How To Get Me Smiling All Day – The Striped Romper

How To Keep Me Smiling All Day - The Striped Romper

Last Saturday was a great day. The weather was finally cooperating – no rain, no clouds, just total sunshine. The hubs was running the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Half-Marathon (with no training, may I add), so we decided to take it easy that day…on a patio.

We headed down to Nordstrom to sit on the Bazille terrace. We had a great lunch, I sipped on sauvignon blanc while he hydrated with water. We discussed our upcoming trip to Spain (so excited) and made strategic plans for the race the following day. Frankly, I was totally relaxed. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day.

How To Keep Me Smiling All Day - The Striped Romper

I’ve been editing my summer wardrobe which needed a little help. A few years ago, I invested in a ton of boyfriend tees and high-waisted jean shorts. Well, when I say “invested”, I took about $100 and bought as much as I could at fast fashion stores. Sigh. Nothing wore well except for the boyfriend tees which I splurged on (I needed to stretch the budget for those).

While in New York, I invested inย a kick-ass pair of Rag & Bone Justine Jean Shorts (really short, really high-waisted and really awesome). I also headed to Marshall’s and bought every single romper I could get my hands on including the one featured in this post.

How To Keep Me Smiling All Day - The Striped Romper How To Keep Me Smiling All Day - The Striped Romper

I know a lot of people have a love hate relationship with rompers and jumpsuits. While super cute and on trend, they are annoying to put on and take off (especially if you have to pee really bad – sorry), and if you have a long torso, they launch you into “Camel Toe Territory”.

This one I scored from Marshall’s is perfect. It’s made of a soft linen, the dusty blue and white stripes are super pretty, and I love the shoulder detail. Best of all, it’s off-the-shoulder, so you can whip it on and off in a pinch. Let’s not forget the pretty frills at the bum and tie-waist detail. Amazingly flattering.

How To Keep Me Smiling All Day - The Striped Romper

I wore this on Saturday out and about and coupled with the French Crisp ice cream The Darling Hubs treated me to, it kept me smiling all day.

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27 Comments

  1. May 31, 2017 / 10:38 am

    I happy I don’t have a long torso because I really love rompers. This one is so adorable on you. So excited (for you) about your upcoming trip to Spain!

    • Dominique
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      May 31, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Haha! Thanks, Cheryl! One of my girlfriends is 5’11” and finds them really difficult to fit. I’m happy I can wear them easily too!

  2. May 31, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I could never pull this off, but I LOVE it on you! Way too cute

    • Dominique
      Author
      May 31, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Awww Caroline! There is a romper out there for everyone. Promise!

  3. May 31, 2017 / 11:48 am

    So cute! I love rompers but also have a difficult time putting them on and taking them off. The off the shoulder options is a great way to go – and it looks beautiful!

    • Dominique
      Author
      May 31, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you! I once bought a romper with two tiny little buttons at the back of the neck. I could never do them up and more urgently, unbutton them. There were a couple of times I desperately had to go to the washroom and struggled for ever with them. NEVER AGAIN.

  4. May 31, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    You look so gorgeous! Those flats look stunning with your skin tone, I so wish I could pull this look off!

    • Dominique
      Author
      May 31, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you, Emily! I’m sure you could! Those little flats I got at Zara last year. I believe they have a similar version now! xo

  5. May 31, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    How cute is this outfit?? I seriously love it on you! And those shoes are killer!

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 2, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks, girl! xo

    • Dominique
      Author
      May 31, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks, girl!

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 2, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      You are stunning, Tanvi – and you have great legs! Thanks for your kind words!

  6. May 31, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    That is a cute ass romper! I love anything off the shoulder for spring and summer! Question: you think those rag and bone shorts are curvy girl friendly? Cuz you know, I got some hips, thighs and a booty on me lmao

    • Dominique
      Author
      May 31, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Hey girl! Honestly, I think they’d look great but you’d probably have to take in the waist! Thanks for your kind words, hunny!

  7. May 31, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    This romper is so precious on you! I love wearing dressing and rompers in the summers because they are so easy.

    xo, Elizabeth // txelizabeth.com

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 1, 2017 / 10:38 am

      Exactly! Thanks, Elizabeth!

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 1, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Thanks, Meghan! Hope you are well, babe!

  8. June 1, 2017 / 4:59 am

    Ok, I LOVE rompers! I’m short so I don’t have those problems ๐Ÿ˜‰ Besides slipping in and out of them, they are so easy! Definitely my go-to outfits. I have like 10!
    xx Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 2, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Ha! Me too, Carly! I just bought another today! LOL!

  9. June 1, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Well don’t you look darling! The perfect summertime romper! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. June 2, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    LOVE this look!! You look AMAZING girl!! Finding you on IG now! XO

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 2, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Ruthie! Followed back! xoxo

    • Dominique
      Author
      June 8, 2017 / 9:28 am

      You’re the best, Debbie! Thank you! Almost as gorg as you are!

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