"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I wore Wednesday~ farmgirl addition!

Soooo, I'm a huge fan of Lyndsey at The Pleated Poppy
She keeps it real, is beautiful, creative, funny and 
makes the prettiest things out of colorful fabric.

She also hosts the CrAzY popular blog party
"What I wore Wednesday"
It flat out cracks me up every time I think of it. 
(the ladies look lovely tho, I'm not busting on them)
"in order to inspire one another to put a little more time into ourselves.  as a stay-at-home mom, it is so easy to stay in pj’s or yoga pants all day, but i want to do more!  i want to feel good about how i look..."
 My outfits are prolly not what she had in mind...
Yoga pants would be dressing UP!

Most of the time my Wednesday is about the same as my Tuesday!

I'm sure you've admired my farmgirl attire in previous posts;
no, not pink Carhartts. yet.

My uniform is:
Down coat, ear band, scarf or fleece jacket 
 either layered over a polo shirt or turtleneck depending on the season.
but no matter what;
bootcut jeans n Ariat paddock boots


This pic could have been taken almost any day last year with my black down coat.
Yes. I do get a new down coat every year. Your point?
So far; red, blue, black and this year's PINK
(Last years blue is now melted along cuffs from brushing against hot woodstove as I load more wood!)

Hey, I am a farmgirl, horse trainer and mommy. 
I'm not the kind to wear riding breeches everywhere so this is my compromise.

I do not own anything that hasn't walked through the barn at least once to throw hay at last check...
Even my ballgowns after a fancy hunt ball.
And then there was the time we drove in to find ponies in the alfalfa field.
(Could make them seriously sick so freak out n panic is appropriate)
I remember trying to run as my high heels sank down in the dirt.
Bad words said, shoes cast off.
If I could wear paddock boots everywhere I would.
Wait a minute. I do.

I must add here that if I do go shopping for myself I often think of another fave blogger Meg who once showed off a cute outfit that she said came from Dress Barn
She pointed out how that's not the best name for a fashion store and said she always thinks "moooo" when she sees it. 
Perfect. Now it's in my head that I should prolly shop there!

But ...
I've ordered several flower pins from Lyndsey and today am lusting after some of her newest creations. 

Tell me that these don't look like they were made for me?

Accessories to make me feel pretty while sporting my farmgirl attire!

this ruffled scarf is gorgeous and fun!

These bitty button gingham earrings are perfect for a farmgirl!

 Can you (kinda?) see why now...

In honor of The Polar Vortex; 
"What I wore Wednesday"
I thought I'd share so that more of you could join my Michigan bff who teased me and said I must look like a sumo wrestler when I described the SEVEN layers I was wearing.

starting w/innermost layer
thermal tee, turtleneck, fleece, irish fisherman sweater, pink down coat, formerly known as blue down coat, scarf 
and below~
fleece pj bottoms under jeans.
cotton socks, then the bestest fleece socks under winter Ariat boots

Hey, I was able to stay outside for hours layering blankets and making hot feeds for ALL the outdoor farm critters (Henny Penny was almost brought inside).
Then I came in mellow n happy and layered quilts on beds and made chili.
I'm sure hubby might wish I'd wear yoga pants but...

Happy wife. Happy life.

Now go see how hip city mommas dress for their date nights!
I'm inspired (and envious) and will definitely steal a few ideas!

pleated poppy

Hey, maybe someone else out there would like to buy my new equestrian style boots?
For reals. Size 6 1/2  Steve Maddens for $40 + shipping
(they are a richer/darker brown than this poor pic shows)
Comment or email for better pics if you're interested.


Lori Skoog said...

This post is a riot! Love the picture of you on the saucer...you don't look like a farm girl, you look like a model! I do, however, understand what it's like to wear all those layers when you are taking care of animals. Went to the site...boy does she get a lot of participants.

Stevie Taylor said...

It's soooo true. What I wore on Wednesday is probably what I wore on Tuesday and will wear on Thursday. Until it's wet or extremely muddy, ii can keep going back out to the barn. Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

You made my day!! I am laughing and nodding and smiling and wanting to give you a hug! What a cheerful and fun post. Now I must do better about my clothes. LOL I usually have my cleaning hat on on for Wednesday, with a pony tail out the back of the hat...off to a clients house I go.
Fun, fun post and just love it!!! You go girl, you are just beautiful!

Vintage Country Girl said...

You are so funny! And cute! I would look like the abominable snowman with all those layers on!

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

Did I say sumo wrestler? I meant Randy from A Christmas Story "I can't put my arms down"!!! xoxo