Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Want to know something I learned? Hiking, it is just walking"


So, next weekend I am braving the great outdoors for a camping trip with some other couples. Now, I'm a little high maintence..I'll admit it. I've never been camping, I don't go camping. I am horrified I am going to be attacked by a bear. This also is a new relationship-thing( we haven't had the chat yet, so I don't really know what to call it)

My number one concern right now is outfits..what do I wear to still look fashionable, yet not out of touch with the fact I am sleeping outside. Naturally, I turned to Polyvore to see some sets that others have made..Here are a few I liked:

Camping in Colorado
Camping in Colorado - by *Heather Thomas on

If anyone has some suggestions-OR ADVICE!, GREATLY APPRECIATED!
I already have a bunch of magazine, the Twilight series to read, and an air mattress for the tent ready to go!

Also, we have an engagement party to go to in a few weeks, ladies, any suggestions on how I GENTLY suggest that he should be dressing a little less grad student, a little more like this:


Update: The lovely Sarah Danielle sent me over this board created by Courtney, and I kinda love it!!

Cabin Fever


  1. That last look is my sweeties fave. Just explain it to him like this "Look honey, it's either a jacket and tie or a cool tee shirt and simple cardigan... you choose what you think will be easier!" I swear 9 times out of 10 he'll pick the cardigan look. It's just exposing your guy to new things. Because God knows he would still be wearing cargo shorts and sweatshirts his entire life if someone didn't step in, LOL!

    As for the camping looks, take a look at this:

  2. I love that outfit for him:) Hub wears cardis all the time and I love it.

    Have fun camping. I went last September and think that the best things to take are comfy jeans, long underwear, uggs, wellies, cross trainers, sweatshirts and comfy not bring anything that you really care about because it will all get very dirty!

  3. I will be praying for you... I am NOT the camping type either. My extent of outdoorsyness is running outside haha :) Have fun though!

  4. i have only ever camped for a long weekend at musical festivals before - so here is the only advice i can offer based on my own experiences!:

    * Take the following:Dry Shampoo, wet wipes, and an ever so brilliant hat
    * It is always colder than you think it will be at night
    *it is really fun!! enter in the spirit of it and you will have a great time!

    Good luck! xxxx

  5. you are too stinking cute! but that first set will not be good for camping!! make sure to bring plenty of socks as they will get dirty quickly and you will love for nothing more to slip on some fresh ones before bed.

  6. I am so not the camping type haha, I do love hiking though.

    love the last outfit for your man : )

  7. I'm so not the outdoors type, but I would put together an outfit with some comfortable Lululemon black stretch pants, the kind that make your butt look amazing and pair it with either an oversized button down shirt and a wide belt, or an oversized cardigan sweater. Pair that with some Uggs (sorry if people hate these, up here in Boston they are needed for warmth in the winter) or if you are not into uggs, some fab flat boots. If anything I suggest to dress in layers, you never know what it will be like outside when you are camping.

    Good luck! and let us know what outfit you went with

  8. Ohhhhh I have a vest that I bought that almost favors that style..I love it...I will post it later.

  9. So one of my favorite movie's is Troop Beverly Hills. Why? Because I relate with Phyllis Nefler completely especially when it comes to camping. That being said I have no advice! But have a great trip. I can't wait to hear more about it.

    Oh and I totally agree with what Sarah says. If it gets him out of wearing a tie I think he will go for it.

  10. oh my gosh you'll love Twilight! just take lots of layers, warm socks..if you don't have access to a sink take foam cleansing pads that you can wet with bottled water! At some point in the trip you will abandon any attempt to look decent, so just take the basics (chap stick or lip gloss, mascara, blush, or whatever basics you like!)

  11. ummmm i do not do camping either!! i'll sleep at hostels and backpack europe but sleeping on the ground and in the cold with no bathrooms or showers, i do not do.

    one of these days i'm going to have to suck it up though because my bfs been begging to go. ick

    good luck and have fun!!

  12. you will def. have to have some wellies! Also need to wear non-cotton socks!!! This is soo important!! Another big NO is do not wear perfume!

    The whole walking thing, not so fun. However the scenery and the stars at night with the camp fire, so worth it.

  13. Have fun and take pics. I get invited camping by friends and decline every year. I mean really in a tent and not a cabin? I'm sure you will be so cute!

  14. I adore that you will remain stylish while camping - a true fashionista!!
    I wish I had some advice for you, but the closest I have ever been to camping is when I was 10 years old, in my front yard with lots of lollies and my friends.
    The outfits are gorgeous!!

    Re the gorgeous outfit for your man. Just simply say "have you ever thought of wearing something like this, I think you would look great in it!"

    Also, I awarded you on my blog xx

  15. Camping is not my forte, but when I married an outdoorsy kinda guy I knew I’d have to give it a shot! If there is one thing I’ve learned from my attempts is that s’mores on a campfire make almost anything better!! Good luck bella!

  16. I am not much of a camping girl myself so I wish you the best of luck! Oh, and I tagged you.


...thanks for the comments sweetness!