If you didn't know it, Seattle got hit with a massive heat wave with temperatures in the 90's and into the 100's last week. Seattle is not a city that is used to this so the majority of the city including our place has no A/C. My only escape was going into my office. This day I actually didn't go into the office so there was a need to pull out an outfit that would keep me very cool.
Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Franco Sarto
As I mentioned before, I tend to order things from Forever 21 online so I never really know what to expect when I get it. I ordered this dress in early spring but when I got it, it was really just too short for my taste. There never seemed to be an appropriate time to wear it so I just left it sitting in my closet. When the temps got up I spotted the dress and figured I had no other time than that day to wear it. What I did do though, to make me feel a bit more secure is to wear a slim fit skirt underneath the dress so I wouldn't feel like I might expose myself at anytime. I added the flats to keep my feet cool (I hate hot feet, that's why I never wear socks, even in the winter!) and it kept the outfit casual.
For my hair, I did a really loose braid on both sides of my hair, pulled each braid to the back of my head and secured with bobby pins. To be honest, in this kind of heat especially when you know you will be sitting in hotness all day long it takes quite an effort to look cute. It's different when you are in hot temps but know that you will be sitting in the A/C for the majority of the day but when you can't even apply makeup in your bathroom because it's sweltering in there is when that becomes a problem. But like I said before, "it's better to be hot and look cute than hot and look gross!" LOL!