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afternoon ramblings ~ non-thrifted clothing, oh my!

coral jumpsuit easter outfitLet’s talk about my Easter outfit {pictured above}, because why not?  Actually, there’s a lot I have to say about this.  I got this sweet coral jumpsuit at Ross.  The shoes, hat, and clutch were all thrifted.  Honestly, I was a little ashamed that I got my jumpsuit at Ross.  Several years ago, Ross was my number one shopping spot, but now I feel guilty about consuming cheap fashion.  I can’t help but wonder where those clothes are all made, and how the workers are treated, and why it’s all so cheap.. So the vast majority of my clothing purchases are now secondhand.  It’s nice to spend my money at places where it’s going to a good cause, which is the case with most thrift stores.  My local favorite is Heart and Hand.  It benefits homeless women and children in OKC, and it’s also where I got this cool hat.  I might have gotten these heels there, too, I really can’t remember.  Anyway, I ran into Ross the other day looking for something to possibly wear to photograph my cousin’s wedding.  I already had a perfectly great navy Michael Kors jumpsuit I had picked up at TJ Maxx recently {I’m telling you, all this new-clothes shopping is very out of character for me these days – I don’t know what’s gotten into me}; but truth be told, I had this idea of a cool, floaty, printed maxi dress that I wanted to find and wear.  I have been scouring thrift stores in hopes of finding a vintage one, but it never materialized.  So I borrowed a kimono from a friend and wore it with my navy jumpsuit and it was just fine.  {One of my blogging pet peeves is when someone mentions something specific on their blog and doesn’t show a photo of it, so I’ll throw in a phone pic of my wedding outfit to show you — a mirror phone pic, at that!  Sure, let’s just go with the iPhone pix of my outfits for this post. :)}  But anyway, back to getting this jumpsuit at Ross.  Even though I was looking for a floaty maxi dress, this jumpsuit caught my eye, because I knew my cousin’s wedding colors were coral and blue, and I like to coordinate with a wedding when possible.  Plus, pants are easier to shoot in than a dress, usually.  I tried on this coral jumpsuit and immediately loved it.  I felt really pretty in it, which is important, because I’ve been struggling with that a bit since gaining some weight {just keeping it real here}.  Even in the dressing room, though, I knew I wouldn’t want to wear it to shoot the wedding in, because though the top is lined {really just a double layer of the same fabric}, the bottom part is very thin and clingy.  And the wide legs with heels wouldn’t be super easy to wear all day while shooting.  But I felt too pretty in it to leave it in the store, and I was excited to find something cool that I felt great in, so I decided to get it for Easter Sunday.  And I’m really happy I did, even with the nagging guilt.  I’m not all about compromising your conscience or anything like that, but maybe like with a healthy diet {which I am also working on developing}, maybe it’s okay to cheat every once in a great long while??  Guilt or not, one thing I love about these jumpsuits is that they both have pockets {insert hands raised emoji}!  Pockets make my life -and posing- easier. :)navy MK jumpsuitHave you made any purchases lately that you simultaneously love and feel a bit guilty about??  Come to think of it, I should probably feel more guilty about most of my clothing purchases..  Even when I thrift, I know I could usually be spending that money in a better way, plus I already have so. many. clothes.  Haha!

~abi~

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Kelly BeaneApril 10, 2015 - 12:42 am

I think you look stunning in the pink jumpsuit!!!! When I saw your Easter photo on facebook, I was like WHOA! :) Love ya!

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