I did it! I am wearing a romper! A couple weeks ago I blogged about the adorable romper trend but I was stuck on one question: Are rompers too youthful?
Welp, I’ve decided the answer is resounding: WHO CARES! Wear what you love. Age means nothing. If you’re willing to shimmy out of your entire outfit to go to the bathroom, then buy a romper and never look back.
Earlier this week, I had dinner with a few of my closest girlfriends. These are the women in my life who can talk and laugh about literally anything (don’t you love friends like that?). During our usual rapid fire of life updates — spanning topics such as new jobs, pants suits, and the perfect brussel sprout — my friend asked me how blogging was going.
I replied: great! Well, except for the fact that I’m on a clothing diet and haven’t added anything new to my closet since I purchased a house. Same clothes, different day. Yawn.
After I got home from dinner, I decided to scroll through my camera roll — basically a visual diary of my life (mainly full of cat photos) — and decided, you know what? I actually have been getting my fashion game on! It’s just a little more subtle and a little more thrifty than usual.
So today I’m sharing a little photo diary on how I’m staying fashionable on a clothing diet:
Sam Edelman Trina Sandals // I purchased these sandals secondhand via Poshmark. Regularly $120. My price? $30 (plus I had store credit, so basically they were free!).
Banana Republic Sloan Ankle Pants // I shared my love of these pants in black a few months ago. Well, I also bought them in this fun print. In attempt to jazz up my wardrobe using items I already own, I added this hot pink skinny belt that I rarely wear. Hello cute little work outfit!
Fitbit Alta with Leather Blush band // The reason I work out? So I can eat cupcakes! I’ve been wearing a FitBit Flex for the past two years, but was thrilled when FitBit came out with their Alta tracker, a slightly more fashionable option. My husband got me one for my birthday last week — I’m loving the digital display (reminiscent of an Apple Watch) and blush band.
Be Bop Romper (similar) // I took my own fashion advice and purchased a romper from Poshmark. I haven’t actually worn it yet because it’s been so dang chilly and rainy here, but I can’t. wait. to. wear. it!
Now that my toes have been painted and are finally free from months in boot prison, I am turning my shopping focus to warm weather fashion trends. And you guys, I want a buy a romper.
Buuuut… I feel very conflicted about this idea. You see, at age 33, I have noticed that I hesitate anytime something super trendy catches my eye. My 23-year-old self would have bought a sassy romper without a second thought… but the wise voice in my head now scolds me: you need to be investing in classic, timeless clothing — not something that you have to take off entirely to go to the bathroom.
And then I see adorable models confidently wearing rompers and all my mature fashion sensibility flies out the window. SO CHIC.
So the challenge today is: can I find a one-piece romper that skews slightly more mature? Something with more than a one-inch inseam and a little extra arm coverage? Something that doesn’t break the bank so when I age out of this trend, it’s NBD? Spoiler alert: I sure can!
Are you ready to try the romper trend? Post a comment below — I’d love to hear your thoughts!