Don’t ask me what’s happened to the British summer…
As I type I’m back to sweaters, hoodies and jeans. We’ve had the most torrential rain over the past week (as well as thunderstorms!) and I’ve been wearing all manner of warmer clothes. Though what usually happens is that I go places – I live in the town centre and I usually walk everywhere to run errands and do a bit of local high street shopping – and end up at the other end a hot, sweaty mess.
The searing record temperatures may have dropped dramatically but it stays warm and humid enough to make knitwear a bad choice for anything other than just sitting…!
So this week I can’t give you any purty summer dresses, instead it’s my now-on-sale-and-omg-look-how-much-it’s-reduced-by pink and camel leopard print sweater. I’ve gone weeks without wearing it, now I’ve worn it a few times in the cooler weather. I bought it for the full price of £49 (not like me, but it was a wise impulse purchase) and it’s now only £15 in the sale. As long as I’ve worn something a lot I don’t regret buying it at full price. I figure I wouldn’t have had it to wear all those times otherwise, so no regrets.
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A lack of summer dress in this outfit meant I had to throw in some other summery stuff, so white sandals (worn loads this year) and white bag brightens the whole thing up and stops it going into autumn/winter territory – the thought of a black bag and/or black shoes with this just depresses me. Add a (very old) straw hat and big round sunglasses (I’ll allow myself the black in the odd accessory here and there) and it’s a simple summer sweater and jeans combo with a little pizazz thrown in.
I’ve also noticed from these photos that my faux tanning game is pretty strong at last (it’s taken me ages to self tan this summer) – if you want to know which self-tanning spray and which face bronzer I use then check out last week’s 12 Beauty Products I Am Absolutely Loving Right Now post. The face bronzer is ESPECIALLY amazing.
Hopefully I’ll get some summer dresses in before the summer is over – though who knows where the British weather is concerned?!
Have you been caught in the UK rain deluges or are you sweating your bits off somewhere else in the world? Comment below…
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