I suppose that technically we’re just past the dog days of summer, and I’m hoping that the weather got the memo! It’s been meltingly hot these past few weeks, and humid too!

A late summer look playing on the classic combo of black, white, and red with a few pops of the other primary colors for good measure

My 40s peasant blouse has been in heavy rotation, naturally. I’ve contemplated making another one, but what color would I choose? It seems like white is really the only sensible choice for the hottest days of summer, and I don’t really need two white peasant blouses…

A dramatically ruffled peasant blouse paired with a vintage 1950s piano and music note novelty print skirt is set off by a red belt and a stack of primary colored Bakelite bangles

We snapped these pictures on an evening walk in a nearby park. I’ve been trying to keep at least sort of active even though the weather is oppressive, so most days Doug and I go out walking first thing in the morning. I tend to overheat when I try to exercise, and I’m pretty miserable running when it’s approaching 80° and humid… walking at least gets me moving in the morning and it’s better than nothing!

A late summer look playing on the classic combo of black, white, and red with a few pops of the other primary colors for good measure

A late summer look playing on the classic combo of black, white, and red with a few pops of the other primary colors for good measure

We must’ve gotten rained out in the morning when we took these pictures, though! I don’t often get out in the evenings these days due to work, which is a shame…. the afternoon light in the summer is so pretty.

Bakelite bangles in red, yellow, and blue bring out the colors in a vintage 1950s novelty print skirt with a musical theme

Sitting lakeside in a 1950s novelty piano print skirt with a white peasant blouse and red accents.

  • Red chiffon scarf: Thrifted
  • Red Bakelite screw-back earrings: Antiques shop in Wisconsin
  • Bakelite bangles: Thrifted various places
  • Peasant blouse: Made by me, McCall 7638
  • Red belt: Stolen off another dress
  • Piano novelty print skirt: Etsy
  • Multi-color strappy plastic sandals: Crocs