For some reason, this seems to be a sensitive subject, but that’s a bit silly, so let’s get real. For those of us with thighs that are friendly with each other, summer can be a bit painful. However, I’ve blissfully lived in dresses and skirts for the past couple of hot seasons with help from some underwear discoveries.
I have about five pairs of these. They come in ‘Cooling’ which functions a bit like sports stay-dry. Go for mid-length ones, the short ones don’t offer much in the way of chafing prevention. These are not shapewear, but they are super comfy and won’t leave weird lumpy bits where the shorts begin and end. They go on sale fairly regularly, so keep your eyes peeled.
I’ve had a pair of these for many years, and the elastic has stood the test of time. It prevents nasty chafing and gives you a bit of holding in around the tummy and waist. It’s not Spanx level constriction by any means, more of a medium level of support. Perfect for those days you don’t want to work up a sweat wrestling your way into serious shapewear.
So break out those dresses and do some twirling.
I am a black and grey kind of girl, but when springs comes around, the one print that always gets me is the cherry blossom. This spring there seems to be loads of it around, and I confess to already buying a pair of impractical shoes, and a nice tunic. I have my eye on the Uttam jacket I’ve linked below as well…
Tatty Devine Cherry blossom branch necklace
Nike Cherry blossom trainer
Casetify Cherry blossom apple watch band
Uttam Cherry blossom waterfall jacket
Jaeger Cherry Blossom print dress
I think what really sold me on this Canadian-designed coat were the gloves that stay stashed in the sleeve when you’re not using them. Oh, how I hate bulging pockets full of gloves and scarf. Well, let’s be honest, they aren’t usually MY gloves and hat my pockets are full of, but this way, I will actually also have my own gloves as well. I do also like that the coat options aren’t all giant and bulky. I hope they keep the extended women’s sizes once they move out of Kickstarter land.
I admit it, I paid crazy duties and taxes to import underwear from Marks & Spencer. But now, oh now I don’t have to. I can order in Canadian currency and not pay duties! Hurrah! And now I don’t even have to limit myself to underwear. Unfortunately there’s no food available on the site… Yet.
Spots! Sort of waterproof!
Normally I’m not a big fan of their Per Una line, but the mirrored florals has won me over in this case. Despite the model looking like she’s witnessing some spectacular workplace accident happening behind the camera.2
I have a thing for polka dots. You must know this by now.
Watching tea spread through hot water is mesmerizing.
Cumbersome, impossible to carry more than 5 feet fully loaded, but somehow I desperately want one of these.
Go forth and order, Canadians, without duties!
Oh autumn. One minute I’m sweating, the next minute I’m shivering. I find myself cycling between midi skirts and flats, trousers, boots, jackets, and coats. Here are some of my favourite options right now.
Nordstrom Olson pointy toe flats (above), Modcloth City Lovin’ Coat.
Joe Fresh vegan leather moto jacket (above), Steve Madden Troopa boots