I used to play the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone PC game religiously in middle school. Besides totally owning Quidditch practice and mastering my spells, I loved the school uniforms in the game. They were slightly different from the movie versions, and became my fashion benchmark. I bought Mary Janes and wore my socks (that were not knee high socks) as far they could stretch up my leg with my Catholic school uniform. I liked the look, despite the teasing at school about my socks.
Fast forward to today, and I still like the school uniform style. I actually plan to purchase a more grown-up style of Mary Janes for fall, but until then, I paired a loose button up blouse with a striped skirt that is fit for a Charms lesson.
Why couldn’t I have been a secondary education student in England?
One of my favorite summertime stories is “A&P” by John Updike. I read it in college and distinctly remember the narrator describing a girl’s breasts as “the two smoothest scoops of vanilla I had ever known were there.” It’s a funny little story, and it perfectly captures a summer day for a young guy working in a convenience store who rebels against a consumer-conditioned society for three girls in bathing suits.
But one thing that really stood out to me is the heat. The girls traipse around in bikinis and the manager reminds them that his store is not the beach.
It’s hot in Houston. Not hot like, “Oh, haha, must be summer. Let’s have lemonade,” but rather, “I want to die. I can’t breathe. Will I ever feel cool again?!” kind of hot.
Yet again, kudos to other Texas bloggers. This sucks. Look at my hair. It’s just a giant balloon of humidity and shame.
All this outfit needs is some type of leather armor and a sweet sword. 10/10 would ride into battle.
Notice anything in the third picture? Something orange with long thin legs? Yeah, I didn’t see this little friend when taking photos. After I saw this I ran to the bathroom to see if it was still on me. Nope. It’s a ninja.
Crochet peplum with a super soft chiffon skirt. Anything with a short hem and sleeves is my friend in this heat. I respect other Houston bloggers who venture out in this humidity. Is it fall yet?