Embellished top from Urban Outfitters
Flats from Brazil
I wore this before the heat wave truly hit Pittsburgh (the skirt is a wool blend). Now I feel like I am melting since my older, radiator-heat home has no air conditioning. And it feels way too early to put in window units (I hate that I lose the use of the window for the season once they're installed). I can bear it. The only thing that makes me nervous is my dog. I realize dogs existed before a/c. Still, Speck is 14 years old. And I want her to be comfortable.
Thankfully I was able to take Speck to Mingo Park yesterday to picnic with my family, where she swam in the creek to stay cool. Then we hung out in a/c at Chris's mom's house, where she napped. We got home and though the house was hot, she got a bath and was a happy pup. I have to figure out my cool dog strategy for today. Then the heat is going to break for the rest of the week.
For those of you in the US, this weekend marked Memorial Day. As Carol of In Pursuit of Pretty Things very eloquently noted, the US is involved in multiple foreign wars, making it a particularly somber time for loved ones, grieving recent or distant losses. Be sure to read her moving tribute at the end of the entry.