romper: esby apparel / jesus sandals: amazon (they’re actually called that?)Last month in Austin I got to meet Stephanie Beard, owner and designer of esby apparel. It was such a treat. I got to see and feel her gorgeous pieces, try them ALL on, and bring a few home to show off to my readers. I even made a friend out of the deal! I’d been hoping to show off her amazing stuff for weeks, ever since since I got back from South By, but then we moved house, life got REALLY weird, family came into town, and my Internet went bust. But! I’m here! Here I am! Better late than early! And here is that post finally, featuring two of my favorite looks from the current line at esby apparel. this bag is an old one from madewell and it is amazingFirst is this ROMPERRRRR. Hold up — after culling my wardrobe again (KonMari Take Two! THIS TIME IT WILL WORK!), and now that the entirety of my wardrobe fills only half a standard closet, don’t you find it FULLY FASCINATING that I somehow managed to keep onto FOUR WHOLE ROMPERS?? All of which sport WIDE-LEGGED SILHOUETTES!Well, I do. #easilyimpressedwithmyselfOkay but wait — how do you feel about wide-legged silhouettes? Now that I have you here?Personally, having grown up the daughter of Julie Lovin, I knew off the bat that this wide-legged deal was going to be my Def Jam. I remember my mom wearing so much of this silhouette when I was a kid that for sentimental reasons alone I knew I would have to love this trend a very stupid amount. And, it turns out, I do!What I don’t love at the moment are my current white wall prospects. So disappointing. Grass! Shadows! Ugh! Anyway. I tried.Alexandra took these next wide-legged photos for me just the other day. Thanks, Alex!clogs: nina z / pants: esby apparel / top: fruit of the loom Here is the thing: My poor waist has played second fiddle in fashion to every other body part that I’ve owned for years. I used to watch period films featuring cinched waists and tight bodices and just feel so sorry for my midsection for being born in THE wrong decade. Until now! There she is! Hi, waist! I hadn’t forgotten about you! Stephanie makes these high-waisted wide-legged trousers in just about every neutral color a neutral-phile could ever desire and I’m not going to lie to you, they make me feel leggy and waist-y and a little bit like an extra from Out of Africa. See also: GRANDPA PANTS! Well anyway, my white wall-ing needs some work. Don’t I look awkward? But don’t I also look like I’m enjoying it? ;)In closing, right now and through the next two weeks, Stephanie is offering 10% off all orders with the code HEYNATALIE at check out! more of my favorites from esby if you need help getting started: LOLA TANKQUINN BABYDOLL DRESSSTELLA BUTTON DOWNAVA CROPPED PANTSHappy shopping kidlets! And here’s to functioning Internet connections!