We complain about the cold temperatures and lack of sunshine during the winter, and each year, around March, I promise myself that if it ever warms up I will NOT complain about the heat. And yet here I am, complaining about the heat. The daily forecast has been stuck at "high of 30 degrees celsius, humidex of 40, and chance of a thunderstorm" for about a week. Perhaps Mother Nature is having hot flashes? The intense heat wave that has enveloped Southwestern Ontario has sapped my energy and the high pollution level has left me with some respiratory problems. I count myself one of the lucky ones in that I do have A/C at home, I'm not working (or living!) outside, and I don't have asthma. A friend's partner who has severe asthma has not been able to go outside for the last week.
In addition to the health issues, there is the much less serious, but still aggravating, issue of what to wear to work. If I was a lady of leisure, I'd be swanning about at home in a slip, or a camisole and men's boxers, but as I have to leave my house and serve the public, more coverage is required. When it's this hot, I can't stand wearing anything snug-fitting under the arms or in the girl-parts area, which leaves loose-fitting dresses, or.....
.... I remembered I had this batik print jumpsuit that I picked up at Lovesick last year in my closet, and it had yet to make an appearance this summer. It's soooo comfy - just like wearing your jammies to work. The pattern is also ideal for concealing sweat marks.
Batik jumpsuit - Lovesick Vintage
sandals and leather cuff - Sunfest
necklace - University Hospital gift shop
Stay cool, and stay out of the mid-day sun!
(*Noel Coward knew what he was talking about)