Ok, so here I am starting with a mild and rainy day having just said everyday is going to be hot. What I would have called hot – rightfully so – in the UK now seems mild to me, seeing as we get lots of days with temperatures 15C over this. I traveled home on a bus from work once in 48C. So, some context for us. But back to Saturday. I am going out for breakfast with some friends and then John and I are going out in the city in the evening. I like closed toe shoes in the rain – slimey wet toes in sandals, yuck – and these little low – or possibly mid, I admit my opinion on this is cheerfully skewed! – heels from Betts, in the creamy beigey colour, have been worn so much since I got them last Autumn they'll need replacing soon. I like to wear things to death, it feels useful. Still, it might just almost be time to put these out to pasture (or in the bin.) Until then, they'll get a few more wears, as they are soft and comfortable and I can trot about all day in them, and they go with everything.
The vintage peach dress with the white striped section is one I always think I'd like to wear more of in winter, with lots of black to harden it up a bit, but I didn't last winter – whole separate post there – so we'll see if I do that this time. I do love this peach shade, though. And I love a belt but they're pretty hard to find, but this aqua one, from a 1980s pencil skirt, is a nice pop of colour. I would love to find some more medium to wide belts without elastic and with buckles, but they are like hen's teeth in my world. If it gets cold enough in the evening I have an aqua cardi to add, but I actually can't believe that it will! Sunday: 23C, a few showers clearing later
What's this? It's going to be cold? I think I'll soak it into my bones. I've been wanting to wear this colour combo since I bought the powder blue blouse from Savers a few months ago, and thought it would be good to wear with this bright red gifted skirt. I'm at that stage of being well and truly over summer and summer clothes, and I watched Night of The Hunter (1955) last night and am in the mood for black and pencil skirts and little hats, but that will just have to wait. And these colours will be fun. We aren't doing too much on Sunday, just meeting up with some friends at a pub in the early evening. I have a new black glittery cardigan that I can add if, gasp, I actually need it. All to wear with my black sandals of the summer (found on yoox last winter) that have already proved themselves to be a worthy purchase. Oh yes, and that black belt from Vinnies, as I don't want to show off my good-for-comy-Sundays elastic waistband. That can be my secret! No one needs to know if I let the belt out a notch or two... Monday: 27C and partly cloudy
Hmm, pretty damn nice. The UV at this time of year is brutal, so a bit of cloud cover is actually welcome relief. I finally replaced the broken metal zip (it was missing a tooth when I bought it – all explained pre-purchase by the etsy seller, who is lovely – and worked fine for a few months, and then it announced it had had enough and was retiring) on this pink vintage dress after months and months of putting it off – I hate doing it, it's such a boring chore – and I am happy to have it in rotation again. I think I'll be craving a bit of heel by Monday, too, so my snake print heels with the stacked wooden platforms, also from yoox and also very loved and often worn, will be good. But if I wake up and can tell it's going to be a hot 27C, I'll wear my tan Hasbeens instead. They're v comfy, by the way, and I can now wear them without socks! And that is a relief. Tuesday: 31C, possible late shower
Back into pretty warm territory. Will retaliate with one of my favourite buys for last summer, this cotton pique hydrangea print dress. I love that it has touches of black in the print, as it just takes the edge of the bright florals. Well, just. If you look hard enough. But it also means it will go well with my black sandals. If I fancied it, I could wear the skinny aqua belt with it, but anything pressing on my middle when it's over 30C gets a bit too hot. Wednesday: 21C, a few showers
Well, this is not so scorchio! I have a work meeting in the morning, and will wear my amazing 1950s cotton print skirt with a cropped white top from Sportsgirl. I don't wear my vintage skirts enough as finding tops for them isn't easy, but I made an extra effort last winter. I like that it won't be all bulky around the waist and ruin the whole point of the skirt. I think aqua belty might want to come along, too, although the skirt's waistband is non-stretch so it's fine as is. Will see how I feel on the morning. Again, the black sandals with this... I knew I wanted to really streamline my shoe choices and I think I've been pretty successful at it! A tiny bit of variety would be welcome, I think. If it is a bit chilly that black glittery cardigan can have a day out in the city, too.
And that's my five day forecast, all shot on a murky early evening with the smoke haze blocking out the sunlight. What do you think? What's the weather looking like where you are? And are you sick of the season you're in or are you still loving it?