Hello Everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend so far. I actually just came back from attending my daughter’s college preview orientation at UF and after spending two full days there I now find myself in the “staying at home” mode for the moment. Anyways, today I wanted to talk to you about “the romper”. Two weeks ago, in between running errands, I stopped by the Banana Republic Factory Store just to check out what they had to offer. As soon as I walked in my eyes were drawn to a romper they just had gotten in. When I first looked at it, I said to myself: “Oh, I like it!, it looks cute!”, but then I thought: “Oh no, forget it! I can’t wear one of those, I never have!”. And yes, that was a true statement. I have never in my life owned or worn a romper, and this is one of the main reasons why: I couldn’t stand the idea of having to “strip down” or take my top off every time I visited the ladies room. It just didn’t feel right or convenient to me. In my mind it would just take too much time… and what about if I am in a hurry??? I am sure some of you understand what I am talking about:-). So after the mental chat with myself was over, I decided to ignore it and continue looking around. As I was leaving the store, I couldn’t help to stop, look back and stare at the romper once again. To be honest with you, it wasn’t the look of the romper itself what was drawing all my attention. I mean, it was cute but honestly nothing like “to die for” but I knew there was something more than that. After a couple of minutes I came to the realization that it was all about the reasons and excuses I had permanently set in my mind that justified not to ever wear one. I realized it was a personal matter; I just didn’t have enough confidence. I am sure many of you can relate to me when it comes to wearing certain styles or trends. We may not have the confidence to try new or different things or just step out of our comfort zone when it comes to fashion or other areas of our lives. In this case I decided to give the romper a try. Despite all the inconveniences I could possibly think of to justify not to ever wear one, I went ahead and bought it. So, here it is! In order to boost my confidence a little and add some attitude to the look, I paired it with gladiator heels and aviator sunglasses. And to add a splash of color to the black and off white color scheme, I added the forest green cross body bag. I hope you all enjoy this post and remember that confidence is an attitude, it comes from knowing who you really are. I in a future post I will be talking more about the do’s and don’ts when wearing a romper based on my own personal opinion and experience. Have a blessed evening! Love, Ms. Jeannie.
The outfits I put together are for your inspiration and you may be able to find similar pieces in your closet to achieve the look. However, to provide you with more options, I have included below the links to the same or similar pieces in case you are interested.
Romper: Banana Republic Factory Store (here), similar/similar, Shoes: Just Fab (here), similar, Bag: BCBG (old), similar/similar, Sunglasses: Ray Ban (old), similar