Hot child, summer in the city… back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. There are two universal truths that come with summers in New York City. First of all, it’s HOT. Like, really hot. Second, the heat is no excuse to look like a slob. So complain about the blistering heat all you want, but the women here still manage to look perfectly pulled together, no matter the temperature.
I will confess. I don’t always care to look put together. My sweatpants time at home is my most cherished time. But if I’m leaving the apartment, I make an effort to look nice. It doesn’t have to be super fancy, but I still like to feel pulled together. This mentality was reinforced when I read The Career Code (so good by the way)… Hillary Kerr shared an embarrassing story where she went out to run an errand looking slobbish and ran into a famous editor – in this city, you really never know who you are going to run into! Personally, I typically beat the heat by wearing a pretty sundress and low wedge heels or sandals. I don’t like to wear much makeup during the day so big sunglasses and lip gloss do the trick. Lately though, I’ve been really into dressing up my favorite cutoffs. A floaty top and jeweled sandals get the job done perfectly.
And on that (hot) note, I am off to Charleston for the weekend! It’s even hotter there, but I can’t wait to see some of my favorite friends (and eat all of the oysters!) Have a great one, friends!
photography by Lydia Hudgens.