Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ridiculous fashion scenario: The Zombie Apocalypse


Aaron and I often have strange topics of conversation. One topic that we often talk about is what would we do... if the world faced a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. Don't laugh people, it could happen someday.  Any type of apocalypse, really... it could be a zombie outbreak, some sort of deadly viral pandemic, a massive world-wide blackout, major natural disaster, alien invasion, you name it. Society would become total chaos. What would you do then?? Some of our favorite shows and movies involve zombies, end of the world scenarios and we find it interesting to talk about what we would do if we were in that situation. Where would you go? How much food do you have to feed your family? How far would you go to make sure you and your loved ones are safe? One book that I really want to read (once I get all my research out of the way) is World War Z. The movie is coming out this summer, but I hear it's an excellent book to read first. We live in such a seemingly safe world of laws and order (well, not really...) but what if all that wasn't available anymore and we were called to survive on our own??

Anyways... to all my fashion blog friends, this is a little bit unconventional, but we thought it would be fun to start a fashion series involving ridiculous scenarios. Today's scenario is what would you wear if the world faced a zombie apocalypse.

I'd also like to mention that the original outfit had also involved some fire-arms, which probably would be the most useful during an actual zombie outbreak, but seeing as how we were wandering around a public park, I decided not to wear it. (Much to Aaron's disappointment)




I would have to say that layering would be the most important. You'll be traveling around through 4 seasons of weather, ranging from smoldering heat to freezing storms, but I would make the pieces light so the weight and bulkiness does not hinder me from running from the undead. Tank-top- Express. Sweater: Thrifted. Thermal zip cardigan: Columbia. Jacket: Thrifted


A light, cashmere scarf to keep your neck warm, and short enough so it doesn't get in the way or cause me to trip when I need to run. This one I borrowed indefinitely from my brother in-law. Thanks, Milo... I bet you didn't even realize I stole this from you :)


Proper footwear is of utmost importance. Something durable, waterproof, warm, appropriate for deep snow and also again, something you can also RUN FAST in. Sorrel's are awesome boots for such purpose.


Bottoms: Thermal, stretch tights. You could also do comfortable jeans, but something that allows flexibility so that when you DO need to make a quick bolt, it won't get caught or rip easily. Thermal tights are surprisingly warm even as a single layer during winter days.
Backpack: Eddie Bauer makes nice, durable backpacks with tons of side pockets and secret compartments


Sunglasses: Can't shoot zombies accurately in the head if you have the sun blinding your eyes


Emergency necklace: Okay this necklace is pretty useless because it's just a statement piece, BUT there's no reason why you can't look fabulous during the end of the world.
I would probably replace those jewelry pieces with: 1. An emergency bullet 2. A small knife  3. A flashlight (solar charged), 4. A small compass

There you go. My apocalypse outfit. Now go kill them zombies



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74 comments:

  1. love love these photos and what a fun idea/theme!! what did you use to edit these photos? i love the effect!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  2. gorgeous outfit! i love the layering
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Pretty blog!
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  4. loving your blog! so glad I found it :)

    newest follower on GFC and bloglovin, hope you can follow me as well :)

    looking forward to more great posts!

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  5. Nice outfit :)



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    Coline ♡

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  6. You look great! Zombies don't stand a chance against you girl! ;)

    I love the boots and sunnies too. hehe..

    xo – Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  7. Haha this is so creative! I think this is a wonderful zombie apocalypse outfit, you would be the cutest one there!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  8. I love your layers and you look so beautiful in these snowy pictures! You totally look like you could handle some zombies right about now!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  9. first i must say, after reading the piece on your angel grace i do understand dedicating your blog to her (i mean other than her being yours) she is a sweetheart and a brave adorable little girl...incredibly strong, not a lot of adults could withstand what she has and come out of it looking like sunshine..BEAUTIFUL :, anyway you are gorgeous i love your style..would you like to follow each other? i always return the follow :)

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  10. your daughter is such a brave and strong lil adobale being.

    you look stunning in that outfit, beautiful pictures too.
    maybe we can follow each other? i follow back always.

    http://clothes-lovers.blogspot.com

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  11. This is too funny because my husband and I talk about this too since watching The Walking Dead! I love all your cozy layers...such a cute look :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  12. Awesome outfit! I love it:)

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  13. Hey Christy! This post is hilarious and I really love the look! My finance and I "plan" for these things too! I blame watching shows like 'The Walking Dead,'but really, you never know! We ended up getting trapped in a hurricane last year and actually needed to utilize some of these skills (not the zombie killing, but you know...) So glad to have found your blog!

    brenna

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  14. Haha! This was too funny! My hubby always likes to joke that he will be ready for the zombie apocalypse in case they invade one day.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  15. This is a perfect outfit for Zombie attacks. I think this is a funny post. Totally different but i love it. Your layers are wonderful and yeah me and my husband does talk about scary stuff but mostly me daydreaming about what we would do if we win a lotto. He would not get crazy about my imaginations but he will remind me to buy a ticket just in case. Have a fun Tuesday....

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this look! I haven't watched any zombie shows or movies... I've heard about the Walking Dead but I'm such a wimp, I think I might have nightmares! I've only ordered 1 pair of shoes from Shoedazzle but they were perfect so I'll be ordering again.

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  17. I love the layers in this outfit - it's really fabulous.

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  18. You remind me of one of my favorite girlfriends! She plans zombie scenarios with her husband, it cracks me up every time. You have killer a fashion sense (pun intended!)

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  19. Um, my husband and I talk about this all the time. What would we do in case of a zombie apocalypse. We already have an escape plan in place. And of course, I have all my outfits that I would throw into my suitcase prepared mentally in my head. If you're gonna go out in a zombie apocalypse, might as well do it with style, right!? Your outfit is perfectly adorable. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Hi Christy, this is such a cute outfit to fight off zombies! Well, if looks could kill, right?

    xoxo,
    Betina
    The Boyfriend Project

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  21. Love the outfit, u have a new follower

    kisses,
    Debs

    Romantique Obsession

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  22. Hi Christy!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to find me! I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin because I love your style! (I've been dreaming of that J. Crew necklace in your post below for months now...) I was also reading a little bit about your girl Grace- she's so cute! I'm currently finishing up my masters degree in occupational therapy and hoping to work with kids so I've been around a lot of families who have been through similar situations. I can't imagine how hard it is, but it sounds like she's doing well! I'm impressed you find the time to deal with everything, but I'm sure blogging is a nice outlet.

    Oh- and Chicago is shockingly not terrible right now so feel free to visit! My parents went to college in Minnesota and it sounds like you guys have it worse up there!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  23. Love those boot, so perfect for the weather!! And super cute still!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  24. That necklace is like a Swiss Army Knife on a chain. I love this outfit. I love your blog! So following!

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  25. hahaha!!! I am laughing so hard right now, not at you, but at the fact that you talk about zombies regularly. My 2 boys are always asking me about them and if they are real and if they really eat human intestines and such?! I have to tell them NO, they are not real, so they won't have nightmares. Such a fun idea for a post!!! I love your Sorels!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  26. I absolutely love the layering in this outfit! You did a great job styling. =)

    xxoo,
    Melanie
    www.aetherlily.net

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  27. You are looking so perfect for Zombies & everything else! Love the layers.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. Hahah love this idea!! Great coat!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  29. What lovely pictures and great layers.
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  30. You have such great taste in style. Seriously though. I love the layers. I found you from the pleated poppy link up and I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you checked out my blog.

    Xoxo,
    Missy

    http://colorthat.blogspot.com

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  31. Amazing photos and a beautiful look!

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  32. Amazing outfit! So beautiful:)

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  33. Great outfit! :)

    xx, http://www.facebook.com/Giedhre

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  34. Girl, talk about perfect layers!! You really did well here!! although your outfit is perfection, stay warm. That weather looks brutal. Xoxox

    Cami
    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  35. I know how you feels, I used to lived up North where was the weather so colddddd and lot of snow..I'm my Family and I are moved to Atlanta, is perfect weather here.. I love the layers and you look adorable..
    xx

    http://attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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  36. Haha my husband likes to think about this a lot as well - I usually try to ignore him because I don't really want to think about it happening :) Love your cozy outfit here - I'm always impressed when people can look so chic despite the cold weather!! xx

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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  37. Great sporty chic! Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  38. love your blog!!

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  39. I'm in love with this outfit! So comfortable and nice! Love it! Also, great pictures =]


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  40. You look amazing! Love your sunnies.
    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  41. Love your coat and layering and HOW CHIC you made those winter boots look!

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  42. Omg this is the perfect winter look! I absolutely love how you styled everything! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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  43. The outfit is so beautiful. Most of all I like the jacket - but everything looks great!

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  44. Well, I think it's safe to say that if a zombie apocalypse does hit, you'll be prepared to tackle it in style!! I wish I was wearing this outfit right now. It's rainy and cold outside and I just want to curl up in that sweater! Love it. Thanks for sharing something different than just a typical outfit post.

    xo
    Carly

    www.stylesnapshot.com

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  45. wow you are gorgeous - and these pictures are amazing! Head to toe this is perfect - love your layers... the boots couldn't be cuter and those sunglasses are so cool!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  46. I've been working on my cardio for this very reason!

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  47. Love this outfit! The layers are perfect!
    Jordyn
    theprettylovelyblog.blogspot.com

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  48. Love the concept behind this post! it was such fun to read and the outfit is totally cute and looks cozy....def something I could see wearing on a weekend running errands....not to mention in the case of a zombie apocalypse (lol!)

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  49. You look beautiful! Love it! I nominated you for the liebster award. You can find the info on my blog :)

    xo
    Rachel
    picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com

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  50. You look amazing! I love the boots!!

    Please check out my blog when you get a chance :)
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  51. Very nice photos and jacket!! :)

    Do you want to follow each other,let me know?!

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  52. I love your outfit and pictures! So pretty.


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  53. Lol, such a hilarious source of style inspiration. I love the utilitarian look of your outfit -- those zombies are going to be super impressed!

    xx Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  54. I love the layers. Beautiful boots and great necklace.

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  55. LOL, don't you love when accessories and apparel serve a dual purpose? I love how you made this outfit so unconventional, as for for purpose for a zombie attack. Well one thing is for sure, you'd look damn chic if the zombie's came hunting for you. Truly enjoyed this post!

    P.S. would you like to follow each other on bloglovin, etc?

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  56. Hi Christy, Thax so much for the lovely commented on my blog..I was going to tell you, your little girl so adorable..I love kids..My twin boys are 4 years old. I know how busy and fun you will be..I'm a handful Mama too.

    oxox

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya
    P.S new outfit posted(spring dress) on my blog..Welcome lovely..kisses

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  57. Thank you so much for your comment! It is exciting!

    Great zombie-fighting outfit! Totally agree with your choices. Although even if I were properly dressed and equipped I still handle the situation terribly xx

    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com

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  58. You look incredibly comfy in your outfit!

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  59. You are definitely ready for a zombie apocalypse! haha...Love your layered look. Great photos!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  60. This is amazing, Christy!
    My husband and I are definitely zombie fans - and I love your take on an post-apocalyptic outfit. Not only are you equipped to face the undead, but you look fabulous, too. Definite win!
    -Carley
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    www.littlebirdlee.blogspot.ca

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  61. hahahahahahahaha, omg, you just became my favorite blogger ever. I'm dying, this is genius. You will be the most ah-mazingly dressed chick kicking zombie ass. My husband and I have a zombie(alien, machine race, etc) take over plan. lol. And whenever there is traffic, helicopters over head we assume that it's zombies. Okay, enough of my weirdness, this is a great post and the outfit is adorable zombies or not :)

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  62. Those boots are so, so gorgeous! I'm totally scoping out a couple pairs on sale right now! So happy you found my blog & that we're both Minnesotans! Love it :) Look forward to getting to know you & your blog more!

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  63. You are so cute with this what to wear for the zombie apocalypse post! Being from LA, I guess I never thought about what would happen if zombies attacked you in the snow, but you make some very excellent points!

    I saw you on Carolyn and Sarah's blog Life by Appointment and loved your idea of closet rediscoveries. I'm not sure I have the willpower to not shop for an entire year, but I definitely need to save money (we're trying to buy a house) and almost every morning now, I look at my closet and think I have way too many clothes.

    Looking forward to reading more from you!

    Judy
    http://LAeclectic.blogspot.com

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  64. hahaha. Love this title. Totally agree this outfit is perfect for killing zombies!
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  65. so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  66. Love the outfit! Those boots are fantastic. I've definitely spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what I'd wear in such a scenario (and agreed, layering is key). In fact, my co-blogger Jenn and I also did a blog post on the same topic! You can never be over-prepared for a zombie apocalypse, right?

    http://whatwouldyouwearif.com/2013/02/04/what-would-you-wear-if-you-were-a-survivor-of-the-zombie-apocalypse/

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