Monday, August 9, 2010
Emily & Erin Part Deux: Playtime in Plymouth
Emily posted some fun photos taken in Plymouth during her visit last week. I agree with her reflection, how sad it can feel to look back, a mere week later, and realize your shortlived vacation has ended... and it already feels like it happened long ago. For me, well, it's been a few years since I've taken a proper vacation (i.e. at least a week long), but when one works several part-time jobs, you never earn any personal days or paid time off. Now that I work full-time, I plan to remedy this by taking a week off next month to read, write and frolic... I can't wait!
But back to last weekend... Saturday was a wee bit hectic, since we daytripped up to Portland, Maine. Sunday was a little more laid back, and we took our annual Summer stroll around America's Hometown, Plymouth, MA. Plymouth might be smaller than Portland, but it's every bit as cute. And, as Emily pointed out, it's jam-packed with tourists! It's easy to blend right in with the crowd... and, that way, no one looks at you funny when you and your friend are taking goofy or pose-y photos!
Plymouth may get crowded at times, but it's definitely a picturesque town where one can find a little serenity. I'm a greedy little nature lover, and like getting to have my greenspace and ocean views all in one spot! Just give me some ponds, trees and sea... I'm one happy little hippie!
Even if I don't exactly dress like one... at least, not all the time.
This look reflects my typical daily style: easy dress, comfy (but cute!) footwear, biiiig bag (if it can't fit an Olsen twin, it's not big enough!), and some kind of floral adornment (like my giant necklace, here). Lately I fear I'm falling into a bit of a style rut, since this is what I wear nearly everday... and in the colder months, I just add tights, boots and a pea coat! Is it lazy or just plain efficient? A sartorial point to ponder...
Full disclosure: my workday "uniform" is even more boring: Embellished tank or tee with a cardigan, jeans, maybe pumps if I'm feeling energetic, and my huuuuge black bag from Aldo that goes with everything. I started out wearing dresses and skirts to work every day, but my office is just too freezing for that! So the jeans that used to hang, ignored, in the corner of my closet are now back in daily rotation. Yeah, good for them.
I thought Emily's Sunday outfit was really cute! And practical for roaming around town. Her style is so sweet and refreshing. She's like a walking Victorian tea set! I especially love the fun, rockabilly touch her minty green "Wayfarers" lend to an otherwise prim ensemble. Ok, so she's a Victorian hipster. Betcha never heard that one before. I dub it "Austen indie-chic."
As for me, I guess I'd call my look "polished bohemian." As in, a hippie who showers (sometimes). And puts on peep toes.
Well, I'm already looking forward to my next joint adventure with Miss Emily! Where, oh, where will we turn up next?
Summer's still got another month left! What are you dying to squeeze in before temps dip and leaves start to fall?