said...

Fabulousness! It's my dream jumpsuit!

Erin said...

Fabulousness! It's my dream jumpsuit!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I still have no idea how you find all these freaking amazing bargains and fabulous alternatives. You are clearly a genius. ;)
Loving that jumpsuit!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog! I'm so glad that you wrote about this (including My Little Pony! Loved that) but I really, really like those jumpsuits and everyone I know says they're ugly and I don't get it!! I really like them! Thanks for the post~! Like your blog, happy to follow you!

http://candyflosspersie.blogspot.com/

nookie said...

I'm gonna go with Asos this time:)

Keith said...

I love that jumpsuit. Wow. Very beautiful. I hope you've been having a great day. Take care. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Cheers!

Jen said...

You indulge my ASOS addiction. Bad, baaaaad Cafe Fashionista!

Love, love, LOVE the jumpsuit. I've never really tried one like this, a long length style. I have a ditsy floral print number I got in the summer, but its short legs and nonexistent sleeves render it unwearable for the winter months.

I've been searching for an outfit for my Christmas party and this might just be it. Merci!

Jacqueline said...

Both look very cute. I'll take the Asos one =) xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Tights Lover said...

Great choices in jumpsuits! I really like the Farrah!

All Women Stalker said...

I guess I should be thankful that my mom never dressed me up in the 80's jumpsuits you remember. I had the denim ones for kids. Haha. Love these. Will they fit petite girls?

-meream

Lemondrop Marie said...

I am tres short so leery of this fabulous piece, I would be a tightwad if I found the courage to try it!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Stephanie said...

Hey, doll. I absolutely love the jumpsuit look it reminds me so much of the 70's. Beautiful. :)

Toothfairy said...

I love jumpsuits on other chicks, but I don't think I can pull this look off!

loves

The Blonde Duck said...

I love how it flows!

defining amy said...

so hot. i really wish i could pull them off. maybe if i wasn't 6'1''...

Taylor Sterling said...

So lovely!! I love that you find the great deals!

Tasha said...

What a good find!

Sherin said...

Jumpsuits are a great trend. Leia wore one recently and she looked amazing in it. However, I'm going to be a tightwad this week and go for the ASOS one.

Sophia said...

very very cool! looks great on the model, but somehow i get the feeling i wouldn't pull this one off :/

janettaylor said...

Love it so much!

XoXo

Style, via TIa said...

Because this is a trend item I would go for the cheaper version. They look a lot alike and I wouldn't get to much wear out of this. It is so sexy I just love the look of it.

madeleine said...

ah, i love jumpsuits... I just feel like i'm too short to pull it off! what a travesty. great post, and loved your MyStocking post!

btw, if you love music, you really should check out pandora radio...do it!

Elizabeth Marie said...

ASOS is amazing. And I DIE when you call me kitty cat! I think all your blog posts are just for me. hahahaha...

Valencia Lia said...

A great time for this post as I've been waiting to get a jumpsuit for a long time. heee

loved the one by asos !

Mimi said...

Jumpsuits are so cute! I don't think I'd be able to pull them off though, so I usually lean towards rompers. I love the ASOS jumpsuit. Great find!

Emily said...

they look so incredibly similar once again! Great pick :)

I'd go with the less expensive one of course!

Porcelain Blonde said...

Oh my gosh!
You've created a *major* want!

I adore Farrah, bless her, and this jumpsuit is simply divine too.
I've wanted one for ages and this is the classiest example I've seen yet.

Well found! :)

<3 xxx

Nina said...

Hmmm. A jumpsuit. Used to wear them as a kid. It can actually go glam!

Nina

http://ninaballerinaclosetobsession.blogspot.com/

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello dear, what an elegant look! Great find for a great price...wonderful post as always. xxx

Rachel Scarlet said...

Jump suits are 'hawwwt'! xoxo

nicole said...

I wish I was tall and leggy enough to pull off jumpsuits like that, they look so posh and glamorous yet effortless and chic!

Honestly Erika, I don't know how you write these amazing blogs every day, I'm still playing catch up with mine!

yup, Army & Navy shoes, who'd a thought? I LOVE THEM. lol it's healthy because I say so! I love sequins too :) Thanks for your comments dear! xo

meraldia said...

I have just checked Asos jumpsuit and it's fantastic!

mom & son said...

this is the kind of jumpsuit that i'm looking for.
the classy and feminine jumpsuit!

Couture Cookie said...

I can almost not tell them apart (shame on me, I know!), so I would go tightwad here and get the ASOS jumper! And oh, by the way, how I love jumpsuits...! I should probab;y try and buy as many as I can now when they're available, since in my opinion, they never go out of style! :D

Mens casual jacket said...

I love that look!!it's ideal for Christmas occasions 2!

Jord. said...

48 comments on one post; jesus! haha [:

I'm not too keen on jumpsuits, obviously i'm a boy; but i mean in general on girls. Especially the more expensive farrah one!

Still, a great detailed post again Erika!

www.bonadragboys.blogspot.com

My-Vogue said...

I love jumpsuits! Maybe they are not so comfortable to wear, but sooo sexy!!!

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