There are times I've come in from working in the garden and realize what I've been wearing outside in public. I know gardening is not a fashion show. But, I have to say there are days I've looked at my clothing combination and thought "What was I thinking?"
Maybe it's the combination of capri length sweat pants, socks and Crocs that makes me cringe.
Maybe it's the rain boots with sweat pants that somehow end up tucked in that make me embarrassed.
Maybe it's the mornings that I run out for just a minute in pajamas with a coat and end up distracted by the weeds that I wonder if my neighbors were looking out their windows.
These are outfits I would never normally leave the house in.
I live on a fairly busy neighborhood street with parents driving by after dropping off or picking up their kids from school. When I stand up to wave do they notice my clothing combinations?
Am I the only one that dresses this way? Or is it just my impulsivity that I must get out and work in the garden right that minute that I don't even pause to think about what I have on? Gardening shows and commercials always show gardeners wearing clean khaki pants with a button down shirt and maybe a nice straw hat. Martha Stewart would never be caught wearing shorts and rain boots. Do most gardeners just wear whatever they have on, whether it's their work clothes, Sunday best, pajamas or a combination of those three?
I've always hoped I would get to be on the show "What Not to Wear". Not necessarily because I'm always a bad dresser, mostly because the trip and free clothes sound like fun. I've told my sister I wouldn't be offended if she suggested me for the show. If they came to secretly film me while I was gardening I know they'd pick me.