Full disclosure: These aren’t really hiking outfits. My mom and dad didn’t pack any of the ten essentials, they aren’t wearing sturdy shoes, and they aren’t prepared for the elements. But they look cute. They happen to be at Flamingo Gardens on a paved path close to a snack bar. So everyone made it out alive.
There are two directions to take an outdoorsy look. My dad went for neutrals. He’s slightly camouflaged with the tans and khaki. I like the hat he chose. It’s practical and completes the look. Crocodile hunter meets Desert Storm.
My mom chose a different route. She stands out with tropical florals. Interestingly, she matches the flowers on the trees behind her. So in a way, she’s camouflaged too. I like how her purse is a flower too and mimics the yellow flowers in her top.
Normally my mom and dad are the photographers, which means they’re never in the same photo. This is a rare example of proof that they actually vacation together.
I’m back on the 30 for 30 challenge bandwagon! I’m really looking forward to remixing thirty items thirty different ways. I hope you join me (or follow along).
Day one: I started with a dress. It’s a bit low-cut for work so I added a tank underneath. This isn’t part of the 30 pieces but since undergarments don’t count, I’m not counting this. It’s a fine line. I picked up this dress at Wish, a cute seattle clothing and accessory store. It was on sale because they were moving from Greenwood to Ravenna.
Dress with belt: Wish
Purse: Ross Dress for Less
Day 2: I tried leggings today. As much as I love leggings (so-o comfortable), I don’t have a lot of long tops to wear with them. So I don’t wear them a lot. I’m not a big rule-follower, but if you wear leggings, cover your bum! I see people wearing leggings with short tops. Why? I don’t care about their “immodesty,” but it looks like they’re not wearing pants. Like they meant to add a skirt and left the house without one.
This breezy tunic works nicely with leggings. In fact, it’s the only way I’ve worn this top so far. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for variations, so keep an eye out for how I re-style it.
Leggings: Newport News
Earrings: I made ’em
Day 3: Today is also Bloggers do it Better day over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly. I thought I’d feed two birds with one hand by incorporating the neon and neutrals for BDIB into my 30 for 30 mix. I’ve never mixed these two items, so I’m happy to have taken the BDIB challenge too. You’ll see this skirt a few more times this month. Let me know which is your favorite.
Top: JC Penneys
Necklace: Street vendor in Santa Fe
Shoes: Nine West