Thought I’d treat you to a lovely OOTD featuring rolled up age 12-13 zip-off trousers and hiking boots today, you lucky people! And lots and lots of greenery in the background because… I’ve been in the Lakes and that’s what you get. I like trudging up a fell just as much as I like playing dress up and twirling around in glam dresses. I think there’s an assumption that you either like clothes and makeup and all that kind thing, or you like outdoors and mud and water, because you can’t possibly like BOTH?!?
In line with ‘keeping it local‘ – you don’t need to be in Ibiza or Santorini or California to have a good summer holiday, y’know? Sure, I wouldn’t complain about a little more sunshine but I’ve still had a fab week, regardless of partly drizzly weather. ‘Glam’ holidays are fun in their own right but I love more rustic ones too. Might just be the stables-kid within me! We weren’t exactly roughing it in a tent (hello cute cosy cottage) but I did see my fair share of the outdoors.
Something about the fit of these shorts makes me look about 5’2 and I’m not sure how I feel about it…
That said, I did slip a nude lipstick into my rucksack, just in case. What emergency would require Rimmel shade 03 I’m not sure, but if we’re gonna be ‘prepared’ with waterproof overtrousers and whatnot then ‘prepared’ might as well extend to lipstick. And a comb. Although you can probably tell I didn’t bother with that one. I can’t say I didn’t complain a little (and by little, I mean a lot) about the rain when my friend and I were 2 hours into a downpour and 4 miles from any phone signal, but nobody likes being that soaked. The walk had been my idea in the first place, btw. And once Lily says she’s doing something, ain’t nothing gonna stop her! I’ve decided I’m on a mission to prove (to myself and others) that fitness isn’t just being about gym classes, but any kind of physical activity. I blabbed on about walking and outdoors last year, but being in the Lakes for a week reaffirmed that I’d love to live somewhere like this one day. I’ve wanted to live here since like forever. Not right out in the sticks mind you… lack of wifi/human interaction and a half hour trek for a pint of milk would just about kill me off. A decent sized, accessible to the outside world, village with these stunning backdrops would suit me just fine. Not that I’ve walked past about 30 houses this week and said ‘I NEED TO LIVE THERE’ or anything…
In summary, let’s keep being outdoorsy and keep wearing pretty dresses, yes?
Oh and I also like outdoors in the form of a cute beer garden in the sun where not a great deal of physical activity occurs, so there’s that too.
lily kate x