Rompin' Around

So I bought this romper at a LOFT where one of my dear friends works (for only another day or so at this point!). I typically pop in about monthly to see what's on sale and of course, to catch up on what's new with her. I'll be sad to not see her pretty face when I next visit, but excited for this next chapter of her life. Best wishes, my little LOFT fashionista friend! So this romper...I went in looking for the long-sleeved version (and am STILL on a hunt for one I like) but ended up getting the sleeveless version, upon my friend's advice that they were selling like hotcakes. Which, by the way - does anyone know where that phrase comes from? I'm curious, because if hotcakes really sell that fast, I need to get into the hotcake business, pronto. But I digress...the romper! Yes, the romper! I fell in love with the fit, the tassels at the waist and the halter-style neckline (which you could've seen if I'd have remembered to take off my vest in these pics!). The vest was a surprise impulse purchase from Express because the fit was IMPECCABLE. Do you ever have that moment where you're like "wow, I don't have to alter/suck it in/find another size/wish the sleeves were longer or shorter?"....because if you do, just buy it - not only is it meant to be, but I guarantee said item will NOT be in the store should you have a change of heart and return to buy it. Trust me.

That being said, I've been doing pretty good on my June No Shopping Challenge...I may have slipped a little the day I went in to see my friend mentioned above, but not too badly. I do have to admit I'm absolutely SALIVATING over the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the current Kate Spade sale (get 25% off sale items with code SETSALE!). I may have to end my challenge a few days early, but am feeling better overall about curbing spending; it was a good mental refresher to take a few weeks off, exercise some restraint and pray about where I should be spending my money.

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Photography by: Ari Clare

LOFT romper | Express sleeveless vest (now on SALE!) | Impeccable Pig clutch (splurge or spend or steal)| Tom's wedges via Ebay | LOFT bracelet similar or  similar | Kendra Scott earrings (not shown, but so fabulous and now on SALE!)