What do you guys consider hot temperatures - meaning, when you start feeling uncomfortable being outside for a long time? I know it varies from person to person a lot. I like it up to about 80 F (or 27 C), anything above that starts feeling too hot for me very quickly. 90 F (32 C) is definitely hot - and that is our temperature today (a bit cooler by the sea, a bit hotter in the valleys). Since Western Washington State has usually very mild weather (Eastern Washington is whole different story!), many houses don't install air conditioners - there are only a few days per year when you'll get to use it (unlike the long, hot and sticky summers of the Midwest where I spent my first few years in America). So what do we usually do when it gets uncomfortably hot, too hot to stay in the house or walk very much outside?
In the last couple of years, I try to get to the beaches as much as I can (I am becoming a beach bum - now that's unexpected for someone who never actually enjoyed getting a tan). I do use UV protection lotion, otherwise my fair skin will burn in few short minutes!
Or we get into our faithful white Outback and drive around, stopping at air conditioned places - sometimes, malls, other times, museums, theaters, etc. This time, we went to Olympia, which is the capital of our state (about 1 hour drive down south from our home).
We had a lovely evening, browsing the mall and having Italian for dinner at the end (panna cotta with fresh strawberries was delish'!).
My outfit is new - the top and skirt from Lane Bryant Outlet (they have a somewhat different selection from a regular LB store), and my shoes are Crocs from the only Crocs store in the whole state of Washington (for local folks: The Outlet Collection in Auburn, a.k.a. Supermall). Crocs are my absolute favorite shoes for summer because they are sooo comfy and easy to wear, and I can wear them anywhere, from the city to the beach. I have had a pair for probably 8 years, and they are still in great shape, but I was looking for something fresh - and here you go, animal print with a metallic ring, what can be better than that!
But to be totally honest with you - as much fun as dressing up is to me, I kinda envy these girls! :)
Tell me - what is hot for you and how do you spend hot days?
Top and skirt - Lane Bryant Outlet (clearance rack)
Shoes - Crocs
Clutch - Urban Expressions (old)
Necklace - from an antique mall, old ($3)
...and I have a new nail polish favorite - White On (Xtreme wear by Sally Hansen)
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