The thing about putting together outfits for Burning Man is that one thing leads to another and before you know it, your $75 outfit suddenly costs $500.
First I buy a white open mesh bodysuit (undergarments not included) because I like it and it’ll strike a nice balance in my mostly black wardrobe.
Then I realize that I’ll be COMPLETELY naked under the bodysuit unless I buy something for it.
So I buy an iconic white string bikini.
Something every woman should have, if you ask me.
Then I realize I’m going to need a little coverage in all that sun, wearing only a bikini and a transparent bodysuit, so I purchase a white lace duster (aka beach cover up) to give me a little protection from the sun’s rays.
And in the process, I come across a really cool black kimono with a mandala design on the back which I simply MUST HAVE.
Then of course, I need to accessorize.
I have a white floral crown that was gifted to me by a bride at Burning Man 2017.
It lights up!
Some sort of necklaces and bracelets need to go with it, but I’m saving that splurge for later.
The MOST IMPORTANT accessory that’s needed when wearing swimsuits, in the wise words of my friend Dazzle! is a TAN!
Yes folks, I need a tan to pull off an all white outfit at the burn.
I daren’t lay in the tanning beds and get a real one lest I wind up with skin cancer.
So it looks like I’ll be hitting the spray tan salon again.
Get naked in front of a stranger and let them mist me brown.
So you know, when I calculate out the final cost of the outfit, it’s way more than the $75 I imagined I’d be spending.
It’s a chain reaction.