Here in Vermont, high summer has brought along its trademark muggy, hazy days. The air is so heavy with humidity and heat... I kinda like it, 'cause it's a nice excuse to while away my days eating ice cream in front of the fan, reading books and wearing gauzy slips, hehe. But actually getting dressed and going out into the world for a change can pose a slight challenge when most of your clothes are over fifty years old and of the fitted-waist variety. I have no great tips for staying cool on the city streets, I'm afraid; this here country girl can just nip down to the stream at the bottom of her backyard when the weather gets too hot.
(The vegetable patch is coming along nicely!)
I wore a late 19th century cotton nightie under a 1950s square-dancing skirt on this particular summer afternoon. I suppose I have to find myself a peasant blouse sometime soon, for while this sweet nightgown has the right look, it's well over 100 years old and not really up to too frequent wearing. My thrifted white espadrilles I quickly slipped off when I decided to dip my feet in our brook!
Don't ya love this skirt?! It's so so full, a true circle skirt! It's not skimpy on the metallic ric-rac either; perfection.
Well, I hope all you Northern Hemispherians are having beautiful summer weather!