hot child in the city

June 9, 2011

well, hello new york city summer. it’s nice to meet you. oh wait, not quite. you’re a ridiculously humid, makeup-melting, sweat-inducing, make me stress about what to wear like no other day in my history, force to be reckoned with.

i kid you not, this heat wave of 97+ degree weather we’re having in new york had me running out to buy up tons of dresses all over the city, re-contemplating my beauty routine every morning and learning to accept that come September my hair may not be able to be let down from its permanent resting place in a side bun on my head.

after two+ weeks of stressing over the heat, I’m now settling on my essentials for these kind of temperatures. do you have any go-tos for when the weather becomes unbearably warm? do share! i need all the advice i can get 🙂

heat wave

Summer Heat Essentials:

  • A breezy, lightweight maxi from Velvet (I have one of theirs in coral and loooove it)
  • Panama hat for shielding fair skin from the sun
  • Cute and carefree Karen Walker sunnies
  • An effortlessly chic and classy La Mer watch (can’t get enough)
  • Understated gold jewelery that’s light and airy in its appearance
  • Simple sandals for walking all around the city
  • A perfectly punchy cross body bag that’s not got me weighed down in this heat
p.s. wishing my best friend in the whole world, Andrea, the happiest of birthdays today! I’m celebrating her and all that makes her special by mentally picturing us twirling around our old apartment in San Francisco sipping champagne in party dresses 🙂 In case you’re wondering, I got her this for her birthday. #twinies

comments +

  1. This post came through my reader while I had one in the queue with the same title! Great minds? Love your picks though – I’ve been wanting a Panama hat for what feels like ages! Have a wonderful weekend Meghan!

  2. Marissa says:

    I live in Connecticut and we’ve been having the same thing! My last post featured on outfit to get by with on these scorching summer days. I’ve been wearing lightweight dresses or rompers.. about all you can do!


  3. I love La Mer watches! I just got my first one: leopard!

  4. That is a cute outfit idea, love it!

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