We’ve been enjoying a rainy fall this year which has me grabbing for my Hunter boots often. I’ve been surprised at how versatile of a shoe they are since I’ve owned them. I’ve styled them with so many different types of outfits over the years. I wore them over skinny jeans here and here, with shorts in this post and this post, and with a sundress here. We recently visited a local garden nursery to pick up some plants for our front porch. It was an opportunity to put together an outfit for light gardening on a drizzly Sunday.
The nursery attendant directed us to rosemary bushes for an aromatic plant that would repel the mosquitoes we’ve had thanks to the rain. I love having fresh rosemary on hand so I was delighted to pick a couple bushes to flank our front door. It’s a great ingredient to use for cooking in seasonal recipes this time of year like turkeys, hams, potatoes, and even desserts! Fresh rosemary is also lovely to use for natural beauty things like floating in hot bath water or brewed in an herbal tea hair rinse.
I paired my Hunter boots with a white eyelet midi skirt for a countryside feel. I tied the skirt in a knot to keep it away from any muddy splashes. It also makes it easier to stay clean while bending and kneeling. This ruffle-trimmed top from Madewell was perfectly cute while comfortable for a gardening outfit. I love that both pieces are cotton so if I got any spots on my clothes, it would easily wash out. With my haired pulled back and a hat on for shade and convenience, I kept the roots of my boots in mind for an outfit proper for the English countryside.
I’ve realized since I quit working and started staying home that it’s important to “get dressed for the occasion” every day, no matter what it is. The occasion could be an afternoon spent gardening, a weekday morning filled with errands, or simply a day around the house. I feel significantly better when I take time in the morning to style an outfit and dress for the day. My mood and my mindset are put on the right path which makes me more positive and productive. Thoughtfully choosing my clothes is a way of showing up for myself every day and living a life that’s worth dressing for, rather than waiting for an event or outing to get ready and feel my best.
I’m curious, would you wear an outfit like this to garden in? Leave a comment below and tell me!
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