The summer of 2020 has been one of the most interesting I’ve had in a long time. My thoughts from the start have always been that I have a choice to go down – (1) the negative road or (2) glean something positive from all that has transpired. I’ve tried for (2), and that means I’ve focused on the things I can control and let go of what I can’t. For me I’m doing a little more self-care. I’ve had more time to indulge in this part of my life. And today’s #ootd is based on my lifestyle lately and taking time for myself these past few months.
Exercise has helped me pass the time and has also gotten me out of the house. In addition to that, it has put my mind in a better space. Ironically, exercise has actually helped me take the time to focus outward to the needs of others.
If you are like me, keeping active has been one of the only things that has kept me sane. One of the ways I stayed busy was a to amp up my exercise routine during the time we’ve stayed at home. I’ve lived in workout gear for the majority of the last 5 months with the exception of when I went out to shoot for the blog. Biker shorts were what I’ve worn to work out for years. They have been worn alone and under running shorts to help hold the jiggly bits together as I run. It’s not always pretty, but I’m out there taking care of the body I was given. I’m determined to be the best me I can, and if it doesn’t work, I know it won’t be for lack of trying. Now, these shorts have become part of my fashion statement. They are comfortable and easier to wea,r and since they are a staple in my wardrobe, why not wear them out?
I added this olive blazer I had in my closet.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that tie dye is back in fashion too.
Tie dye was popular in the 1960’s as protest art, then as Pop Art in the 1970’s.
This shirt was made by my photographer, Sam Moore. She had talked about making a bunch and selling them. (I’ll have get back to you all when I know when her items will be ready to be sold. Stay tuned!) I have a couple tie dyed tee shirts and a skirt I did 3 or 4 years ago with my daughter-in-law, Natalie. This post reminded me of the fun we had that day creating our one-of-a-kind art. This is also something fun to do with your kids, and for me, I think Frankie Rae would enjoy the art of creating her own designs on a tee. She loves doing anything art related.
I added these boots, because they’re comfortable like a pair of trainers. They have a soft rubber sole and are easy to pull on.
I’ve never been one to follow guidelines or rules when it comes to dressing myself. The freedom to create and express by way of what you wear is part of who I am. If you ask my parents, they will tell you I was born to be wild. And that’s just the way I like it.
Large Hoop Earrings/similar here
Layered Necklaces/similar here