Rompers have always been one of those things that causes profoundly painful uncertainty. Because they are so often creators of camel toes and bad news, I have steered clear despite finding them whimsical and entertaining. Keeping my height into consideration, it's been nearly impossible to find a jumpsuit that fits nicely and is to my taste and doesn't at all get bunched up in the most horrific of places. When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I found this perfect piece by Fashion to Figure. Unfortunately, it's sold out now. But I still highly recommend checking out FTF if you have yet to. The brand is one that understands the beauty of the curvaceous figure, and seeks to showcase it proudly rather than hide its existence.
I never thought orange and green together would suit me, but overall I was pretty pleased. This is my last fashion shoot to post from the Rachel Crittenden series, which you've heard me drool over in my last three outfit posts. I cannot reiterate enough how fun it was to work with this painfully talented beauty. So I repeat: if ever you are in New York and looking for a photographer, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time for a digression.
It's been months since anyone has asked me whether I miss New York, but just recently one of my editors did. It was incredibly random and I wasn't prepared in the least to answer the question. Looking at the Manhattan skyline in these photos, though, I realize that my answer isn't as simple as a no or a yes. I miss feeling like opportunities are just around the corner, literally. I miss feeling like the perfect publication to submit my essays or immersive journalism to is only a few blocks away rather than across the frikin ocean. I miss my friends. And I miss my Brooklyn apartment. But I don't miss the constant stress. I don't miss waking up at 5 a.m. and going to bed at 2 a.m. the next morning. I don't miss the lack of countryside and the silence to clear my head. I would love to go back and live in the city someday -- I had the opportunity to do so this month, in fact, but for personal circumstances, really couldn't just yet. I don't feel like my relationship with New York has come to an end, but for now, I might actually be happy across the sea.
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Shoes, $40, Simply Be