I’m not sure the Northwest has ever been this hot. Ever. It has never ever been as hot as it is this week. It’s a little miserable, but I’m also kinda grateful for it, because hey, the sun is out and it’s not raining! And I do love me some not-rain, even if it’s breaking triple-digit temperatures.
Day 14:Dress: Kohls
Belt: Forever 21
I used to wear these earrings all the time for bellydance performances, and it had never really occurred to me to wear them in “real life.” They worked out quite nicely.
Day 15, in which I wield a fan, because seriously:
Tee: Ann Taylor Outlet
Pants: Banana Republic Outlet
Wedges: LifeStride, from DSW
I had this idea that linen pants would be the perfect solution for my casual-but-chilly workplace conundrum. Then I discovered that irons were invented because of linen. I washed them and dried them and discovered they looked less like sleek, refreshing slacks and more like Mother Teresa’s face. They’re high-maintenance, but they are mad comfy, surprisingly opaque, and actually just right for summer. The only problem (okay, other than the wrinkle-tasticness) is that they’re a little long. STORY OF MY LIFE. So because they’re so long, the only shoes I can wear with them are these wedges…which are black. I added the black headband to make the mixed-neutrals look like it was all on purpose.
While we’re on the subject, what other high-maintenance fabrics should I avoid? I wasn’t really into the velvet trend from last fall (that’s gone, right?), but I assume velvet is a pain to care for. What else?