Two weeks ago I asked my blog friends to give me some advice on how to look cute while camping and trudging through the woods. Here are the responses.
Ada writes “Of Woods and Words”. According to her blog’s “about” page she lives “in a small cabin on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 55 miles from the nearest town.” (Ada, where I’m from, a small cabin at the edge of the woods IS camping.) She sent me two adorable photos that were originally posted here. This is what she has to say:
“…when I camp/picnic I try to wear lots of well fitting layers and avoid the Mom jeans at all cost. Instead, I go for fitted, but not skin tight jeans and I wear waterproof hiking boots that aren’t ginormous. To add a little bit of personality, I throw on a hand-knitted cap.”
And here she is cooking over an open fire! It’s usually a lot warmer where I go camping, (Is that SNOW on the ground behind her?) Ada, what are you cooking? That looks good.
Anne Bray writes “Spy Girl” and other blogs. In January of 2004 she went on a hike on Hong Kong island. Her friend Lisa Fairchild took a photo of her hiking ensemble, which includes a stripe bag, clogs, and lots of layers. Anne tells me that she still has and wears most of these items.
- Black/white Speedo tee — work sample from Irene
- Navy Leon Max rayon shorts — LM outlet in Glendale late 90s
- Some sort of black sweater at waist
- Capri length leggings — from ?
- Cotton ankle sox
- Clogs – Amsterdam flea market
- Stripe zip-top tote – 99¢ store
- Buttons adorn a mini purse (was using as “camera bag”)
- Nikon Coolpix 995 – a relic and she still uses it.
Items seriously lacking from outfit:
- Flashlight (she stumbled down from hike in the dark)
I’ll remember your advice about the hats and the flashlight Anne. I need to be a lot more prepared on my hiking trips. Last time we saw a rattle snake and I, of course, had left the snake bite kit in the campground.
And last but not least, Alexis from “North on Harper” sent me this very chic camping outfit which includes possibly the cutest army green jacket ever, over a blue t-shirt, capri jeans and a great pair of sporty shoes.
Thank you everyone! My husband and I have planned another camping trip soon. I’m going to have to bring some photo-worthy outfits this time.
(The photos are the property of the individuals highlighted in this article.)