Dress: Adrift Shift from shopwildsouls.com
This outfit is very simple, but definitely makes a statement:
1) Mustard Button-down Skirt – fully-lined with an elastic waist, buttons down front, and two flap pockets.
2) Tissue Racerback in ivory – super-soft ivory racerback tissue tank is great for layering! Throw on with different color tanks, under cute cardigans, or with multi-length necklaces and chunky bangles.
My first bicycle had training wheels, but it was black with neon splatter paint and a basket, and I loved it. A few months later I was visiting my Grandmother out-of-town when she told me that her neighbor’s grandson was visiting next door, so we went over with some sort of baked goods and he and I played with his race track for most of the afternoon. He asked me if I wanted to ride bikes the next day to which I replied with the excuse hat I couldn’t because I didn’t have a bike. My grandmother stepped in and said that I could use my older male cousin’s bike that was in her garage. Personally, I saw a few holes in her plan, one of those being that I hadn’t mastered the art of riding without training wheels, but she seemed confident so I skeptically agreed…
I then spent the rest of the evening practicing on a boy’s bike that was about 3 sizes too big for me with no brakes. When I finally mastered the art of staying on the bike, the problem of having no way to stop it quickly arose. Because it was so big I couldn’t drop my foot down without having to remove my other foot from the pedal which wouldn’t be a problem if not for the too high “boy bar” that required some momentum to swing my leg over. My solution: the street was lined with a curb so if I slowly ran into it I could fall off with just enough dignity to not make me want to be run over by aforementioned oversized bicycle.
From what I remember, the day with the grandson next door went fine, but what I really remember is feeling like I could maneuver anything from a big wheel to a Harley after my experience with that mammoth of a bicycle. When I got home it was clear that I was ready to take off the training wheels and thus was the official beginning of a childhood filled with driving through puddles after a long summer rain, trips down the dirt road to wade in the creek, and exploring every square inch of Jekyll Island, GA with my friends.
Almost every child has the memory of their first bicycle, or if not their first, at least their favorite 😉 Whether it was under the tree, in the back of a truck, or in Grandma’s garage – we all remember the first time we saw it and what it meant… FREEDOM! Here at Wild Souls, we hope our Outfit of the Day will bring you back to your first bicycle and capture the spirit of freedom you felt when you used to ride open wide with your hair blowing behind you.
It’s that weird weather time here in South Georgia – where the day time temperature jumps around between 55-85 degrees. There are days when it’s chilly in the morning, warm-ish during the day, and chilly again at night. A lot of people have a hard time dressing for such weather, but the conundrum is easily solved with the right attire. Our Wild Souls “Outfit of the Day” addresses this semi-chilly weather issue while staying true to the feeling of Spring.
Up & Away Sweater: by Sugarhill Boutique is made of 100% cotton and is so lightweight it feels more like a heavy t-shirt than a sweater. Details like three-quarter sleeves, a Peter Pan collar, and a Hot Air Balloon print make the sweater perfect for Spring.
Linen Pants in Coral: The linen-viscose blend doesn’t wrinkle like pure linen and the foldover waistband is made of a really soft jersey knit that keeps you comfortable all day.
Our Wild Souls outfit of the day includes our “Rocky Raccoon Sweater” and “Mustard Jeggings“… Our “Rocky Raccoon Sweater” from Sugarhill boutique is 100% cotton and a great weight to take you into Spring – it features an adorable little raccoon on a navy background. These “Mustard Jeggings” are super stretchy and the 5-pocket styling with button/zipper closure give them a “jean” look that is great for pairing with shorter tops.