Friday, August 18, 2017

Romper Crazy

Ever since I bought my first romper a few months ago, I've been seeking out chic rompers that could work in both corporate and casual settings. This romper from Ted Baker London is definitely laid back, but also sophisticated enough to wear to the office on "Casual Friday." (I wouldn't wear it any other day, to be honest.)

I didn't try out rompers for a long time, because I figured they were not the best match with my body type. All my extra weight is on my hips and upper thighs, and I was worried a romper would accentuate that area and make me look short and stocky.

The belt on this romper really helps put the focus on your waist, and the print draws your eye upward, so I knew this romper could work for me. It's so well made, too -- as is everything from this brand.

Unfortunately, Ted Baker London tends to be expensive, so look for good sales at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus to snag dresses, rompers and other items from the brand at below retail value. This romper was originally $295, but I got it for just $88 during a clearance sale at Neiman Marcus.

Outfit Details

Romper: Ted Baker London Bindee Belted Romper

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps

Since I'm so short, I think wearing heels with a romper help elongate my legs, but you could easily pair it with flats or cute sandals. With the variety of colors in the print, any color shoes will work. I chose these raspberry Manolos to bring out the beautiful pink hues in the design.

It's been a stressful week, so I'm looking forward to the weekend. I'll be attending a bridal shower for a co-worker, and running a lot of errands. This will be my last weekend home before my girls trip to New York City at the end of August. I can't wait!