Styling a 100 Degree Outfit
Lesley is a pro at styling a 100 degree outfit now that she’s had a lot of practice. She even shares some of her fun history with the heat. At the bottom of the post, I’m continuing with the details of the adventure for this day.
Quote of the day: “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
What a fabulous quote to apply to styling a 100 degree outfit. Sure, it can be hot outside, yet does that mean we can’t look stylish? I think not, and Lesley is proving the point. I showcased my outfit along with ways to adapt to the heat also. And Charlotte wore a statement piece.
Make sure to keep reading as Lesley shares some fun memories about the heat in the past.
Here’s a 100 degree Outfit
Skort: Prophecy~~Tank: Basic Edition~~ Top: Charter Club ~~ Shoes: Yes We Vibe~~ Necklace: ~~ Purse: ~~Hat: Target
Lesley went with lighter colors with the thinking that light colors reflect the sun. And what a better way to beat the heat than to add in a linen blouse. She used this top as more of a kimono, so she could take it off if need be.
It’s not the first time she’s worn linen recently.
As she’s shown us before, Lesley enjoys the idea of a skort so she has the look of a skirt yet the functionality of shorts.
Thinking about the Elements
Planning for the event AND weather can be the difference between a fun adventure and a not so fun adventure. Lesley chose this baseball cap instead of a wide brim hat in case it was windy.
You can read more about the adventure below, but since we would be on a boat, you can usually expect a little wind.
The wind is another great reason for a skort like this. While the shorter skorts don’t ride up in the wind, other kinds of skirts/dresses could. In fact, I saw a woman on our trip who had to stop a Marilyn Monroe moment.
Insider tip: Lesley’s other trick is to wear a pair of bike shorts under her skirt in case of the wind. Then you don’t have to constantly keep your hands pushing your skirt down to feel modest.
Lesley has 5 pairs of Yes We Vibe sneakers because they have SO many wonderful prints and patterns in all kinds of colors. There are also a couple different styles available. My husband has the slip ons and the street vibe shoes. I have the sneakers like these. (Use code JODIE10 (-10% OFF) and JODIEBOGO (buy one get one free on all footwear and thank you for the small commission)
All of the sneakers we have tried are nice and lightweight. While it’s not something talked about on their site, I compared Rob’s pair of slip ons to his Van’s, and the Van’s where obviously heavier.
She pulled out this pair of sneakers with her 100 degree outfit because the sunflower design is perfect with the look. The other thought was we would be on a boat, so she wanted a non slip sole, just in case.
Insider tip: One thing to consider when buying shoes is how heavy they are. The lighter they are, the easier it is to wear them all day. I learned this the hard way when we went to Paris. I had purchased a pair of sandals that were heavy and it made it so hard to walk all day in them.
Lesley’s History of Beating the Heat
Lesley laughs that when they were kids, the best heat beater was running through the sprinkler. That goes to show the disadvantage with the automatic sprinklers of today…those would hurt!
That and popsicles would help to cool down a kid in the summer.
Insider tip: Rob and I froze sections of our oranges from our backyard, and eat them like popsicles. It’s a great way to prolong the life of fresh fruit and have a healthy treat. (We did this with the grapefruit too)
As an adult, Lesley tells the story that after she bought her first convertible, her husband and she would put the top down, head out for a drive after dark and stop by a Sonic drive in for ice cream. She put on eight pounds the first summer she had that convertible…LOL!
Now, she heads to the pool on a hot day because it’s amazing how the evaporation really cools you off.
The Dolly Steamboat
Our destination after our visit to Tortilla Flats, was a scenic nature cruise on the Dolly Steamboat. This runs on Canyon Lake in Apache Junction and was an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half.
The boat also runs in the evenings and has dinner cruises available.
Insider tip: Both the upper and lower decks are air conditioned, so you don’t die in the heat. That was one reason we opted for this adventure on this day.
The photo of Lesley on the saddle is from the saloon in Tortilla flats. You can see Rob’s head in the background as he inspects the dollar bills that are used as the “wallpaper.”
Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.
My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?
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