Romping Around the Bus Station

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Sweater: Old Navy Pointelle Cardigan - Size M
Necklace and Ring: The Limited

"Every day I get in the queue to get on the bus that takes me to you." - The Who

I've wanted to take photos with this old, abandoned bus station for awhile now, but was having a hell of a time finding something to wear with the setting. When I pulled this 70's inspired romper from my closet on Friday morning, I knew I had a winner.

I never thought in a million years I'd be wearing a romper. First of all, rompers are not forgiving in fit which means they usually don't work for those of us with the curves. Also, they can sometimes look a bit immature. You know, like a onesie for adults. However, when I saw this little chambray number in my local Anthro, I couldn't resist giving it a try. I've been obsessed with all things 70's since I was a teenager. In fact, it's always been a dream of mine to rock a denim jumpsuit. Yep, that's me, a big dreamer. Anyway, I didn't have high hopes when I brought this back to the fitting room with me, so I was pleasantly surprised when it fit and looked decent. Being the big dreamer that I am, I also have high standards. It fits - check! It looks decent - check! I'll take it!

Since it's a halter top, the plan was to go without a bra, but things didn't go as planned. The girls were in their proper place at first, but once I started moving around, getting ready and such, they had a mind of their own and were in places they ought not be. Naughty girls! It was obvious that they needed to be contained, so a strapless bra was in order. Next, I needed to cover up some skin to make it work appropriate. This lightweight, pointelle cardigan I purchased a couple of years ago from Old Navy did the trick. Old Navy came through in the shoe department, as well. I picked up these cute wedges recently for $20. After all, what's a denim jumpsuit without a cute pair of wedges? I finished things off by adding some color with a necklace from The Limited.

I was really digging this outfit and felt very groovy in it all day. It was everything I dreamed it would be. Now, on to my next dream...a polyester leisure suit. Just kidding!

The Who - Magic Bus

CONVERSATION

41 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnie! LOVE the 70's vibe. After all, those were my "younger" years. :) I graduated HS in 1979. I love the romper on you. ANd the setting is fantastic. Love the entire look and feel. You look lovely, as always! Cheers! xoxo

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  2. Love the romper, Love that song, and Love the 70's!!!! Wooo Hooo :D

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  3. Wow, what a denim dream outfit!!

    I want to go out and buy this retro-beauty immediately after seeing it on you. You've styled it perfectly with that white cap sleeve card - just simple perfection.

    Total wardrobe staple perfect for the office or dressing up and down.

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  4. Love it! So retro and comfortable looking (except for the strapless bra part!). I love the buttons down the side of the romper.

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  5. I love this outfit. I was drooling over a denim romper but wondering if it was work appropriate and if I was not to old to wear a romper. Seeing how you styled your romper with the cap sleeve and wood themed jewelry inspires me. I hope my romper will still be available on my next shopping excursion!

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  6. This is the most stunning and flawless outfit I've ever seen you post. You should wear this every single day.

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  7. What a cool outfit! There aren't many women who could pull off this look, but you managed to do it.

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  8. I love this, so cute! I wish I could pull off a romper, I'm too long-torsoed.

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  9. While this isn't my favorite look of yours, I admire you for taking a risk! I wish I could do that more often with what I wear. :)

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  10. This outfit makes you look huge...and pregnant. I feel bad saying that (I really do). I would hope that if you asked your best friend if this looked good, she would look out for your sake and say no. Thus, if you're going to put your outfits up on a public blog, you must expect some honest feedback.

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  11. Honest opinion my foot.When you have nothing good to say just dont say anything. Stop bashing this woman people! I dont know very many mother of 3 kids who could rock a romper like Bonnie does.

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  12. It's great that you finally wrote a post focusing on your outfit! I know you've had a tough and bumpy year, but honestly, I'm getting really tired of the posts where you talk about "focusing on the positive" or that you are "finally living for yourself and no one else." I get it, I really do. Please stop repeating yourself because you are beating a dead horse. If you truly want to focus on the positive, do it, and write about your fashion! That's what we wanna hear!

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  13. WOW! This makes me want to do,the Electric Slide all over again. SUPER SEXY!,

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  14. It takes a very specific body to pull off a romper. That person is tall and skinny. Size 2, not 10.

    My best friend has a 5 year old a twin 2 year olds...she has 3 kids and could rock this. This is what's wrong with society...people think kids are an excuse to let yourself go. There are hundred of thousand of mothers out there who are fit and toned. (I'm NOT saying Bonnie has let herself go...quite the opposite. This is in response to YOUR comment, "guest")

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  15. I'm not sure why you want to bash Nicole for saying what any good friend should say. I thought " pregnant and unflattering" when I saw this too. But I doubt Bonnie will take the opposing opinion seriously simply because she doesn't agree with it. Difficult feedback to hear, but this is definitely what I hope a friend would tell me if It was true.

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  16. You guessed it...I'm pregnant! I'm soooo huge and due any day now. Thank God I don't have to carry around all this weight much longer. My doctor is baffled because despite being pregnant and huge, I'm not overweight. I can't wait to have this baby, so I can starve myself and become underweight and ged rid of these pesky curves. Then this romper will hang off of my malnourished frame like it properly should.

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  17. LOL! Well, it would be a pretty boring blog if I wore this everyday, but thanks.

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  18. Ah, to have grown up in the 70's. I'm so jealous! Thanks, Sherry!

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  19. Yeah, I figured this look wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but I felt great in it. I don't think it's so much about taking risks as it is just knowing what you like and going for it. You can't let other people's opinions determine what you wear. Just be yourself!

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  20. Thanks! Yeah, I was hoping to get by without the bra, but it just wasn't happening. You're right, though, minus the strapless bra, it was very comfortable. I love the buttons too!

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  21. You're right, I don't take an opinion seriously that says a girl of normal weight looks huge and pregnant.

    I agree with what guest wrote. You are not my friend and neither is Nicole, so what is the point in telling me that you think I look pregnant? I clearly stated in my post that I liked the way this outfit looked on me. I get that you have an opinion too, and you have a right to it, but what is the point in telling me something you know I'll disagree with and can only make me feel bad? I guess I'm supposed to change my mind now because, OMG, Diana and Nicole think it's unflattering!

    I asked my best friend what he thought when I tried this on in the dressing room, and he said my body looked banging in it. I guess I'm lucky he likes his women huge and pregnant.

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  22. LOL! So, basically, you don't want to hear what I got to say, just talk about the damn clothes!

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  23. Thanks! Well, apparently and unbeknownst to me, I have a short torso. I guess that works out for me in some situations.

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  24. Yay, I'm so happy I could give you some inspiration! Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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  25. I think you're beautiful, brave and spunky. You wear some fabulous outfits that show off your curves magnificently, but my opinion of this outfit is unfavorable. Maybe a different belt? A thicker colorful belt?

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  26. But you're just saying the same things over and over again. We get it. You weren't happy, you strayed, found yourself, and now you're happy again. That's good (I guess?)...but it's been a year. Write something more original or just stop. If you don't want to talk about fashion, why even post pictures? It's odd to have 6 or 7 shots of an outfit then go off for 4 paragraphs about how you're a victim and you're depressed or anxious. Is your blog a therapy session or a fashion blog? Why did you start this blog and where do you want it to go? Because it mostly seems like a crazy trainwreck of rambling thoughts accompanied by some amateur outfit photos.

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  27. To answer your question, she's telling you her opinion on an outfit because this is a blog where you wear outfits and post about outfits and allow comments on said outfits, not because she is or is not your friend. I didn't like it either and I do think it makes you look bigger than you are (not because you are huge, not because you are pregnant, it's just because the outfit is unflattering in my opinion and probably in Nicole's and Diana's opinions too based on their comments). That's all.

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  28. You know what I'm getting really tired of? People telling me what to write on my blog. You don't like it, don't read it.

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  29. Whoa! Hold on there for a second.. Just because a woman has kids and is size 10 doesnt mean she let herself go. You think somethings wrong with the society? I think somethings wrong with your way of thinking which implies only tall skinny women can wear this outfit. Women come in all shapes and sizes just because they arent a size 2 and tall doesnt mean they cant rock the clothes they wear.

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  30. This is just an ouchie thing to say, really. Be careful with your words, particularly when they are directed at another woman. I am 5'10" and am pretty fit and toned and guess what...I wear a size 10! We have so many societal pressures to overcome as women. Why must we add to those by beating each other down?

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  31. Love this whole look and totally feeling the '70's vibe -- perfect shooting location. I think this and the abandoned school are my favorite. Your "small town" has some very cool spots. Just an observation -- it's so troubling that the first thing women throw out when they want to hurt or belittle another woman is "You look huge." First, because in your case it's just absurd. You aren't, nor do you look it. But even if you did, what's the point of saying it? And, would these same women say it to your face? I'm a firm believer that if you wouldn't say it to someone in person, you shouldn't say it, period. But some gals never outgrow the "mean girls" mentality.
    Now back to the outfit, I think you're going to find it's a surprising versatile piece. A great denim foundation is a perfect neutral palette for so much fun accessorizing. Can't wait to see what else you do with it.

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  32. Okay, can't say I'd ever wear this outfit, but you pulled it off with confidence. Anyway, the real reason I'm commenting is to say this post was really funny! Nice writing, the last line especially made me laugh :)

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  33. Nicolejohnson197176April 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I think the whole look is cute. Love the shoes you paired with it too!

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  34. So if you don't want feedback, why do you have the comments open?

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  35. It's not about whether any of the people commenting are your friend - you missed the point completely. It is about people saying what you would want a friend to say if it didn't look right on you.

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  36. Nicole F. -
    After clicking on your profile, your prior comments on this blog lead me to believe that you are nothing but a sad little troll.

    If you don't like a blogger, don't visit thier page! Seriously, your veiled insults come off as being pathetic.

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