I was asked a perplexing question this morning regarding a picture of a khaki romper that I included on my post from yesterday, which can be found here. My very stylish cousin emailed me to find out where I purchased this very trendy item of clothing. As I began typing out my response to her question and the words Forever 21 appeared on the page as part of my reply, I stopped in my typing tracks to think about how this must sound coming from someone who has reached, shall we say the decade with a 4 in it. I then asked myself a question. It went something like this: "Self, can a woman who can sing the lyrics verbatim to "Sunglasses At Night" or "She Blinded Me With Science", considers "Cheers", "Murder She Wrote", and "The Cosby Show" to be on her top ten list of all time favorite TV shows, and has to stop herself on a daily basis from using the terminology "to the max", "party hearty", "word", and "gag me with a spoon" wear a romper out in public. As I contemplated this question, and even tried on the romper that I purchased with various jackets, sweaters, shoes, and accessories; I decided that, yes, I think it is possible to make this clothing option age appropriate. So if you find yourself wanting to try out this trend and your reading this blog with a little Huey Lewis and the News playing in the background, Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts for rompering around:
Do meet me for cocktails.
Don't meet me for recess.
Do look like you are shopping for diapers.
Don't look like your wearing one.
Do look classy.
Don't look like your headed to class (at your local daycare!)
Do meet me in the boardroom.
Don't meet me in the playroom.
Do try something vintage.
Don't mistake your Great, Great Grandmother's
old fashioned swimsuit for vintage.
If you can think of any other Do's and Don'ts that should be followed in your 20's, 30's, 40's, and even 50's, please add a comment! I would love to hear from you!