There’s a lot of blue in this outfit and the location, but of course, my ‘summertime blues’ really come from only one place… the darn weather.
I think we’ve seen me harp on about how disappointing I’ve found this country’s ‘summer’ not just this year, but probably every year before I’ve been writing this blog, almost as if I’ve forgotten I live in the UK… but, ok, just one more thing. You’re looking at these photos and thinking ‘what’s she on about, it was clearly the most glorious summer weather EVER’… No, my friends! These photos were taken on our holiday in late July to the coast and the weather was so bad, that this sudden burst of sunshine you see below was the only two hour break of nice weather in five solid days of torrential downpour that exactly coincided with my trip. We had to time this shoot with military precision – and then the awful raging wind threatened to throw it off altogether, again.
Ok, it’s not just one thing, I lied. Feel free to skip to the photos now, I won’t mind… So, I read an article recently that said Brits are getting so little sun this year that we’re becoming deficient in vitamin D and will all soon have to pop pills to avoid depression and health problems. That is how bad it is. On the plus, we’re nearly in autumn and then at least the rubbish weather is expected, so I’ll stop feeling so bitterly disappointed all of the time.
However, every (rain) cloud has a silver lining. This post’s silver lining is I managed to actually take some photos in the sun without them coming out too overexposed to use. Being determined to not waste the blue skies I was being offered, I was forced to keep at it with angles and camera settings until it finally worked. And I really, really loved this location. You can’t see it, but there’s a windmill a few feet away on the other side of me. Super picturesque and one thing I will say about obsessively blogging what you wear is that when you get a two hour break of nice weather, you’ve got a reason to immediately get yourself out in it.
Like I say, every cloud… Of which there are none in these photos – hurrah!
Skirt: Lindy Bop ‘Peggy’ skirt (altered to a shorter length)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens ‘Fredrica’ via ASOS
Anyway, I’m a pro at this weather thing now. The wind wasn’t going to ruin MY hair that was pinned and hairsprayed to within an inch of its life!