a dress that turns into shorts on the bottom

March 19th, 2012

When we were at the rodeo a few weeks ago, Chad and I were walking around with a group of friends when we passed a girl wearing a romper.  One of our guy friends turned to us, ready to poke fun at Rodeo fashion, and goes, “that girl was a dress that turned into shorts on the bottom!”

Kind of a genius way to describe rompers, if you ask me!  It was tough to break it to him that rompers are actually a pretty cool thing to wear these days, both at the Houston Rodeo and on the streets of Manhattan.  I ordered this one on a whim from Forever 21, and I was shocked at how much I liked it once it got here.  Definitely doesn’t feel like something that cost $19!

The necklace was another great find — it’s a Kate Spade necklace that I found at T.J. Maxx for $99.  I shudder to think how much this was full price, but I love it. 

And the bag — well, if you’ve seen me in person over the past six months, there’s about an 80% chance that I was carrying this bag.  It’s the perfect size, the perfect relaxed, slouchy style, and the perfect neutral color — in fact, just in my sidebar, I can already find it in this post and this one (and that’s just from the last few weeks)! 

On another note — this is exactly what my hair does if I let it air dry and don’t flatiron it.  When I was studying for the bar in February, I basically never had time to do my hair, but I got to the point where I kind of liked the wavy, natural look (I used a little Kerastase smoothing serum just to combat the frizz).  I think I might give my flatiron a rest for a while!

Forever 21 romper, ASOS belt, Kate Spade necklace (via T.J. Maxx), gifted Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag, Theyskens Theory wedges (from September), gifted Chanel sunglasses.

Tags: style

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pili // Mar 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I really like your hair like that too, very nice waves!

  • 2 Susan // Mar 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I think rompers are super cute for the lucky few who can pull off the look (as you do here).

    I have definitely seen my share of rompers gone wrong.

  • 3 Sarah // Mar 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I love this look! The belt is the perfect touch, too. Guys are funny about rompers… Sort of like maxi dresses, they just take a little getting used to. Then you realize they’re super cute/comfortable/awesome.

    I do love that bag though. Rebecca Minkoff is absolutely amazing.

  • 4 nuha // Mar 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    love your wavy hair!  it looks really great!


  • 5 Silvia // Mar 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Hey! I love your outfit especially your shoes!


  • 6 Inge // Mar 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I love your wedges!


  • 7 Vonae Deyshawn // Mar 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I just found your blog and must say it’s super cute! I love this outfit, especially the wedges. Very chic!

    Vonae Deyshawn

  • 8 Jessica // Mar 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I am a first time reader, and I love everything about this! I live in rompers during the summer, and am too trying to embrace my “natural” hair… can’t wait to read more!

  • 9 Antonio Barros // Mar 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    You look adorable!!!


  • 10 Sevan Manjikian // Mar 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    love everything about this outfit! stunning shoes xx

    greetings from melbourne!

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