Wearing: Romper Around Town, Summer to Fall
My life has very defined seasons. If you're a teacher reading this then you know what I'm talking about. Up until a few weeks ago, I barely knew what day it was. There was plenty of time to read, work on personal projects, and put my toes in the sand. That's my "me" season. That all changes in an instant when the last weeks of August roll around. I am all business for back to school and my brain resembles a browser with too many tabs open. It's both good and bad to have such defined seasons. I love knowing exactly what to expect, even if the expectation is stress! Holidays are always a big deal and the year gets celebrated at each season. In the "real" world, however, things are much less defined. Right now is a perfect example. Everything in me is screaming "FALL!" while the temperature reads ninety plus degrees. Mother Nature apparently did not get the memo that it's time for fall. I feel just about done with my summer clothes, can't break out the fall clothes, and don't have the money to buy a ton of transitional clothes. Which is why I invested in this 3/4 sleeve romper to take me from summer to fall if not in a snap then at least with a slow clap.
Though each season and its tasks has become somewhat predictable, my wardrobe choices are anything but. I never imagined I pick up this laced up romper but I'm in love. I've been eyeing up the laced trend for awhile. You've probably noticed I'm not on the most adventurous side of fashion. It takes me a little while to warm up to trends and figure out how to do them in a way that feels authentic to me. When I spotted this romper, I knew this was the laced-up piece I had to have.
Besides being on trend, this romper is sooo insanely comfortable. My main "beef" with rompers is that, while very adorable, they are not always practical or comfortable. There's a reason after all that its the main fashion choice for babies. This romper is totally different in that its made of the softest jersey fabric. The cotton jersey makes it lovely and drape-y. So drape-y isn't a word but what I mean is it hangs in all the right ways. The romper is also breathable and kept me cool, calm, and collected on a recent night out in Atlantic City.
How is this romper going to work for fall? I can't wait to pair it with my jean jacket and booties for an evening out. I'm even playing with the idea of tights underneath. While this romper won't take me far past September, it's the perfect piece to have fun with in this up-and-down season.