I had a wonderful, “busy” weekend (I don’t really like the word “busy” because people use it nowadays as a status symbol, or a way of exclaiming how important they are…I think “full” or “engaged” is a better description…) and I wore nothing but one-pieces for every occasion.
On Saturday I had my very first EVER book club meeting at a meditation center in Dallas where we discussed You are a Badass; I wore my Black Crane linen painter jumpsuit. I highly recommend the book, now that I’ve finished it. I wasn’t sure before, but once I really opened my mind to hearing what she had to say, and doing some of the work, I think it is very helpful. At this point, I’ll try something I’ve never tried before. Why not? We sat on the floor on these chairs (which are super comfortable – I’m getting one for home) and I was nice and relaxed, and really chill in my jumpsuit 😉
Saturday evening we went to the Big D BBQ battle because a friend was manning the smoker for Southwest. AND, my husband loves smoked meat. Me, not so much. But it was fun, anyway, we hung out with our friends, drank beer and enjoyed people watching. I wore my Eileen Fisher dress – because where else can you wear a red, sleeveless, short dress than a BBQ festival?? I did try the dress over my Chimala jeans (at the suggestion of a friend I met Saturday after book club for coffee), and I like it that way too, which gives me another way to wear it if I want. OH, and bonus, Leo likes the dress, despite the tent-y shape. (his words)
On Sunday we went to brunch, and I wore the outfit you see above. A few notes:
- the playsuit is double layered at the chest, so you don’t have to wear a bra with it; there’s enough “coverage” there. Theoretically.
- the straps are adjustable, and since I’m not quite confident enough to wear it without a bra, I layered it over a tank, and adjusted the straps to be more loose than I’d wear it without the tank underneath, so I could cinch it up a bit at my waist, and tie it. I like it this way, as well as loose and untied with the straps cinched up higher.
- Leo also likes this jumpsuit on me. So now I have two things in my wardrobe that my husband likes on me LOL
I loved my jumpsuits all weekend, and honestly, the bathroom issue isn’t huge, but it’s something to consider. I would never ever in a million years wear a jumpsuit to travel, or if I’m going to be in a lot of public restrooms. I try very hard to hold everything up so the top of the jumpsuit doesn’t hit the floor as I’m peeling it off, but sometimes it does, and I would be mortified if that happened in a public restroom. Especially an airport one, or an AIRPLANE one. Ew.
Otherwise, they’re easy, and fun, and interesting to wear. I must stop myself before acquiring anymore, but I am always tempted by them. The trick is to find ones that fit well. I loved my Elizabeth Suzann Clyde jumpsuit (I got a sample sale one, and it didn’t come in linen or in lengths, so perhaps the WWC version is better?), but the pockets were TOO deep that my arms didn’t reach all the way to the bottom, rendering them near useless. I also felt like the medium was a bit big for me.
Do you wear one-pieces in Summer? Do you have a favorite jumpsuit? overalls?
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