Friday, July 22, 2016

Muy Caliente!


Hello again everyone! Still not quite back up and running again at my regular frequency. I've been quite literally all over the globe. I was in Wisconsin, then Florida for a week, then back in Scotland for a week so I could resume my duties at work, and now I'm back in Wisconsin this time in a planned way, until next week. Whew. In another week or so the iPhone posts should stop and we can resume our usual routine of me complaining about the Scottish weather while I desperately try to work between rain showers to keep my digital camera dry. I kind of need to stay in one place for at least a few weeks, because both my frequent flier and credit cards are smoking from all the usage.

You know what else is smoking? Pretty much everyone in the greater Chippewa Valley at the moment. It is hot here right now, and I am talking Florida hot, not normally what you would associate with Wisconsin (although it gets hot like this every year). It was pretty much the same temperature yesterday here in Wisconsin as it was when I was in Florida earlier in the month. If you're outside and not actually sitting in water, you may very well spontaneously combust.

Personally, I am not a person who loves air conditioning. Don't get me wrong, it's a necessity this time of year, but I don't like to let heat keep me from being outside, so dressing for it is essential. Easy to wear things that are loose and low-maintenance are the order of the day - just like this dress.

This dress is just one of those finds that makes you want to get down on one knee and give an offering to the Goddess of Thrift, it's that good. This is a Ralph Lauren asymmetrical midi-length dress that is slightly higher in the front, and gathered at the waist just enough to be flattering, while not being clingy or over-designed. Its in one of those indestructible, anti-wrinkle jersey fabrics, and the color is exactly the tomato-red shade I love. I found this at the local Goodwill yesterday for I think either $7.99 or $9.99, I can't remember which, and I'm not going to go look. Because its hot out here and quite frankly, I don't want to expend the effort.




thrifted red dress by Ralph Lauren, similar / Target sandals (last season), similar