6.30.2015

A Simplified Summer

image via the line...

"Hot as hell" and "summer in Texas" might as well be interchangeable, so you'd think my go-to summer uniform would be one of those barely-there sundresses below... And yet, my daily get up veers decidedly more in the direction of that dress over jeans action above.

See, in my line of work, a typical day can involve a fancy client meeting (add a blazer and some wedges), a muddy site visit (ditch the blazer and swap the wedges for some rubber flip flops that I can rinse off), and some serious schlepping and hauling (keep the flip flops, sweat my ass off, and hope for the best). It's pretty much foolproof friends.

Inspired by a Q&A over on the Anaise blog in which designer Mary Chan of Studio Bartleby shares her summer essentials (rose water and tea tree oil, cotton dresses, sandals, straw hat, sparkling water, orange juice, pesto), I thought I'd go beyond the dress over jeans and share a few other things that are currently helping me get me through the hot as hell, ahem summer in Texas.

Herewith the survival kit...

cherries. holy kombucha. dr. hauschka clarifying day oil. milky chance. a big stack of turkish beach towels (they dry fast, and we spend a lot of time in the pool). lime topo chico. elta md uv clear spf. my library card. toasted sesame seeds. air conditioning(!)

(Did I mention it's as hot as hell?)

What's on your list?

2 comments:

Annie Green said...

It is hot, hot, hot here in England today. Well up in the 90s. Survival kit = big white shirt, black jeans, sandals, Raybans, iced coffee, Jo Malone perfume, magazine, open doors and windows to get some breeze. Cool shower....
But also delighted. Summer! In England! Lush, green, bird-filled. Ice cream!

Kim said...

It's merely balmy here in Alabama (ha) but I make it through the summer with **copious** amounts of iced lattes and sunscreen, plenty of fun sunglasses from Target so I can always find a pair, and pedicures because I wear sandals or flipflops from April to October!!! :)