We’ve reached the point in the summer when all anyone can do in Texas is complain about the heat. It’s annoying, yes, but the complaints aren’t unwarranted. It is way too hot. The less-than-pleasant weather puts time spent outside at a minimum (unless you’re at the pool and that pool is ice-cold and in the shade). Needless to say, it’s kind of a bummer. But instead of letting it put a total damper on my summer vibe, I’m thinking about all of things I love about this month. And there’s a lot.
They’re at peak season right now which means they’re bigger and better than ever. While I’ve never considered sunflowers to be one of my favorite flowers, I’m suddenly all about them. I’ve buying them in bulk and sticking them in a large vase in my living room. Having pretty flowers to look at makes spending time inside much better.
2. Easy and breezy dressing
One good thing about the heat is that it calls for as little layering as possible. This makes getting dressed super easy and super fast. I’ve boiled down my uniform to a combination of shorts (these and these), striped tees, breezy blouses, and lots and lots of dresses. I’ve been wearing a lot of caftans like this Pippa Holt one lately. (I found the best selection of colors at mytheresa.com. They have all of them – and shorter styles, too.) It’s the ultimate throw-on-and-go dress. I pretty much wear it everywhere – from grocery store runs to dinner with friends. Bonus: it doubles as a coverup by the pool.
All this time spent inside has made me more productive. I’ve managed to cross several longstanding items off of my to-do list, made my way through the pile of magazines on my nightstand, and, last weekend, did a much-needed clean-out of my bathroom drawers and closet. (I now have plenty of room to re-stock with fall goodies like this jacket and this dotty sweater.)
I have a bunch of fun trips to look forward to this month: getaways with girlfriends, a family beach trip, and, the best of all, Labor Day on Nantucket. (This caftan will come along for all of above.)
Photos by Lindsey Weitzel
This post was sponsored by mytheresa.com. All opinions are my own.