Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Self-Portrait Challenge ~ What I Wear 2

This pic is from my recent wonderful trip to Cape Cod to participate in the Creative Bazaar. As I was planning my travel wardrobe, I picked up a few new pieces. I was so excited to find that I was able to come up with a weekend's worth of comfortable clothes that I felt great in.

You see, I tend to be a bit more formal than most people I know. When people talk with conviction about how they love the comfort of a T-shirt and jeans, I don't relate. (It reminds me of how Shannon says when people want to make a "safe" music choice they pick classical, and it actually gives her a headache.) In fact for many years, I didn't own a pair of jeans.

But I do want to be comfortable. And (as I said last week) for me that means comfortable walking on the beach and then stopping for a glass of wine and maybe bumping into a client. I love this outfit. This is what I would call "Jamie casual" hehe.

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

You really ARE a downtown girl... ;)

Thursday's Child said...

I'd totally take you seriously if I were a client and bumped into you.

Ethos says a lot, and it's great that you work so hard to maintain it. Props to you!

rebecca said...

One. I grew up on Cape Cod! What town were you in?

Two. Oh geez. My comfortable and casual is PJ pants and an old tshirt if I'm home, definitely jeans and a nicer shirt if I'm not. Although I have been rocking the Old Navy dresses lately. They're really comfy. And fun!

Sacred Suzie said...

You look fabulous Jamie! I love that you look so comfy, professional and still fit in with the wild landscape all around you.

Jana B said...

When I think of you, that is the kind of outfit I think of! So Jamie-esque! :o) I love the way you combine comfort with professionalness!

Shannon said...

Great post Jamie! I know how much being comfortable and being 'you' is important! This is a stellar outfit that shows both.

ps - you are soooo going to laugh when you see my post, lol.

hello, my name is danny. said...

hey jamie,

i really envy you women in that there are so many more ways for you to do a comfortable yet professional outfit.

as a man i really wish i could find khakis and slacks that are cut more like jeans. i live in my jeans. i would wear them to the opera if i could.

of course, opera slippers and a formal smoking jacket with requisite ascot would finish off the look. it is formal after all!

Georgia said...

GORGEOUS photo!

I wanted to be there sooooo badly!

Melba said...

You look wonderful! I sooo relate; I am not much of a jeans girl either. What feels comfortable is what is important!

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

you look great! i love that jacket!

Vedrana M. said...

really nice, photo is beautiful

Kristi said...

You look great, I keep meaning to join self portrait challenge but I always get stumped (the bathroom challenge really?). I might have a fighting chance this month.

Colorsonmymind said...

I like your casual:)