Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Keep On Dancin' Till The World Ends

Just a couple days ago, Elissa talked about her feeling on the romper trend (not good) and Vanessa recently wrote about the rules of flattery and how some days, we just don't care. Today, I'm not only wearing a romper, but I suspect it's not the most flattering thing I've ever worn and I DO NOT CARE.

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It's fun, and I got a lot of compliments on it! Plus it defines my waist and showcases my legs.

March 18

I felt fun and flirty and it showed. Sometimes the actual fit of a garment doesn't matter as much as how it makes you feel. For every fashion and fit rule, there is an exception. The trick is knowing when you have found one, and for me this romper is absolutely a rule breaker.

March 18

Besides being amazingly fun to wear, it holds special meaning to me. I bought it from Jessie the day we met. It's from her shop, The Spice Rack, and when I look at it, it brings back memories of meeting her and getting to know her. I love that I got a chance to support her at the pop up shop Saturday night of TxSCC, but more than that, I love that I made a new friend.

March 18

But let's be honest, I'd have bought this from anyone. Ha! My favorite thing? The shorts are long enough for me. I don't love short shorts on me unless I can wear tights with them, and that's not going to fly in the summer. But these are short enough to still be cute, but long enough I feel covered.

I'm also wearing these amazing boots from Buffalo Exchange.

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I was on one of my first shadowing training sessions at the buy counter when they came in and I thought they were amazing. But they were a size 8, and I'm a size 6. The next day I decided to try them on anyway and by some strange twist of fate...they fit. I was so excited I bought them (I had a gift card from Elissa for my birthday, so technically, SHE bought them!) that night and I have worn them several times a week since then.

AND, speaking of new friends and great shops, pop over to Clyde's Rebirth and vote for your favorite blogger in her harness contest. Everyone looks amazing so it's not an easy choice!

My take?

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Romper, The Spice Rack
Belt, Thrifted by Nathan
Boots, Buffalo Exchange
Bag, Vintage Coach via Buffalo Exchange
Earrings, Ebay
Bag charms, various, Kid Robot

31 comments:

Sal said...

Seriously, I LOVE the romper. And I loathe rompers on principle, so that's saying a lot. ;)

Tanvi said...

I like the Romper. In fat it looks quite flattering on you. The color is great and I like how you wore it with that contrasting color belt.

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Erin said...

I think you look cute - sorry! I'm sure cute is not the word you wanted to hear. But you do! You look so cute and happy! And the boots, as all boots are, are made of WIN.

archives said...

the romper is so not for me, but it is SO you!!!! i love it!

Rebecca said...

I think that the romper does look flattering on you. Maybe it is because you look so comfortable in it.

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I hate rompers on adults that look as though they should be on toddlers. However this is not one of those; it's one of those rompers I wish I had myself! You look cute!

bobindsayboutique said...

This doesn't even register as a romper when I see it, it almost looks like separates because it fits you so well. Normally rompers are pulling in all kinds of weird places, but this one maintains clean lines and is actually flattering!

Kasmira said...

I think this is actually VERY flattering on you. Especially with the nude tone boots. Cute!

FutureLint said...

I think it's super cute on you and I love the belt too! I've never done the romper thing because I'm constantly chugging water or coffee, which means I'm constantly peeing, so no one pieces for me!

Danielle said...

love love love this outfit!

-Danielle
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Haute Muslimah said...

It looks good on you! especially with the belt and those awesome boots!

[SMASH] said...

Hahah great denim romper. Love the 90s southwest feel with the cut, boots, and belt!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Confidence is so important in any look and your confidence makes the romper soar!! It looks great on you...but I really, really love the boots! You are going to find some incredible things working there!

Heather - Inner cupcake said...

I am very much with you on the inability/reluctance to wear short shorts, and these are a perfect length. Rompers are definitely not for me, but I used to say that about Apple products (and now I'm the loving owner of a Macbook), so tastes can change, and it's fabulous trailblazers like you that soften the curmudgeonly like me into appreciating the things they had previously not been into.

Laura said...

I also love the romper. It's one of those things few people pull off and you DO.

Rock that romper, girl!

rosy+tart said...

Fuuuun! I could never, ever, ever rock that romper like you do. I love it. :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

Count me in as someone who likes the romper too! And I completely agree with this: "Sometimes the actual fit of a garment doesn't matter as much as how it makes you feel". So so so true!

Vanessa said...

Lovin' you in the romper! You look like you could just romp all about town! What a great word that is. (And your belt is amazing, too!)
thanks for the shout-out!

Elissa said...

So my anti-romper rant just got a big ole bitch slap. Epically. I am now forced to reevaluate my opinion on rompers, and maybe life in general, because I was oh so sure of romper fail and you, well you in your awesomesauce romper made things different. Great, just great. No, really, you look great.

Enjoy your romping. I will be in my room, rocking back and forth in a fetal position.

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WendyB said...

Really cute!

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

I'm always afraid of rompers, but you've inspired me to give one a try! Very cute!

Bekah: Matters of Merrymaking said...

This is the best romper EVER MADE! personally, i can't pull off rompers, but you rock it! matters of merrymaking

Krust said...

LOVE your outfit! You look great. When you feel good, you look good. It's not always about the clothes.

I LOVE that Harness. Merl's jewelry makes me drool for real.

<3, Krust

Laurelann said...

I love the romper, especially since it has a lot of significant meaning for you! :) I also really like that harness with your pink and black. It's both feminine and edgy while still looking totally you. I def voted for you!

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Leah Harrison said...

I never thought I'd say this or that it would look so good, but you are totally rocking that jean romper! I think the fact that you are super happy and confident in it helps a lot :)

kelseywilliams said...

There's the romper! I love it. I'm going to buy (or at least try) one this summer!

wardrobeexperience said...

oh, my goodness! i'm totally in love with this denim romper. it fits you perfectly!

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dotty said...

that romper is soooo good! and with boots? sooo, sooo good!

jessie said...

SQUEEEE!!! i think this is EXACTLY what gloria vandelbilt had in mind when that romper was first conceived! :) it looks SO great on you, hun, and i knew you'd style it up to perfection. thanks for the spice rack shout out, too! LOVES YOU! XOXOXO

rlutz said...

That romper looks great on you...but more importantly you feel great in it!!

Bombshell Beauty said...

You've not converted me on the romper issue, for myself. However, it looks fantastic on you. And I love the commentary around, "Forget the rules, wear what feels good!"