Pink

I’m not much of a pink person.

I leave pink to my cousin Jennifer, who looks smashing in pink.

But for some reason I’m in a mood to put together something PINK for Burning Man (2021, of course).

[Let’s hope there IS a Burning Man 2021 and that the coronavirus doesn’t completely destroy the finances of the Burning Man organization.]

I’ve been looking at transparent pink dresses:

I’m specifically drawn to longer lines and bright colors.

I’m excited by the playfulness of each dress and I WISH THEY MADE THEM IN MY SIZE.

Perhaps I might have to take up sewing clothes again, in order to make what I really want and custom fit it to my exact dimensions.

I’ve never been one for making my own clothes.

I just didn’t have the patience to complete a clothing project, which is ironic since I’ve finished about fifty quilts.

What you’ve got to understand is that the amount of time it takes to pick out a pattern, select fabric, cut out the pattern, and sew is often so laborious that it’s much more cost effective to just BUY the dress already made.

A few years ago, I bought a pattern for a nightgown that I loved.

I have yet to crack open the pattern and sew.

So my track record of buying and sewing my own clothes makes me feel like it would be a gigantic waste of time (and money).

Honestly, it’s much easier and better for me to just lose weight so I can fit into standard sizes.

I mean, what does it say about me that I’d rather LOSE WEIGHT than sew clothes?

Pretty telling, huh?

The time she bought a PINK dress

Well, I finally pulled myself out of the fog I’ve been in since the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting enough to actually start packing for Burning Man.

As typical of me, I’m starting with my outfits.

In previous years, I’ve brought as many as TWO DOZEN outfits to Burning Man.

This year, it’s a dozen.

For 9 days in the desert, that ain’t bad.

The good news is the outfits only take up TWO travel bins and are already pre-sorted and pre-organized into individual Ziploc bags so each bag equals one outfit, complete with jewelry and accessories.

The bad news is that it’s taking more time than I anticipated to find everything and organize it into bags.

I’ve got three weeks left to complete my packing though, so I’m in good shape.

I decided to get a pseudo quinceañera dress for my collection.

Something fluffy and transparent, but not too bulky:

And. . .

. . . it’s PINK!

In case you haven’t noticed, I NEVER wear pink.

So this signifies a big change for me and believe it or not, I’m looking forward to pairing the dress with some pink sneakers (I don’t do heels on the playa anymore) and a tiara set:

It’s definitely not the most festive of quincañera dresses, but it’s pretty floofy without having any glitter, beading, or sequins on it – and that’s EXACTLY what I’m looking for in a MOOP-free quinceañera dress.