For those of you who don’t already know, I live in The Land of No Seasons…Like None…Ever (aka Florida). In early August, when temperatures are so incredibly hot that local weatherman warn against heat stroke, department stores flush out the summer garb to make room for the onslaught of wool sweaters imperative to every Floridian’s existence. If you’re familiar with my off-the-shoulder sweater experience, you’ll know that I: (A) love a good sweater and (B) love the two weeks every year when Florida’s weather allows me to wrap myself in wool without sweating all that much. But the truth is, no matter how much I love winter fashion, there isn’t too much of a market for it in the Sunshine State. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that if you live in a year-round climate that even the Heat Miser would run from, seasonal fashion trends should be treated with a “look, don’t touch” policy.
With that in mind, on a recent shopping trip to H&M, I ignored the new arrivals and hunted for Florida-friendly outfits. Because it is October, it wasn’t an easy task finding something that is wearable in 85 degree weather. But I was up for the challenge! After scouring the racks, I found a beautiful navy romper. I know what you’re thinking. Rompers are such a pain in the ass! Yes. Yes, they are. But for $14.99, I couldn’t resist!
This romper is lightweight with a touch of feminine detail (non-obnoxious ruffles). And the color is still “fall” enough that I won’t feel as though I’m completely disregarding the seasons. I tried it out with some of my own accessories (pictured below).
I’m not sure which look I like better, but as you can see, the white shoes after Labor Day rule simply doesn’t apply to this Florida gal.
There aren’t too many sizes left online, but I purchased my romper in-store only 2 weeks ago. So, if you’re willing to push through the crowds at the mall, I’d bet there are still some of these available. If you decide to purchase online (click here), I would recommend ordering a size up, as it runs a bit small.