Monday, July 18, 2011

synonym for humid: sultry.

i just returned from a weekend seeing battles in madison, an afternoon wandering around town, and an evening spent with a good friend and a lot of new friends. overall intimidating experiences, but i loved them, and i was happy.

it is so enormously, thickly warm here that i am amazed the state hasn't keeled over, although apparently that's a possibility. the authorities say to keep an eye on friends and family. what a panic-inducing concept.
to keep myself cool enough, i've been turning not to the clothes that cover the least of my body, but rather the clothes made of the lightest materials. i picked up the most fantastic semi-sheer maxi dress from ragstock, and i've thus far worn it to a wedding reception, to the movies, and for a grocery run. oh, and it's been massively useful for all the walking i've been doing in both my crown vintage wedges and my swedish hasbeens platform clogs. i'm excited to add layers for the fall.
in other words, i've decided maxi dresses can go anywhere and with just about anything.

it's just stormed here and cooled off about five degrees, so i'm off for another walk. i'll post more pictures soon.

Monday, July 4, 2011

happy independence day, everyone!
i watched a really wonderful fireworks show and spent time with friends; i hope other people were able to celebrate well, too.

on another note, i've found the flag-printed, loose tank fun for the season, but it seems a little too much to be wearing red, white, and blue all summer long. those flag-painted levi's cutoffs just don't do it for me.
here's a preview of the next summer trend i've woven into my closet:


this shoot was, in short, freezing. it was eighty-five degrees where i came from, and it was sixty where this picture was taken. still, i find it completely worth it.

i'm sure it wasn't from that day, but i have had some feverish feelings over the past couple of days. hopefully, this doesn't keep going on-- i have a music festival to attend and more people to see!

i'll have more photos and pointers up in a few days.

photographer: lns photography

Saturday, July 2, 2011

rock the casbah.

just another day in the hot and sunny version of the midwest. i had to keep my docs on for hiking a bit, and good thing, too. i spent too much time watching out for the ultra-territorial red winged blackbirds, which made me step in fifty billion patches of mud.

keep an eye out for new photos of trends to take advantage of.

sunglasses, mom's closet; dress and slip, urban outfitters, $30; doc martens, gift; satchel, st. vincent de paul thrift store, $2.