If it’s black, has pockets and goes from day to night…it is definitely for me. I scouted this piece for a client this summer and loved it right away. When I took it to her, we discussed how FUNCTIONAL it would be in her wardrobe and how she probably “had to have it.” Later that day, I was out doing my exchanges from her appointment and couldn’t stop thinking about it. That’s my trigger. If I can’t stop thinking about it…I buy it.

Long ago (in my novice shopping days) I used to ponder over an item for weeks. Usually by the time I decided to purchase the item, it would be long gone. So, I changed my thought to make more efficient buying decisions. Most people buy emotionally, including myself. I mean, if I can’t stop thinking about an item, I have made an emotional commitment with said item. Hence, that item becomes a new friendly face in my closet. It’s a win win. I buy it before it sells out AND get to enjoy styling the item right away too.


Romper || Topshop Buy it now!

When I saw this black 70’s inspired button front romper with front patch pockets…I thought “Oh the possibilities!” Never mind the fact that I already own 2 other black rompers. This one was different. I will mention that it is from TOPSHOP which can run a tiny bit on the small side. However, I normally wear a size 6-8 and I bought a size 6.

Why I fell emotionally in love with this romper and why you need it too!

  1. It has pockets. Deep pockets. Who doesn’t love pockets?
  2. It has an attached string style belt that you can tie to nip in your waist. (Fave)
  3. The fabric is polyester crepe. Wears well. Washes well. And has just the slightest amount of stretch which means it is comfortable.
  4. Roomy through the thigh.
  5. Front button closure for easy in and out.
  6. Dressy enough with a chunky heel or dressed down with a sneaker or sandal.

Also, this piece is totally perfect for transitional weather. Right now, it is perfect all by itself. But, when the weather starts to chill out a bit, I will style it with a leather jacket and booties. Done and done.


More black rompers to try for now and for Fall!

Happy Romper hunting!