Sure, I was disappointed when the tennis pro called and cancelled my outdoor lesson, but actually in doing so, he probably saved my life. See this map? I am home in the U.S. for a visit right now, just on the cusp of one of those pink-colored, 100-degree bits of map. Yup. Massive heat wave, with a stiff humidity chaser. All claims I have made about not getting a real summer have now been rendered nil and void. I am getting a one-off, concentrated dose of a proper, oxygen-depleting, American late summer heat wave, and it is impressive.
During the hottest part of the day, we moved indoors to the air-conditioned bliss of one of our favorite local thrift shops. The thrift spoils are always good in my hometown, and today did not disappoint. To mark the occasion, I wore my newly acquired J. Crew madras halter dress that I found on Ebay for $10.
Of the many treasures we found, this vintge 90's Dooney & Bourke leather duffel is one of my favourites. In pristine condition, this bag jumped out at me almost immediately. Oh, and it was twenty four dollars. I know, right!?
J. Crew Madras plaid halter dress (via Ebay), similar
Dooney and Bourke leather duffel (thrifted), current version here