Friday, May 26, 2017

My First Romper

Wow, I'm not wearing a dress today... but I am wearing the closest thing: a romper.

A romper is just a fancy way of referring to a one-piece jumpsuit with shorts. I wouldn't normally wear shorts to the office, but since it's the Friday before a long weekend -- and since this outfit is fairly presentable should a client suddenly stop in to see me -- I figured it was worth the risk.

Romper: Alice and Olivia Kara Tuxedo Blouse Romper

You can still find this romper at a few retailers, including Revolve Clothing, Saks Off 5th and YOOX, but it's generally sold out. Here is another Alice and Olivia romper available at Saks that is also super cute.

Booties: Prada  Leather Cutout Ankle Booties (no longer available)

I would have loved to wear this outfit with a pair of over the knee boots, but I figured that would turn the outfit too "schoolgirl chic" for my liking. I could totally see someone wearing this romper with knee socks and loafers, though.

If I look a little tired today, it's because I had a busy week and my sleep was rudely interrupted last night around 2:30 a.m. Alexa flashed on and we heard a thump coming from above, and thought the power may have gone out... but it hadn't. We heard another thump, too, but nothing was amiss in the house, and the alarm was silent. Maybe it was a bat or owl hitting the roof. Maybe it was some kind of creature in the attic. It could have been a ghost! Whatever it was, I hope it doesn't happen again.

I actually wasn't in the office yesterday, because I had jury duty. I've been called several times over the last 15 years, but I've never been chosen for a jury. Yesterday, all the jurors were dismissed because the cases all ended up settling. I think it would be very interesting to be on a jury, but there's always the fear of getting chosen for long, drawn out cases that go on for weeks or even months. I can't imagine that. I still think of those poor O.J. Simpson jurors and what they had to endure.

At least the time in the jury waiting room gave me a chance to start a new book: Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. I like reading about different perspectives to the "no kids" decision, from both a male and female point of view, since sometimes it feels like people judge me for not wanting to have a baby. What am I saying? People do judge me. I guess I like knowing I'm not alone.

I'll probably read more essays over the weekend, since I will have three days off to relax and enjoy the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day weekend is also a great time for shopping. There are so many sales going on, I don't know where to start!

Happy shopping!