WIW: season's last sunburn (I hope!)

Yesterday, we "skipped" school and I took the kids to our State Fair.  We had a blast, and got rather sunburnt.  We got to ride in a combine, and on a mini Ferris wheel, paddle kayaks around a swimming pool, watch piglets be born and chicks hatch -- my kids will be talking about it for quite a while.

#1 and #2 are from date night the day before the fair.  I decided to combat the arctic A/C by wearing fall boots with my summer outfit.  It only sort-of worked.

I didn't get any pics of myself at the fair - I wore #1 with more practical black sandals and an orange tee.  (I made all the kids wear orange tee shirts too, so that we matched.  It was quite effective - everyone could tell we belonged together)

#3 is today - post fair, and feeling a little bit lobstery.

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21 Comments

  • Kiwichik replied 4 years ago

    I think you could get away with boots with your skirt if they were brown rather than black. Can't see any obvious lobster effect - sounds like a great time was had by all.

  • AJ replied 4 years ago

    That skirt is cute. I agree with you that the boots should have worked with that outfit, but something seems a little off. Maybe it works better with tapered skirts?

  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    I LOVE #1! One of my favourite outfits so far. This is very much the direction I see you moving in if you don't mind me saying:). Streamlined and modern, a touch of pattern and colour. Fab!

  • replied 4 years ago

    I love 1 too, I think the boots work well and you look hot and leggy.

    Sorry about the sunburn --- hope you are feeling better soon!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Love your boots and boots outfit! Don't approve of the sunburn - where was your hat!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    I know Shevia!  I was dumb, and thought that the sun was low enough in the sky (it's late in the season), that we wouldn't burn.  I was definitely wrong!  As far as the hat - I didn't want to be chasing it in the wind all day, 

    On the first outfit, I felt like there was black feet, then this enormous white stretch, with a black top.  Maybe it would have worked better if my skirt read darker - I'm not sure.  But I'm going to keep trying boots and skirts.  And I don't have any tapered skirts - i think that'll have to go on the sewing list :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    I quite like the boots with the skirt Amy - and you have fabulous legs!

  • cobaltblue replied 4 years ago

    I like all 3, especially #1!

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I think #1 looks good with the boots.  You could wear the same outfit when it gets a little cooler with tights too. 

    Our State Fair starts in 2 weeks and it's always super hot and we have to coat ourselves in sunscreen.  My kids love it although I only have patience for a couple hours - just long enough to look around and eat some fair food.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    When you consider that we were there eleven hours, and it was over 100 outside (and sunny all day), we really didn't burn very badly :)2

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    Love #1!  One of your best to date!

    Sorry about the sunburn. I hope you feel better soon, and so do the kids. Sunburns stink!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Omg, I LOVE the boots.

  • replied 4 years ago

    I like the boots with that skirt, and that skirt is still one of my favorites on you.  Too bad about the sunburn but a least you got your vitamin D.  Here in the pacific northwest vitamin D deficiency is prolific.

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    A little (but not too much) leg is great for date night!  The contrast of skirt to boot doesn't bother me one bit --- the high contrast seems deliberate.

    Choosing blue to "cool" your sunburn was an excellent idea, although it won't take away the discover.  I'm one of those obsessive people who not only wears SPF 50, but reapplies it, even at Six Flags!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Amy, you have super legs, and your boots are fabulous! Hope the sunburn heals soon. 

  • Word Lily replied 4 years ago

    I thought you looked totally fab at the fair.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks WordLily - that was one of my favorite summer skirt/shorts. :)
    It was a huge treat to see you and your family that day.

  • El Cee replied 4 years ago

    Love your date night look! That graphic skirt is so modern and chic. I think it looks fab with the booties as you have great legs. Sorry about the sunburn, but glad that you and the kids had a blast at the fair

  • claire (aka crackers) replied 4 years ago

    I love #1, I think the booties look intentional, very "blogger-ish". But I know what you mean, I've tried them and can't get used to the look. But you have great legs! And I'm jealous that you can still get a sunburn in November.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks Crackers - but this is actually an old thread - I got this sunburn in September :)  It's cold here now!

  • claire (aka crackers) replied 4 years ago

    Oops I didn't notice!

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