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More his & hers outfits, and some ramblings on outfit pics and dressing in the heat

outfit la lodola day

outfit la lodola evening

outfit arrezzo

outfits montepulciano

outfits lago tresimeno

outfit corona evening

outfits Lucca

Some more outfits from the honeymoon, from after we left Rome and went on to Tuscany.

It’s quite interesting to me, that my instinct when taking this kind of photo is to put Dave in the centre of the frame, with not too much background. I am so influenced by steet style blogs like Hel Looks, and that’s what I think of an outfit post looking like. I don’t even question it. It’s quite interesting really how what I read influences my preferences in such a subconscious way. Dave on the other hand always put me in the corner of the frame. I guess he’s not that interested in the clothes, so he feels he should add interest with the background. By the end of it I actually got him to take some centre-positioned (?) ones, and made myself take some corner-positioned ones, but still my first move always was to stick him in the middle, and I had to really consciously move the camera.

Can I also say: hats off to all of you fashion bloggers in hot countries! Prior to this trip I always thought how easy it must be for you, to just be able to throw on a cute dress and not need anything else, and was vaguely jealous. In my Northern European climate the need to cover myself up really makes anything like that impossible. But now, after all this time in the 40 degree heat, I have changed my mind, because it’s so hard to add interest. I didn’t have any jewellery due to my efficient holiday packing, but even if I had had, I couldn’t have worn it at the start, cos it would have just been something for sweat to form onto. Ideally I would have wanted to wear nothing at all. It is definitely easier to wear the same things in different and interesting ways when you can layer and throw accessories on at random.

I should also point out for people that notice such things that the long sleeved ones were evening ones, and from the last day, when it had cooled off to 25 degrees. Even then, long sleeves weren’t strictly necessary, but I had taken the tops, so I was gonna wear them!

Part 1 of the his and hers outfits is here.

Outfit stats:
1. skirt – hand me down dyed and shortened by me * top – h&m £2 sale, I had no idea it was strapless * sunnies – h&m * sandals, camper * bag – gift, dyed blue by me
2. as above plus h&m cardie for the evening
3. tunic – charity shop * bag and sandals as above
4. skirt – people tree * top – h&m, sunnies – topshop * bag – gift * badge – gift
5. vintage skirt – vintage shop * top – charity shop * rest as above
6. top – zara * rest as above
7. top – people tree * shoes converse * rest as above

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  • Anna 5 October 2011, 8:00 pm

    love the his+her photos! With this opportunity I must tell you that I also liked the wedding photos very much! your wedding dress was really pretty and I fell in love with the cherries dress! Edinburgh really has some cool places to take photos!
    As for the warm climate…tell me about it…I spent have the summer with 36-37 degrees Celsius. Thankfully I live near the sea so it's not that hot at hight….because in the morning you can handle the heat (in the office we had the air conditioning working non stop), but you definitely can't sleep if you're sweating.

  • Badtastetoasttoast 5 October 2011, 8:03 pm

    Oooh die Fotos sind ja süß! 🙂 Am liebsten mag ich den kunterbunten Rock auf dem vorletzten Bild!

  • Sadie 5 October 2011, 8:04 pm

    I find it hard enough to put together interesting outfits in the low-20s weather of a typical English summer and end up in t-shirts and skirts most of the time – I'm so impressed by people who can manage to put together interesting looks in really hot climates!

  • Fashnlvr 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    This is such a cute post! I love all your photos and it is so nice to see the side-by-side of you both! Looks like you had a great time. Love all your outfits too!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Great advice Sonja! Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Sonja 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Nice pics!
    Yeah, dressing in the heat … I know that problem. I live in Barcelona, where it's not only hot during most of the year, but due to the high humidity it's sweaty and sticky even when the weather is only moderately warm. During the winter months the humidity creeps into your clothes, makes them feel clammy and sometimes makes you freeze and sweat at the same time, because actually it does not get that cold. Today I've put on a t-shirt with (short!) sleeves, because I thought, hey, it's the 5th of october, and at seven in the morning it was even a bit chilly. Now it's eleven a.m. and I'm already sweaty and stinky, I'll probably change soon. The most important thing to remember when dressing for hot weather: if you wear anything clingy, wear straps, tube tops, holdernecks … whatever you want, but always without sleeves. And bring a shrug, scarf or cardi for the public transport, offices, shops, bars, etc., where the aircon is happily bringing the temperature near freezing point. Sleeves are okay with wider tops, dresses, shirts, blouses etc. in stiffer, firmer fabric like linnen or cotton.
    I love layering, but during most of the year it's just impossible. So I'm always searching for sleeveless tops and dresses that look a bit more dressed up and/or feminine, and limit my layering mainly to belts and jewelry. Ah, a trick that I've picked up lately: I wear a short-sleeved cotton blouse, open the three top buttons (I usually have to sew a few stitches above the next button so it won't open) and wear a colourful tube bra underneath (usually over a wired strapless bra for support). From the outside it looks as if you were wearing a tank underneath, but it's much more breezy, and you can use another piece that matches the colour of the visible bra to pull the outfit together. Oh, and lately I'm also always on the lookout for colourful bras or detachable bra straps in different colours, because I do not longer like bra straps in a different colour to the colour of the top.
    Well, just some ideas, maybe they could be helpful for your (or anybody's) trip to the next warm weather destination.

  • BetweenLaundryDays 10 October 2011, 3:51 pm

    I LOVE the his and hers outfits. You two are some stylish folks.

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