Saturday, 20 July 2013

Just a Bit Of A Break From The Norm

Hi guys,

It's been a week or two since my last outfit post, and for that I'm sorry.  

We're currently in the grip of a incredibly hot heat wave here in England; it's been around 30 degrees, give or take a few, for the last fortnight- and apparently it's here to stay for a while! That probably doesn't sound like much to all of you who live in countries with long hot summers, but we're not used to extended periods of extreme heat in the UK; we're lucky if we get continuous spells of sunshine at 25 degrees! It's been a few years since we had a fortnight like this. 

Don't get me wrong; the weather is absolutely gorgeous, I just don't cope very well in this heat without a means of cooling down. My bedroom seems to be the hottest room in the house, feeling like a sauna with the heating on! I've been stuck in bed a lot lately, and it's been so hot and humid it's been difficult to breathe. I've been looking at beach images on Pinterest and day dreaming about being in the cool Cornish sea with the sun on my skin... if only! I swear I should be a surfer!

I've come to the conclusion that I own little clothing that is actually suitable for this weather, everything feels too heavy and stifling, or is made of unsuitable fabrics, which is why there haven't been outfits from me for a little while. I've been either sparked out in loose smock dresses, or when I have worn something more presentable, I've just ended up being too hot and sweaty to take photos I'd be happy to share here. Although, I can say proudly, I've bared my legs in public a few times in the last week, and yesterday I had both my legs and arms out! I'd normally feel super self-conscious about doing so, but I've been too hot to care and cover up! I've come along way!

It's a little cooler today, so I took the opportunity to take a few photos, as I know the heat wave is meant to be back in full force tomorrow...






And would you believe your eyes, I'm not wearing a dress!! I ordered this jumpsuit from Peacocks this week and it arrived today. I was hoping it would be perfect for the hot weather, but alas, it's made of polyester and after five minutes in it I'd overheated and the fabric had clung to my legs. I lasted two hours in this outfit before putting a short, loose dress on again. I think it'll be better suited for 'warm' summer days.

I love jumpsuits, although I still only own a couple, and I do think this one is lovely. It's a good fit, but a little long in the legs, which I'm sure I can easily fix. It's a little loose on me, so I'd say if you're a size or so bigger than their largest size, it should fit you no problem. (They go up to a UK size 20). The waist is elasticated, and it also has a tie on the waist band for definition. It has a frill along the top all the way around, and the back sits as low as the bra band. It's a pretty summer jumpsuit, and at just £22, it was a reasonable price, too! You can find the jumpsuit here, if you're thinking of buying yourself one.


The fabric has a blue and pink floral print all over, which I personally think is really pretty.


And, I wore the jumpsuit with my pink cropped New Look cardigan, and a few bracelets. The beaded ones were part of a set from Dorothy Perkins I bought a few years ago, and the pink shell bracelet is an old one from Next.

Outfit Details

Jumpsuit-Peacocks // Cardigan-New Look // Beaded Bracelets-Dorothy Perkins // 
Pink and Silver Bracelet-Next

I'm going to do my best to bring you outfit posts during the heat wave, but I guess we'll see what happens! 

What do you wear during extreme heat waves? 

Have you found a way to dress without breaking a sweat, or do you struggle with the heat like I do?


14 comments:

  1. You look great, it really suits you. It's a shame the material is not good for the weather. I am loving the sun but I wish it would cool down at night, it's so difficult to get to sleep.

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    1. Aw thank you, Jenny! It is a shame, but I'm sure it'll be cold again soon enough! Exactly how I feel about the heat wave. It's beautiful, just stifling at night. My room is like a sauna right now!

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  2. I love this jumpsuit on you you look great ! Xx

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    1. Aw, thanks Rachel. Your cheque is in the mail ;) xx

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  3. The jumpsuit looks incredible!
    I'm the same as you, I don't deal with heat very well and my room is also like a sauna even with windows wide open! Already crying out for snow... xxx

    http://anothergirlsparadise-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! My room is currently exactly like that, and I have the windows open and two fans running. It's been beautiful, but I can't wait for it to cool down a bit. Snow sounds heavenly right now!

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  4. the jumpsuit is so cute, i likey a lot! we have had a lot of water fights to keep cool and the pool is out, i learned NOT to wear a corset with a petticoat and shapewear under my frock (corset was undone in the most undignified manner in the car) x

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    1. Isn't it! It's so pretty. A pool and water fights sound like heaven right about now! I couldn't wear any of that in this heat! How on earth did you not pass out?! Do any of us ever look dignified in the heat? Probably not! Lol x

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  5. I lov this, so pretty! xxx

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  6. Love the jumpsuit it looks fab, it is the one item of clothing that I am still yet to try xx

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    1. Thanks, Nikki :). You should definitely give jumpsuits a try. They're so comfortable and as light as a maxi dress with that little extra security x

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  7. You look amazing! It's sooo hot. I do my outfit posts at about 2 am when it's cooled down a bit as it's just ridiculously hot the rest of the time. But I do love the sunshine (just not the heat!) x x

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    1. Aw thanks, Leah! It's been stifling. I think today was 33 degrees, and it's so muggy tonight. My photos would never come out if I took them at 2am! It's crap on the self timer as it is. If I manage outfit photos I usually take them between 4-7pm, depending when I actually wake up. Haha. I'm the same; the sunshine is gorgeous, but I don't cope well with the heat xx

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