Contrary to what last week's snowstorm might suggest, spring is on its way and when I was in California for this little shoot, it was in full swing. I wore one of my favorite spring and summer staples - a romper.
Now, a romper is pretty much a brilliant idea in so many ways. You don't have to think about a top and a separate bottom. Depending on the fabric, you can usually dress it up with heels or keep it casual yet put together with flats. The shorts aspect of the bottom part makes me feel more secure than if I were wearing a dress of the same length because I know it won't fly up. (I'm still scarred from when that happened to me in college. I was wearing the cutest sweatshirt skirt and it completely flew up as I walked out of the library cafe - right before midterms. Ugh! I've never worn a loose fitting short skirt since!) I just like how easy a romper is. That is, until you have to pee. Then, a romper can be somewhat of an inconvenience. Hey, just keeping it honest! Every time I de-robe in the bathroom stall to pee I think, "I'm a grown woman getting completely undressed to pee. Is this real life?!" But, the pros outweigh the cons for me, and I'll keep rompering it up until they don't.
I got this particular romper on sale a few weeks ago, and I purchased it because I knew I'd love the fit. Blue Life is one of my favorite brands for rompers because they're breezy, lightweight, and have such a great fit. I have a few by the brand and they never disappoint. The bad news for you guys is that I usually wait for a sale on Blue Life stuff because they can be kind of pricey, so I can't find this exact romper, but here are a few others (on sale!) that I love:
And a few other rompers, all under $50:
The only thing about Blue Life rompers is that sometimes they're kind of low cut. This was one such instance, so I wore my Sweaty Betty bralet underneath and used fashion tape (which is strong enough to just restick after the bathroom). Here are a few other bralets I am loving for layering under low cut rompers and lightweight tanks:
For shoes, I opted for my tried and true Dolce Vita sandals (which are now on sale!). I've fallen in love with this brand. Their shoes are affordable, on trend, and yet really well made and hold up for years.
I wear these with everything from jeans to, well, rompers, and they're super comfortable. I'm not normally a fan of this size heel. I am usually more of a "Go big or go home" mentality when it comes to heels, but these work for some reason. Here are a few others I like from the same brand:
Annnnd this pretty much sums up how I feel about rompers! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Are you on the romper train or does the bathroom situation make you crazy? Or do you feel slightly like a toddler wearing a onesie when you pop one on?!