Monday, July 9, 2012

In the Evening Light








I was not cut out for warm weather. Even though I grew up in Hawaii, it was always 75 with ocean breezes to cool you off and passing ocean squalls to offer some heat-relief. Here it recently hit the mid-80s and not only is my office unventilated (no windows!), our apartment building is being washed (really) and we can't open the windows all summer otherwise we'll get doused in sudsy water. My boyfriend and I bought squirt bottles and have been sitting in front of our fans all week. I could hardly find anything work appropriate and creative to wear that could keep me cool. This outfit was the best I could manage - a light jersey knit dress from the Loft and a soft striped 3/4 tee from H&M.

How're you staying cool this summer?

Top, belt: H&M (similar top, similar belt) ; Dress: LOFT; Bracelet: Forever 21; Shoes: Target

12 comments

  1. AMEN! Here's to just not being able to handle the heat! I hate it so freaking much and the humidity in Kansas is what makes it so uncomfortable. It's such a struggle to dress cute when it is so uncomfortable!

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  2. love your outfit !
    Difficult to stay cool with 36 degrees Celsius in Europe !
    XX
    Luba
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com/

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  3. The stripes are so cute! I've been sitting in the a/c A LOT and when I'm not, I'm on the beach taking a dip in the ocean :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Cute stripes! I don't have any a/c and sleeping has been tough. I haven't worn pants in weeks!

    Molly
    More Charming in Person

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  5. You look beautiful! LOVE the blue with the stripes. I'm a cold weather girl myself and absolutely wilt in the heat - luckily everything is air conditioned here in the desert, but summer is pretty miserable for me! I use a squirt bottle, too!

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  6. I'm loving stripes! It looks great with your blue skirt!

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  7. Oh man, I just live in tank tops and shorts during the summer. Haha, it gets so hot here too.
    Anyway, I love this adorable outfit, the striped top and bold blue skirt are so pretty together! Plus, those sandals are just perfect :)
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  8. I really like this look. Simple and girly. Fab !

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  9. Um. I don't think I would survive if I couldn't open the windows in my house! But I also have a windowless office. It is the worst ever.
    This outfit is super cute and I love that your shoes match the skirt.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  10. Love this outfit. The color of your skirt is so pretty.

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  11. Loving this outfit! Looks so put-together and comfortable at the same time, and looks great on you too!

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