Sturdy Gals, despite our upper body strength, our steadiness, our appreciation of comfortable shoes, crave a little girliness every now and then. Oh, not girly to the point of ruffles, or lace, or sequins on our tee-shirts. Girly in the way of bare legs, wider skirts, and simple plainspun surfaces. Girls, were there a prairie or Blackbird Pond nearby.
For example, these shirtdresses from Garnet Hill, here, for $98. Navy with a magenta sash. What a brilliant idea.
Or this Tampico bag from France. $216. Because French girls are always throwing bags over their shoulders. You know, insouciantly. And then riding off on their bikes to pick coquelicots. Found via Cup of Jo.
And finally, for the whimsy a Sturdy Gal appreciates, design-your-own-Havaianas. ~$30. Choose the footbed color, the straps, add a couple of little shiny thingamabobs. A gold star is appropriate, when girls get everything right. Which they do more often than they know.