Monday, May 28, 2018

A Month of Outfits

We finally got Spring, but then fast-forwarded to Summer in the space of a couple of weeks (too soon, Mother Nature, too soon!!).  The air conditioning has been on the fritz at work since the beginning of May (we haven't had any hot water either), so dressing for work is proving to be a real challenge in 30+ degree temperatures (that's celsius, or in the 90's for you fahrenheit people).  I have nothing exciting to report, so here are some outfits I wore this month. 

All the photos below were taken on my phone, which accounts for the slight blur and the crappy colours on the ones taken indoors.

giant cotton dress from From Mars

This dress is actually blue and white, not sure why the stripes on the front look grey.  I blame the crappy camera on my phone.  Anyway, it was sooo comfortable to wear, and I took every opportunity to put my hands in my pockets and swish from side to side to show off the volume of the dress. 

layers of linen all purchased at From Mars

This was what I wore earlier in the week, at the start of the heat wave.  I realized that most of my summer wardrobe consists of oversized linen pieces in black, grey or blue.  They are very comfortable to wear, but after a few hours of sitting, I look like I slept in my clothes (and I look like I'm just waking up from a nap).  I love linen, just not the wrinkles.

t-shirt dress over cotton skirt, both thrifted from Talize

Another "baby, it's hot inside" outfit which inspired a 20's flapper feeling because of the shape.  Shoes are Fly London.

cropped sweatshirt and textured skirt thrifted from Talize, "sleeves" made from a pair of knee socks and leggings from The Purple Puddle

This is one of my favourite outfits I wore this month, back when it was cooler.  I like the mix of black and white patterns, and the sweatshirt is actually a light blue, with puffed sleeves.

silver pants from the sale rack at H&M, sparkle tunic from From Mars

An outfit from the start of the month, when it was starting to warm up, and we saw the sun for several days in a row.  I went to an opening of an art exhibit with a friend and took a moment to take in some rays.

no post is complete without a gratuitous cat photo

This long and lithe kitty often visits my porch in the summer and this was the first time he was over this year.  My Sylvester is not cat-friendly, and despite the best efforts of this guy to try to make friends through the window, Sylvester (who is just out of sight on the other side of the glass) was not having any of it.  He even balanced on the back of my porch rocking chair in an attempt to get closer to the window.  A+ for effort!