Every once in a while practicality comes rolling in like a dark thunder cloud ready to rain all over my fashion parade. Even in the midst of summer, the cloud appeared in the form of a camping trip that included long, strenuous hikes, lots of dirt and swimming. One could attempt to wear heels or even wedges on such a trip, but a) you would look ridiculous and b) about five minutes into it you would be begging for a piggyback through the woods and left to the bears (it’s every man for themselves on the trail). I like bears just as much as the next person, but I would rather not play lost girl stuck in heels with them. So, like in this post, I adapted my sartorial skills to the situation.
I couldn’t put all of my style inclinations aside. Glamor and femininity still called. And I began to realize this isn’t a rain on my fashion parade, but merely a light mist. Though it is sporty looking, I still managed to wear a dress, a hat embellished with a leopard print bow and my red printed bikini lined with ruffles. I was comfortable, cool and ready for both climbing around large boulders and dipping my toes into the cool granite pools.
Further proof of my practical style choices.
All in all our post-Independence day trip was a fun, de-stressing break (we had almost no cell reception). I’ll have some snapshots to share of the beautiful scenery later this week.
Cover up dress: C&C California (similar here and here), bikini: Freya (top and bottom), sun hat: F21, sunglasses: gifted Toms, flip flops: Reef (the only ones I’ll wear), tennis shoes: Puma (similar on sale).