12 August 2013

fair weather tomboy


i was never good at playing the tomboy. i think when you're raised with a ragtag team of wild brothers (five of 'em), you seek out ways to distinguish yourself from the wolfpack. so i became girly. stereotypically, obnoxiously girly. i should say, however, that i became very deft at climbing trees in a dress with a book in one hand. and, over the years, my predilection toward the feminine has persisted. i mean, i own pants, but very rarely do they see the light of day. robbie made me get pants the other day -- it'll be good change for you. but honestly, regrettably, i have zero talent for pulling off the casual-cool chick look.

but the other day -- owing almost entirely to the grunge-topia of a free people catalog that landed on my doorstep (and, by the way: they delivered doubles! i love when they deliver doubles! 'twas a sign, methinks…), i tried my hand, once again, at being slightly undone. dressing the part, and the part was adventure. adventure feet deserve adventure boots, i thought, pulling the laces taught & slipping flannel over my florals. because if nothing else, it's fun to be someone else for an afternoon.

12 comments:

  1. um you totally nailed it. every outfit you wear looks like it just walked out of a free people catalog. and i die every time.

    xo

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  2. this look is just fabulous. i am dying over those boots! girl, you can pull of ANYTHING!

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  3. Love the boots! You're so good at pulling this off!

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  4. There's nothing wrong with being girly - or being a tomboy! I was pretty tom boyish when I was young, but now I am the total opposite!
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  5. You are so lovely, and your blog is just beautiful! I love this undone look, your boots look perfect with the maxi! Looking forward to following :)

    Xo, Hannah

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  6. Love the pattern clash, you're rocking this!

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  7. flannels + florals. i never thought that combo would look so good.

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  8. Love those boots!

    alycia

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