Outfit Post: 7/11/12

Top and skirt: Gifts — Flats: American Rag Compagnie — Necklace: Fuzppa — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Bracelet: Gift

(Man, I don’t know why I look so smug in all these pictures. I think I was trying to compensate for being sweaty and headachey.)

Every Wednesday evening during the summer, our city, like a lot of other cities across the country, put on a series of free concerts at a local park; it just so happens that said park is a ten-minute walk from our place, so we’ve gone to a couple of them this summer when we haven’t had other things to do.

This particular Wednesday I had been asked at work to try and spearhead an informal after-work get-together at that evening’s concert, but the whole thing flopped because it also happened to be one of the hottest days of the year and nobody particularly wanted to sit outside and stew in sweat while watching a local (so-so) rockabilly band do their thing. Go figure, right?

Still, I gave it the old college try, but ended up going home after about 45 minutes because of a lingering work-related headache that just wouldn’t quit. The rest of the evening was spent in the comfort and coolness of my own home, eating a burrito and giving poor Flat Tire’s cone-irritated neck some much-needed scratching. You can still hear the music from our house, so I didn’t miss out on much.

It didn’t work out last night, but I still do like going on occasion, and I have many fond memories of going to the Music in the Park events in my hometown as a child, which tended to be less rockabilly and big-band and more jazz-oriented. Dad always took me and my brother along, and I remember many an evening of sitting and drowsing, semi-bored but too lazy to wander off, with the backs of my knees sweating and the blanket itching under my legs.

Does your town/city/village/hamlet put on anything like this during the summer? Do you like to go, or do you prefer to stay home?

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2 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 7/11/12

  1. I’m sure there are these types of things in the Bay Area, but being outside after dark isn’t always ideal with the chilly breezes. It just sounds lovely though! Even with sweltering heat. But it’s foggy and windy as shit here today, so being baked alive in crazy heat sounds nice NOW, but maybe not in actuality.

    Anyhoozle… I kind of love your “smug” face. It’s like you’re saying “yeah this outfit is awesome, NBD, this is how I roll, all stylish and shit.” And I agree.

  2. This skirt is such a pretty color. Hot summer days can make people so unhappy– I think everyone in New York is torn between elation (summer! it’s still light when we leave work! lots of fun things happen!) and misery (no central air! subway stations are incredibly humid! too much walking!). My tolerance for hot and humid days has definitely grown after spending time in Japan, but I think there’s just no salvaging some days.

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