Late summer heatwave…
I know, it’s not exactly a politically correct thing to say (especially in Finland, or Britain, and especially after such a cold and rainy summer), but I’m not a fan of hot weather… And to specify: I consider anything over 23ºC / 73.4ºF ‘uncomfortable’, and anything over 25ºC / 77ºF ‘unbearably hot’… The temperature was getting very close to the latter the day these photos were taken.
On a hot day my priority is first of all to protect my skin from the sun while staying somewhat comfortable. So, nothing too tight or clingy, only natural fibres and loose cuts. Enter the maxi skirt and a long-sleeved linen shirt.
Yeah… a maxi skirt… that might not be a good idea…
At 162 cm / 5ft3″ I’m short(ish). And my body type… let’s just say I’m built more like Marilyn than Audrey. That’s a nice way of saying I have a big bum. Not exactly the type of woman to rock a flowing maxi skirt, right?
Do I look like I give a damn?
It’s hot. Not the skirt, the temperature. There comes a time in this amateur fashionista’s life when style goes out of the window. Two times, in fact: when the temperature reaches ‘too-bloody-hot’ or ‘too-bloody-cold’ (let’s get back to that in winter, OK?)
So, what’s a curvy girl supposed to do with a flowy maxi skirt, then? Prance around smiling, having her own Laura Ingalls moment, skipping around a meadow… Well, why not? There are worse ways to spend a hot day…
What do you wear when the temperature gets ‘unbearable’?
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I have also reorganised a few of the static pages
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