Is it strange to be donned head-to-toe in an autumn palette when it's pushing past 30 degrees outside? I just can't seem to shake out of the season foregone just yet. This is where this burnt orange/stone-coloured little romper with a cut-out back comes in handy, as the earthy tones are perfect for autumn, yet provides enough breathing space for a hot day. I've been extremely appreciative of anything with open backs lately actually- very useful for catching that rare cool breeze that comes by every now and then.
Conversely however what are not fans (heh, unintended pun!) of any sort of wind, are hats, especially of the floppy and light kind. On one hand they're great because they protect you from the harsh sun and on the other you have to make sure you've always got one hand free to hold onto it. I almost wish I could go back to my primary school days where we had those floppy hats with the cord and toggle underneath, which you could adjust to keep your hat in place. See for reference:
Even she wishes to maintain some street cred by not pulling the toggle up all the way so that it rests snugly underneath her chin. But that's just plain silly as the wind's still going to blow your hat off if it's not firmly secured to your head! If she wanted to be cool she should've simply not worn the hat at all. There's no point in doing a halfway house between cool and dork, because you've achieved neither. When I was in primary I pulled that damn toggle all the way up until I almost choked, and I proudly strutted around the schoolyard oozing of sensibleness and practicality. The fact that I never got a guy during those years, is irrelevant.
Burgundy floppy hat: Factorie
Multi-jewelled cuff: Lovisa