Always and forever: wear exactly what you love, and what makes you feel authentic. And every now and then, push your style envelope. It’s pretty safe, when you consider the worst that can happen is you might feel silly. Walking a tightrope over the Grand Canyon to push the envelope, not so safe.
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I haven’t embraced the jumpsuit trend; I’ve only stuck my toe in the water. They always seem to bag out at my butt, and do nothing to flatter my lower half. But this knit one (similar) I found while thrifting with my girls in Vancouver, is the exception. It’s lean and stretchy, with a drawstring waist that I can adjust to sit at my hips. It’s in a subtle patterned neutral, so I can play with tops and accessories. And using the restroom is no more complicated than when I wear jeans.
The blue floral top underneath is an old thrifted favorite. The green pendant is vintage 60’s, thrifted in New York City. And the sandals are new! While I thrift most of my closet, I usually buy new shoes, just a personal preference. These are by Sofft, and feel like heaven.
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I like jumpsuits but have a hard time finding one that flatters my shape. I saw the photo of your wearing yours with your floral patterned Docs on Mel’s post and it looks great on you. I know what you mean about them usually being baggy in the butt – I have that problem too!
I love your outfit! So comfy and chic.
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That jumpsuit looks so great on you Patti, I love jumpsuits because they are one thing to put on, so easy. So fun to push the envelope!
You look great in the jumpsuit, Patti! I have been toying with getting one, too. I used to have a purple one many, many years ago, and I loved it.
Hope you are having a great week!
The jumpsuit was a great find Patti, it looks great on you! I love your necklace too!
Very chill look 🙂 So fun to accessorize.
You look fantastic in your jumpsuit, Patti! I love it so much! Soft is one of my fave brands too, when they fit my wide width foot. Well made shoes!
And I so agree with your philosophy – have fun! explore! play! feel joy! No need to take it all too serious, to aim for being awarded for always be put-together, elegant, super trendy, stylish or whatever – just have fun! It’s not Grand Canyon or brain surgery – it’s only clothes, and life is supposed to be fun! 🙂
You know how I love a jumpsuit! Yours looks fabulous on you and you’ve made something out of your comfort zone your own by adding your special boots! xxx
I absolutely agree that it sometimes it takes a bit of trying to get something to work for me, if it’s an item outside of my usual style zone. You look fab in your jumpsuit! Glad you found one that works. Thanks for hosting x
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You know I love a jumpsuit and this look is perfection on you Patti! Bravo!!
Now THAT is a great little sporty jumpsuit Patti! I have the same concerns about baggy butt syndrome in jumpsuits! I love the creative way you’ve styled this is jumpsuit and I bet you’ll find this to be a really versatile piece!
Thanks, Jude! It fits me so much better than others I’ve tried. Being super-stretchy is the key, I think. xox
I love how you’ve styled up this jumpsuit gem with the feminine blouse. It totally changes the vibe you had when wearing it at the thrift store with your floral Docs.
I have such a hard time with jumpsuits—I have a freakishly short waist, so they never hang right on me—but you have given me hope that there’s one out there for me. Yours fits you perfectly!
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Yeah I bought a jumpsuit last year but not all that thrilled about it. But I can totally see why yours is just the cutest thing. I would wear it, too. Have a lovely week Patti. xo Sabina
Hi, Patti, I have two and as long as they are easy and quick to get out of, I like them. I just have bad memories of the jumpsuits of the 70’s so it did take me awhile to try one but I’m glad I did. Such a nice thrift find, I wonder if more will be showing up on the 2nd hand marker, rather than just Poshmark.
I don’t own one yet, but that is definitely a jumpsuit that I can get behind…love it!
So cute, Patti! It looks comfortable and stylish. I have yet to find a jumpsuit that fits me properly and in a flattering way. I think it may be a trend that just isn’t going to work for me. Oh well, I will just admire my fabulous friends styling these cute numbers!
This is a cute jumpsuit and looks rather comfy! The lean and stretchy style works for you wonderfully.
What a cool jumpsuit Patti! Love the style and fit, looks great with the vibrant blue top! Love the sandals, they look so comfy and stylish… you will get alot of wear from them!
Have a great week!
That jumpsuit is so cute! I love how you styled it.
I love your jumpsuit look! I have been eyeing jumpsuits for a while and only recently found one that works for me. It is a little outside my comfort zone as it is off shoulder too! Happy Monday!
This jumpsuit is very cool and it suits you so much Patti! Love it! Thanks for the linkup =)
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You look so cute in your jumpsuit. I haven’t bought one yet. I bought a romper a few years back and didn’t like the bathroom issue, so i didn’t think a jumpsuit would be much different. Maybe I should try one on in the store at least and see what I look like in one.
You’re looking great in your jumpsuit, Patti, I think it really suits you! By pure coincidence, I am also featuring a jumpsuit in my latest post, and I’m also pushing my envelope wearing one … xxx
I find great things thrifty and you have found an interesting item there in the nicest way. Its a great material and flattering. Solves those stiff material problems.
Shopping with blogging friends sounds so much fun and yes it is a good plan to leave the comfort zone .The jumpsuit is so good on you , perfect fit and looks so comfy. Great sandals , I am the same shoes are too tricky to buy second hand.Many thanks for Visible Monday.
This jumpsuit looks so comfy, but also so nice! Love it!
Love that necklace! Have a great start of the week Patti!
Your jumpsuit looks like such a cozy one Patti and fits you wonderfully! xx
Your blue floral top is so sweet Patti and I love your jumpsuit 🙂 Thanks for hosting.
What a fabulous jumpsuit Patti! I really like the style but for me it is uncomfortable to wear because embarrassingly, I have to go to the bathroom so often. I love the way you layered it with that adorable tea and comfortable shoes. Have a wonderful week!
that is a great jumpsuit. I love the trend but it does have its washroom drawbacks.
Love the jumpsuit on you but those shoes caught my eye – they look fab and very comfortable!
This is exactly why I LOVE shopping with friends….I try things I wouldn’t always try on my own!!!
What a perfect jumpsuit!!!
I haven’t embraced the jumpsuit look at all. I haven’t found any that I like, however I think yours is really cute!
I find jumpsuits that fir perfectly hard to find Patti. I love the casualness of this one that your wearing. It looks so comfortable. Have a great week
Oh Patti, I love this sweet little jumpsuit on you!! Missed you, welcome back, hope you had a grand time in the big city!
Yay! I love this jumpsuit on you and I love how you’ve styled it. I’m certain it was made just for you. And those sandals!! They do look so much like the Danskos I wore in Vancouver. I will keep yours in mind for when I need a new pair!
Such a cool jumpsuit! I always admire them on other people, but never tried one myself (too impractical for my life, unfortunately…) As for pushing the envolope, we should all do more of that. In a safe way, not tightrope walking…
That’s a sweet jumpsuit, Patti! I love the stretchy fabric. I keep seeing more jumpsuits in the thrift stores, and while I’ve done one myself this time around, they are not really my jam either. But never say never, right?
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