If you’re a height-challenged girl like myself (5ft), then you know how frustrating it can be to find clothes that fit our petite stature. I can’t tell you how many jeans fit perfectly at the hips but have to be tucked under at the ankles or the amount of dress pants that drag at the bottom. While every garment (and body type) is made differently, I find that rompers in particular, are the most height-friendly option for us shorter girls, especially during the summer.
Romper- Charlotte Russe- Sold Out- Similar Here
Although they are often referred to as jumpsuits, the main difference between the two is the length. Rompers are an all-in-one short set while jumpsuits are the longer version just with pants. Rompers (and jumpsuits) are pretty much ready-to-wear outfits. All you have to do is throw on a pair of shoes, accessories and you’re all set!
Heels- Burlington- Here
Though it’s very plain, the color and silk-like texture (and price–$18) caught my eye one day while browsing Charlotte Russe’s site. It also ties in the back (not pictured) which to me, was the perfect outfit to wear to dinner for my 28th birthday. It was a subtle way of indicating that something special was going on without me actually wearing a birthday button or sash for once! To complete this look, I threw on a pair of three strap, silver metallic BEBE heels that I found on the sales rack at Burlington and a snakeskin printed bag, purchased years ago from Burlington–back when it was still called Burlington Coat Factory! I’m really showing my age now, aren’t I?!
Bag- Old- Similar Here
My best friend, who also doubled as my photographer for the night, and I dined at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. If you know anything about Chima, then you know it is a high-end restaurant. And you if you’ve been following me for some time, then you’d know that I am a frugal kinda gal! So we went during Chima’s Restaurant Week promotion. Three courses for $35.
I was pre-warned not to over-do it at the salad bar in order to make room for the meat! I didn’t listen.
Side dishes: Creamy mashed potatoes, fried bananas and fried polenta
We tried six different meats by gauchos who were eager to serve us! Chicken wrapped in bacon, angus top sirloin and leg of lamb (below) were among my favorites.
And a drink to wash it down!
What are your thoughts on this look? Also, if you have any questions about an outfit that I’ve worn or want to me to feature your fashion related questions on my blog, feel free to shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Add ‘Fashion Fridays’ in the subject. Hope to hear from you!
– A Black Girl About Town