I’m not sure what happened to me last week but for some reason, I became obsessed with a specific outfit for the summer. I HAD to have this outfit. My life would change because of this outfit. This outfit was my destiny.
And no – I’m not talking about some beautiful classic wrap dress by Diane Von Furstenburg (because hello? Can’t afford one) or anything sophisticated.
I’m talking about a romper. A jumpsuit. A once piece shorts/shirt combo that I haven’t worn since I was 5.
At first when I started seeing once piece jumpsuits pop up in magazines, I scoffed at the ridiculousness of them. Last week – I became enamoured. I wanted one and I wanted one BADLY.
I dragged Theresa to the mall with me last Friday to hit up Forever 21, the mecca for cheap, poor quality, uber trendy clothing that anyone OVER 21 should probably avoid. I mean, I wanted the romper but didn’t want to pay a lot of money for it. Side note – Towson Town Center calls Forever 21, XXI Forever. Um, what? Really? As though that’s classin’ up the joint? Come on.
Then I saw it – the romper I wanted. Unfortunately I can’t find it online so here is a very very close equivalent.
I bought it in black.
I couldn’t stop laughing as I was attempting to put the romper on because putting on a one-piece outfit that isn’t a dress is a weird feeling. When I stepped out of the fitting room, Theresa tried very very hard to be supportive.
I asked another person in the fitting room for her opinion (since it would be unbiased) and she said she loved it. SOLD!
Later Theresa would note that it was only fitting that the 15-year old whose opinion I asked for would love it since she had probably worn a romper much more recently than I had. Burn. But it was probably a very true statement.
I know I’m much too old for this outfit but I love it… even though I can’t really go to the bathroom with this (because it would be a pain in the ass to basically undress completely in a public restroom). I may look a bit Lolita-ish too but in case you missed it, I’m hanging on to my 20s as much as possible. Pretty soon I’m going to get a bunch of piercings and tattoos.
So – as I was riding on my high of a super cute outfit (and surprisingly Jeremy likes it too although I fear it may be for some pervy reason), I saw this. The fug girls are hating on the romper! Mindy (aka Kelly Kapoor from The office) – I think you look fantastic.
Side note – she has a blog!
My next summer outfit is a pair of skinny white jeans with a yellow and white tunic. I think it’s a little more age appropriate (although perhaps I’ll bordering on Golden Girls chic).