So far, summer here in my area (south Germany) has been what could very well become another record summer after the "Jahrhundertsommer" ("One in a century summer") of 2003. It's been hot, hot, hot. On the first weekend of July (while I was having fun at, in and on the water, spending time with friends living at a lake in northern Germany), my Mum measured 41 Celsius on her balcony one afternoon - in the shade.
Most days we've had temperatures of 33 to 38 Celsius during the day, and for many people it was/is a problem that it does not really cool off all that much during the night.
It is a challenge looking smart and working well in this heat at my customer's office - I am on the 4th floor there, with no AC... But I'm not complaining! Soon enough, the time will be here when I'll be standing on the platform, waiting for my train in the morning, shivering in the cold in spite of my coat, and then I'll long for the weather we have now.
Also, this sunshine day after day gives me a chance to wear my favourite summer outfits. I remember summers when I didn't even get round to wear each of my dresses once, because it simply wasn't warm and nice enough.
Here are some of the outfits I have been wearing this summer.
These were both worn to work. The black cardigan was, of course, not needed all day, only until the sun had come out properly.
Definitely NOT worn to the office:
One of my favourite dresses (you've seen it on this blog before). It's a Laura Ashley, and I wore it to a wedding in July where RJ and I were guests. It has a stiff tulle petticoat underneath and looks great on the dancefloor:
In contrast, the long 80s-style t-shirt and capri jeans are from Aldi, the cardigan from H&M. This entire outfit cost under 50 Euros, I think - minus the handbag, which was a gift. (Not a business outfit, obviously.)
This wouldn't be a complete fashion post without my favourite colour - yellow:
I doubt I'll need many of these items for the next two weeks... as far as I can tell, it won't get much above 20 Celsius in Yorkshire. Perfect for all the walks and hikes my sister and I want to go on!