Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Macy's
Belt: Apt. 9, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's
Top: Arizona Jeans, J. C. Penney's
Shorts: Merona, Target
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Betsey Johnson, gifted
Sunglasses: The Tote Trove
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's
I said I'd never wear a romper. Not only do they present a bathroom conundrum, but they kind of sort of scream three-year-old (a demographic that is, incidentally, no stranger to potty problems). And yet, there's still something about them. I blame this on my childhood fascination with "Three's Company" reruns (really, every six-year-old should be so invested in the antics of Santa Monica singles). So, I found myself trying on two in the past week: a candy striped confection from Kohl's and a floral affair from J. C. Penney's. And each time it was, as I predicted, a very bad scene. Ladies (and gentlemen; I'm not here to judge), if you've ever been in a fitting room struggling to squeeze into a garment and have heard the heart-stopping sound of seams ripping, then you know exactly what I mean. Needless to say, I went home empty-handed. And promptly ordered this ice cream truck from Amazon:
Ice cream means summer, and summer means shorts. Which is why I have a cute flowered pair (ice cream!) sandwiched between two skirts in this week's ensembles. Of course, in this post, ice cream also means purse charms. I had the best time recreating the same colorful parfaits I used to make my Sherbet Shenanigans Necklaces. Only this time I paired them with -- you guessed it -- Flash Charms! Despite my recent lament that I'd soon be out of these totally 1980s treasures, they've proved themselves to be the bottomless pasta bowl of my craft supply collection (not sure if I'm ripping off the Olive Garden or beloved children's book Strega Nona here, but I'm a happy camper as long as crafts and carbs are in abundance). I even had enough charms left over to make my Blues Cues necklace, which fit in so well with its non-Flash Charm school companions. I'm talking to you, Brenda Bow and Prehistoric Princess. I don't know about you (you the reader, not you the necklaces), but I love living in a world where ribbons and reptiles can peacefully coexist. Also, mythical rompers.
Perhaps somewhere out there in syndication Suzanne Somers is rocking a terry cloth number. Even though Suzanne played Chrissy, not, ahem, her successor Terri. That honor went to Priscilla Barnes. Who, by the way, is now a paunchy villainess on "Jane the Virgin." These days she favors caftans . . . and, more recently, an orange jumpsuit.
Which is, when you think about it, just another kind of (oh so wrong) romper.