OMG. I totally dropped the ball this week in detailing my pre-birthday wishlist. I'm sure you all bought my present ages ago, but to those stragglers just waiting for the next installment of "OMG, you shouldn't have," I apologize for the delay. I've been totally preoccupied with all the (very expensive) vneedles that stand between me and my trip Tanzania. Is it tacky to ask for a typhoid vaccine for my birthday? Yes? Ok. Well then we'll move on to the next most pressing need, safari wear.
So it turns out those wacky Brits were onto something what with all their khaki and their pith helmets. Apparently, bright colors attract wildlife, and white, blue, and black attracts tse tse flies. So that pretty much leaves us with khaki. Frequent readers of Nana Banana can probably guess just how many articles of khaki clothing currently reside in my closet (hint: none). How can I rock this whole safari thing without looking like a bad 80s Banana Republic ad?
Further complicating the situation is the fact that many parts of Tanzania require more modest dress, so this look is probably out of the question.
So it looks like I'm going to have to break down and invest in some chinos and maybe a pair of those dorky zip-off pant-into-shorts things. Oh wait, I mean YOU are going to have to break down and invest in those items. For me. For my birthday. Because you love me. Here is the look I'm going for. Please purchase accordingly.