Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Thanks to Hubby for humouring me and documenting my Canada-Day dress-up session. 

Happy Canada Day my friends! We had perfect weather here for celebrating our nation's birthday. Hot, dry with clear skies and a slight breeze. Mmmmm. Sadly, in spite of all the red and white in my wardrobe, I didn't have anything appropriate to wear to the festivities.

This outfit had potential. Red, white and cool. The dark dots along the skirt are coins that jingle when I walk. And we were walking. The jingling would have driven me mad, if the coins didn't fall off en route  I lost one just getting ready for pictures. Besides, I sound like an ice-cream truck when I wear it. Sounding like an ice-cream truck on a hot day when not actually having ice cream to share is just cruel.

Another outfit featuring the right colours, but oh, so the wrong team for a Canada Day celebration on Vancouver Island. I have been booed in the streets for wearing my Red Wings jersey here before. Not a wise choice in the land of Canucks. 

Besides, I'm not comfortable showing that much leg in public.

The cotton top in this outfit is cool and crisp, but the fabric of this dress is just too hot. I don't understand why they made a summer dress out of such sweat-inducing fabric. I also don't understand why I keep it in my wardrobe when it irritates me so. In spite of that, I was glad to have it for pictures today.

Did I mention we were walking to the festivities? Not in these shoes. I just about lost a heel just getting around the yard. And I can only hold my stomach in for so long! As much as I love how I look, this just wasn't a reasonable outfit for the day. 

All these fun options and no winners! Looks like I'll have to do some shopping before Canada Day rolls around again. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Linking up with Patti and the stylish crew for Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Stop by and check out the festivities.