(Danny being creative with photography)
We're so many days into a heatwave (days over 90 degrees F.) that I've lost count. We're headed to 99 again today (with a heat index of a bout a million) and there isn't much relief in the week ahead. This
has led to some creative wardrobe decisions as I need to not only dress for the outdoor temperature, but the indoor as well. I find a lightweight cardigan indispensable in such situations.
1990's ultra-lightweight crepe dress-Some store in a mall I've forgotten
Cork-heeled sandals-K Mart
1970's Collins-style bucket bag-Goodwill
Bakelite bangles-several places
Hair flowers-Tiff and Tam
Vintage screw-back floral earrings-Can't remember
Fragrance-Evyan White Shoulders
With the heat, creative hairstyling has been a challenge. Although this photo shows a few stray hairs, the up-do did manage to stay up all day in 100+ degrees and high humidity. I first tied the upper section of my hair in an elastic, and then brought the bottom half together in another. I then tucked them into each other, and secured it all in place with the combs. My hair is unruly, and would never hold in combs alone. Sure, my head hurt by the end of the day, but my hair didn't budge!
Lightweight cotton dresses have also been helpful in the heat. I like this dress as it dries quickly on the line (I am sooo not running the tumble dryer in this heat). I could wear this dress day after day and always feel perfectly attired. I've dressed it up and down, and added colourful accessories as desired, never being disappointed with the results. Every wardrobe has a "Go-To" piece, and this is mine for summer.
Cotton dress-Thrift sale in a church
White patent slingbacks-K Mart
Vintage ostrich handbag-Goodwill
Vintage West-German beaded necklace-Han-Me-Ups
Vintage milk-glass clip earrings-Thrift World
Carved plastic (not celluloid, but a darn close copy) bangle-Hand-Me-Ups
1960's beaded dangle ring-Goodwill
Fragrance-Eau de Givenchy
I am *this* close to finishing the paperwork for school. I hope to have it sent off tomorrow morning, and I will hopefully be celebrating with a trip to an air-conditioned cinema. Danny wants to see the new X-Men movie, and I can get two hours of sleep in a cold room. Everybody wins!