Sporty Chic – Day 10
Yesterday, I had a bit of a clothing dilemma. My daughter and I were going to look for Indian arrowheads in a riverbed so I needed an outfit that could handle mud and water. Also, it was cold and windy outside so there was no way I could wear a sporty chic dress and sandals. Then, after my daughter and I had gotten wet and muddy and had illegally taken some ancient Native American artifacts, we were going to meet the men in our lives (husband, two brothers) for sushi.
So the outfit needed to be for:
Trampling on sacred ground
Eating raw fish
I decided to go with “explorer” clothes – you know, an outfit you might wear if you were about to board a single engine plane in Tanzania to go look for rhinos.
I found the jacket at Athleta. I love this jacket so much. It reminds me of Amelia Earhart and Jane Goodall and all those lusty, adventurous women I have so much admiration for. I paired it with a long-sleeve striped t-shirt and Capri jeans.
Then, to complete my look and prepare for the mud involved in my day, I decided to wear these shoes –
OMG!!! These are the ugliest shoes in the entire world! Functional? Yes. Comfortable. Absolutely. Unsightly? They make me want to gouge my eyes out.
I got these bad boys at the REI sale for half off. I’ve seen people wear these around town and I’ve always thought… You shouldn’t be wearing those shoes out and about. It’s creepy. I don’t want to see your toes all separated like that. It’s like seeing a stranger wearing pants that deliberately separated their butt crack.
On the bright side, they do make my feet look big and fat and wrinkly on top. They worked great in the river bed and that’s where they will stay – They will be only used for tide-pooling, getting canoes in and out of the water and walking on really painfully pebbly beaches…
That is my pledge to the people of Earth.
By the way, I changed into cute shoes for sushi…