I never know what to wear on a hot day
For starters, I just want to stay indoors, stay cool and out of the sun. Unfortunately, I don’t have air conditioning at home, and the indoor temperature can get quite tropical, if you know what I mean. It doesn’t help that because of the white nights, it really doesn’t cool down in the evening, either.
Besides, as much as I would like to just stay at home with my feet in a bucket full of ice cubes, real life forces me to go out every now and then. Hence the problem of what to wear…
I’ve come to the conclusion that a kaftan dress if the best option: it’s loose, comfortable, and barely touches the skin. This is very important. I can’t stand clothes that pinch or restrict my movements, or stick to my skin. Not on a hot day. Feeling that my face is melting is bad enough: clothes should at least make me feel marginally more comfortable.
And my hair is a total mess!
But on hot day, who wants to use a blowdryer?!? Besides, even if I blow-dry my hair, 2 minutes outdoors and my (somewhat) tidy hairdo is a distant memory. So, why bother? I know, I say the same thing when it rains, too.
Maybe I should just own my messy hair and get on with life. I mean, at 54, I’m thinking it’s about time I make peace with my hair. For a long as I can remember, my hair and I have been fighting over who’s in charge.
It goes like this:
Me: So, hair, I’ve splashed you with tons of expensive products, massaged you with oils and conditioners, pampered you with everything you want. How about you cooperate with me and we can both be happy?
Me: I was thinking we should go for something sleek and simple today. What do you say?
Hair: Today’s style is called ‘The Mop’.
Me: But that was yesterday’s style. Could we try something different today? Please?
Hair: I was thinking more along the lines of ‘Messy Mop’.
Me: But that was yesterday, and the day before that, and every day. That’s the only style you ever suggest. Let’s try something different for change, huh? What do you say?
Hair: OK, ‘Poodle Mop’, then.
Me: That’s not fair. You always get the last word.
Hair: Of course. Why, did you think you had some say in the matter?
Me: Well, yes, it’s my head…
Hair: That’s what you think…
And in case you’re wondering: yes, I’ve heard of the curly girl method. It sounds like a lot work. Or at least as much work as my usual everyday fight with ‘The Mop’. Maybe I should just go ‘au naturel’, you know, wash-and-wear, let the hair do its thing and not interfere in any way (Hah! Did you hear that, hair: I stop putting in any effort, let’s see how you like that!). On the few occasions I’ve done that, nobody has ever noticed anything different about me. It’s a bit depressing, if you think about it…
dress: Marimekko (old) / bag: Marimekko /
sandals: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Nina Ricci
Do you have badly-behaved curly hair? And, more importantly, if you do, what’s the secret to making it behave?
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