|Our hydrangea and lily beds are burgeoning.|
But while the garden is profusely fruiting and flowering, my enthusiasm for my summer wardrobe is waning somewhat. You might even say it's wilting in the heat and humidity. Kind of like my hair. I am so tired of everything I own. And so very sick of wearing black tank tops. I'm a victim of my own culling and curating, kind of.
I've been wearing my new black Aritzia tank that I searched so hard for with my shorts, or with my jeans, to run errands, or go to the library or to the dentist. And when I go out, I've been wearing my good Rag and Bone black, gauzy layered tank from last year. Like the other night, Hubby and I went out for a casual dinner on our 27th anniversary, and I wore my Rag and Bone tank with these crepe joggers and my flat black sandals.
|Love my good Rag and Bone tank ... but it's still a black tank.|
And when I had lunch with Rosie, who reads this blog and was in town earlier in the week, I wore the Rag and Bone tank with my white jeans. And... yep... my flat, black sandals. I changed up my MK bag for my black and cream Kate Spade.
Now, it's not that I don't like either of these outfits. I do. And while the black and white is the exact same outfit I wore last summer, the tank with the joggers is a new combination which I really like.
So, what's the problem, then?
Good question. Maybe it's just the heat. I'm not truly sick of everything I own. It's just that I haven't been able to wear most of it lately. It's been too hot for anything but a sleeveless top. And I don't own many of those. And two of them are black. It's been so hot that I haven't even worn my new Rag and Bone dress lately, because I don't want to spoil it with perspiration stains. Maybe what I need is the dress version of my black Aritzia tank, which I bought to wear for everyday and thus avoid ruining my good Rag and Bone tank. Maybe I need a light inexpensive summer dress that I could wear to run around town, worry free. Or maybe I need another tank top in a different colour. Or maybe I need another pair of flat sandals. Sigh.
|Not sick of this Rag and Bone dress. Just never get to wear it.|
Maybe I just need to stop worrying (and whining) so much. I don't really need another dress. Or another tank. Although a new pair of flat sandals in a colour wouldn't go amiss. But mainly, I just need to chill.
July is supposed to be about slouching around in shorts, and a tank top, and flip flops, isn't it? And about berry picking. And bike riding. And sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and a good book.
|Berry picking at Miller's Farm near our house|
In another two weeks the temperature will have cooled off enough that I can wear all the other perfectly lovely outfits in my closet, that I can't wear at the moment. I'll wear my Rag and Bone dress again. And my Citizens of Humanity jeans with my blue Tory Burch tunic. Or that new long-sleeved Equipment blouse with the daisy pattern that I bought last spring. I'll wear my flared Current Elliott jeans again. And my sneakers, or loafers. And my khaki suede Twiggy jacket. Oh, I long to be able to wear my Twiggy jacket again. And boots. I miss my boots. And then it will be fall and I'll wear my tweed blazers. And soon enough it will snow. And then before long I'll be whining and wishing it were spring.
Some people are just so hard to please.
But right now, I think I'll work on that chill thing. Literally. I'm going to grab my book, pour myself another cup of iced tea, and adjourn to my air-conditioned sun room (it being toooo hot to sit outside today.) I am in the middle of a fabulous novel that I can't wait to get back to... but I'll tell you all about that soon.
In the meantime, how about you, folks? Has midsummer wardrobe fatigue set in for you yet?
Linking up this week with these great blogs: Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb, Thursday Favourite Things at Katherine's Corner, What I Wore at The Pleated Poppy, Passion 4 Fashion at Rachel the Hat, Casual Friday at Two Thirty Five Designs.