Wearing // Express Romper
Loft cardigan, similar

Three new things here: 
 One, I am wearing a romper (or a onesie as hubby likes to joke). I've always been very skeptical of rompers. Not because they aren't adorable because they certainly are. I think I've just never found one that was flattering on me. Most I've ever tried either ride up or sit way too low in a certain womanly area, ahem. That alone has been enough to steer me away. But this one from Express sits just right, and it actually skims over my curves which I love. It's like a little black dress, but with shorts. Express knows how to do trends but still keep them classic looking.
Two, I finally found a blank wall/canvas in which to take blog pictures in front of. It's the obligatory white wall most of us see on blogs right? Well this just so happens to be city hall, and on Saturdays there is no one around. Perfect!
Three, my hair has never looked like this before. Ever. I went to an event at my friend's salon where she was doing a "braid bar". I wanted something totally out of my norm. I mean, the only time I wear my hair back is during a workout and a ponytail isn't exactly exciting so I told her to braid the sides and swing the rest of my hair into a loose bun. Humidity was high that day and I was a sweaty mess during these pictures but I really loved it. I need to remind myself once every so often to just try something new!

Oh, and new sunglasses from the brass plum section of Nordstrom! Those are new too :)

Linking up with Tara for Summer style.


  1. LOVEEEEE that romper! It's so sexy and so sweet at the exact same time.

  2. You look fabulous, Noelle! I've been on the hunt for the perfect romper myself and this one looks just gorgeous on you.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. You look fantastic!! Hair, romper everything!! :)

  4. Noelle you look amazing! That romper is perfect on you. I understand the romper search. It took me awhile, but now I am a total convert. I love the cardigan over it with the heels. Adds the perfect amount of class. And your hair? Amazing. I don't think mine could ever do that...even with help from the salon. Beautiful as always!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. Ooo love the romper!! So cute and chic!

    xo - Sheila

  6. The romper looks great on you, I will have to check it out :)

  7. Thank you ladies! This romper also comes in a periwinkle color if black isn't for you. I try to stay away from black when it's too hot out but it's good to change it up from pastels and brights.

  8. You look great!! I love the hair, the outfit, everything! :)

  9. love this on you so much!

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  11. Wow....seriously just wow....probably my favourite pics of you ever (and I have many favourites over the years LOL!)...the outfit is seriously chic...the hair is gorgeous - and the location is perfect - you look like you're in Europe ;-P

  12. This romper looks fabulous on you!! It really is super flattering and chic looking. Also love the way you styled it elegantly with the cardigan and flats. Tres Parisienne! I think the braided hairstyle and backdrop are all adding to the effect here too. That's great that you found a new, private backdrop. :)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

  13. I love this hair style on you! This whole look is just perfect and I really wish I could wear a romper like that! so cute!


  14. I don't own a romper yet but this look and many other fab looks I've seen online is tempting me to try it out :) xo

    By the way, I just updated my blog with a new post. I’d love for you to swing by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com


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