how´s it been the so far? I have to admit that I am very happy with nice weather but it doesn´t have to be necessarily hot. My favorite season is Fall cause the air has finally cooled down and freshened up and nature shows its beautifullest colors. I am gonna stick with that. But as long as it is hot we still have to go to work everyday (the fewest can take off the whole summer time) and sweat our butts off.
If you are lucky you have air-conditioning at your office. I work at a listed building which means I have few to no chances of getting an air condition ever. My husband has one at his office but one of his collegues is always freezing so they are only able to turn it on when he is out on appointments. Not the best either. But there is one thing you can do for yourself to brave the heat or maybe a bunch of options. Also while you are dressing for summer it shouldn´t mean you start dressing unappropriate for your work environment. Wearing less and shorter clothing doesn´t help much with staying cool.
How to dress for the Summer Heat
don´t go bare shouldered or with thin strappy tops (unless you are in a very creative space and people don´t mind)
make sure your skirts aren´t to short
dress in looser fitted pieces (you will sweat less when your body can breath between the fabric)
these are you key materials for summer – silk, chiffon, linen
wear sandals (if office appropriate and allowed)
pin up your hair (it helps not to overheat by having your neck free to breath)
shorts shouldn´t be showing off your buttocks
How is your work environment in the summer months ? Are you a lucky one with AC?
I am starting the new week with a vacation post from Lake Garda. I have taken so many different swimsuits with me but only came around wearing three of them cause some days it was just to hot to sit outside at the pool or the lake. I really didn´t want to get sunburned at all.
Since it is going to be the end of summer soon and vacation time is in its high some of my original pieces aren´t available anymore but I have linked the closest pieces I could find under every look.
I personally love to add all kinds of accessories to my swimsuits. A plain swimsuit can be totally fine but bringing it to the next level by adding trendy pieces like colorful sarongs, dramatic statement sunglasses and woven sunhats makes so much more fun. It may not be super parctical for going into the water but let´s be honest, the majority is not going to jump into the pool all the time or dive her way through.
Another thing I highly recommend is wearing a sarong or a kimono to the beach bar. Although it is a beach bar the people who come after you don´t want to seat on a chair were your sweaty butt has been a minute before. I wouln´t want it and I am sure most people wouldn´t too. For me this just belongs to etiquette.
Hoping your week starts well. I am super tired today and have to pick up several pieces in our garden after a huge storm hit us last night. Haven´t seen so many lightnings in a long time. To be honest it was a little frightening.
My Lake Garda Travel Diary is coming to the blog this week but if you are on the search for different travel content check out my travel tab here and to find out what we did in Verona or what we ate all week. Fall posts are hitting the blog very soon cause I have to honestly admit I am in kind of a summer rut. I don´t want to dress for the heat anymore and also I don´t want it to be hot anymore.
I am by now out and about on my way to go brunching with a dear old friend but of course I do have a delicious treat for you – in fact I have two.
Who else doesn´t love side dishes ? In fact I love them more than my main dish at 90 % of the time so I love to try out new ones and if they are delicious there is nothing better than sharing with you guys. But for today I have not only one, but two great sides.
– purple onion
– feta or mozzarella cheese
– olive oil
White Bean Mash
– a can of white beans
– cottage cheese
– red pesto
– parsley and chick peas to garnish
– salt and pepper for seasoning
Both are quick and easy made. Each is under 10 minutes , I promise. Just throw eyerything together and enjoy. If you are planning on making one or both let me know or tag me.
as Summer comes slowly to an end I am posting my last Summer looks until I go all in for fall fashion (can´t wait cause fall is my favorite season all year). I still have some posts I want to share with you whether it´s looks or beauty or vacation wear.
I got this dress for our Lake Garda vacation but didn´t come around wearing it so I have worn it on the weekend last week and I love it. It has the perfect lenght, is super light, not seethrough and under 15 Euro. I am wearing an XL cause of the meassurements and it fits great, but make always sure to check the size reference so your article fits right. Sizes differ a lot on their side.
A denim jacket is the perfect companion for almost every Summer dress and it is no exception in this case. To complete the look I added my favorite pair of espadrilles and laser-cut handbag in white.
Are you also longing for the weekend as bad as I do ? I am so so tired everyday and I desperately need to sleep in.
For tomorrow I am going to share another recipe. Two side dishes I love to make whether it is for a BBQ, a steak or just to eat plain. Check it out.