Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pink Piping


Top: c/o Aeropostale (similar); Pants: Gap (ankle length); Heels: c/o Rockport; Sunglasses: H&M (men's)

I'm from Hawaii, where it hardly ever rose above 85 degrees, but if it did, we just drove to the ocean and got in. It did get uncomfortably cool and wet where I grew up and I remember dressing in front of the space heater and curling up next to the wood-burning stove during the winters with no real indoor heating. It made the transition to the wet, cool Northwest easier. I was used to the damp, soggy grass. Used to the shivering, wet cold that sets upon you in the December-February months. I was used to seeing grey for miles and miles, days and days.

I was n.o.t. ready for and did n.o.t. want to experience heat. No, thank you. If the temps surpass 85 degrees, we are simply not prepared to deal up here in the PNW. There is never enough AC; the apartments don't have cross breezes; we don't own shorts and tank tops that allow for enough breathability; we never use car AC; we don't own fans. It's all a big mess. Today, for the second or third 90 degree day in a row, we had to experience the horror of not being able to go outside due to the heat. Or stay inside due to the heat. I didn't even want dinner. And kept needing to take cold showers to even survive the apartment's hot floors and lack of airflow. Blergh. AC went on in the bedroom and we literally carried out TV upstairs to park in front of the AC all evening. I've finally found peace for my hot feet (does that happen to you? It's maddening) and might even be able to sleep tonight.

In any case, I hope it's not as hot where you are. But if it is and you have some ingenious trick, let me know. I could seriously just perish from frustration this summer.


  1. Lovely! The sandals look great!

  2. Ugh, the heat has been crazy lately! At least you look amazing in those pants! They're perfect :)

  3. Loving the shoes and the tee!


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