Saturday, July 07, 2012


Today, I carried a parasol. It wasn’t part of a costume or a joke. I used it to keep the sun off my head and shoulders, just as it was intended.

Shirt, Express (thrifted). Dress, Body Central. Sandals, Lela Rose for Payless. Bag, Xhilaration. Parasol, import store. Earrings, Target. Bracelets, Claire’s and Target. vintage and PuzzrollRings.

Saturday was forecast to be 104 and sunny. Instead of hiding in the air conditioning, I braved the sun and heat to catch a part of the free World Choir Games entertainment at Fountain Square. All the undercover seats were taken, so I was happy to have brought my own shade. I quite enjoyed my perch on the edge of the fountain, occasionally being hit with spray.

I think I’ll carry a sunbrella more often!

Photos by Beefy Muchacho Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35 mm 1:1.8G lens


Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I carry sunbrellas often. J makes fun of me for it, but then he crawls under the shade and is happy too. I wish I had one as pretty as yours though.

Sheila said...

I love my parasol, although I don't use it as much as I should. Yours is lovely! I like the navy/green in this outfit.

Anonymous said...

Question: do you have any recommendations for a seamstress or someone to alter a skirt? I founded a great skirt but it needs shortening

My Own Fairytale said...

Very very nice.
And cute parasol.

Love green.

XO Arezu

Kasmira said...

Anon - I've used two tailors in town, but was not really pleased with either. I've been happiest when I've shortened them myself. A blind hem stitch is easy to do by hand. The trickiest, and longest, part of shortening a skirt is the measuring, cutting, folding, pinning, ironing. The sewing is a snap after that!

Adrienne said...

Love the outfit you looked cute cool and chic. The 3 C' of fashion are always good.

Audi said...

I love parasols for shielding me from the sun, and I don't experience anything near the sort of weather you're dealing with (the mere thought of 100+ degrees makes me want to jump in a cold shower). Yours is beautiful -- I love the design and it really adds to the outfit.