Loving Life after 50

A tropical Jumpsuit

I cannot complain, a day off midweek is always a lovely break, although my day off was spent on the festival grounds starting the preparations for Bluesfest.  I am pretty sure most people have no idea of the prep work that has to take place before a festival starts.
Today the weather gods were not very kind, we had torrential downpours, thunder and lightening (Felt really bad for those on Parliament hill for the celebrations). It is awful working in steel toes, hard hats and vests when it is pouring, how do construction guys do this all the time??
Pod Land is almost ready
Ottawa Bluesfest I am a Volunteer
Love the view of the river, you have to see this the Canadian Stage faces the river so artists when playing have this amazing view and imagine it at sunset. Truly spectatcular 
Ottawa Bluesfest I am a Volunteer
The grounds as the stages are arriving, sure will look different in a few days 
Ottawa Bluesfest I am a Volunteer
I missed having the kids around this year, its been our Canada Day tradition, go work the festival site for a few hours and then go celebrate.
Ottawa Bluesfest I am a Volunteer
This is the start of a three week odyssey as I take you from set up through the festival with a few glimpses into festival wear, backstage shenanigans and what it’s like to be a volunteer.  
Buttttt for today I shall leave the worker bee behind and take you on a pre festival trip, and show you what one I think one should wear to go to a festival.I love being comfy but slightly dressy as a patron ( but small tip, these shoes not appropriate for what I like so the shoes got left behind and the flats came out)
Shein sent me this jumpsuit to try and I love it but funny thing, one of the reviews on line indicated they thought this should be for large busted women only but I don’t think so, I felt totally exposed until I added a lightweight crop top underneath. I threw on my Forever 21 Cardigan( which screams festival wear to me) and the wedges from Giant Tiger ( totally comfortable but today was far to wet for me to keep these on)  Tassel necklace from Eternal Collection and my Coach Clutch. ( and hello swedish braid again)
Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater
Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater

Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater

Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a tassel necklace

Giant Tiger Wedge heels
Giant Tiger Wedge Heels
I went for a festival mani and pedi and its not yellow ( wow)
Coach Clutch and a white mani

Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater

Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater

Shein Tropical Jumpsuit, cream wedges and a crochet sweater
So I hope you stay with me over the next few weeks and experience the Ottawa Bluesfest through the eyes of a volunteer

Don’t forget to try and win some money from Old Navy while you are here.
and now to the real reason we all show up each Thursday

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  • so cute! I need this jumpsuit in my life! Not only is this print amazing, but the color scheme is wonderful:)

    Southern Elle Style

  • Your outfit is pretty AND practical, and just screams festival… Have fun!

  • That jumpsuit is adorable and looks great on you! Perfect for a festival!

    Doused In Pink

  • Kristin Knudsen

    I like the jumpsuit, and the shoes! But the "storm approaching" picture takes the cake for me! I love the dark clouds, the sign of a great storm!!! All in all, I hope the festival was a hit for those who made it there!

  • Hi Kristin, the festival does not start until the 8th, we are just doing set up, it was a wet one for sure. Thanks on the jumpsuit and shoes.

  • Thanks, I wish it had a little more up top coverage but an a top under seems to work

  • Thanks, its really lightweight and washable, as well so one would not have to worry about grass and dirt

  • and super inexpensive

  • only 16.99 at the moment http://goo.gl/NxwDva

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Love that jumpsuit on you! I have super similar sandals (nice alliteration, right?) and I have to agree that while they're comfortable they wouldn't be festival friendly…

  • Dawn Lucy

    Super cute jumpsuit, Linda! Love the shoes too!

    Hope to see you tomorrow for Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy


  • Happinessatmidlife

    Very pretty jumpsuit! I can't imagine if you didn't wear a cami under the jumpsuit, it would've been all extremely exposed …I guess it goes to show you that you can trust the reviews 100%.



    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion linkup.

  • truly. I coukd not imagine how this would fit w/o something underneath, maybe if I was 20 ( nah not even then)

  • Thanks, I really liked how the outfit came together

  • to funny, and sadly I have seen people wear shoes like this to the festival but I just cannot imagine the WHY

  • Pretty jumpsuit, love the pattern on you! I am also with the white and white mani/pedi looks great!
    jess xx

  • Great jumpsuit!! You look beautiful XO! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/06/linkupwithlisa-23-converse-sneakers-and.html

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Love that jumpsuit on you. 🙂

  • Love this tropical print jumpsuit! I really need to get in on some jumpsuit action. Too cute!

  • Cute jumpsuit, Linda!

  • have fun setting up the fest. Also love how you made the jumpsuit worked for you.


  • Thanks, the festival is a ton of work but its a family so we all work together and have a great time

  • Thanks cariie, I was sad when I first tried it on and it exposed so much but I think I made it work

  • I realized I know have 4 jumpsuits and two rompers oops.

  • Thanks, isn't it fun

  • Thanks Lisa, I really like this look

  • Thanks, I am so disappointed in the mani though, I got shellac for the first time so it would last through the festival and already have two chips grrrr

  • Linda Manns

    I am certain there is alot of work getting ready for these festivities. It sounds like it will be amazing though. Your jump suit is cute. I love the sweater also. Thank you for sharing

  • Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. The jumpsuit looks great on you and probably is perfect for being outside. No mosquito bites around the waist possible. The wedges look comfy and great with it.

  • Mai Tran

    And floral is also the best for summer!

  • I love the floral

  • all very comfy but you know those mosquitos get us anyway

  • lots of work but an amazing crew so its still fun. Thanks