jueves, 27 de junio de 2019

heatwave & blues

I've joined the Slow Fashion Season at IG campaign to not buy new clothes for three months, which is something that I was decided to do anyway, but it's better to do it in good company!.
As this week we are in the middle of a heatwave, comfort has been the most important thing, and I also tried to keep it cool (pun intended). I've recently finished some sewing on this dress, which was actually a strapless+backless dress, with just a few strips on the back to keep it in place. I love a maxi dress but the strapless part is not my cup of tea, so I had planned to wear it under an open shirt or jacket. Fortunately, I had to shorten it!. This is not usually good news, but I obtained a 2.5 (6cm) inches strip, which was perfect to create two straps and also that strategically placed back piece. I think it keeps the beachy vibe of a strapless maxi but it makes me feel more comfident and comfortable too (it's a light viscose fabric, so flowy!).
As temperatures are rising up 41ºC (105ºF) (even higher temperatures are forecasted for next days), I'm at home, missing air conditioning, until I feel miserable and then I go to the swimming pool. I'm really boring of this heatwave, but trying to keep my mood up!



Me he unido a la campaña de Slow Fashion Season en IG que consiste en no comprar ropa nueva durante 3 meses, que es algo que ya venía haciendo de todos modos, pero ahora es mejor porque lo hago en buena compañía.
Como esta semana estamos en mitad de la ola de calor, la comodidad es prioritaria, pero también intentar mantener el ánimo 'fresco'. Hace poco que acabé con unos ajustes en este vestido, que era en realidad sin tirantes y sin espalda, sólo tenía unas tiras en la espalda. Me gustan este tipo de vestidos playeros, pero sin tirantes no tanto, así que tenía pensado ponérmelo bajo una camisa abierta o una chaquetita. Afortunadamente, he tenido que acortarlo!. Habitualmente no me alegro de tener que hacerlo, pero esta vez me ha dado esa tira de tela larga que he utilizado para hacer unos tirantes y además una pieza para la espalda, estratégicamente situada. Creo que sigue teniendo ese aire playero pero ahora es mucho más cómodo!. Y es fresquísimo, de una viscosa ligera con movimiento!
Según sube la temperatura de los 41ºC, y más aún que está previsto que suba, yo me quedo en casa, echando de menos tener aire acondicionado, hasta que me siento tan desesperada que me voy a la piscina. Me estoy aburriendo muchísimo de todo esto, pero intento no desanimarme.





- dress, second hand Ebay (Papaya) / vestido, segunda mano ebay (Papaya)
- sandals, Wonders (old) / sandalias
- beach bag embellished with crochet starfishes (old) / bolso de playa adornado con estrellas de ganchillo
- bolero, retail (ages ago) / bolero, tienda local, ni me acuerdo




More blue color in this week's outfits and more lightweight fabrics!. I don't wear shawls outside (too hot!) but I carry them in my bag to be worn in my air conditioned office.

Más color azul y más telas ligeras esta semana. El chal no lo llevaba para andar por la calle (mucho calor!) pero sí que me lo pongo en la oficina por el aire acondicionado. Me apetecía enseñarlo!



- paisley beach dress, street market (last summer) / vestido de playa estampado, de mercadillo (verano pasado)
- orange shawl, charity market / chal naranja, de un mercadillo solidario
- trousers, clearance sale (old) / pantalones, de una liquidación
- sandals, Chiruca (outlet) / sandalias
- necklace, Aïta (really old) / collar, antigüito



- linen tunic in a windy day, worn previously here and here.
- túnica de lino en un día de viento, anteriormente aquí y aquí

11 comentarios:

  1. Perfect heatwave attire. Love how you added the straps to the maxi dress and the back is adorable. Stay cool!

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  2. Holla, I am a new reader. I found your blog at the www and I am in live with your nice coloured style. You look gorgeous in this dress and great you build the straps :) And great you join the slow fashion season. I join too, but I am a little bit a shopaholic and its hard for me. But yes I do! :)
    We have a heatwave too in germany and I missed aircondition too. Please stay cool.
    Tina

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  3. La espalda del primer vestido te ha quedado preciosa. Por aquí la ola de calor no ha pegado tan fuerte, "solo" 31 grados pero la humedad está siendo espantosa. Mi tensión se queda por los pisos y me veo arrastrandome todo el día para sacar todo adelante. Nos tenemos que mudar a Finlandia para estar fresquitas.

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    1. apoyo totalmente esa idea de irnos a Finlandia!

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    2. Pues yo también me lo estoy pensando!! Pero hey, mañana la temperatura
      màxima es solo 34°, 3 menos que hoy,

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  4. First, I just love that first second maxi dress, blue looks lovely on you. I also love the other two outfits, pairing tunics and pants is a great idea for summer.

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  5. Ive been reading all about those horrid temperatures.

    All the blue you are wearing must be to visually keep cool.

    When we lived in Quebec City and it was insanely hot we would put our PJs in the freezer.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  6. It seems the hot countries are heating up even more in Summer. We rarely headed over 40 in years past. Now it is more common. Yuck!
    And no air conditioning! How can you stand it? With beautiful clothing. Mind you, I am wandering around in shorts and singlets or even crop tops by then. Couldn't do sleeves or a maxi dress with all that fabric touching me! Thank goodness for water. Cool showers and a spray bottle of water can also work wonders I've found. Stay strong!
    xo Jazzy Jack

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  7. We are having hot weather here, but not as hot as you're having there. I would not survive the summer without my air conditioning. And still people think Global Warming isn't real??? I'm not a fan of strapless dresses either, so that is a nice fix on the dress.

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  8. You are looking fabulous for your heatwave. I absolutely love your refashioned maxi dress, blue and white always looks so crisp and cool even if the temperature is anything but! xxx

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  9. Your customized dress is wonderful on you! I love how you added straps and extra back coverage on it. Perfect!

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