Rompin’

When it comes to new trends, I’m more of a “sit on the edge of the pool for a little bit, then dip my toe in, before … diving in head first” kinda fashionista. I wish I was ballsy enough to try things before they were cool. Can anyone relate?

I will skeptically observe trends for a few weeks to a month before I even TRY something on in a store. Then it’ll take at least three to four failed fitting room excursions before I finally find my perfect debut piece. The funny thing is, I spend all this time being coy, waiting to dabble, but then I get hooked. I’ll follow up my purchase with another five or six of the ‘trend de jour’ and act like I’ve been at this party all along.

Tell me this isn’t just me!

The latest item to fall victim to this game was the romper. I pretty much resisted the entire summer, before trying on my first one. And rompers can be tricky … they can ride up and be uncomfortable, they can give you what I like to call “mom butt” … it needs to fit your body type or it could go horribly wrong.

I finally found today’s romper — at Forever 21 of all places — and fell in love with how comfy and easy it was. Like a sundress that I didn’t have to be ladylike in!  They can be dressed up for any occasion with a heel or wedge, or worn casually with your favorite pair of sandals.

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

A New York Love Affair :: Romper Style

Well my friends, when I fall, I fall hard. And since that first romper, I’ve purchased about four more. Keep a close eye on the blog the next few weeks. I’m going to have to do some creative layering to give these rompers some legs into the fall!

What trends are you shy about? Any you’re diving right into?

xoxoelenamichelle-200

PS – New York Fashion Week starts today!! Follow my adventures on Instagram and Twitter!

Romper :: Forever 21 (similar)
Belt :: Francesca’s (similar)
Shoes :: Aldo (on sale!)
Sunglasses :: Uterque
Earrings :: Francesca’s (similar)
Watch :: Marc Jacobs
Bracelets :: Stella & Dot and Trucco

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