Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wearing Skorts For Hiking Wear

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Hiking At The Lake.....Or Not
I'm happy to report that it finally stopped raining in our part of the world today. We've had torrential downpours and nasty storms for several days. We even lost power for over 24 hours. So, feeling the need to get outside while the gettings good, I decided to dust off my hiking shoes and take a hike.  I invited Mr.thisandthat to accompany me so we could enjoy walking together. (And, I could cajole him into taking pictures of me, hehe).

We're fortunate to have a nearby lake that we enjoy walking around and we headed to our favorite spot. However, when we got to the trail we discovered it was closed. A ranger told us that a woman had been attacked by a beaver yesterday! Have you ever heard of such a thing?! I sure hope she will be OK. So, since we couldn't hike around the lake, we changed plans and walked around a nearby neighborhood with a golf course. 

The scenery here was quite beautiful. Lots of green grass and sunshine. And, I'm loving seeing that blue sky! Aren't those Weeping Willow trees in the background just lovely? I've always had a "thing" for Weeping Willows. They are such a dramatic tree. 

As it turned out, I had chosen the perfect outfit for hiking/walking. The Royal Robbins olive green skort is so comfortable and allows for easy movement. Because it is a "skort" and has attached shorts under the skirt, I don't have to worry about bending over or kneeling down to look more closely at a flower. I know I am "covered." Plus, wearing a skort keeps me cool. 

I paired the skort with a basic yellow t-shirt underneath my Patagonia green/brown striped shirt. The t-shirt sleeves were a tad longer than the shirt sleeves so I folded them up and over the shirt sleeves for a colorful, unique look. My stone necklace pulls the look together with more of an "outdoorsy" feel. 

The yellow t-shirt also pulls out the touch of yellow on my New Balance 680v2 running shoes. Now, I'm not a runner, but I typically wear running shoes for walking/hiking. And these shoes are great! I tried these on in a local shoe store and loved them right away but wanted a wider size which the shoe store didn't carry. So, I ordered these from Amazon. Perfection! These shoes have really terrific heel padding which is exactly what I was looking for!

So, even though the hike didn't quite turn out the way we planned, it was still fun to be outdoors....and to be together.....and because I had dressed for comfort, I could walk off in style. 

How about you?  Have you been able to enjoy the great outdoors lately?  Do you walk, run or hike?  What is your favorite exercise clothing?  Hope you'll share!

Until Next Time,
Looking for some similar styles? 
skort-similar here
shirt-somewhat similar here
shoes-exact pair here
sunglasses-Juicy Couture (mine are prescription) many choices here
hat-Steve Madden Chevron Fedora-exact hat here

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Karen said...

Skorts are just the best idea, aren't they? I love wearing skirts and sundresses in the summer, and a skort just elevates a skirt in my opinion. Having shorts built in is a real advantage. Also like olive green a lot! It is such a great neutral. You have really brightened it up with the yellow shirt! What a great way to spend some time, being out in nature. I need a whole lot of this kind of activity myself after being cooped up in an office all day! Looks like fun just to be 'out there!'

Debbie Styles Life said...

I've really grown to like skorts. I have several and wear them often. I hope you can get some outside time soon away from the office, Karen!

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