20 Aug 2018

S(teal) Hot

I'm not sure how much more of this mugginess I can take. Stepping outside is like walking into a wall of heat that instantly weighs you down. My feet are almost always swollen and I have a perma-"glow" on my face... Not pretty! I long for the days when the weather is just right: not too hot, not too cold, but just right. I'm talking to you, random week in fall! You know the one I'm talking about? The one week we get between heat wave and frost bite? I can at least pile on layers when I get cold, but there really isn't much I can do when I overheat. You know, one still has to wear clothes in public. I swear I'm getting through this summer by AC hopping.

Step one: enjoy AC at home.
Step two: slowly walk to the bus stop.
Step three: ride bus with AC and return body temperature to normal.
Step four: slowly walk from bus stop to work.
Step five: sit at desk all day in the AC, avoiding the outdoors.

Then, I simply reverse these steps at the end of the day. I am also that person who always carries and random piece of mail in her purse to fan herself with when the weather is unbearable. I will resort to anything to try and stay cool. Have any other neat tricks? Please send them my way!

Today's look had one too many layers. I could have done without the sleeveless blazer. I'm starting to sprinkle-in a few jewel tones in my outfits as a way to slowly ease into fall dressing. This makes it easier to face the facts that fall is probably still a few weeks away, but you know, denial. Hence my choice of the teal top and topaz earrings. I also chose to wear my funky cut-out shooties and, as much as they are comfortable, I had a hard time taking them off at the end of the day because of swelling. When tugging while trying to remove them, I couldn't help but think of this picture of Kim Kardashian. It was not nearly as bad, but this gives you the gist. So there you have it: my hopeful fall outfit that was not suited for the heat wave.

Skirt: Zara (similar) | Top: Banana Republic (similar) | Sleeveless Blazer: Dynamite (similar) | Earrings: Yeidid (similar) | Shooties: Vince Camuto (similar)         

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