3 Outfits I Wear For Every Day Life
Here is the whole truth, I am pretty boring when it comes to getting dressed every day. I sometimes rewear the same shirt from the day before or even the one I slept in the night before. That is the truth. This time of year, I look for clothes that fit loosely, offer utility, can go from dinner out to the beach and over a bathing suit, and I like it to be simple. I enjoy getting sweaty and dirty and even more so enjoy smelling like last night’s bon fire or dip in the lake. To me life is best lived when we think less about what we have to put on and more about what we will do once we are ready for the day.
So I thought this month, I would share things I actually wear while I do some of my favorite things every day. In all truth here folks. I want you to see just what I wear when I garden, go to the beach with Hayes, or cook in the kitchen on my day off work. I am just a mama, gardener, seasonal dweller, and adventurer who deeply enjoys simplicity and comfort. I don’t feel natural in silk or sweeping dresses. It isn’t me and I have come to accept that. I thrive in denim, linen, and cotton fabrics that flow with my life. My hair is typically tied back and slept on and I like it that way. I don’t do fancy well…just ask Mike…I tripped over a chain the other weekend at a wedding while wearing heels. Ha. So, here is a real look into how I dress typically and the items I literally live my days in. This was a hard experiment for me considering I typically try to be “camera-ready”, but I think I am at a different stage in life where I realize there is no show here or in life, it is about living, being exactly who you are, flaws, daily outfits and all.
So when I garden, I anticipate getting dirty or rather embrace getting dirty. I don’t paint my nails and most of the time I am digging dirt out from under them. I thrive on getting dirty and being outside. It is where I am my best. I end my days and begin my days weeding, checking on plants, coaxing my sugar snaps up their trellis, and making sure Hayes doesn’t pull plants out of the ground. I many times am barefoot, but on cool nights I typically wear my sandals or Blundstones to the garden. I enjoy having shoes I can just pull on more than anything, especially now as a mom.
Most evenings I am wearing a loose fitting tee and some straight cut/boy jeans that if they get a stain on them or rip it simply will add to the character and patina of them rather than ruin them. You won’t see me wearing something in the garden that cannot be dirty or get gross. My favorite shirt right now is from Mollusk Surf Co. Some of Mike and I’s favorite clothes these days are from them. They cater to our relaxed life and style extremely well. This is the shirt I am wearing below that they sent me and I legitimately have been wearing it nonstop. I also love a good leather sandal for easy grab and go outside and these ones from L.L. Bean were ones I was glad to pull out from last year. They are now perfectly broken in and easily slip on and off. What I love about leather sandals is they get better with wear. I adventure in them, grocery shop in them, garden in them, anything is good to me, because if something spills or gets on them it just adds to their character and story.
With late evening light these days, we put Hayes to bed and I jump on shoots with Mike for the blog. It works well since the light is the best at this time of day and Mike is completely free as well. This usually means I am still in whatever I wore during the day while working and/or watching Hayes. Though I am not much of a dress person, I have some that I love and this one that FashionABLE just released in Pima Cotton from Peru is my new favorite. It is so simple and classic, fits great, and hangs longer so I can bend over and pick up Hayes and not worry about wind blowing it up. On chilly evenings I live in my relaxed Levi’s denim jacket. Though here I am barefoot, during the day when I was at the store that afternoon, I was wearing a pair of slip-on sneakers from Vince.
A warm day out on the peninsula called for some shorts and a favorite light weight sweatshirt. It took me a long time to find a pair of denim shorts that felt both comfy, not too tight, not too short, and like me. Finally about three years ago I caught these ones from Madewell on sale. They fit perfectly and I loved that they were paint splattered because that is my style; clothes that can have patina. I love having things that can get dirty especially when you have a 1 year-old and I don’t feel guilty about it and these do the trick. I also, don’t typically wear things that have patterns on them, but this tie-dye sweatshirt from Mollusk has stolen my heart and is on repeat. It is the perfect weight for cool summer mornings, plus it makes me feel a little like I am at summer camp, which is a wonderful feeling in the summer. Finally, my Soludos are an essential for me in the summer. I wear them so much these ones have worn out after almost four years of constant wear and I need to make a point to get a new pair this year. Hard to part with something so worn in, but they served their time.
Would love to hear the things you wear a lot throughout the week this time of year!
Also, Mike finally convinced me that the Negroni is good. Maybe it just needed to get warmer outside for me to finally like it. Who knows!?