So I think there’s a lot of confusion and skepticism in the blogging world about what bloggers wear in Real Life versus what they present on the blog. I hope I have some built up street cred, if you know what I’m sayin’, since a large majority of my outfits were taken on my lunch break. That being said, this outfit is one of the (if not The) first outfits I’ve staged entirely for the purposes of the blog. It’s cool, though, because I checked through my life archives (completely unrelated to blogging in any way), and yes, this is exactly what I would wear to anything that requires the outdoors and possibility of dirt.
This has also turned, magically, into the outfit I’m going to wear for the rest of the day. This is the first day in months that I’ve needed to add tights! Woohooo! Lordy I missed my tights. Anyway. This outfit comprises the main essentials to a daily look for me. Especially a “me” that isn’t working every weekday anymore. It has:
- a brightly colored and vibrantly patterned shirt that’s oversized
- sentimental piece of jewelry
- bright (& comfy) tights
- cute shoes that still work for dirt-related purposes
That’s literally all I would ever wear if my life consisted of exactly days like this. The shirt was a gift from this gentleman I met a couple years back when I was living at home. He moved here for school/work from Cameroon, and we had a few really great months of getting to know each other and learn more about our different cultures. He teased me because this is a men’s shirt, but honestly, it’s so damned comfortable I just can’t stand it. I have a full shirt & pants combo for a woman, but that outfit gets worn with much less frequency.
As for bonfires go, I swap what are usually ballet flats for shoes that tie, and I add layers. This is definitely a “if the weather is warm” look, but the tights do add some additional heat. And, you know, if it’s a bonfire in the woods, then I can definitely have extra points for visibility. You know this is a staged photo because if I’m actually rough-and-tumbling it, I don’t wear tights that are still hole-free and this comfortable (seriously, guys, have I mentioned how much I love these red tights?). Other than that, though, just slap on some mosquito repellent and I’m good to go!
I originally thought I wouldn’t have time this morning to go out and get a couple photos of myself, so I made a collage of my favorite “being outdoors with the chance of dirt” outfits. It was a ton of fun, and made me nostalgic for the days when I would wear what-the-fuck-ever. The time to start doing that again is now, and it’s starting with the outfit in this post! Woo!
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