Monday, May 19, 2014

Dressing for the Outdoors

The funny thing about the weather here in Tennessee? It's one big surprise party.

This past Thursday (in the middle of May) we opened our doors and...surprise! It's cold outside!
Watching the weather last week, I quickly realized the short/sleeveless sundress I had planned on for an outdoor wedding rehearsal Thursday night, wasn't going to work out so well.

Thankfully, this maxi (that I've had my eye on since January) had gone on sale and was available in my size at JCP.

I snatched it up, took it home and tried it on with my white leather jacket to make sure it would all work together. Sure enough, it did and I was perfectly comfortable the whole evening.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting ready to attend outdoor events this spring/summer...

1. Keep an eye on the weather. Even if you live in a place where the temperature doesn't change much, you at least need to know if it's going to rain.

Wednesday night last week we got a whole lotta ran, so I brought along some waterproof flats just in case we had to tramp through mud Thursday night. This helped save my good shoes.

2. As soon as you can, come up with a contingency plan.

If you see the weather doesn't coincide with what you had planned to wear, immediately start coming up with alternates. By working on your outfit in advance, you save yourself from running around like a headless chicken the day of.

Now I know there are millions of life factors that get in the way of doing these things sometimes, so even if you do end up wearing a sun dress in 55 degree weather, or sinking in the mud in your favorite heels - be sure to press those shoulders back and keep a smile on your face the whole time.

Because I can tell you one thing that's not pretty - a frowny face that's dishing out nothing but complaints!

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