I'M JOINING THE CIRCUS


My BIG (Top) Monday Revelation: I’m joining the CIRCUS! NO, I’m not, but I felt like a member of it when I tried on this Love & Fire jumpsuit. Of course, our son, who took these pictures and was home from Indiana University, asked me if I got it there, lol (kids often wear red and white striped overalls to IU basketball games).


We Bloggers usually show you outfits we like, ones we feel good in. Well, I am here to be real and tell you this is an outfit gone wrong and went back to sender!    



You may not see where it went wrong so I’ll tell ya bout what you don’t see. For starters, I couldn’t get it all the way zipped up. Since it was juniors I sized one up and still too tight. Thus I am wearing to holy gut grail Spanx but you may notice I am still ferociously sucking it in for every.single.picture. 

The little tie thingy in the front is cute but not only is it exposed skin between the girls and high belly but my nude bra can still be seen. Unless of course strategically placing said ties to cover it. 


I am not a full professional fashion blogger, I like mixing it up with food, motivation, décor, fun finds, etc., but I do love fashion and clothes and all things pretty. However, I have no assistants, no team working for me, Yes, ladies…..no INSTA…yet! What I do have, is a family who takes my pictures, laugh at my mishaps, a fun closet to fill clothes I love in, a yearly garage sale to get rid of old ones and what I’d like to think is an eye for everyday fun fashion.

So, I won’t join the circus just yet! Truth be told, I’ve never even been to a Circus. However, when I was a little girl, my neighborhood friends and I would put on side yard circuses and even had real tickets to sell. So, I’ll keep being amateur, figuring out how to get outta jumpsuits and enjoying real life! I'm wearing another jumpsuit to dinner on Saturday. Now, If I could just remember where I put my Spanx????


Tie Front JUMPSUIT HERE
Favorite White Ball Drop Earrings HERE

Happy Week ahead, Love ya all! 
P.S. After reading some of your comments, Thank you for being real that you didn't like this either and not sugar coating it, lol! 


62 comments:

  1. That jumpsuit looks darling on you!

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  2. Well it's a good thing you told us what went wrong with this beauty because it looks fabulous on you from where I sit! I despise Spanx and avoid wearing them at all costs, lol, it's too hot here and I think they're uncomfortable. Can you imagine having a team of people working with you and helping you out? I can't! I can barely keep my head above water and thank God my husband takes my pictures. Keepin' it real is what I love about blogging, real clothes on real women. You are beautiful fully zipped up or not my friend!!
    Love ya!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Oh I'm glad you sent that thing back. I was waiting on Jay to be dressed up as the MC and the kids to come out with dancing bears. Just say no to anything circus! In other news...birthday celebrating should commence today...just saying'.

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  4. What an awesome jumpsuit- you look fab. If you did join the circus you’d be the most beautiful Ringleader ;)

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  5. Too funny. Andrea... you even look good in outfits gone wrong. Enjoy your week.

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  6. You are cute as can be as always, but I'm glad this one is going back! It does have a lot of personality though <3 Have a lovely Monday! xoxo

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  7. Okay, I love how real you are in this post!!! Yes, sometimes the clothes we put on are horrible, but I'm so proud you showed that side! I will say though, the stripes are flattering and you can't even tell you have on Spanx or are sucking in haha! Have a great Monday, Andrea!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. How fabulous is that jumpsuit on you, it seriously looks amazing! Such gorgeous details, and I find it really hard to believe you're donning spanx underneath. Gorgeous <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Haha I love this post Andrea! I honestly couldn't tell you were sucking in or it didn't fit, so you still managed to rock it

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  10. I've definitely had my fair share of outfit misses over the years, but this actually looks cute on you!

    By Lauren M

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  11. Oh my gosh I laughed out loud when I read your title!! You are most definitely NOT circus ready in this jumpsuit. I think it's the cutest thing for summer! Bummer that it didn't fit well. But no worries! We can't even tell all of its flaws that you disliked! And funny story - I'm no professional blogger either. This weekend we shot a jumpsuit that I didn't even realize was on BACKWARDS until I went to edit the photos. Yay Me... :) Have a wonderful week gorgeous girlfriend!! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  12. Thanks for the honest post, lol! I don't like jumpsuits in general, I think you can pull it off though, too bad it didn't work out.

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  13. Such a statement piece could make the wrong person look like they are joining the circus, but you lady can pull it off with flying colors. But if you don't like it, don't keep it!

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  14. Thank you for being real and sharing "it all"! You look lovely in whatever you put on but I agree this one could be returned if you weren't feeling awesome in it. That's funny about the circus. We used to put on neighborhood carnivals. They were fun. I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  15. OK, you may not like it & it may not have felt comfy - but honestly, I think its kinda cute!!!... but yeah, all I see now is a Hoosier game outfit ;) haha. But nothing wrong with that either!!! GO HOOSIERS!

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  16. But we all have tries like this, and at least you know how to have fun with it, Andrea!!!
    I bet if you had the right size, you'd be rocking this like no other. Because those stripes make you look so tall and lean!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  17. I can't tell you are sucking in at all, Andrea!! I love how this jumpsuit looks on you but all in all, if you aren't comfy that's what matters!

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  18. Loved this post of a fashion faux pas! AND I am so glad you decided not to join the circus! The "holy gut grail Spanx" totally cracked me up! Not one of my favorite outfits, but you still look beautiful, Blondie!!

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  19. That is the cutest look! I love the color and stripes. How fun!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  20. Well you are definitely still rocking that jumpsuit! I can see how you got the blog post title! It totally reminds me of a circus tent pattern.

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  21. This is a beautiful jumpsuit! I am sucker for stripes and love the contrasting red and white. I am sorry it didn't work out.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  22. LOL I think the cut is super cute & if just the top what striped, or just the bottom, & the rest was solid it would be perfect. That coming from someone currently wearing athletic pants & a polo... so take it with a grain of salt haha.

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  23. I would have never guessed that this outfit didn't fit you and you had some issues with it, because you look great in all your pictures! If you dont love it though, it has to go back! I am getting better about only holding on to things I really love and will actually wear. Happy Monday!

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  24. Andrea, you have a a great figure and you could be wearing a potato sack and still look beautiful!!! That jumpsuit is cute but the exposed skin between the girls and the bra issue would make me return it. You and your son with the IU comment that cracked me up since you know that Chris went to school there. Go Hoosiers!! Haha. :-)

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  25. I am so glad you shared this post, Andrea! I have found this brand runs ridiculously small too and I always end up disappointed when it arrives. I am sorry that it didn't work out for you, but I would have never known of all the mishaps. I think it looks great on you from these pictures! Too funny that your son asked if you got it at IU! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! I got so excited when I saw this. I actually sent the link to this jumpsuit to Katie a couple of weeks ago and told her it would be darling on her. She wouldn't do it though. Well, I'm with Kellyann. If you hadn't told us what went wrong, I'd have never known. You could wear a burlap sack and look adorable. As far as I'm concerned, you're the hit of the big top! XOXO

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  27. Wow - I love it! It looks soo good on you, thanks for sharing and have a great week Andrea. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Glad you could join my #linkup Andrea. x

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  28. I'm not sure anyone could pull off this look as well as you do, beautiful friend! You are SO stylish!

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  29. Stripes are the worst. only hungry unhappy supermodels look good in them. LOL to your title, you are so funny. But seriously, we need to get you an instagram!

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  30. This jumpsuit is fabulous, Andrea! You look STUNNING!!!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  31. You are so funny and such a good sport! I have to say...you're kind of rocking this haha! But I can totally understand why you sent it back. Stripes are one pattern people have to be so cautious with!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  32. I also bought a jumpsuit last week, but it was green with a floral print and I was afraid it'd be overkill... so, I went with something else. But, I love that you still shared this with all of us, even though you sent it back! I still think it is really cute on you, but yeah if it has a big gap in the front area and it's still too small... you're not going to be very comfortable wearing it! Thanks for your honesty and I seriously loved the title you paired with this post! lol!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  33. Sometimes it's fun to try a new look even when it doesn't quite work :)

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  34. Candy cane look...not my fav!

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  35. Thanks for always keeping it real. I thought there might be a story to go with this jumpsuit! Have a great week!

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  36. At least you tried right? I think that's half the battle...just trying!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  37. You literally look great in everything - even this jumpsuit! But if it's not comfy you won't wear it. I've been trying to find a jumpsuit but none of them work with my height.

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  38. Thats what I like! Honest opinions from women who dress them selves!

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  39. I think it looks great on you. But I can see why you didn't like it.

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  40. LOL! What a fun post, Andrea! Although my first reaction was COOL, LOVE IT! But I totally understand when something isn't right. Perhaps you should look for something else red and white stripes because they look awesome on you!
    Have a fabulous week, gorgeous lady <3
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  41. Maybe not a full jumpsuit in stripes - but a top in red/white stripes would be so cute on you. I know what you mean about being comfortable - and things going back when they are not right. I have become so much more aware of being comfortable lately.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  42. I love your honesty, friend! This would have been such a fun piece if it had worked! But oh well. I'm definitely loving the jumpsuit trend this year so hopefully you'll find another one to replace this one.

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  43. Haha your too funny! The circus would never look cuter if you joined. I thought more festive like 4th of July when I saw this. It's really cute on you! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  44. I laughed out loud at the title of this post! I think you look less circus-y and more patriotic, like a pin up girl! A gorgeous pin up girl!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  45. Hahaha, I am going to be the minority but I don't think it looks bad at all! If anyone can pull it off, it's you!

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  46. The style and fit of the jumpsuit looks perfect but I agree too much stripes. I think you could totally pull this off if it came in a color with no patterns like navy blue or baby blue. Too funny your son asked if it came from a circus! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  47. Such a great post. Love the honesty. You always look fab in everything but I am glad you didn't keep this and were honest about why.

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  48. I think you look really cute in this! But it is perhaps a little 'big top'! x

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  49. Girl!!! Those stripes make it incredibly flattering.....too funny to know it wasn't actually a good fit. I cannot tell you how many times I actually put on something that does fit and once I take my picture in it I'm like...ummm....no mam.

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  50. Anonymous28.3.18

    You should consign your clothes, they’re so cute. Besides it’s a lot less hassle and you’ll make a lot more $$!

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      *less hassle than a garage sale

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  51. Cute! I just ordered a striped romper and it looked more like Beetlejuice..ha!
    Sincerely, Jennie

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  52. You make fashion so fun!!You look so cute!!!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww this week, hope to see you again next week!
    Karren~
    Happy Easter!

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  53. The reviews are mixed on this outfit. You look cute in anything and I admire your honesty about the jumpsuit. You would fit right in at an IU basketball game. xoxo

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  54. That's so wild!!

    Thanks for linking up at Top of the world style!

    Bethany | www.CuteCapsuleLife.com

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  55. i thought it looked very cute on you! You can't tell anything in pictures, but i know you look great in whatever you wear. I just found a jumpsuit myself that i look forward to wearing. i love the variety in your blog, and my mouth waters seeing your recipies, as i am no cook!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  56. I love this jumpsuit! Great idea to keep everything else simple so it's not too busy

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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  57. Too funny - as much as I understand why it went back to the store, you did make that jumpsuit look fabulous! I'm a UW-Madison Badger fan, and that outfit would be perfect for game days! Thanks for the smile. :)

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  58. I think the jumpsuit is adorable actually. It also reminds me of what my daughter wore to church Easter. haha. You can see a picture of her on my latests Easter post. Go check out her stripe jumpsuit. Her dad was not fond of it but I thought it was cute.
    now excue me while I check out more of your cute blog!
    Lisa

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  59. GIRL. You look fabulous. I swear, I could never pull this off, but you are rocking it!

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