OUTFIT | It Never Rains in Southern California
On the morning after our trip to Sequoia National Park, we woke up to grey skies, pouring rain, and temperatures not unlike a Scottish summer. Of course, if it actually WAS Scotland, people would’ve been walking around bare-chested in that kind of temperature, and at least one of the tabloids would have the word “SCORCHIO!” on their front page, so I can’t really complain, can I?
This ISN’T Scotland, though (the palm trees kinda give it away, huh?), so the cooler temperatures gave me the opportunity to wear a couple of items purchased on this trip. The top was my solitary purchase from the PinUp Girl boutique, which I went back to a couple of days after my first, unsuccessful visit to the store. Unfortunately my second visit was only slightly more successful, because while they had a lot of stock, they only had maybe one or two dresses/skirts in each style, which meant that there was literally only a handful of items in the entire store in my size: woe!
This top was one of them, and it’s been on my list for a while now, so it came home with me, but I couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of driving to the store twice, only to come home and have to order from the website, anyway. (And the ‘Amanda’ dress that was top of my list was sold out there too: more woe!) As you can see, the top is super-low cut, so I’m wearing a flesh-coloured cami underneath: despite having a weirdly long torso and totally flat chest, I was also cursed with the kind of shape that means that any kind of V-neck will look borderline obscene on me, so I bought it with the intention of putting a couple of stitches in the neckline – then I decided I just couldn’t wait another second to wear it, so the cami was my best option at the time. I mean, it was either that or a boob job, and the cami was the cheaper of the two, so…
The trousers, meanwhile, were bought at H&M, in one of those “middle of nowhere” malls you find dotted around America. This one was on the road back from Sequoia National Park (so, REALLY in the middle of nowhere: we really just stopped there to break up the journey and stretch our legs, but it would’ve be rude not to at least have a look, no?), and, well, they’re just black trousers, so I’ve no idea why I’ve written even this much about them, but I had one of those, “OMG, I don’t have any black trousers with me!” moments, which, combined with the knowledge that the temperature was forecast to drop the next day, made them seem like a good idea.
Oh, and these photos were taken right around the corner from our rental house, meaning the whole process took us roughly two minutes: even Terry was all, “Wow, imagine how much easier blogging would be if we lived here!” And this was a “cold” day, too! Now I REALLY don’t want to go home…