Monday, January 19, 2015

Style of my very own!

Style is a way in which great minds think.
                     Frank Harris


Some women have a natural “Flair for style” I seem to have my own version of that, “Floundering in fashion.” I try hard but honestly my style depends largely on the weather and the task at hand, especially here on the farm. Not everyone, I have to say gets my style, but I am noticing some friends of mine have certainly been catching on.

One morning, for example, I was sitting at the kitchen table, sipping coffee while basking in the warmth of the sun streaming through the big window. Enjoying those southern views of the farm and getting lulled into a false sense of temperature. This happens more often than you would think, especially when the woodstove is always roaring, just beneath my feet in the basement.


The saying “Sweating bullets” comes to mind for some reason. Even if I am not sure what that truly means I do understand the “sweating” part. I finished that coffee quickly, trying to escape the overwhelming heat. I hurried downstairs and began putting on layers over top of my pajamas. Wearing flannel frolicking monkey pajamas always make this girl happy. If you are laughing at that, I do believe you would too if you worked from home and not in that office; and you know it.

Anyhow, I layered on my warm fleece hoodie, lined coveralls, my heavy canvas vest with the big pockets, that orange hat I had knitted that My Hero keeps borrowing, and a new beautiful neck warmer creation that my friend  Holly had mailed to me. It matches perfectly, I knew I was “styling” now. See what I mean about how my friends understand my sense of style. Finally, overtop of those colourful fleece socks from another friend who gets me, I slipped on those Pink Cadillac Boots, pulled on lined rubber gloves and sunglasses. I slid that door open and stepped outside.


-20 degrees Celsius plus wind-chill, oh yes it was cold out there. “Darn that blinding heat holding sun”, it had deceived me once again. There would be no peeling off of layers this morning, or so I thought. I went about my chores, but while sitting in the tractor with its heat pumping heater I began taking one layer off at a time starting with the hat, neck warmer then finally the vest. Having to exit to open and close gates and talk to the cows I had to put all those layers I had removed back on. I was starting to feel like a clothing model at a fashion show “changing out” constantly.


With the chores all done and back at the house, once again basking in the heat of the sun streaming through that big window I looked down and giggled at those frolicking monkey flannels. That is when I noticed that I had almost forgotten to mention one friend who seems to understand my sense of style extremely well. Feralwoman,  (to those of us who know and love her) understands the word style. Thank you girls.


Who knows my “Floundering in fashion” style may catch on. Maybe after everyone reads this blog post there will be those calls and before you know it, you will see me on the cover of one of those fancy fashion magazines. Can you see it?


Later

47 comments:

  1. I definitely can see you on the cover of Farm Girl Weekly! I think you are styling in those jams. Negative 20 degrees- woowzer...I'd need two pair of flannel jammies for that chill! LOL! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Well you certainly look nice and toasty, which is quite important I'd imagine at -20 degrees. Brrr. You are so tough!

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  3. Farming is mo monkey business but it doesn't hurt to wear your best for the job. If you got the monkey pyjamas you may as well wear them to keep you warm. I love that stylish hat and scarf. You look totally toasty warm and the sun glasses makes you look cool at the same time.
    Go Farm Girl Go...

    Keep warm... We're warming up as we're having a January thaw with rain.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. lol. it's freezing cold here too. and I do look the part :)

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  5. I can totally see it Grace, in fact I think that they will make a entire show around your fashion sense...giggle. I understand that layering thing...I am hit with it in the head everytime I get out of bed, where it's nice and cosy. And then go downstairs, where incidentally, there is no heat gushing wood stove...and it might be around -18 at times.....reality check! Snort.

    Jen

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  6. I like your style, Buttons! You know how to stay warm and that's more important than fancy duds from an upscale boutique!

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  7. Looks COLD. I can see the need for the mask - and it will keep away the sissies. LOL

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  8. That's so great you have your own fun sense of style. Yes, definitely dress for the weather and what you are going to be doing rather than what the media dictates.
    Lynne x

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  9. "Floundering in fashion!" I love it! I am wondering, however, how you are ever able to move after you put on all those clothes! xo Nellie

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  10. I believe I just read that it's Fashion Week in Milan or some such place ... you'll likely be getting a phone call soon. Keep on rockin' it Buttons. I love your style.

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  11. Well, I think the pajamas are a nice touch under that "t"... xoxo

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  12. I think there is a need for a calendar of farm girl fashions, don't you?

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  13. Fashion shmashion.
    I really, really home that Floundering in Fashion is the catch of the day.

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  14. Sometimes I wonder how the Pres puts up with me and my fashion sense since I am totally practical when it comes to my attire!...:)JP

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  15. I can see a whole centre spread in Farm Girls Weekly Magazine lol.

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  16. Hey what ever is comfy I say ! I love my jammies but I only wear them at night and in the early mornings I am the type that has to be dressed for the day and that is sweat shirts with T shirt or long shirt underneath sweat pants of some sort with long underwear under if staying in cozy slippers and a cuppa of tea in hand if going out then my fashionable outer wear lumber jacket or winter jacket depends on the temps , vest underneath if cold then ski pants , boots, with grippers on depends how much ice is out there , hat , scarf , gloves , hey I am a country bumpkin I dont care what I look like when out or in as long as I am comfy and or warm in the cold winters lol ! I think you look awesome ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. Oh, Brrrrr! Even I know about "fashionable" layers down here in southwest Louisiana. But our 0 degrees C was not as cold as your -21! And love your monkey jammies, too. Keep warm.Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  18. Oh my goodness minus 20 degrees+ wow... keep on layering! That cute warm hat and scarf set is gorgeous actually. I love it - so nice. I reckon there's many of us who can acquaint with your thoughts on fashion. It's the best style - functional and fun and colourful... what more is needed eh! Hugs and stay warm - or moderate, or whatever's needed ;D) xx

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  19. Staying warm is the most important!

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  20. I better get a subscription to Vogue...I don't want to miss your spread.

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  21. It doesn't matter what we wear to keep warm. Love your pj's!

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  22. I love your fashion sense. Mine is the same as yours. And yeah, pjs under insulated coveralls just warms the soul! :)
    Layering clothes in the house you do sweat bullets! Ha!
    We've been so spring like here. I love it! Yesterday was almost 50f and today is 45f! The frost is outta the ground and we had an inch of rain! It's muddy though. I'll take the mud over ice any day!
    Cheri

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  23. Gostei do seu jeito bem humorada de tratar do frio intenso aí.
    Aqui estou em casa, acabei de chegar da praia, lá estava com 40oC, aqui 34.
    Tenho um amigo brasileiro que reside perto de Toronto. Ele voltou nesta sexta-feira.
    Na Internet ele postou do Aeroporto em são Paulo:"Estou saindo do forno para entrar no freezer".
    Eu também nasci e cresci no campo. Gosto muito da Natureza.
    Forte abraço e boa semana!

    VitorNani/Hang Gliding Paradise

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  24. You wear what you are comfortable and warm in, hang the style.
    Like your PJ'S. not worn here, too warm in all seasons for me but, if I lived up your way I would wear layers like you do.
    It's wonderful to have the sun warm the bones :)
    Hugs M xox

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  25. B,

    I love your fashion, it's called staying warm, and totally comfortable. I call that Sexy Mama :-)
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  26. ooohhhh I totally get it!! I "work" from home (if you can call it work) where brushing your teeth is optional and working in your p.j.'s is perfectly fine ;)

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  27. Never thought I'd see you posting a selfie!

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  28. -16 here this morning without the wind chill when I was out at 5:45 am with the Aussies. Style who needs City style when we have down home practical style & warmth. Keep your home fires roaring "B". xxx

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  29. Ha ha 'floundering in fashion'! I am so glad you put these pictures up. it made my day when you sent me one last week - so bundled up!!

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  30. OMG ... my comment just got eaten .. BIG sigh!
    I am all for monkey pajamas girl ! I have a load of animal and snowflake pajamas .. the crazier the better.
    I practically live in them all winter so I have to have some fun with them .. life is to short right ?
    It was -18 when I got up this morning so we are being whipped back and forth with the weather.
    You have your own unique style girl so revel in it ... enjoy it ... embrace it !! LOL
    Your selfie is too cute !
    Joy : )

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  31. Love your fashion sense of style! :) I lived that life...you gotta be comfy, warm and in style girl!

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  32. I happen to think it's very stylish indeed :)

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  33. Being a full time RVer, I have the same type of style as you.. LOVE IT...

    Hugs~

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  34. I think your style is wonderful! I, personally, have frolicking dachshund pjs. I do believe they keep one warmer than plain old pjs. Winter means more style than usual for most of us... :)

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  35. Well, I love your sense of style! I think those pink Cadillac boats will go great with that brown/pink tee shirt. Lately, I am learning to be comfortable wearing jeans, comfy shirts, and no makeup every day, and absolutely love it. All women should feel so free.

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  36. Farm girls have a style all of there own :)

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  37. The problem with wearing a scarf over my lower face is that my glasses then fog up. Or even ice up, if I persist...
    But you sure do look warm!!! There have been any number of days this winter when I have just added a few layers over my nightie and declared that I was dressed for the day. I bet the cows envy those flannel PJ's, when they are standing out in the wind eating their breakfasts...

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  38. a "foundering in fashion" magazine!

    that's what his world needs!!!!!

    yesssssssssssss!

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  39. My glass's too will fog up. Your hat is nice really not like my hubby's. The neighbors call him well you know. No name calling but a hint. Black and the eyes show only. Scary.

    It is cold alright so one has to dress warm like you and my hubby.

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  40. I'd say you're stylin' ..... :-D
    Stay toasty ...
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  41. I would say you have an excellent sense of style for working on the farm. And for making hats, which your "girls' and friends all enjoy. Whereby you share your sense of style with many.

    Hope you survive the winter. See you in the spring. Blessing and Bear hugs!

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  42. Oh you are too darn cute. I thought I was the only one that dressed like that. I am not nearly as colorful but I do love a knitted scarf to breath into and keep my nose warm!

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  43. Who gives a care about fashion in those temperatures but actually I think you could start a new trend. On the other hand you could be mistaken for a terrorist until authorities got down to your pi's. You are always good for a laugh. Seriously though that is one of the things I hate about visiting cold countries. Having to put on layers and then take them off in heated places. What a bother. At the moment we are living in t-shirts and shorts, inside and out. I love it.

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  44. Oh my gosh this is too funny got to the end of this post and found you wearing my favorite shirt ~ yup have had that exact same shirt for over a year now ( bought it at T.Suppy ) Great minds thinks alike B. ha ha

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