lundi 13 juillet 2015

Heat wave heroes

Here is part of the equipment I used to survive the tropical heat wave (up to 39 °C.../ 102.2°F)  that hit us a few days ago in - usually mild at best in July - Paris :

These 2 very simple dresses that I grabbed at H&M, both under 20 euros, classic shapes, made of cotton :
  • Sleeveless shirtdress, back is longer than front, tailored enough to be office-friendly. 
  • Loose fit white cotton dress with a crisscross of  dark grey stripes

H&M dresses


Also heat approved:
  • APC "Amy" and Birkenstock "Madrid" sandals with adjustable straps, perfect to accommodate swelling feet!
  • Straw hat to protect my hair/head from the (drying) hot sun, 
  • paper fan to get a bit of ventilation as air-conditioning is sadly not widespread in the city...   



APC "Amy" sandals & Birkenstock "Madrid" mules - straw hat and paper fan.

8 commentaires:

  1. Good choices on the 2 dressed. I like it combined w/ the fedora. I don't know why but I'm surprised it gets shoot there, its in the low 90s in FL.

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    1. Ha that hat gets a lot of attention every time I wear it! So funny! We're the most surprised believe me by that weather, so not what we're used to, I'd prefer the Florida temperatures much more breathable.

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  2. Love the white dress, especially. We were experiencing the same thing here in the usually mild Pacific Northwest. Can be very draining. Keep cool!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! You're right, that kind of heat is exhausting. I think both dresses will get a lot of wear as high temperatures are expected again this week...

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  3. You look great. Thanks for this post - I'm always interested in how to keep cool and look chic.

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  4. Thanks Holly! I hadn't realised it truly because we rarely have such long stretches of time with high temperatures even in summer but keeping fashion from being repetitive/boring is as "difficult" as in winter. Granted with less layers to pull on, it's quicker to dress once you figured out what to wear...

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    1. Very challenging indeed. One of my biggest problems is finding garments made of natural fibers.

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