Ella has a gray stripe romper that has “FUN” splashed across the front. I’m not sure what it is about this particular romper, but it makes everyone smile. It also makes every woman who has seen her in it say something along the lines of “I could never pull off something like that.” That is my overriding thought when I see any romper/jumper. A few months back I convinced myself (with some help from the lovely ladies at the store) to buy this basic black jumper. It sat in my closet for quite a while, but I thought I would give it a whirl on a recent date night. I highly recommend date nights (see “Checking In” post here) but admit that they can be tough to pull off – rushing home from work, getting the babysitter set up for some level of success, and heading out to a dinner reservation leaves little time for prep. A jumper is a nice alternative to a dress but has the same time-saving benefit of not needing to figure out a top to go with a bottom.
Michael Kors jumper (long sleeve version here, and similar here) | Tory Burch sunglasses | Anthropologie earrings | Banana Republic necklace | Ann Taylor belt | kate spade new york purse (similar here) | Banana Republic shoes | Michael Kors watch | J Crew bracelets
Reality Check. Part of my rationale for the purchase was thinking that this would be a go-to, easy piece for the summer. I actually remember thinking to myself in the store, “I can see myself wearing this all the time.” It’s been in my closet for months and this is the first time I’ve worn it. I really do like it and it’s super comfortable, but something always stops me from pulling it off the hanger. I think it might be the George Costanza feeling I get when in the restroom – it’s weird to have to take off your shirt to sit on the toilet.