I’ve begun to notice that a variety of garden catalogs are carrying clothing designed just for gardening. This is an intriguing concept. On a typical day in my garden, I am happily clad in whatever holey, stained clothes were closest at hand and pay little to no attention to my appearance. Devoid of makeup and hair care products, my short locks stick out at odd angles and my blonde lashes are rendered invisible.
This casual approach, although very comfortable, has significant drawbacks. Babies cry, dogs bark, and people have actually crossed to the other side of the street to avoid me. I began to wonder that if perhaps if I looked less like this:
and more like this
dogs wouldn’t bark, babies wouldn’t cry, and people would stop crossing to the other side of the street.
Instead of purchasing expensive new clothes, I decided to cruise a local thrift store and then follow several tried and true fashion rules when creating new gardening outfits.
1. Sassy black boots and a scarf will liven up any dull outfit.
2. A little black dress should be a staple in every gal’s wardrobe.
3. You can never go wrong with a floral print.
It’s such a relief to know that all these gems were waiting for me. I feel more fashionable already!