GUEST POST: People Watching - Vacation Style!

Hey y'all! I'm Tiffany and I blog over at Figuring Out The Plot. I'm so excited to be doing a guest post for Hot Pink Combat Boots today!

When Michelle emailed me and said that she'd love a post about FASHION, I sort of FREAKED OUT. I'm no fashionista by a long shot. I give you Exhibit A:

That would be me, circa 1994. Green velvet dress complete with plaid bow, crimped hair and black flats. Lordy, what WAS my mother thinking?!?

Since me writing about fashion was clearly not a viable option, I went for choice #2: PEOPLE WATCHING!!  You see, over the years I've built up a pretty good collection of people watching photos from my various trips. (It's no man pris, but you know!) I thought that I'd share a few of my favorites with you today. We'll call it "People Watching - Vacation Style!"

Bay to Breakers 2010.
Bay to Breakers is an awesome 7.5 mile race through the streets of San Francisco. The whole city dresses up in constume or nothing at all (runners included) and comes out for a whole day of partying in the streets. It is THE most fun running event ever. And here we go with my favorites.

These guys were super clever. The short one's shirt said "I bring the funk." The tall guy says "He really does bring the funk." 

Switzerland 2009.
I was actually really impressed by the fashionable people I saw on my European adventure. And then one afternoon we were walking around in Montreux on our way to the Castle de Chillon and we came across this guy.
I call him Kermit. He confirmed I like a boy in board shorts. My cousin got really mad at me for taking his picture. But my rule is that if you put it out there, it's fair game.

San Francisco July 4, 2008.
I was living in San Francisco during the summer of 2008 and my best friends from college came to visit. We ended up stumbling upon this concert in the park and having the best time! I feel like this concert was the epitome of San Francisco.....a whole bunch of people who have nothing in common all coming together to dance in the park. Love. It.
And there was the band.....Notorious. They were beyond awesome. Here we have a white member's only jacket. Hello 1980! This guy was super cute and a great singer, so he totally pulled it off.

Red, white and blue leather pants. On a guy who reminded me of someone from Love Actually. I do love me a guitar player!

Here is a shot of the crowd. See what I mean? We have a man in army garb and a flag, a girl in a hard hat, a woman in sweat pants....but everyone was dancing. It was perfect.

Virginia 2011.
And now, the grandaddy of them all, folks. Back in May I flew out to D.C. to attend the Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase. While the horses were my favorite part, the people watching was just beyond amazing. I did 2 whole post on the hats and the outfits, but today I picked out my top 4.

This was my pick for hat of the day. It was like a hat and flower pot all at the same time.

Everyone asked me if this next character was Richard Simmons. Sadly, the answer was no. But he does love America.

Apparently these guys were at an argyle convention. Love it!

And these were my favorite item of the whole day. Silk pants. Red. With a pattern. Where I come from, men only wear jeans. With boots. This was a culture shocker!

Hope you guys enjoyed my reminiscing! Feel free to stop by Figuring Out The Plot and say hi! Happy summer, vacations, and people watching to all!


Miss K said...

awesome! great post and pictures! so hilarious what some people choose to wear (or lack thereof)

Talitha said... it! Will definitely be checking out your blog.

Cannot believe the naked dude, not sure you'd want all that hanging out, but what evs.

And the I bring the funk classic had me chuckling to myself

Anyhoo, I'm off to stalk your blog :)

Talitha xx

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Hi Tiffany!

Thank you so much for the fun and fabulous posting. I see my introduction to your post was not included in the posting - I AM SO SORRY.

I apprecite your help this weekend - you're the best!


Anonymous said...

great post tiffany! those virginians sure know fashion ( only picking on them because i love them since im from there!)

Tiffany said...

Don't you even worry about it, Michelle! Thanks so much for the invite to guest blog! :)