Let’s be honest, ladies, we don’t actually like to spend time getting ready. I take that back – we don’t like to spend more than 30 minutes getting ready if we can help it. Not to mention, it’s the middle of an Oklahoma summer. That means the combination of a hot blow dryer and blinding bathroom lights makes getting ready that much more tedious. Don’t get me wrong – pampering and beautifying can be a lot of fun. Like when you completely restock all your make up and splurge on expensive hair products. Y’all know what I’m talking about. But sometimes you just need a few short cuts. That’s why God created brilliant designers who invented rompers and the genius hair stylists who pulled together top buns.
Think about it. What’s more convenient that a onesie? Just step in, zip up and you’re ready to party. You’ve got the comfort of shorts and a top in the structure of a cute dress. And depending on the fabric and how you accessorize, you’ve got an outfit classy enough for a fancy dinner. And believe me, I understand the whole “rompers are unflattering” mindset. I used to think the same thing until I realized how belts can make miracles, too. If you have a romper that makes you shapeless and boxy, add a thin belt around your waist and witness instant structure. Give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And, as always, don’t forget to accessorize. Add a few oversized rings to make your new look a funky one. Slip into some wedges to lengthen your legs and dress up the romper.
In my opinion (or maybe it’s just a desperate hope), top buns will never go out of style. They’re our little secret. Having a bad hair day? No worries, just throw that mess into a smooth top bun and no one ever has to know your hair struggles. Run out of time to spend an hour washing and fixing your hair? Don’t fret. The top bun is here to save the day. Seriously, I couldn’t count how many times I resort to the top bun because no other hair style is working. And the best part: it’s actually flattering. Pulling your hair up and away from your face instantly brightens your look and takes weight away from your face. It helps you look more polished and pulled together (even if you’re not).
To all the ladies out there who rely on short cuts: carry on because no one has to know. Ever.