And the heatwave continues…
I’m back home in Finland, and still suffering from too hot weather. If anything, it’s worse here. With daytime temperatures around (or just below) 30°C, and the so-called tropical nights (when the temperature hardly drops at all in the evening), the difference between outdoor and indoor temperature is almost non-existent.
So, besides having the small mobile air con unit I have on overdrive, I’ve been trying to cool off by spending time by the sea.
And as you can see, I got another one of these loose sack dresses, too. I’ve never been a fan of kaftans, but I’m beginning to see why they make sense, on a hot day, that is. This dress provides some sun protection and keeps me cool. Well, relatively speaking…
The dress sort of floats around me, without sticking to my skin. And as it’s made of viscose, it feels cool on my skin. And it has pockets!!!
These photos were taken on a small island, in a lovely old restaurant (the dinner was delicious, too). The restaurant was built in 1898 and, just like the yacht club on the neighbour island, it is literally a 2-minute shuttle boat trip away from the mainland.
OK, back to the outfit…
Well, as far as Marimekko dresses go, this one is a bit of a cliché, of course. Not only because of the iconic Unikko (= poppy) pattern, but because there’s hardly a self-respecting (Finnish) style blogger who hasn’t featured this particular dress… By the way, this is not a sponsored post, and I paid for the dress myself.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking that maybe I need to start looking at my summer/heatwave wardrobe the same way I approach my winter wardrobe. I mean, I usually buy one or two cashmere sweaters every year, and wear them forever. Maybe I should get one or two kaftan dresses every summer, too, to prepare for the inevitable July heatwave. Does that make sense?
dress: Marimekko / bag: Coach / shoes: jenny / sunglasses: Prada
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