The Lady of the Trailer

Every time I go camping I instinctively pack old jeans that no longer fit, boxy L.L. Bean jackets, Patagonia fleece sweaters, a shredded denim skirt purchased ages ago at Target, sweats and faded T-shirts that I normally wear for my daily jog. Throw in an ancient pair of sneakers and I look, well, nothing short of frumpy. I’m in good company.  Everyone else at the campground is wearing some variation on the same theme.

The other day as I packed for another outdoor adventure I decided to try a new approach.  We were headed to a lovely stretch of sand located next to a charming ocean-side town of Carpenteria.  The campground sits right on the beach, and the closest we get to “roughing it” is cuddling up in a sleeping bag in the trailer.  We even make coffee in an electric coffee maker.  I didn’t see why I needed to wear fleece and sweats.

So I packed my favorite jeans, cute shoes, and even my new faux fur jacket. After a few days in the campground I can see why I normally pack old fleece and ancient jeans. My faux fur jacket was cozy warm, but not the best choice for camp cooking.  (The damage isn’t noticeable, but a bit of the fur on one sleeve melted together while I was placing corn on the grill.) Thankfully the campfire ember that landed on my favorite jeans didn’t burn a hole through the leg and I don’t even want to recall the looks I got from other campers as I strolled the asphalt in my new Missoni for Target heels.

But I look pretty glam don’t I?

  • Jacket – “Gallery” purchased at Nordstroms
  • T-shirt – Target
  • Jeans – J Brand
  • Necklace – Cara Couture
  • Shoes – Missoni for Target

What do you wear camping?

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20 Responses to The Lady of the Trailer

  1. mary jo
    November 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    omg, you snagged some missoni shoes at target–I’m impressed! love your trailer outfit, it looks great!

    xo Mary Jo
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    • Heather Fonseca November 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

      Thank you Mary Jo! My friend Ariane snagged the shoes at Target for me.

  2. lissy
    November 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I’m sure you were the most fab dressed person at the campground. Love the faux fur jacket!
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    • Heather Fonseca November 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

      Why thank you, I think I was, except of course for the children, who manage to take 6 things that don’t match and combine them in a way that looks just fabulous.

  3. Alexis of NorthOnHarper November 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    LOVE THESE PHOTOS…. they have me laughing and applauding
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    • Heather Fonseca November 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

      Thanks Alexis! I’m glad you liked the post.

  4. Sylvia
    November 9, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    Wonderful. Great styling and photographs!
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  5. Dress Code: High Fashion
    November 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    OMG I`m so jealous of your perfectly-fitting jeans! That is just the pair of jeans I want!

    …it just seems there isn`t a pair of jeans for me in this universe… :/
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    • Heather Fonseca November 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

      I didn’t think there was a pair of jeans for me on this planet until I found J-Brand. They are super crazy long, so even though I’m 5’9″ tall I have to have them shortened, but other than that they fit great. Try a pair! I have to assume they sell them across the pond.

    November 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    What a fun photoshoot. You look awesome!
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  7. Jamillah November 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I don’t really camp…but damn girl you look great! That trailer is amazing the missoni for target heels are fantastic!-whatever to the stares!

    And thank goodness no burn holes in your fave jeans.
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    • Heather Fonseca November 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks Jamillah! Actually, that’s not my trailer. Oh how I wish it was! I do so love Airstreams. Ours isn’t quite as photogenic, so we chose a different one for a backdrop.

  8. Stacey - Total City Girl
    November 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes! You look very glam!!
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  9. Jecy March 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi! I love you dress. They are really nice. You are looking good on the picture.


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