Rompers also known as jumpers or onesies bring me flashbacks of my childhood — specifically the red one I had with a belt around the middle. I’ve always had a boxier frame and not much of a waist so these sort of overalls, onesie getups don’t suit me.
However I do believe in “trying it on” and I’ve been wanting to brave one — so that’s just what I did this weekend when I was shopping for summer pieces.
This romper came with me into the fitting room at JCPenney — a God forsaken place for me. I’m sorry to offend anyone but that place always smells bad, the sea of horrible patterns looking back at me is nauseating and look and feel of everything plastic gives me anxiety.
So why was I there trying on clothes?
I had a $50 store credit from an old return and I was DESSSSS-PERATE for summer threads that fit (gained weight AGAIN…)
Long, LONG story short — the romper was the LAST thing I tried on and it seemed to work. It’s flowy and loose in the right places, I don’t look terribly boxy and with a white jacket or vest it makes me look less wide.
Appropriately for my pictures I went to the Courage Wall — a huge chalkboard set up in my neighborhood where people can write what they wish they had the courage to do! For me, wearing this took courage — at first I felt self-conscious, but soon I turned up my confidence a few notches and proudly walked down Mount Vernon Avenue strutting it in this navy romper.
The wall, started by local Nancy Belmont and is located in Del Ray Alexandria here in Virginia was featured on the Today Show and encourages people to put their fears aside and giving people an opportunity to express their hopes and aspirations.
What have you had the courage to wear? Tell me!
I’m co-hosting this week’s Whatcha Wearing Wednesday link-up with Victoria from The Mummy Chronicles . She’s all about fashion, fitness and cars. Check her out!