Outfit Highlight: Romper Dilemma + Exciting News!

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Happy Monday, my friends!

I think the warm temperatures are finally here to stay. Yay! And for that reason, I finally got to wear my romper. So this was a tough decision, ladies. I couldn’t decide between two rompers for the longest time. When both Rachelle and Charnele mentioned this romper on their posts, I knew I had to pay Loft a visit to try it on. Tried it on. Loved it. Bought it. Then I found this Banana Republic romper and also fell in love. I must have tried each one of them more than a half a dozen times.

Aesthetically, I really like them both. The material was equally satisfactory on both, although the Loft one felt a bit lighter but not too noticeably so. After the promotions, they were in the same price range. I even asked my girls for their opinion but they couldn’t decide either. It came down to this, my friends…snap buttons. Yes, the convenience of snap closure buttons, which the BR romper provided. When nature calls, I wanna be able to tear away at those buttons like an NBA pro and their tear-away pants. When a girl’s gotta go, a girl’s gotta go. Can we talk about the backpack for a minute? I like to carry small backpacks once in a while, especially when I’m traveling, and when I saw this cute backpack at Target at a great price, I had to get it.

Last but certainly not least, I have EXCITING NEWS! Last week, I received an email from the REDBOOK team congratulating me for being one of the 25 finalists in the 2015 REDBOOK Real Women Style Awards! When I read the email, my heart skipped a beat. I couldn’t believe it! Exciting things like this don’t happen to a midwest suburban mom of three like me very often, so you can imagine my excitement. Your support would mean the world to me. If it weren’t for your continuous encouragement and support of this blog, I probably wouldn’t have had the courage to enter this contest in the first place. It would be such an honor to represent real relatable every day women out there. I would truly be thankful for your vote. Visit this page, http://www.redbookmag.com/bestdressed, and scroll down to my image, click on it until you see a heart and then click again to submit your vote. You can vote once a day until May 22nd! Thank you!!!

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Romper 5

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Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards

Banana Republic romper, Target Merona backpack, Guess Jily caged sandal, Madewell knotshine necklace, spring trends, all black look, Redbook Real Women Style Awards
Banana Republic romper | Guess Jily sandal | Target Merona backpack | Madewell knotshine necklace | Forever 21 triangle necklace (similar) | Express bracelet (similar here and here) | Lady Sheffield watch (c/0 Daniel Wellington)

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39 thoughts on “Outfit Highlight: Romper Dilemma + Exciting News!

  1. Everyone needs a black romper and black jumpsuit. I love how elegant and dressy yours is. The bucket back-pack and long simple gold necklace are beautiful. You styled this perfectly. Huge congrats about the Redbook nomination and I will definitely vote for you, Cynthia. =)

    Happy Monday!

  2. Big congratulations to you! You look fabulous in this little romper – Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  3. Wow, congratulations!! I just voted for you. I hope you win. You are such an amazing woman and blogger Cynthia! I love this look. You look great in your romper. The backpack is the perfect choice to go with it. I am loving that trend lately.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. You look amazing. I love rompers and this one might be a win for me as well.
    I also have to say CONGRATS!!!!! With a style like yours you deserve it 😉
    Melissa

  5. I’m glad I found you on the Style To Inspire link-up! What a great find from BR! One of my fave stores and rightfully so since their detailing is amazing. Snaps are a necessity on rompers! Love your wedges, too! You look amazing!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    http://www.theclosetbychristie.com

  6. Just voted!! Congrats! I’ve had my eye on the Loft romper for a while, but really like this BR on on you! It’s funny that the snaps were the what sealed the deal. Sometimes, it is just the little things in life that make a difference!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

  7. Congrats on the Redbook nomination! You deserve it. I already voted for you. I love that the snaps helped you make the decision. I totally get it. It’s pretty awkward that you need to almost undress to pee when wearing a romper

  8. Wow Congrats Cynthia that is such exciting news!! I just went and voted for you! You deserve it. Now this romper is super fab on you I haven’t found one that fits me right I think it might be one of those pieces that won’t work on me. Love this chic all black look!!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  9. Lovely romper I don’t blame you for choosing one with snaps. I am on the lookout for the perfect romper myself. Congratulations on the Redbook real style real woman nomination. I will vote for you now :). Thanks for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” today. Also did you get my e-mail about the 30th Birthday details I sent last Thursday? If not just let me know.
    Have a blessed day?
    Rachelxo

    Garay Treasures

  10. Hello Cynthia! Love the romper and love the way it looks on you. I have a love/hate relationship with rompers; I love the way the fit and look but totally dislike the struggle I go through every time I visit the ladies room. I own a romper from BR that I love very much but don’t wear much. It doesn’t have snap buttons like yours. The snap buttons could be a potential solution to the problem and will definitively make the process a lot easier:-) You look amazing wearing the romper and the way you styled is just perfect. Congratulation on your nomination! Super well deserved. You go girl! Will go ahead an vote for you now and everyday until the 22nd! Good luck my friend. XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

  11. love the romper with the heels! and congrats! i just voted! will share on twitter and facebook! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  12. this romper looks like it was a made just for you, it fits you beautifully and of course you look lovely in it. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  13. I really want to add a cute romper like this my wardrobe this summer. I’m with the you – the snaps would have won out! Loved reading your amazing news!!! So happy for you, girl! Going to vote right now. Thanks for linking up again!

  14. First, congratulations on your award! You certainly deserve it!! I am excited to see where it takes you! I have been wanting to try a romper since last year. I have been on the fence until I saw yours. This is chic perfection! Thank you for the links! Susan

  15. Wow, what great news! I’m so excited to vote for you! I tried the link but it’s not up yet. I’ll try again tonight. Anyway, you are looking totally chic and gorgeous in that romper! Love the shoes!
    Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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