Windy City Romp

Petite aka Pretty Darn Short, rompers are definitely not an item I shop for often. I think rompers are actually a hard silhouette to work with for most gals. Front pooch problems, overflowing chest conditions and the dreaded 'mom butt' issue, all of these things make finding a romper just as hard as finding the right jean. Thus like when shopping for denim, rompers are all about the fit and trying on every style and cut is essential for finding the right romper for you. Last year for my birthday I found an amazing romper at f21 and for the first time I opened up my wardrobe to this kind of piece. Simple, with no elastic waist and an open back, I realized that for my short and slightly curvy torso the common flouncy printed romper that looks like a matching top and short set was not for me. Instead a piece that is streamlined and solid color, which gives more the illusion of a dress is what I should really be seeking. Thus VIOLA! This Free People piece I found at Santana Row is now my third romper purchase. From its sassy yet subtle neckline detail to its scalloped hem embellishment, I love it so much that it has been on repeat this summer.  I dressed it up with my vintage summer hat to a 4th Of July outdoor dinner and most recently paired it with my favorite thrifted 90's sandals for a fun day exploring Chicago. 

Romper Free People c/o Santana Row
Vintage Sandals Goodwill 
Vintage Coach Cross-Body EcoThrift
Sunnies Peter Pilotto for Target