The heat is forcing me to be a clothing minalmalist. Today I put on a light silk skirt that I found at the thrift store last week and a plain black cami. It's cool and covers the necessary bits but honestly leaves me feeling more exposed than I like. How about a silk scarf to cover up a bit more without adding a lot of weight?
Wheee! There was a breeze.
First I wrapped it around me like a shawl. Pretty but lots of loose ends and it kept slipping around. This is great if you're a lady of leisure and all you need to do all day is look alluring while you readjust your shawl. So I tried just knotting it in the front to secure it. That solved the slipping problem but left me feeling a bit like I was wearing a straight jacket. After more experimenting I finally tied a knot in it in the middle and tied two of the corners together to create a cover up that didn't move around too much and left both arms free. Grocery store, here I come!
Red silk skirt: Easy Silks (thrifted)
Silk scarf (retail eons ago)
Red patent leather sandals with Big Ass Bows on the Toes: Moda Spana (discount retail)
I love these sandals. They're one of the first pair of fun, silly shoes I got when I decided I had had enough of practical "mom" shoes. Hubby and I had gone to DSW looking for something pretty for me for summer. I was just about to give up when Hubby holds up these gorgeous red sandals with outrageous big bows on the toes and says, "What about these?" I must have walked right past them but they were so different than what I used to wear that I think I hadn't even seen them. I'm so happy (and a little amazed) that Hubby did see them. By holding them up, he forced me to readjust my thinking and as soon as I did that I fell in love with them. Thanks Hubby!
On my wrist
The glass bangles make the most delightful tinkling sound when I move around.