Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Romper Confessionals


Okay. Okay. Finally. 

Finally, I found a romper that wasn't too short or cheeky for my body frame. I have seen so many adorable styles in stores, magazines and on blogs, but every one I tried on in the past made me tear up when I looked in the mirror. I had all but give up until the day I wasn't even looking.

I was at Nordstrom last week to shop their Anniversary Sale (see my top picks here) and found this Topshop floral romper on crazy sale. At first I thought it was a dress. I was so close to putting it back on the rack when I realized it was actually a romper. I am so thankful a little voice inside my head shoved me into the fitting room. What?! This little number can actually disguise itself as a dress? Sign me up.

Topshop Floral Romper // Forever 21 Tote // Forever 21 Wedges (option here and here) // Forever 21 Necklace (option here and here) // Target Fedora (option here) // Alex and Ani Bangles c/o The Jeweler's Wife // La Mer Watch c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Ring c/o // Gorjana Ring c/o 

SHOP THE LOOK



I really stopped into Nordstrom for their annual sale, but because it is still so crazy, blazing hot here in Texas, I passed on a few in-store Fall purchases and opted for a piece I can throw on during the day, wear to the pool over my swimsuit and most importantly pack for our California adventures next week. 

I swear, this is the MOST comfortable and lightweight piece of clothing I have purchased in a really long time. Between us, I feel like I am not wearing anything at all. It's that GOOD. It also gets triple points for not wrinkling, having a pom-pom trim and less than $25. Oh, and not being booty short. 

In case you are wondering about the sizing; I am wearing a medium because that was the only size left. I think I could have gotten away with a small in my upper and middle areas, but being 5'7", I think the smaller size would have been too short.

Don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends August 4th. There are plenty of Fall pieces to grab early or go ahead and live in the Summer season and score some crazy good deals. Happy shopping! 


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Shanna

62 comments:

Erica Zar said...

Such a cute romper! Things tend to appear when you aren't even looking! I love the necklace as well!!

Hope your having a great week!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Porcelina said...

It does look breezy and cool, a great idea for the heat. I have a romper that's quite a tight fit and it's really not suitable for hot days! I wear it in the cooler seasons with tights instead. Thanks for hosting! P x

Angela Reasonstodress said...

I would have never guessed that was a romper, I totally thought it was a dress. And you are right it is nearly impossible to find a good romper that doesn't show half of your butt-cheeks! $25 GOOD BUY!!

You look really nice in this outfit, and you can tell that you are comfortable. Plus, even with chunky wedges it doesn't look too over the top!

Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this romper, so cute. You look stunning Shanna.

xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

I ave not jumped on the romper bandwagon yet. I think I may be too old:( But my daughter has several and has been wearing them almost every day this summer. I think this one looks like a summer dress, so that may work for me! I love the pattern! you look great in everything(: Susan

Victoria Mason said...

Rompers are like jumpsuits they are the holy grail in fashion when it comes to getting the look right. I love jumpsuits and rompers but I'm the same size and height as you and it is hard to find one that doesn't show off too much thigh and beyond.

Great find! It looks so cute on you!

L,
Vicky
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Alexandra Stella said...

That's a really interesting pattern on that romper. I like it! And bonus points for not being booty short ;-) Also love your necklace!

Alex - Funky Jungle

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Cynthia Yang said...

That is the cutest romper! I love the print, very unique. You're right, it could pass for a cute little dress. I like the fact that it's more flowy on the bottom. Thanks for hosting! ~Cynthia

Tea&Sequins said...

Ugh I've had the same unfortunate luck with rompers. I just can't seem to find one that it isn't, well, terrible. I love this one on you! Such a great find!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Caroline said...

It's like looking at an optical illusion, I like it! :) Where in California are you heading?

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love rompers and cannot wait to wear them next summer!! Love the pom poms on this one!

The Real Arnolds said...

It took me forever to find a romper I liked too! So glad you got this one. It looks amazing you!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I only own 1 romper, and I LOVE it, but it's for the pool! I need to find another one! This one looks great on you Shanna!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

This looks super cute and comfy! I've always felt I couldn't pull off a romper, but this one looks great!

Audrey Solheid said...

Super Cute. I love that this romper isn't so short. You always look adorable.

Audrey
www.audreysalutes.com

Ashley said...

Could you BE more adorable in this romper?? No!! Love it.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I can't with the romper. That looks great on you!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I feel like this is a romper I could get along with, I really like the fit on you and at first glance I thought it was a dress. Very cute.

Heidi said...

The timing on this is perfect! I just posted a roundup of American Made rompers - now if I only had the confidence to wear one out of my house. You look amazing in this one!

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Dawn Lucy said...

You're so adorable! Love this look!
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
Fashion Should Be Fun

Rebecca said...

Wow you indeed found THE ONE true romper of your dreams Shanna....it's so adorable to death esp. with all the details you added in like the statement necklace and the hat!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Tatiana Pujol said...

Such a great romper. I loved the way you styled. it Looks very summery with the fedora and the tote bag. <3
http://www.weshopinheels.com

Tela @ Sweet Southern T said...

Can I please come raid your closet (when I get skinny)?!? I love everything you wear and you make shopping so much more fun now! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the link up!

Willemijn Sofie said...

Such a stylish outfit :) love it
X Wilemijn Sofie
X Willemijn Sofie
Amsterdam So Fashion

Taramixandmatch said...

It totally does look like a dress, I never would have know it is a romper...the print is so cute!

Danielle Arsenault said...

I love this romper on you, and totally agree that it is so hard finding a romper where your butt cheeks aren't hanging out!!!! This one is perfect!! xoxo Danielle @ www.fortheloveofleopard.com

Adri Lately said...

I don't know if I'm more excited than you, but totally throwing my hands in the air because I just knew you would be able to rock a romper!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Sew Sarah R said...

I have had the same problem! I literally have sent back 3 rompers this summer due to them being too short or "cheeky" Im 5'6" which is isnt that tall, so who are supposed to wear these things??! Lol, you look adorable in yours...glad you found one that fits! XOXO

Susan Liberatore said...

So pretty! And I hear you...I bought a romper and it ended up in Izzy's closet after one wear. Which happened to be at the beach + pretty much the only place I could ever have worn it!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Nice romper, I love the print and the loose fit. The hat is just perfect for this look.

Sarah Tucker said...

This is seriously the first romper I have seen that I think I could wear. The other ones I have tried on always have a band around the waste, but unless you are the perfect size/height, the band grabs you and an unflattering spot. Love this my friend!

Rachel said...

I grew a butt this year, so rompers are now harder to find (no one wants a free show!) haha this one is perfect though!

Whitney James said...

Such a cute romper and I love how you styled it! I still haven't found the perfect one. :-/ Lol.

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Finally! Yes, I have had the same issue with rompers, this one is so great, and I love that it almost looks like a dress too, perfect for windy days and nights!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Wow! It really does look like a dress! Good find.... :)
xox, Crystelle
CrystelleBoutique

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ADORABLE!!! What a fab find! And may I just say that your pics have been AMAZING lately! Or maybe it's all that summer fun you've been having shining through in your pics! =) Either way...great job lady (and hubby photog)! Miss you!!!!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Helene in Between said...

I still haven't worn my romper and I need to get over it! you look so cute!

Danavee said...

LOVE IT! I loved it when you posted it on Instagram yesterday! Clicking over to check it out!

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Very cute, Shanna! Glad you found a romper that you love!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute romper! The print is so pretty. Yay for a great sale find!

Sarah said...

such a cute romper, I need to get myself to a store so I can find one too, they don't really have any online...that I can find at least. :)

Cece said...

It's cute!! It's funny because a co worker recommended Nordstroms when I mentioned I might want a romper. I still don't own one and I have a Vegas trip coming up so....this might be the perfect time to hunt one down. I've never even tried one on. I'm the same height as you.

Darcy said...

At first I couldn't find a single romper I liked. I also avoided them because I didn't think they were going to stick around. Fast forward a year later and I am completely obsessed, haha!
www.amemoryofus.com

E Mamakli said...

Totally relate to how you felt about rompers. I was very skeptical at first as I struggled to find a romper that was stylish and classy; but when I did, I became such a fan :-) Yours Shanna is super cute and I love clothing pieces that have a bit of mystery it's a dress, no it's a romper :) Very cool! As always I adore the jewelry you wore with it. Have a lovely Wednesday, XOXO, Elif
http://theboxqueen.com

Ashleigh said...

I still don't own one and I really need to invest in one!This one is gorgeous.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Robin Hardeman said...

I like the fit on your romper, almost like a dress, love the print too!
http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

Brianne Bracco said...

Looking oh so fabulous and sessy in this outfit mamma!! And I'm kinda obsessing over those wedges...hello cuteness.

Tori said...

Haha I am 5'8" and I never know how to describe how most rompers fit--but cheeky is the perfect word! I was laughing when I read that :) This is perfection on you--and that hat is killer!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Chelsea Davis said...

SUCH a cute romper!! Love the detailing and print.Those wedges look fab with it

Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

Nicole Layne said...

I really like this romper! I thought it was a dress, but either way it looks great on you!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I'm so glad that you found one that works for you! I love it and it looks soooo good! Yay for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

understatedclassics.com said...

I was the same way. Tears, all the time when trying on rompers. Yet at first glance, this does not appear to be a romper on you. You pull it off so well! Happy smiles, you found the perfect romper for you! (Also, it helps how you paired it with a super cute fedora!)

Clare
Understated Classics

Head to Toe Chic said...

Finding the perfect romper is so hard, and this one is amazing!!!! I love the pom pom trim and the price too of course.

xo,
Angela

Becky M said...

This romper is too cute!! And the necklace is a gorgeous touch!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Alisa Marie said...

I absolutely LOVE Rompers, they are one of my fave outfits! I love that this looks like a dress too, it's so flowy and it was a BARGAIN, which I always love! Looking fabulous as always :)

OccasionallyAJ said...

Look at you sporting a romper!! Love it! I posted about the Nordstrom sale today too ;-)

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Ashley said...

Cuuuuuute romper! I totally agree that a great romper is so hard to find. Especially when you are even remotely tall and well, you don't want to resemble a teenager going out to the club :) You look great, Shanna!

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

Absolutely stunning!
Love...love.

xoxo

My-cliffnotes said...

Cutests ROMPER ever. You are fab!

Tab
My-Cliffnotes.blogspot.com

jackie jade said...

this is too cute! i also have had trouble finding a romper that fits me too. but i just found the cutest pants jumper (is that what they're called?) at anthro and i'm just waiting for that baby to go on sale!

Miss Hot Couture said...

Love the romper! I am seeing them everywhere and I am beginning to think I need one too!

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