Thursday 11 February 2021

Smash & Tess Romper Obsession: How I Learned to Love It

Love is in the air especially for this Smash & Tess romper.  Here is a funny story about this.  I saw it at a local boutique but they only had a few and not in my size.  I was obsessed with getting it in time for the holidays and so I ordered it.  It was a total splurge and I desperately wanted to love it.  It came on Dec. 22nd and I put it on and get this HATED IT!  It was a fit and style I had never tried and as I looked at myself in the mirror, my hopes and desires squashed, I felt 100% deflated with disappointment.  It was a $$ purchase so I decided after the holidays I would ship it back.  BUT.....I tried it on a couple of more times and it was undeniably comfortable and unique to my closet.  Then I paired it up with some heels to give me height.  Oh, I like that.  Than I tried it with some belts and found a skinny black one that I liked.  Insert some bling from Hillberg & Berk, long necklace, sparkle ball earrings and bracelet in rose gold, which  complements the burgundy velvet of the romper so well.  Throw on a stark white blazer and BAM I felt like a million bucks.  

LESSON here is that we are often hesitant to try new styles and gravitate to always playing it safe.  I am 100% that ladies.  But sometimes its worth venturing out of your normal and trying something new.  You may not like it the first time but give it a few days.  Try it on and wear it around to see if it  grows on you.  Style it and try it with things in your closet.  The beauty of shopping online is that now we can take things home and try them on for fit, comfort and style before making a decision.  I think of it like a new haircut or color.  When you try something new it often feels and looks foreign on you the first few days.  But then it grows on you and you absolutely love it.  The thing is that we are our own worst critiques and when I wore this romper out I had SOOOOOOO many comp0lements and people asking me where I got it, even though it was their first time seeing me in it.  Obviously they didn't see me the same way I saw myself.  

I have  wore this romper several times both dressed up and super casual.  I am absolutely in love with it and actually would like to add another one from Smash and Tess for the summer months.  Come spring  I still plan on wearing this rich velvet one  either dressed  down  with some white sneakers or dressed up with my nude corc print sling back shoes.

Anyway, Valentines day is around the corner and although Mr. and I usually  do not celebrate we decided  to support local and go for a nice meal at the golf course at our lake.  I'll be wearing this exact outfit!  I also love to decorate and update my seasonal tray in the living room and I love how simple but pretty the Valentines Day tray came together. 

What are you doing, if anything, for Valentines Day?

Shop This Post:
Smash  & Tess Velvet Romper (sold out); Posh Mark Canada 
Jewelry:   Hillberg and Berk
Photos by A & H Snapshots (Saskatoon)


  1. Thats a great idea to styling outfit. Love it so much!

    Alexandra R, |My Recommend Bikini’s Store

  2. The romper looks great on you and I love the moral of this story! Sometimes we just need some accessories to style up an outfit and make us feel comfortable in it! -meranda

    1. Absolutely! And stepping out our comfort zone takes a little time and getting used to as well.

  3. You are absolutely right! I have been in your shoes way too many times only to find myself loving a piece because I waited a few days and was persistent. I love how you didn't give up because, man, this jumpsuit looks amazing on you. The color is stunning no doubt and how gorgeous it pairs with your white blazer. Boss babe vibes!! We also don't celebrate Valentine's but we also supported local and got sushi. We took it home and watched a movie together. I don't normally watch TV or movies so my hubby was in cloud nine that I agreed to it. Lol I hope your day is going well so far and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

    1. Maureen, that sounds lovely. I have to say that t it's definitely become a favorite piece and thank you for all the encouragement. Hope you are doing well.

  4. I'm so glad you decided to keep this jumpsuit because it looks fabulous on you! Love it styled with the blazer and heels!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thank you. I am glad I gave it another go after my first impression.

  5. Such a great jumpsuit on you! I'm glad you were able to find a way to make it work and I can see why it gets you compliments! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you are having a good weekend, it's a hot day here today :)

    Away From Blue