Bonfires and Stilettos in the Woods?
What to wear to a bonfire, especially, if you’re travelling in a pickup truck? My choice would be flat boots, warm down jacket, wool hat and gloves. When my friend, who lives in the middle of Ohio was invited to a bonfire, she was so excited. She was told to wear comfy clothes.
She is a beautiful blonde woman, classsy with great taste and I pictured her in Frye cowboy boots, tan leather jacket and a cream handknit scarf, right out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue. I described this to her and her first response was, “heck, no- I don’t go anywhere without my stilettos and best jewelry”. Makes no sense. I presented reasons for her to dress more practically as she was going to be in woods (in case she didn’t realize that) and yet again, my friend told me that this is what she always does wherever she goes, but will modify just a bit, “Yes, but in my old jeans and stilettos from Macy’s. Just sayin”.
I thought, some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly. And, I like to think it’s that way with jewelry, clothes and places too. Isn’t it that way with what you wear to different types of venues, events, settings, parties, outings? Magazines and advertisements tell us what to wear, what is stylish, what others wore, what the ‘look’ is. Women will even ask google search: what do you wear to a bonfire?
How marvelous that someone knows just what SHE does. I couldn’t imagine tromping in the woods in heels and stiletto ones no less. But for her, no problem and it made sense.
My friend opened my eyes to something new. Putting two things together that are surprising can sometimes express who you are as a unique individual and actually make brilliant sense! I am not recommending you wear heels on your next trek in the woods, but I do see the point she makes. We have seen many gals wearing pearls with jeans and denim . Historically pearls were reserved for ‘that little black dress’, formals, Sunday best. Now, pearls can go with everything. So, be bold and go for it and mix it up!