Minimal in the Heat

August 10

High waist Hollister lace trim shortsWhite wrap bodysuit and dramatic cat eyeWhite bodysuit minimal summer outfitHollister high waist frayed festival shortsGold stud strap rockstud sandals and Hollister high waist lace shortsWhite bodysuit summer outfit inspiration

Top: (it’s actually a bodysuit), similar here for $14 // Shorts: Hollister // Necklace: F21 (old), similar here ($14) // Purse: gifted, similar here ($39) // Sandals: Romwe // Sunglasses: F21 (don’t they look like Karen Walkers? Here is a tortoiseshell version) // Lip color: Maybelline in ‘Nude Flush’

As much as I love wearing pretty dresses and doing my makeup for blog posts, I have to be real and admit that I have to dress pretty minimally in the Texas heat. Yesterday’s temperature was a toasty 103° Fahrenheit, so any makeup other than a cat eye was out of the question. To compensate, I drew the cat eye extra wide and topped it off with a pair of oversized cat eye sunglasses.

(I was actually afraid that my camera would melt while I took these pictures: I had to duck into the shade to let the lens cool off. Yikes!).

Taking pictures in the heat also means that the “dewiness” you see in these photos is basically all sweat (barely contained). I also wanted to give a shout out to this peach-pink matte lipstick that valiantly struggled to keep its grip on my lips in the heat. And an honorable mention to these well-ventilated high-waisted shorts, which give me waist definition while letting my legs breathe. Now, hand me a bottle of water–I’m already parched looking at these pictures!