Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. Today’s outfit is one that simply swaps out shoes. I wore this outfit for lunch with the family and simply changed shoes for an evening walk around our community. I wear boots for our walks because I’m always afraid of stepping on a snake or some kind of critter. I always feel safer with boots over tennis shoes or sandals. Our walks are so important because they force us to relinquish our daily struggles by forcing us to look at the stars, clouds, mountains, the birds and it creates a sense of unity with nature. Nature demands attention and as we walk we are enticed to submit to its demands by accepting the beauty it has to offer. I love the era where it was celebrated that being closer to nature meant a closeness with God. I love poetry that unites nature with serenity.
“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
― George Gordon Byron
“The Scholar-Gipsy” (I love this poem so much . . . it puts things into perspective),
“in my boat I lie
Moor’d to the cool bank in the summer-heats,
‘Mid wide grass meadows which the sunshine fills,
And watch the warm, green-muffled Cumner hills,
And wonder if thou haunt’st their shy retreats.”
and the list goes on, but for the sake of this post, we’ll stick to these three.
Disclaimer: I am a mom of three and full time grad student. My “outfits of the day” reflect a low key stance focused on being “on the go” with a fun twist. I often down play the make-up and wear pieces that are contingent on running after a 2 year old. I rarely have time to do hair and nails, but that is simply a reflection of my busy schedule as a student, mother and wife. How do you Renaissance?