The calendar might say spring, but summer arrived a few weeks ago and what a summer it has been. When I did a large cull of my wardrobe I forgot how hot summer gets in Nebraska. I don't think this polyester top will be seeing any wear again until at least October. I must say, of all the places I've lived, Nebraska has the most extreme weather from heat to cold. That said, I can't think of a single place I'd rather be. We have it good here so shhhh, don't tell anyone-I don't want them to ruin it! But the weather? Yeah, it can get kind of rough.
Straw bag-World Market
Vintage brooch-a thrift shop in Illinois
Enamel clamper bracelet-Target, about 15 years ago
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Vent Vert (obviously)
When the heat really kicks in, I stop worrying about looking like my mum and just embrace the sleeveless blouse. She always liked them because having a proper collar made her feel, "Dressed" unlike a jersey knit, etc. I'm not sure I agree with the logic, particularly when worn with shorts, but I am happy enough to forgo sleeves. Anyone that doesn't like my arms needn't look, but my days of suffering and covering up are done.
Linen shorts and blouse both K Mart
Straw basket used as purse-New Life Thrift
Continuing with a sleeveless theme, I dug this jumpsuit out of the cupboard. It is knit, but didn't seem too warm given to the wide legs.
Jump Suit-K Mart
Vintage tote bag-Goodwill
Bracelets-all thrifted Goodwill
Vintage earrings-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-By Kilian Pure Oud (which despite the name, isn't and yes it was an obnoxious choice in hot humid weather)
Continuing to keep those middle-aged arms flyin' free in a brocade top I bought for a buck.
With bonus midriff action because I do not care. Also-what's the point having a tattoo if no one sees it? I had that done in the early 80's (before it was cool)😁and if you're wondering how my mother reacted, it was pretty much as you'd expect! My dad thought it was hilarious.
For the record, the only thing I regret about it was not getting something bigger.
We've been getting in plenty of putt-putt golf this summer. I live 5 minutes from the place, so I really don't have an excuse not to.
Bakelite bangles-Hand Me Ups and Goodwill
Belt-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes
The lilies in the photo have already blown apart in a storm but were beautiful while they lasted.
Dress-Target about 15 years ago
Vintage shoes-Yard sale
I'll leave you with this outfit that looked better in person.
Vintage Egyptian beads-thrift shop in Illinois
Enid Collins bag-Antique mall
Hoop earrings-Can't remember
Fragrance-Avon Casbah (Review coming soon. Thanks, Emily!)
I have such a glut of photos to get through I might just do a few strictly outfit posts. We are still slogging through the syllabus but will hopefully be done tonight or tomorrow-then I can shift my brain into summer relaxation mode. I hope your summer mode is relaxing😀