Summer is frustrating. For many reasons. But we’ll just focus on the heat right now, and the wardrobe issues it creates.
It’s up in the high 90’s here pretty consistently now; too hot to wear just about anything. Over the years living in Texas, and dealing with the heat, I think I’ve determined that in these temperatures, it doesn’t really matter much what you wear, you’re going to be hot and sweaty. Still – I’m not crazy about wearing pants or sleeves when it’s this hot. And no way am I wearing anything but sandals.
Thank goodness I don’t have to spend a lot of time outside if I don’t want to; I can go from the car, inside, and back again without too much suffering. But it can be shocking when you do go outside, how the heat just hits you.
Anyway, during the summer months, I have to wash things more often, because they get sweaty and smelly faster. Especially with natural deodorants, I’ve found. The new Osmia organic deo I’ve been wearing recently is particularly bad, I think it makes me sweat even MORE at first, which is sort of gross and uncomfortable. I’m going back to my stick Meow Meow Tweet thank you very much.
I do also prefer sleeves, even short sleeves, so I don’t have to carry around layers for going inside. If my shoulders are covered, I seem to be okay, whether my sleeves are long or not.
This is all just a very long-winded way to say that I’ve not worn this dress much at all this year. I still love it, and find it really easy and comfortable to wear, but it’s not something I’ll just pull out to wear on a regular basis. It’s not fancy (although it can be), so I don’t know why I wouldn’t, which is why I chose to wear it yesterday instead of the Oak Dress I’ve been wearing nonstop the last few days. All I did was run around buying groceries to replenish the fridge after being gone a week, got the car washed, some office supplies, the post office. I was comfortable and glad I wore it.
FYI, I wash all my raw silk with The Laundress delicates detergent and hang it to dry with great success. I’ve not used the dry cleaner for many, many years. Raw silk is very sturdy IMO, as well as feeling luxurious and easy. I like it almost as much as linen, and better than silk crepe.
And I cannot get enough of this James Perse tote for summer, although I got really frustrated yesterday not being able to find my lip gloss and key at the bottom (I hadn’t cleaned it out from all the detritus leftover from vacation). Thank goodness for the serendipity of Elaine’s blog this morning, where I read about the new tote organizer she loves. Which I promptly ordered.
What do you wear when it’s hot? Do you carry layers with you? Do you have to spend a lot of time outside? or do you just go back and forth from car to store to office to home?