Sporty Chic – Day 3
The title of this post doesn’t refer to me being “in heat” like our dog used get in when I was a kid – wandering around the house growling with her teeth clamped down on a old chew toy and her butt up in the air – those days are over for me now that I’m married. I’m referring to actual heat, like it was 97 degrees on Saturday.
My son, Buck, was performing with his Taiko drumming class at a Japanese festival and it was taking place at a sun-scorched park at noon on a completely breezeless day.
What to wear? It was only day one of my brand new, untested look and I honestly didn’t know how the clothes would hold up.
So I chose an Athleta dress, Capri pants and flats and was so, so, so happy all day. How can I describe it? I felt sporty, yet chic. Wait a second — I felt sporty chic!
I know I feel this way at the beginning of every month – I’m in a brand new clothing relationship and everything is so exciting and new that I can’t help but feel like this style is the one for me. And then half way through the month the style does something unforgivable (like make look really ugly) and I just can’t wait to break up with it at the end of the month.
But with Sporty chic – I’m just really feeling it. After the Taiko performance, I picked up two more kids for a play date, but then on the way home I realized, we have no food at home. So I had to go grocery shopping with five children – and two of those children I couldn’t yell at because they weren’t mine. The grocery store experience was chaos with kids jumping in and out of the little car attached to the front of grocery cart and running around like maniacs grabbing ice cream samples. People were staring and we even broke a huge jug of apple juice at check out with a zillion people impatiently waiting in line behind us.
But I was okay with it all because I liked what I was wearing. I know that sounds crazy, but when you’re drowning in a situation like that, you must grab onto any piece of driftwood sanity that floats by…
And that piece of driftwood was my Athleta dress…