Dressing for the Heat

peplum top old navy

Happy Monday beauties! I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine. Saturday, I spent my time wandering around one of the nicer malls here in Dallas. The Henri Bendel store called my name and greeted me with a glass of champagne and macarons when I walked in. Needless to say, I stayed awhile and admired all the pretty things that caught me eye. Believe me, there was plenty! Sunday, David took me to lunch and then to the outlets to look around. It was a fun date! Spending time with him is one of my favorite things in the world. Even simple things like running errands become so much more fun with him!

abercrombie lace shorts

After we went shopping, I went home and had David take my outfit pictures. The things boyfriends have to do, right? It’s so warm here in Texas that the things I find myself wearing here are totally different from what I wore back on the East Coast. “Back east” as my dad likes to say, chino shorts in hot pink and aqua blue were my favorite things to wear! In Texas, not so much.

cotton peplum top

basic bitch face

I’m slowly changing my wardrobe to accommodate the hotter temperatures here. My tops are slowly becoming 100% cotton and my shorts and dresses are merging into the linen realm. Let me tell you, it feels so much better than the heavier fabrics I wore back in my home state of Maryland. J Crew chino shorts in neon colors are so not happening anymore.

dallas summer style

This outfit is my go-to for days that involve being outdoors a lot. The top is from Old Navy ($7 on the clearance rack, hurry there may be some left!) The lace shorts are from the Abercrombie & Fitch outlet. I love the style of the top! It’s peplum, cotton, and striped! Best of all, it’s breathable for the stifling heat here in Texas. What more could I ask for?

My tips for living in this hot climate?

  • Choose things that are 100% cotton or linen

  • If you find something you love that’s great for the heat, buy multiples!

  • Rock the trends but don’t forget personal comfort, sometimes they go hand in hand!

-Liz

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28 Responses to Dressing for the Heat

  1. This top is way too cute and I love the lace pairing. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.makeminemaroon.com

  2. Samantha says:

    You look adorable! Obsessed with that pretty summer top.
    Samantha | chicserendipity.com

  3. Cotton definitely makes a difference for breathability! Love it!

  4. The heat kills me so I generally stay inside and hide from the sun LOL! And while I’m inside I’m reading blogs like yours on the best tips! This was such a great post babe <3
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

  5. Abby says:

    This old navy top.. I’ve seen it on several bloggers and loved it. So pretty!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  6. Really cute outfit; loved your styling. Btw, your skin looks amazing! It may be hot in Texas but it suites you πŸ™‚

  7. mackenzienoelm says:

    Cute!!!! I don’t think I would ever be able to survive living in Texas haha. It’s been in the 90’s plus humidity in Boston and I think I realized for the first time that I’m more of a cool weather type of girl haha. xo

    http://www.brunchonsunday.com

    • Liz says:

      Yeah it’s a hot climate but no humidity! I like the cool weather but only if there’s snow and skiing around, otherwise you’ll find me at a beach!

  8. susie40s says:

    Love your outfit! I saw that top at Old Navy for our youngest daughter, but she didn’t like it. (sigh). You are very pretty and tan!

  9. January Hart says:

    Super cute look on you! I’m in south Louisiana and SO understand your dressing dilemmas! There’s just no winning in August, I find! Ha!

    xo,
    January
    http://www.januaryhart.com

  10. Jana says:

    Such a cute summer look! I love the Henri Bendel store too! xo Jana
    http://www.janastyleblog.com

  11. I totally feel you on this Texas heat! Love this perfect outfit and your accessories! I hope you had a great weekend!
    xo, Roselyn

    http://www.thestylelynnlife.com

  12. So cute! Love this look & your page xx

  13. Debby Waite says:

    Abercrimbie and Fitch outlet is one of my secret favourites! People are always surprised when they find out my outfit is from there!

  14. Cute outfit! Love those shoes too! They’ll be perfect for transitioning to fall! Glad you are getting accustomed to the heat of the south…there are many great things about being down here once you can survive in the humidity and heat!

    -Lauren
    http://www.ivorytowerchic.com

    • Liz says:

      The shoes are so cute but painful to wear so not sure how much use I’ll get out of them. I’m definitely learning to live in this climate but it’s taken awhile! Haven’t had too much humidity luckily!

  15. Caitlin says:

    Such a cute top! Looks so nice and cool too. After going to college in the Midwest, in the summertime I learned to change my wardrobe too! Goodbye cute chino shorts as well! Sounds like you have some good resources for your cooler outfits too.
    Caitlin | LemonadePressBlog.com

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