As the winter progresses, we go south toward Mexico, and stay in a variety of "campgrounds" on BLM land.
What does this have to do with clothing? To be very clear, we get pretty dirty camping off grid for 2 months or so. Even stopping in RV parks occasionally in order to regroup, do laundry, shop and so on doesn't really cut it. Your body, and your wardrobe, begin to need serious care. I sometimes agitate for a longer stay, just so I can sit on grass, or swim in a pool.
Arriving in Puerto Penasco, Mexico is a celebration and a time for serious rest. The park where we stay is comfortable, not fancy, and has lots of wonderful residents and staff. There is even a chocolate shop in one of the full time spaces! I like to dress to keep the sun and wind off me as much as possible, and I also feel like it is more respectful to their culture to dress nicely. I need to be able to dress for dinner in town, or in a nice beach hotel, and to attend meetings, class, and volunteer at the community center. And, Mexican women dress to impress :-)
Here is one outfit from my beach capsule-the loose cotton pants have a drawstring and are made with a shirting fabric from Michael's Fabrics. They are taupe with teeny stripes of brown and black and maybe blue. I used NL 6838 for the pants as well as two tops I'll share later. The pants are ginormous! These are xxs as altered, and I will not recommend this pattern for the pants. The top is V8390 and made from a cotton knit I bought in San Francisco. My, such a serious face!
There, that's better...a big smile.
Hasta la vista, amigas.