Nicole and the Jungle?

Free People "Lima" Blanket Knit Cardigan, 7 for all mankind Cuffed Denim Shorts, Hermes Evelyne Bag, Hermes Rodeo CharmGesso and Rule eyeshadow, Chery Lip Pencil, Watch Me Simmer Lipstick all by M.A.C.

Free People “Lima” Blanket Knit Cardigan, 7 for all mankind Cuffed Denim Shorts, Hermes Evelyne Bag, Hermes Rodeo Charm, Earrings Doolittle Jewelry
Gesso and Rule eyeshadow, Chery Lip Pencil, Watch Me Simmer Lipstick all by M.A.C.

It’s rare that I am at a loss for words, neither written nor spoken. My background in Journalism has ensured that I can always come up with something to say and write, for better or worse. This shoot was a very odd experience from start to finish.

First, the clothes. I found myself wildly attracted to this Free People sweater. I’m not normally very bohemian but this one I could not pass up. Second, I’m not typically a short shorts wearing gal, yet these 7 for all mankind shorts appealed to me and somehow I walked out of the store with them too. hmmmm….

My closet is a mixture of everything–preppy, dressy, conservative, casual, fun, prim, edgy–basically a hot mess with absolutely no rhyme or reason. I find myself wanting to streamline, yet I cannot pick a look or stick with a theme. There are days when I swear up and down that going forward it’s only classic pieces for me and absolutely no prints! These theories of mine fly off into never land the second that I walk into a store. I buy what I am attracted to, it’s as simple as that. I’ve come to realize that I always will. I emerge daily not really knowing how I came up with the outfit that I did. No uniforms for me (those went out the door after grade school) and certainly no fashion rules here.

I was excited about wearing this little ensemble today and I thought taking some pictures would be fun. I didn’t think I would end up in some miniature version of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Bizarre. I found myself smack dab in the middle of a family of Mongoose ( I can still see those little eyes looking at me) at play. I saw a cat lounging in the sun on a rock. I swear he thought he was a lion. I dodged birds left and right. One was so beautiful and small–it had a red beak and was chirping away. And the insects–wow. This experience was surreal. Having been born and raised in Hawaii, I had no idea that I would encounter so many animals in one place. That being said, I was on my toes, literally and there are some pretty funny pictures that I will spare sharing.

This I must say was a lot of fun, albiet a bit nerve racking as I didn’t want to disturb these creatures. As you will see from the pics, they didn’t seem to mind. Apparently I was the only one who did.

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Little Bird

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One thought on “Nicole and the Jungle?

  1. What fun pictures. You look great. Super cool boots and jacket and purse. Your stories are great. Thanks for all the great ideas for when I go shop and get dressed!

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