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Chunkin Fashion Flyin' High

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One great thing about living in Delaware is that we are so central to so many cultural events. That leaves the Glam Gal plenty of opportunities to dress creatively, classically and, at times, casually festive.

 
To give you an example, just this week I manage to go to Philly to see the ballet, check out the Wilmington Art Loop and then drive down south to attend my first World Championship Punkin Chunkin event.
 
Dressing for a matinee in Philly was a no-brainer. I went for a pair of wool black pants that I tucked into my knee-high boots and added a black turtleneck with a ¾-sleeve, cropped wool, plaid jacket. For the art loop, I went a little trendier and got out my new military jacket, paired it with my black turtleneck and straight-legged jeans and boots.
 
However, I was pretty uncertain exactly what to wear to an outdoor event that featured large gourds being hurled through the air. Obviously, I could not take this event too seriously and needed to be casual, yet comfortable. I went for a pair of straight-legged jeans with cowboy boots, a long-sleeved floral T-shirt, and topped it off with a cashmere scarf and a poncho. It was perfect for me, however, in case you decide to go next year, here is a preview of some of the more creative fashions that were so prevalent.
 
 
 
Orange was definitely a popular color. If you have a scarf, hat, sweater or jacket in this hue, you will fit in perfectly.
 
 
Another popular accessory was having a beer in your hand. This creative couple made their own pumpkin beer can holders!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There were plenty of festive hats and vests to be seen and many even decorated their cars.
 
 
 
There were people of all ages,  including young families, lots of college kids, and, of course, there was the Miss Punkin Chunkin Queen!
 
In my opinion, the actual air cannons and other pumpkin-hurling contraptions paled in comparison to all the colorful people-watching that only this type of event can bring out!