OOTD :: of Girl Scouts, glamping and Life Lesson #7




I am going camping today. With Aly. For Girl Scouts.

Thankfully, her troop leader is as averse to the outdoors as I am so if truth be told, we’re actually glamping, “roughing it” at Pali Mountain for three days and two nights. And since the majority of the days are chock full of supervised events, I think I’m really going to be in true chaperone mode; that is, I’m hoping I can let my hair down and allow someone else to be accountable for the little charges while I just smile and provide an extra adult presence.

Then again, I must remember Life Lesson #7: No expectations. So if things go awry or if they don’t pan out exactly as promised, then I won’t feel as let down as if I’d actually had high hopes for it. A fatalistic way of living? Perhaps. But Life Lesson #7 has saved me from severe disappointment and many a family argument so I’m just gonna keep on keeping on.

One thing I can anticipate safely, however, is the weather (if the weatherman is to be believed) and my wardrobe. And it promises to be a balmy 75ºF so I’m packing tees, light long-sleeved tops and shorts. Oh, and let’s not forget a hat. I’ve gotta protect myself from possible melanoma, right? Today’s OOTD should get me safely up the mountain, unpacked, and ready for the evening’s planned scavenger hunt and glow dance. Perhaps I’ll bring along a boyfriend cardi or my utility jacket for extra warmth and, of course, my trusty Chucks. Otherwise, I think I’m all set.

Summer’s here, folks! Let the games begin!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Tee – F21
Button-down – Old Navy
Shorts – Divine Rights of Denim @ F21
Flip-flops – Mossimo @ Target
Hat – eBay

:: Linking ::
Hat Attack @ The Style Crone
Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic

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15 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Girl Scouts, glamping and Life Lesson #7

  1. Connie* says:

    It is Flip Flop Season!!! Yay! Can’t wait to see you playing the Summer Fashion Game!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I knew I left something behind! Gos darn it – my fave pair of flip flops from Target! Oh, well. It’s a sign that I need to get new ones.

  2. Val S says:

    That’s the coolest Tardis-colored glamping wardrobe ever! Have fun!

  3. Patti says:

    Enjoy! It sounds delightful and don’t forget your hat. : >

    • mtsedwards says:

      Didn’t forget the hat but opted to bring a narrower-brimmed one rather than this TARDIS blue one. It all worked out in the end.

  4. Have fun. Enjoy yourself.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Surprisingly, I did. Aside from the not being able to sleep because of snoring cabin mates, it was actually a blast.

  5. jenortega says:

    Well, I wouldn’t call that glamping exactly. The cabins look similar to any summer camp, so it counts! The radiant floor heating and cleaning service sound nice, though. Definitely better than your average camp there. My son never returns with all of his clothes from summer camp!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Didn’t get much chance to try out the radiant floor heating and didn’t stay long enough for cleaning service but I do recommend it. Food was amazing and the counselors were great. Funny seeing it on the other end, though, considering last summer, I was one of them.

      And we came back with all our clothes. It must be a boy thing.

  6. This looks like something I’d wear! 😉 Well, not the hat, but that’s only because I have a large head and can’t find hats that fit. 😦
    Man, I wish glamping had been a thing when I was in scouts! I loved scouts, but camping sucks. 😛

    • mtsedwards says:

      Hahahahaha! You and I must feel the same way about the outdoors. But hopefully staying in a cabin rather than a tent will assuage my antipathy somewhat.

      Complete non sequitur but have to rave because I stayed up till 2am today to finish, it was that mesmerizing: Eon by Alison Goodman. Just…all kinds of yes! Especially since it deviates from the predominantly Western European-ness of high fantasy and delves into Asian cultures.

      • I like the idea of being outdoors, but the actual experience is usually lacking. 😛 Cabins are infinitely preferable to tents!

        Ooo, I just looked at it on Goodreads – the description reminds me of Dragonball Z, which I LOVE! I’ve already got an extensive Summer TBR, but I’ll definitely add this to my Autumn one. 😀

        I’ve been meaning to say, just because I didn’t care for If I Stay, doesn’t mean you should stop recommending books (obviously, you haven’t stopped – yay!). When you wrote your Gayle Forman post, it was a general rec to all your readers, and MOST people really like that book. I’m just weird. 😉

        On the other hand, Sabriel was one you recommended specifically for me, with my tastes in mind, and it was great! 😀

        • mtsedwards says:

          Oh, good! I thought I was losing my touch. I’m sort of school famous for being able to recommend books successfully, even to reluctant readers, based on what I know about the person. A good number of previous students have come up to me and confessed that they never liked reading until my class. Sad that it didn’t happen until they were juniors, but better late than never, right?

          • Personalized recs will almost always be better than general ones. It’s great that you’ve helped reluctant readers! I wish my husband was more of a reader. He reads board game rules, technical specs (for work), and instructions (for everything), but not books. 😦

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