Obviously I need to add another piece to the “Things I’ll never wear, and then did” post, because who would have thought I’d EVER wear a romper? Certainly not me. But I couldn’t resist when I tried this on at Anthropologie. I’d been looking at it online, and the reviews were all good, so I got it, thinking how great it would be for warm weather, but also how easy to layer when it’s cooler.
Overall, I’m completely in love with the Darby Ikat romper, but it definitely has it’s issues, not least of which is bathroom breaks. It’s not a big deal if you’re not wearing a shirt or blazer over the romper, but while on vacation I wore this with a James Perse slub shirt over it and tied at the waist, and wow, what a PITA. Totally worth it though. The romper is so comfortable, cute (I think), and cool for summer, I’m willing to deal with undressing to go to the bathroom.
Also, the cuffs at the bottom are less than ideal. I guess if I ironed (assuming rayon can be ironed?), they’d stay up better, but I think they’re just destined to look “messy” generally; they are buttoned up on the sides, but the fabric is such that the front/back cuffs don’t stay “even”. Especially after I washed – did not dry – it.
Keeping in mind those slight “issues”, I’d still recommend this romper for playtime during the summer. I’ll wear it when it’s 105 just like this, and when it’s 65 with a blazer or cardigan on top. Maybe it’s a little bit weird – my sister told me I looked like I stepped out of the 90’s, my mom said she wore stuff like this all the time in the 70’s, and my husband told me I just needed a pitchfork and I was ready for farming. But you know how I like to push the boundaries slightly when it comes to my wardrobe, so here I am…pushing!
What are your thoughts on rompers? Would you wear one?
Oh, and as you see, I got my HG sandals, the Robert Clergerie Pepo sandals, and while I love them as much as I thought I would, they don’t exactly fit like a glove right out of the box. They might be even a 1/2 size too small, although I did size up a 1/2 size as recommended. The footbed isn’t small, but perhaps the straps are. They were final sale since they were so heavily discounted at La Garconne, so I can’t return them. I probably wouldn’t return them anyway, but I was looking forward to these being the sandals I’d wear all the time forever and ever, and right now, I’m not sure they will be. I think they’ll wear in and I am figuring out ways to deal with my heel slipping up in the back, and the strap being a teeny bit tight, so maybe they will end up being the perfect sandal, but I can’t say I’m not a little bit disappointed. Which is why I like being able to try on things like this before I buy, or at least have the option to return them. But then I don’t get the deal I want…I would have had to pay a lot more at Zappos for that privilege. Sigh.
Has that ever happened to you with a final sale item you’d been waiting so long for? What did you do about it?