Monday, September 3, 2012

On a Bali High

I have no idea where August went and when people ask "so, what did you do this summer", I really have no idea.   Most people look forward to summer so they can to go to the cottage, camping, or to the beach, and I did none of those things.  I worked, mostly.  But there was also fun stuff - I sat on my porch and read books and had cocktails, I went roller skating outside, I went thrift shopping, had dinner with friends, sat in the park and listened to great bands for free at Sunfest and Home County, etc.   I made a point of enjoying the last few months as much as I could, despite the pretty much constant 30+ (celcius) temperatures.  I am not ashamed to admit that without central air, I would have been miserable.   

So, as Mother Nature decided to give us hot and sunny weather for our final hurrah of summer, I thought it appropriate to dig out these drop-crotch pants (I'm sure there must be a better name for them) that I bought at Sunfest last year.  There was elastic at the ankles but it was so tight it cut into my legs, so I snipped it, which kind of spoils the harem-pant shape, but I will not sacrifice my circulation, even for style.  Paired with a thrifted t-shirt and belt, and my Melissa heart sandals, I was ready to do my best "I Dream of Jeannie" imitation.

Showing off my best Balinese Dancer moves.  I'm sure my neighbours were enjoying this photo shoot as much as I was.

I hope you all enjoyed your Labour Day weekend, whether you were relaxing at the cottage, trying to get the offspring ready for another year at school, or just spending some quality time on your porch.

16 comments:

  1. Women in Annecy are wearing pants similar to that with a vengeance. I remember my sis having a pair in the late 80s! I call them poopy pants, teehee. :)

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  2. Girlfriend! Can we go dancing somewhere together soon? I'll don my similar pants...actually I have THREE pairs that are part of my Salwar Chameez suits I bought in India 11 years ago! Now I have to put those with something and post here! hahahaha

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    1. Next year at Sunfest, it's a date! Get those pants on and post a photo

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  3. oh I like your outfit lovely red and blue and beautiful haram pants and the Bali dance professional-looking :)

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  4. Great moves, Shelley! What beautiful colours in those trousers (whatever they are called!)
    Summer does seem to pass quickly, doesn't it? I am not quite sure where the time went, but the kids are back to school tomorrow, so the holidays are done...
    I am sure my neighbours think I am rather odd and completely narcissistic - oh well! xxxx

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  5. Fantastic poses Shelley! Cheers! ;)

    I love Shelley Long by the way. Have you seen her with Tom Hanks in the older movie Money Pit? Hilarious!

    I want to get more creative with my pants after seeing these fun photos. Love this!

    Oh, and my black shoes are by Ecco. I found them at a great price on Amazon and they run true to size.

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  6. Wonderfully vibrant reds and dynamic posture - great post! Lovely summer send-off.

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  7. I'll bet those pants are really comfy and you have amazing balance. I don't have much to show for my summer either...though I did bring home the bacon and grade many student essays.

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  8. I love these pics - you look so happy and relaxed, and have a fabulous naughty twinkle in your eye! I would love nothing more than to sit on your porch, reading and drinking cocktails and watching the world go by - I'll bet you and I would find plenty to talk about. Sarah xxx

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  9. Such a jolly post...love your mix of bold fashion and humor! sounds as though you invested in summer's gifts quite well!

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  10. Your summer sounds like a total blast to me! I love you in those pants, I love you in just about anything, you gorgeous thing! xxx

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  11. Wonderful impression of Genie! I love these shoes with these pants and how you've mirrored the shoe hearts with your pendant. Fun. We had summer here, brief but glorious. Glad you enjoyed the season! Your neighbours should pay you... :)

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  12. Call them Harem pants! who cares about the neighbors! you look great!

    Ariane xxx

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  13. Your pants are beautiful and I think even better with the ankle released like that! I also like the wood backdrop.

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  14. You are not only sylish, but oh so clever! Along with great dance moves. Stunning color combo and I adore your heart sandals. Sounds to me like you had a great and festive summer!

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  15. Great colours looks good I will be in Bali next year so looking forward to doing some garmet shopping there!!!

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