Thursday, September 11, 2014

september sun

Cream Speckled Blouse, Mint Camisole,
Blue Jeans, "London" Tennis Shoes,
Bird Necklace, Bird Earrings, Pearl Earrings ~
all from Walmart!

 My husband loves being outside... by outside, he means in the middle of nowhere with no restrooms nearby.  I am a city girl.  I love the outdoors, but I am very unused to the "wild" outdoors.

But I can't help but fall in love with beautiful places like this.

I love dressing in a feminine way, but (as I've said many times) there are days that call for a more simple approach.  I firmly believe I can be just as feminine in a sweet, casual outfit as I am in a dress!  Besides that, a dress might not have mixed well with the bushes and ants.  ;-)

Of course, simple and casual doesn't mean you can't feel pretty!  My outfit of choice for a day of fishing and tromping through the woods was a pair of jeans and a soft cream blouse I recently picked up at Walmart.  For a splash of color, I layered a mint camisole underneath!


For accessories, I wore a bird pendant necklace with pretty pink hues and also both my flying bird and pearl earrings.

My hairstyle was very practical, starting with two braids (one in the front with my bangs and one wrapping around the back) that joined into one braid on the side and the hung over my shoulder.  I love that it kept my hair out of the way yet still stayed true to my woman-ness. 

*sigh of happiness*  I love pictures in nature!!!  And isn't Andrew getting good at taking my pictures??? 

So, do you find yourself in situations where dressing super fancy (or even wearing a more casual skirt) just doesn't work?  Do you struggle with this or have you found fun solutions?
I'm excited about some of the more casual outfits I've been wearing... still keeping myself happy with little detailing that makes me feel like a woman, but also seeing how to be practical.

Next week Andrew and I will begin leading the Wednesday children's ministries at our church, so that will definitely give me opportunity to try out this whole "practical" clothing thing (I will definitely take pictures of some of those outfits and share)!  Also really motivates me to not spend tons of money on a blouse that might get glue or grass stains on it!  ;-)


I hope you all have a lovely remainder of your week!  I'm still struggling with health issues (I know, it's been a while!), so prayers are always appreciated!

Parting thought: Is anything else freaking out that it is nearly halfway through September???  For those of you who hadn't realized this (hence your peace of mind), IT'S ALMOST HALFWAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER!  Now you can go freak out.  Have fun!  ;-)



Jennifer Allen said...

Thank you for letting me see your beautiful you so much!!!

Natasha Atkerson said...

Ahh! I know! It's crazy how fast time is going by.
A lovely outfit, Rachel, as always.
I would say there's for sure a place for items like pants. For example, right now I'm wearing pants. Road trip! But skirts are cooler in some weather.
Hope you continue feeling better! From things you've posted on FB, are you doing THM now?