Thursday, September 1, 2016

Romping Around

Romper (similar and under $30!) - Topshop / Sandals - Dolce Vita / Bag (similar) - Coach Factory / Earrings (currently on sale) - Charming Charlie / Bracelet (also on sale!) - BaubleBar

 This romper is one of the most weirdly versatile items I own. I've worn it on date night. I've worn it as a beach cover-up. I've worn it to a bachelorette party. I've worn it to work. Okay, so those last two were on the same day (also, I forgot my hair was ever that long!!).

Last week I decided to pull it out again for dinner with Jeff at Monteverde. It was so fun to get to have a little midweek date night -  Jeff works a ton of hours so we don't usually get much hanging out time during the week. It was also fun because it felt more like a date date than being in a long-term relationship usually does. For one thing, I decided to dress up more than necessary. I've said it before, but Chicago is super casual, so usually for date night with the hubs I'm still in jeans. Wearing a low-cut, lacy romper was definitely a fun change. Another way that we made it feel more date-y was we decided to meet at the restaurant. Usually we get ready together at home and then will head out together, which takes away some of the excitement that there was when we were first dating. There's something about heading out by yourself and seeing your date waiting for you at the bar that really gets the butterflies going ;) Adding that level of excitement back into date night made the night that much more fun.

Oh, also, if you haven't been to Monteverde you probably should. It was a trendy, hip place but there were also some old Italian grandmas in the open kitchen making pasta in front of us, including the pasta in the giant shared dish that we got that also included sausages, meatballs, and a huge pork shank. Holy crap. We had some of the leftovers yesterday and they were somehow better than before. Good thing I wore something with a stretchy waistband to dinner ;)

Sadly this romper is now a year old, but I rounded up a few similar ones:

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