Sunday, February 15, 2015

I Must be Nuts

   I must be nuts, and I have these pictures to prove it.  I think it's normal for everyone to question their sanity from time to time.  I don't think it's normal for multiple others to question it for you.  I'm sitting here writing this, hoping that anyone who reads my post will not suddenly be horrified by the depth of my eccentricities.   Wait eccentricities... yeah, that's the ticket.  I'm not nuts.  I'm  just eccentric, which is often quite charming and downright stylish when referring to fashion.  Yep, just think of me as quirky.  Picture something like Woody Allen wearing a wool sweater vest with a cottage and lambs on it.  Can't picture it?  Page back through some of my old posts and you'll see that vest.  I have one and I must say that baby was a hit on Chictopia!  See, quirky is in.  However nuts, is not.
   The reason I'm stating, "I must be nuts", this time is because of the weather I braved the day I took these blog pictures.  On this particular day in South Dakota, the outdoors was below freezing temperatures accompanied by a fairly decent blizzard.  At the time, I was dressed and ready to meet with some friends for a night of shopping and much needed female bonding.  Unfortunately, during my drive into town I discovered the wind was kicking up so much snow visibility was almost nihil. My decision, while not desirable, was easy.  I had to turn around and go home to face another winter's night stuck in the house, staring at my boyfriend watching game shows.  Wait, scratch that.  I had to turn around and go through the Burger King drive-thru, then go home to quaff down a Whopper and stare at my boyfriend watching game shows.  My intended evening out with the ladies had become rather bleak.
   However, before I resorted to these inevitable events, I decided to snap a few blog photos of the outfit I intended to wear out.  Here introduces my, "eccentricities."  It was absolutely, bone chillingly cold when I took these photographs.  Not only that, but the wind was obscene.  Did it cross my mind to let this photo opportunity pass?  Yes.  Was I aware that most individuals would not put themselves through such physical misery to get some silly snapshots of a mediocre outfit?  Yes.  On the other hand, was the artist in me interested to see how the elements would affect the overall mood and appearance of these pictures?  Absolutely.  So blogger on the tundra, it was!
   Overall, I think that some of these shots turned out pretty cool.  I really like the movement created by the wind.  My favorite picture is the last one.  I think the washed out colors combined with the icicles hanging off the garage makes me look like one of those ancient creatures scientists find frozen in the ice.  Quick side note, if you happen to drive by sometime this winter and still see me standing out in the yard like this, please feel free to stop and make sure I'm not actually frozen to the ground. Us quirky girls need checked on like that.

Coat:  Miss Sixty
Jacket:  American Rag
Jeans:  Gap
Boots:  Sorel
Necklace:  Vintage



  1. I like these photos and your written musings very much. If I ever start blogging (Heaven Forbid), I hope I can assemble my random thoughts in a similarly amusing and eccentric way. I think I better begin soon though because the neurons are not firing as effectively as they did in the past.

    1. i hope you do start blogging soon! i know you will be successful in your musings. who do you think taught me to be so random!