Friday, June 4, 2010
One Romper, 4 Ways
Memorial Day BBQ @ my Uncle's House in La Canada (I swoon every time we visit and I look at their 1/2 acre yard.)
$36 Romper from little boutique I like to shop at called Madison Bleu, worn with 4 different pairs of shoes and complimenting accessories.
So I wanted to show how you could take a $36 uber-trendy romper, and still get a lot of use out of it. Now I know some of you are rolling your eyes and thinking, "you could never get me to wear a romper in a million years." And don't worry, I thought the same thing. But when I tried this baby on, I was so comfortable and I felt so funky! Let me say that the ladies in the 70's had it right. And for $36 I thought, what the heck? My challenge to myself then became, make sure to get some good use out of it before the trend is long-gone.
*A little note about trendy items. I know some moms are scared of dressing out of their comfort zone, and especially not dressing age-appropriate. But I would say a trendy item is pretty mom-safe if you can find the item at Target and Old Navy, which you can with rompers right now.
Look 1: This is how I actually wore the romper to the BBQ. Havaiana flip flops, no belt and no accessories, except my standard gray mom bag.
Look 2: This would be a fun Date Night look. I added a patent leather belt, some sexy heels by Chloe, a clutch and a chunky necklace from Kohl's Vera Wang line. Do you wear heels on date nights?
Look 3: Girls Night Out to see Sex & The City 2. Miranda, this is what I'll be wearing next week when we finally make it to the movies! I kept the same patent belt, but changed the shoes to patent leather wedges from Via Spiga and switched to a patent leather bag. I also toned down the accessories with just a simple gold chain necklace and a pair of gold hoops, and put my hair up in a pony tail to make it a bit more casual. BTW, my aunt declared that this outfit was still a little slutty for girls night out. Hmmmm...what do you think?
Look 4: Sunday brunch. I kept the accessories all the same but this time just changed into a pair of patent leather flats. Can you tell I have a thing for black patent leather?
The last picture is me laughing at myself. My family thought I was a lunatic showing up at a BBQ with an aresnal of bags, accessories and shoes and were prodding and picking on me the entire time I was taking pictures. I can't say I blame them. I am a little crazy.