Monday, June 21, 2021

Jungle Dress and Chartreuse

Ah, Monday! It was hard to get going this morning - we're in for a really hot day (up to 31 degrees!), and even though I worked in an air-conditioned office all day, those hot temps still creep inside. It's a shock to the system when I leave the building at the end of the day. 
I chose this feather-weight 100% cotton dress mostly for that walk home. I knew I'd be dripping with sweat after several blocks! 

  • Dress - Apanage; last worn here in October 2020 as my last outfit of the summer season
  • Shoes - Eject; last seen here in May with neon yellow and flouncy green

As you can see, I re-lavendered my hair on the weekend. It will fade out (one side is currently slightly more purple than the other), but I like the tint of colour. 
I love the cut of this dress - the waistband angles downward from my waist to just below one hip. 
The skirt portion is a wrap, with the front higher than the back. 
I have bare legs today, so that means I need to wear layers underneath.

Saucy! 
I'm wearing my thin petit-pants to prevent my thighs from rubbing (I loathe that feeling), and a full nylon slip to keep the dress from clinging to itself and to keep it from being too sheer (it is a very thin cotton). 

Masked up. 
Very few folks around in the office - our company is still encouraging employees to stay home, as they work out a plan for return to work in the fall. 

I dug out my other straw hat, this marled cream/black fedora. 
I was glad of it by the end of the day. 

Accoutrements: 
My fedora is actually made of paper, not straw! 

  • Hat - Delux
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I completely love these fun shoes - they are practically flats, once you take the Shoe Math (platforms) into account. 

Minimal bling: 
I really didn't feel like wearing a lot of jewelry - I do tend to wear less when the weather is hot. 

  • Brass, sandalwood, amber choker - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Bangles - vintage, Lazy Susan's; purchased here for $5.00
  • Silver/crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Wood ring - Dots
  • Earrings - thrifted, Sidney

How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Happy Summer Solstice! 

38 comments:

  1. Very summery outfit! Love the chartreuse shoes! It was a dress day for me too, too hot for pants. I have recently been a convert to long slip shorts, love em! I always seem to lose my slip in the clothing mele that is my laundry room. It seems hot weather is now upon us, truthfully I like about 20 to 22 degrees max, after that it is so hot at work and wearing the mask all day, keeps the heat in around my face and makes me feel headachey at the end of the day. Discovering work appropriate (hospital) light weight tops is a bit of a challlenge.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dar, great to see you! It was definitely too hot for pants! I love these long short things - they are wonderful to keep my thighs from rubbing. I find these 30+ degree days way too hot. I'd be happy with the mid-20s. I'm glad I don't have to wear my mask all day!

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  2. I'm so jealous of your 31°C! I had a jacket on all day yesterday. Midsummer, indeed!
    A fabulously cool and breezy outfit. Loving the hair colour! xxx

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    1. You can have it - this is too hot for me, Vix! thank you so much!

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  3. This dress is a perfect for hot days and what lovely shoes!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  4. You look fantastic with lavender hair. Such a pretty tint!
    Moving from an air-conditioned room is a challenge indeed. Temperatures here are already reaching over 36C. The warm weather didn't use to bother me when I was younger, but because of the medication I'm on, I try to stay away from the sun and the heat when I can.

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    1. This is my favourite colour for my hair - I like the purple tint. Wow, that is HOT - I couldn't stand that! I do try to stay out of the hot sun as much as possible.

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  5. This is such a beautiful shirt dress and the shoes are such a great pairing with it. Fantastic summer outfit!

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  6. Morning Sheila, Thanks for the good vibes for little Amy. It is appreciated. ~Big Dave the other rescue cat is a different beast altogether but like us humans they all have their own personalities! I think this dress must be perfect for warmer temps. and I love the jewelery choices it elevates it. by the way love the new funky hairstyle! Your lavender hair is very pretty. Shazxx

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    1. They really do, Shaz! And they all get into our hearts - Vizzini got extra cuddles for your dear little Amy.

      Aw, thank you, my dear! I am having fun with my modern mullet, and this is my favourite color for my hair.

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  7. Your outfit says cool, comfy and stylish! I quite like the soothing colors and easy shape of the dress. The heat definitely makes dresses (and skirts) easy choices for summer.

    As for the weather, yikes on the temps for you! The forecast for Olympia, WA has Robin seeing 100 degrees this coming weekend for a multi day heat wave. He is concerned about Gigi and Frankie, his cats. Here in NY (just NE of NYC) we have manageable temps having just come off a spate of close to 90 degree days.

    I hear you on the transitions into and out of air conditioned environments; the change can be bracing! Fred and I tend to stay inside from 11-2 on hot sunny days to conserve our energy and not concern ourselves with skin protection. No a/c but usually good air flow from front to back. Otherwise, LOL, afternoon naps are not unusual!

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    1. I live in dresses when it gets hot, Laurie - they are more comfortable than anything else!

      I know! And it's supposed to be up in the 30s today and right into the weekend! I make sure we keep our condo cool for Vizzini.

      It can be a shock to the system once you get used to air conditioning. I also try to stay out of the mid-day sun. Napping sounds like an excellent plan!

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  8. That dress is beautiful but I have to say I'm jealous of your summer like weather! It's been such a cold winter here - lots of single digit starts to the morning (under 10 degrees c) and it not warming up much past 20 during the day. Very cold for us, although I know that's nothing for you!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I'll trade you - low 20s is more like our regular summer weather!

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  9. Fabulous dress. I remember the shoes.

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  10. Such a pretty dress - it looked very cool and just what you need for 31 degree temperatures! The shoes match fabulously. A hat makes such a difference doesn't it?
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vronni - I really like the soft colour of it. I find these temps just too hot - yes, thank goodness for my hat!

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  11. I love how your newly lavendered hair goes with the chartreuse! That dress was the perfect choice for those hot temperatures - which have come and gone here by now - and its pattern is absolutely delightful too, like a well needed breath of fresh air! Your shoes are fabulous too, and so is that paper (!) fedora! I think I need a pair of those petit-pants, by the way.
    I'm not very good with 30°C, but having the aircon on in the office is a blessing in disguise. No such thing here at Dove Cottage, where all one can do is melt ... xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! Yes, the dress was very comfortable in the heat (although my nylon slip was sticky by the time I got home). We see a lot of summer hats here made from paper - check the tags on any "straw" ones you find!

      Same here, my dear - I'm a wilting flower when it gets really hot!

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  12. What an interesting design; in spite of the swoopy cut the dress still manages to look crisp. 31 degrees sure is hot, but it beats snow any day!

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    1. That's what attracted me to it, was the design, Nana. It's hot enough for me - and I'll take it over snow!

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  13. I love everything about this look- and it's so gorgeous with your hair too! It's so fantastic how you create your look in every single detail- love that!

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  14. Just stopping by to say hi. I hope you're having a nice week so far.

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    1. Hi, honey! Sorry, it's been busy, so I haven't been around for a couple of days.

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  15. It is a beautiful dress and very practical with such high temperatures. Our temperatures are nearly half yours (17). When the sun comes through the clouds it is nice, if not, it is cold.
    Greetje

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    1. Aside from the need for a nylon slip, Greetje - that was not a cool thing to wear! I'll try to send some warm weather your way!

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  16. Popping over from Lucy's blog!! You and I are birds of a feather. In fact, on IG, I was just saying how maxis are so great so you don't see sweat dripping down your legs, LOL
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Jodie! I adore maxi skirts!

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  17. After a week of temperatures in the 30's, we've had a couple of chilly days. The weather has been pretty unsettled so far this summer. I have A/C at home, thank goodness as I'm spending every day here. We're trying to figure out our work plan for the fall too.

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    1. That must feel nice, Shelley! We're in for another week of hot temps of 30+, right into the weekend. I'm happy that we aren't rushing things - I plan to enjoy my extra days off while I can!

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  18. What a beautiful, breezy sunny weather outfit (that hat compliments the dress to a tee!). Love it, my sweet friend - the fab earth tones 100% included.

    It sounds like the Island is heating up something fierce this week, too. Around these North Okanagan parts, they're predicting record breaking temps over the next few days (the forecast presently shows some days as potentially hitting a mind-blowing 43C!), which if they come to pass, will be amongst the hottest I've ever felt anywhere in my life. Fingers crossed that the Island doesn't get hit by quite as brutal a heatwave as well.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Thanks so much, Autumn! I love these earth tones as well.

      Yes, we're in for that heat wave too - temps going up to 37 degrees! Yikes, the only time I've experienced temps that high was when I was in Las Vegas. I am sending good vibes for NO forest fires.

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  19. Looking lovely in this jungle dress and chartreuse shoes, so fab colour and so fab shoes!. I also wear pettypants under my dresses in the summer, so no rubbing! (old fashioned underwear club!)
    besos

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    1. Thank you, Monica! Petit pants are the best! Here's to old-fashioned undies!

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