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Over 40 : Wearing a Romper

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Hi ladies

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We stayed at home, had a great dinner, drinks, and worked to keep our little girl, Truffles, calm. ( If you have yet to read my blog: Truffles is shih tzu as it would be a silly name for a little girl!)

Today I am wearing a shorts romper. Perhaps there are discussions on the internet about the inappropriate nature of wearing said garment over 40, but I don’t usually listen to those “rules” and just wear what I feel comfortable or confident in wearing.

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I do remember the last time I wore a romper was probably around 20, and I don’t think I felt comfortable then. But as time goes on, sometimes we feel more comfortable in ourselves, and I remember seeing a romper on Nora of Jacket Society, from the Loft, that I really liked. A smart black and white patterned  number, she added bright pink blazer to the look, it looked great.

I think to wear a romper 40+, one has to decide what length they feel comfortable with. There are plenty of rompers out there with shorter shorts, and ones such as this were the shorts are a little longer, making it more comfortable for many ladies. Styling the romper can be fun, and made casual with sandals, espradrilles, slide sandals, pointed flats depending on what look you are going for. I mention later that I would dress  this up with a fitted blazer, perhaps white or olive, perhaps add some multilayered strands/chains for a necklace. Plenty of ways to style if you want to look more dressed up. Casually, this is not far from what one would wear if they wore sepe
rates, shorts and a tank/cami. If you like longer lengths, I would go with a romper with perhaps longer shorts or try a jumper. Experiment! It is often fun to try things out of one’s comfort zone.

I am wearing this rust patterned romper from H & M, as when I first saw it , I decided to add more earthy colors, ( olive greens, rust, gold, brown) in my closet, and the unique pattern appealed to me. If one typically wears shorts, it is a kind of premade shorts/tank combo one would wear anyway, another easy styling outfit! I think part of the key is length, and I am fine with my legs. So, I paired this with these cool suede like rust tan fringe sandals ( Yes, I have these in black and buy things in more than one color) my cognac Rebecca Minkoff bag, and some original bronze leaf earrings ( metal handmade ones by an artisan in Charleston) and my bronze dipped real-leaf necklace. Kind of a nature-boho feel to this look.

It was quite hot this day, so I wore the romper as is, but on a cooler day I would pair it with a white blazer, or another fitted jacket you may see in the future.

Do you wear rompers? 

 

I am excited again to see you tomorrow for a special post on #TURNINGHEADSTUESDAY  Fashion link up tomorrow. ( a Hint: there is a Birthday involved) Hope to see you all there!

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    Bread and Roses Vintage
    July 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I haven’t been brave enough to wear a romper yet, but I have one in my shop that I’m dying to test drive! I love the look of shorts, heels and a blazer but that is the one thing that I think would elicit a lot of raised eyebrows at my office … but I may work up the courage to try!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

      I say go for it! I bought another I plan on wearing soon and dressing it up with a blazer etc. I think it is a matter of just choosing a length of the romper comfortable for you. It really is just like wearing shorts and a tank. f you dont feel comfortable at the office, test drive it out for a lunch or weekend ! Thanks for the comment! x

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    July 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Oh, I so tire of people telling us older fashionistas what we should or shouldn’t wear. I don’t listen to any of them. Yes, I love rompers, and they are no different than wearing shorts and a top except they are connected, so why shouldn’t I wear them? I posted my romper look last week Friday if your interested…and I’m over fifty!

    I love the color and print of your romper. It is very flattering on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 13, 2015 at 10:57 am

      So true! I agree 100%!! Where what you want if you are comfortable and it is flattering on you! Excellent, would love to see it and you could post on TH Tuesday the look as well. That is what attracted me was the pattern. x

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    garaytreasures
    July 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I love how you are wearing this romper and it looks so good on you! Forget rules, no one follows them anyway 😉
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up
    Rachel xo
    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up is now LIVE here

    Garay Treasures

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Rachael! So true, the heck with the rules! x

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    Casey
    July 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    You look straight up HOT in this romper, girl! Wear it with pride! I have no issues with one, I just haven’t found one yet!! XOXO

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you Casey! So right, 40 why not/ Glad you like the style xx

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    Alena
    July 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Great romper and love the way you accessorized…and it looks perfect on you!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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    Samantha
    July 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    You are rocking this romper! I would call it a playsuit (here is Scotland) and have one in chambray…..It is getting an airing next weekend thanks to your inspiring post. Thank you. XXX

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Aww thank you Samantha, this one is super comfortable, i want to get another. I like the playsuit! 🙂 Look forward to seeing you in it as well. xo

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    Jacket Society
    July 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Love this whole look on you Jess, great romper and I love the sandals.
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 7, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Nora, You were my inspiration with your black and white loft romper 🙂 x

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    Anna Shirley
    July 7, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Jess, you are right there are SO many rules what to wear when you are 40+. But you are great example, how amazing is to break the rules. Fantastic!

    Anna
    http://www.newskinyme.com

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    Shelly
    July 7, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I think you picked a great length and I would have never even blinked at being over 40 and wearing this! Looks great

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    Adriele
    July 6, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Haha! We had redhead ESP!!! I love yours! Mine was a bit more covered up because of the baby and his need to yank spaghetti straps/make me flash the entire world. 😉 You look fantastic!

    -Adriele
    http://www.StyleAssisted.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Haha, thanks for the commnet, so funny! Yes we did have ESP!! xx

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    Tara
    July 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    This romper looks perfect on you!

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    weshopinheels
    July 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Lovely romper paired with the camel handbag and sandals. So pretty Jess!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks sweetie! Glad you like the look. I love rompers, so cool and comfy! See you tomorrow! x

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    Charlene Shabi
    July 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    You look adorable in the romper – I had one back in the 70’s when I was in my early 20’s… part of the “hot pants” look of the time. I think I would totally embarrass myself if I wore one now in my 60’s! But you go for it girl – looks great on you!

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    Coco
    July 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    You look fabulous in this casual outfit dear Jess! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      thanks so much! It was time for something casual:-) See you tomorrow sweetie! xx

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    jeffriestyke
    July 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for this post! You look amazing and I have been wanting to try a romper this summer!! Great style! Susan

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you! I say, go for it!! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the link up! x

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    asallows
    July 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    You are rocking this romper! I love the print and the necklace you added.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you! I love how cool and comfy it is too! See u tomorrow! xx

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    Claire S
    July 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love this playsuit and the way you’ve styled it! I think it looks great on you 😀 Gisforgingers xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Thanks so much! Another red head huh? I host a weekly link up for fashion, beauty lifestyle bloggers and it would be fun if you came and shared your style tomorrow. It is on this site, called Turning Heads Tuesday. Let me know. It goes all week.:-) x

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    robjodiefilogomo
    July 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This looks totally appropriate and perfect on you! I do love those sandals!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Hi Jodie! Thank you 🙂 It is very comfortable too. Glad you like it. I am the person that buys something she likes in more than one color, so black and tan sandals in this case 🙂 x

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    Dawn Lucy
    July 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

    You look fabulous in a romper, Jess! If I had your legs, I’d wear one too! Love all the little styling details. Perfection as usual, Girl!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thanks so much Dawn, it is cool and comfy too! win win 🙂 XO

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    Posh Prime
    July 6, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You look amazing in this! I love the pretty pattern in your romper and those fringe sandals are so fun!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Megan! JOnathan, my friend , showed it on a Polyvore board, the romper, so I loved the print right then.xx

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    Patti
    July 6, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Very cute look, Jess. You look cool and confident. xox

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Patti! Yes, it is a cool look, I would pair it with a blazer if it wasnt so hot too! xx

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    Carrie
    July 6, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Looking good, Jess! I haven’t braved the romper yet but are totally rocking it!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Carrie! You could definatley wear a romper! xx

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