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What to Wear to the Pumpkin Patch

I think my internal scheduling is just a couple weeks off from the world at large. David and I are planning a pumpkin patch adventure with Alicia and her Mr S soon, but it hasn’t happened yet. And since I’m all about true authenticity, I figured I’d show these photos from last year when David and I pumpkin patched it up. It’s funny, because I took them hoping we’d turn them into a bloggy post, but it was before Kels and I solidified the birth of Moose in Chartreuse.

Jacket, Sweater, Tank & Shoes: Thrifted | Tights: Old Navy | Shorts: Sojourner

Those glasses make me nostalgic. That hair color, though, not so much. But don’t think I was finished accessorizing! I think the most important element of a good pumpkin patch adventure is proper accessories. My absolute necessity, of course, is a matching wheelbarrow-pusher. I would never travel to pumpkin patches without one.

This next accessory is a tricky one, but a must-have if you’re the right type. I love a good themed event, so how can you get away without adding pumpkins to your ensemble? Personally, I recommend a good old fashioned pumpkin hat.

One has to be careful, though, to not let all this fabulous accessorizing go to one’s head…

Who does that king think he is, giving me side eye like that? I think he’s jealous of my fresh orange shade

Okay, okay, we’ve had a lot of fun with this post. And yes, by we, I mean the Royal We—just Me. But seriously, guys, pumpkin patches aren’t just fun and games. What we do in a pumpkin patch has repercussions, and it’s important to be aware of the consequences your actions have on the lives of others. This guy knows how it is. He can sense his future, and he knows it isn’t pretty.

And it’s getting less and less pretty the closer that tractor rolls…

With that said, be sure to check out all the other wonderful ladies who participate in this fun bloggy share. I know it’s cheesey, but I do have a ton of fun seeing how everyone else interprets our prompts–trust me, no two bloggers are the same!

Nicole: Gypsy in Jasper
Adriana: Horses of Ares
Sondra: Abhaya Yoga

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Sequins: What to Wear to a Bonfire

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.

Shirt: gift, Necklace: Market, Shorts: Target, Tights: gift Express, Shoes: H&M

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
  • shorts
  • 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!

Thanks for tuning in! I’m  so excited to be a part of this, and it’s fun to be making friends on the internets through this link up. You guys should totally check them out as well, since they kick ass.

Nicole at Gypsy in Jasper
Sondra at Abhaya
Adriana at Horses of Ares
Lisa at Not Ladylike