I spent most of last Saturday helping Reg go shopping and pack for Burning Man. I made a deal with him that I would help if he took these outfit photos for me, which really was a much better deal for him since this photoshoot took all of 10 minutes. He’s getting to be a pretty good fashion photographer, wouldn’t you say?
It’s always a little strange to have him gone for so long. And not just gone from the house, but completely off the grid, which means no cell phone calls or texts either. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Having him away for a while does make me appreciate him more when he gets back. Plus, I’m good at taking care of and entertaining myself. Sure, I made a point to fill this week with cocktail plans, workout buddies, and a doggy play date with my mom and her pup, but I’m also enjoying spending time alone. Reading my fantasy novels, binge watching Netflix, ordering Thai delivery, working on my blog – I love the comforting solitude of doing these things alone in our bedroom, a luxury I don’t really have when Reg is home.
Sometimes during Burning Man, since so many of my friends are gone and on an adventure, I get a little bit of FOMO. It’s a weird feeling for me, since I’m usually more-or-less happy being left out of wild partying. I have been to Burning Man, but it’s been seven years. The costumes, art, and openness are out of this world. I understand what people mean when they say that going to Burning Man is like coming home. But I could do without the insane weather conditions and massive expense of tickets, gas, and general gear. I’ve basically concluded I would rather go to a more forested, less exhausting festival like High Sierra.
Here I’m rocking another JCrew top and some patterned jeans I picked up at an Anthropologie sale for half off. I’m not really sure why I don’t wear them often, because they are kind of ridiculously cute. I actually picked up this striped bag from Target while Reg and I were there shopping for Burning Man. It’ll be perfect for the beach or weekend getaways. I also finally got my bangs trimmed, so they’ve stopped doing that annoying swooping thing you’ve seen in my last outfit photos like this one and this one.
What about you? How’s your week going?