Today’s outfit is in white distressed jeans, again. Why? Because when summer hits in Texas, choosing ‘what to wear‘ is more tricky than dealing with those deceiving Bay Area micro-climates. It may be 100+ degrees outside in Dallas, but when you walk into a mall, museum or restaurant, temps drop fast. I feel like Dallas establishments set thermostats around the mid-60’s (aka – summer in San Francisco). You’re either boiling up outside, or freezing indoors dealing with goosebump city. Brrr! If we’ll be indoors a few hours, I keep my legs covered and usually bring a sweater.
Okay, so before the outfit pics, I have two questions for you. Who controls the thermostat in your house and what temperature do you prefer indoors during summer? In Switzerland, we had no AC so my husband and I never had an issue. In Dallas, he installed Nest and controls the thermostat from his iPhone despite my attempts to sneak over and turn the dial. We have varying degrees (literally) of what’s comfortable and usually compromise around 74. But enough about our Texas thermostat spat – whether you’re as cool as a cucumber or carry a portable fan with you at all times; here’s one look to have you feeling cobalt chic all summer long…
The Scene – Uptown Dallas
Hey Preppy! I haven’t worn Tommy Hilfiger in years, but there is a crazy summer sale going on at Macy’s (and Nordstrom of course – in case you haven’t seen the #NSale all over social media). Check out Hilfiger tops, polos and summer shorts. You might just start having a little Tommy crush too.
Navy Blue Summer Tote – the Bigger the Better! I switch off between 3 oversized totes that act as my diaper bag + office-on-the-go + mini fridge because I carry a bottle of water every where in this heat. This leather navy tote goes with nearly all my summer outfits.
Cobalt Blue Heels – I love Dallas because women wear fun colors (bold, neon, floral -you name it!) so I find myself reaching for the brightest heels in my closet lately.
Distressed White Denim! Not sure if I would have sported distressed white jeans so often in Europe, but they’re my go-to in Dallas. White jeans are easy to dress up on date night or lounging around the house in pineapple print Keds.
<DETAILS by Dale> top – Tommy Hilfiger (same prints & more Tommy tops I love below) / jeans & tote (old) – Zara / belt – Hermés (also perfect over a printed dress) / heels – Kurt Geiger )
How have you been handling the heat this summer in your city (or has it been mild?)