A historic place with an interesting (Easter) dress code
My husband invited me to Easter Brunch at a historic place outside of town. It’s a pretty casual place in summer. It attracts many tourists because its on the National List of Historic Places in the US. Thus, think along the lines of athleisure wear. You can easily distinguish the locals from the tourists. The former wear long sleeves and pants, the latter shorts and tank tops at 60F (15.5oC).Alaska tourists are called longsleeves by Alaskans. #dress4success Click To Tweet
In spring and fall, the dirt parking lot is a mess due to snowmelt and the August rain season. Nevertheless, most Interior Alaskan women dress for Easter Brunch in spring clothing and high heeled strappy sandals. Yes, you can wear high heels in Alaska like in a city. And of course, the outfit must be clearly recognizable as one of the super chic spring trends. The easiest way to show off that the piece is new is to buy one of the spring dresses from Fred Meyers or Walmart, i.e. where everyone shops.
In fall, the local guests wear hunting clothing and lace-up leather boots or the It Xtra Tuffs. Alaskans even wear these shoes at their wedding! At this time a year, most tourists are from Germany. A fun fact:Did you know that from Fairbanks you can get faster to Frankfurt, Germany than to Washington, DC? #funfacts Click To Tweet
In winter, guests wear the usual Last Frontier outdoor clothing like heavy down parkas, Alaska jeans (i.e. 16 oz weight and flanel lining), wool shirts or sweaters, ducks or bunny boots. If by accident a tourist is at the place, you again can recognize them by their (polished) shoes and the kind of down coats. Of course, you can also distinguish them by what they eat. Tourists order salmon, Alaska king crabs, or reindeer. Alaskans get these dishes at any potluck where traditionally your friends bring food from what they had killed or collected.
My Easter outfit
Yes, I went with two new items, a pair of trendy paperbag cut pants and a new belt. The belt is a gift my husband gave to me. He knows that I am crazy about belts. I found the denim booties when shopping on eBay.
203rd Top of the World Style linkup party
Welcome to another Top of the World Style linkup! Thanks for coming. The featured guests from last week’s party are:
Top of the World Style Winner
Jill of Doused in Pink won the title Top of the World Style Winner. She showed how to wear a scarf in spring. It’s a great way of adding a pop of color and a polka dot scarf is an eternal classic.
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
The post that got the most clicks was Gail Hanlon’s post about her last year’s misses. Thus, she became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogs at Is This Mutton.
Top of the World OOTD My Fav
Jodie’s crayon colors wrap dress became my favorite. She blogs with her Mom Charlotte and Stepmom Nancy at Jodie’s Touch of Style. It just occurred me that Mother’s Day is twice as expensive for her. 😉
Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.See these awesome looks at the Top of the World Style #linkup party. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet
Photos of me: G. Kramm
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