what I wore – feelin’ myself

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Y’all, this might be my favorite outfit I have ever shared here. Nearly ten years of sharing funky outfits on the internet and one simple romper rules them all.

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A few weeks ago Jeff and I were laying in bed when he just randomly spits out “Can I buy you a romper?” It was reeeally stinken cute the way he said it so nervously like he anticipated a “no”. He explained that he’d someone wearing one recently and thought I’d look really cute in one. I told him that with my long torso I wasn’t sure I’d find one that fit comfortably but that I’d be more than willing to go try some on for him. Of course you can take me shopping, duh!

Target didn’t have much of a romper selection but TJ Maxx came through – as always. TJ Maxx is my jam! I quickly found three that I liked enough to try on and the second I tried on this starry one I knew that even if he wasn’t sold, it was coming home with me. Luckily he loved it just as much as I did, if not more. Jeff doesn’t really buy me clothes so this romper feels really special. I love wearing it, and I love wearing it even more when I’m with him.

I can’t believe this whole time I’ve been missing out on rompers. Sure, I tried on more than a few after getting this one that were definitely way too short for my body. Perma-wedgie! But finding the right one is so worth the annoyance of trying a bunch on. It’s SO comfortable and it’s like the easiest possible outfit to wear. Paired with this hat that I now wear constantly, cute sunglasses, and literally any shoes I want – I feel like a million bucks. I can’t believe I’ve survived summer without one before this. On really hot days, it’s so much cooler than wearing anything else! I’m changed woman. The last few times I’ve been to TJ Maxx since I head straight to where I think rompers might be. I need more!

hat – Target
sunglasses – TJ Maxx
romper – TJ Maxx
necklace – tooth necklace by Goingsnake Silver
shoes – espadrilles c/o Viscata Barcelona

PS. To my long torso pals, the brand of the romper is Mimi Chica. I obviously can’t speak of how all their rompers fit but if you’ve found it hard to find ones long enough starting with this brand might be a solid idea. They have a few available on their website, at Tillys, at Nordstorm, and Nordstrom Rack!









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  • Oh my god. So stinkin’ cute! Also, I am SO in love with your new hair color. WOAH!!! 😍

    I’m severely self conscious about my legs, and so I have a love hate relationship with rompers. They’re the cutest things ever, I’m super short so they fit me nicely, but I feel like I have waaaay too much leg and bum jiggle…it makes me feel naked. I know I should just accept my body and rock what I like…it’s just an insecurity I’ve always had. I’ve been working out a lot though lately and I’m feeling better about myself every day. I freakin’ love this outfit and it totally makes me want to forget my insecurities and go romper shopping.

    • Thank you so much, Mindi! <3 <3 <3

      Nothing wrong with a lil bum jiggle! I know what you mean about feeling naked though because the first few times I wore this out of the house I felt exposed. I guess because I wouldn't normally buy shorts this short but somehow in a one-piece its fine? Anyway, everytime I wear it I feel more and more comfortable, and then being able to see it in these photos made me realize there is 100% nothing wrong with it and that I look daaaang fine. There are somethings I really like but needed to practice wearing them before I truly felt comfortable (like lipstick!) so maybe this is one of those things for you! You deserve to feel nothing but good things about your body! <3

  • Even before I got to the end of this post and saw what you’d written about this outfit I was like ‘DAAANG this outfit is amazing and Kaylah looks amazing!’ Definitely going hunting for a romper (or playsuit as us Brits call it) this weekend. Plus the shade of green the underside of your hair had turned since dying it yellow is the bomb (as it the yellow). Go girl x

  • When I went to check your blog this morning I was like “I wonder if Kayla dyed her hair again yet?” And sure enough, you did! I LOVE this color! I can’t dye my hair because of my job so I live vicariously though you. This may be one of my favorite colors yet!

    Also, shout out to Mama Chia! I just checked their website and they have so many cute things and they are reasonably priced. I’m sure I’ll be making a purchase from them when I get paid on Friday!

  • Love, love, LOVE the hair!!!!!!!!
    Romper is pretty cute, too! But, even if you look so awesome in it, I don’t think I could be convinced: too much hassle when you need to go to the bathroom 😉

    • No, sorry, I no longer share photos of my tattoos on the internet. It sounds silly but I actually found a dude on instagram who EXACTLY copied both my thigh tattoo and my right arm – which is like the creepiest thing ever.

  • I LOVE THIS. You look so comfortable in these photos. (And OMG girl, those legs!!!) I have to say though, as soon as you said the romper was from TJ Maxx I went “NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!”, because I really really want it. 🙁 There’s only one romper I’ve ever tried on that fit me incredibly well, but it was from a brand I just could not bring myself to rock. Oh well! One day, there will be another!

    • Hah! I know the feeling! Its always such a bummer when you see someone in something and they say it’s from TJ Maxx or that it’s vintage!

  • You look so self-possessed and sexy! I love it. Go you! Your leg muscles are inspiring me to get into the gym. And I had the same experience with rompers giving me a perma-wedge – so good to know there are gems out there. 🙂

  • I’m getting here late but just have to tell you I love your new hair color! The romper is adorns on you too. I enjoyed all of your seal pictures (did you hear me squeal? ) 🙂 I have always longed to see a real tide pool so I especially loved those pictures. I feel like I was right there peering over your shoulder. Lovely, lovely photographs. Thank you for sharing Kayla.🐈🐶❤️🐈🐶❤️

  • You look so amazing!! I also have a long torso and have found about two rompers that work but I just feel too naked in them to wear them frequently. Which makes no sense, since I wear shorts that are the same length… Who knows, lol! But you look beautiful in yours, so rock it! Would you ever consider doing a tattoo post (or did you do one and I missed it)? That cat tattoo is to die for, and I’m always curious about your sewing machine and seeing what the ones on your arms are! I know tattoos are personal so I would understand if you didn’t want to, they are just so stunning.

    • Thank you so much, Gabbi! 🙂

      As for a tattoo post – Noooope, I no longer share photos of my tattoos on the internet. It sounds silly but I actually found a dude on instagram who EXACTLY copied both my thigh tattoo and my right arm – which is like the creepiest thing ever.