Monday, 20 July 2015

OOTD - Cobalt Blue Tank Dress


french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

Since we first caught wind that summer was in the air, the people of Toronto couldn't stop complaining about the temperate weather that we had been getting.  Well ask and ye shall receive, because this weekend was a doozy.  Temperatures soaring in the high 30 degrees Celsius (That's 86+ degrees Fahrenheit for my american friends), and humidity to boot.

I just want to put out there that I never complained.  I was actually enjoying the breezy, moderate days that we've been getting in Toronto, so when the heatwave hit it was hard not to believe that I was actually melting. During the heat of the summer I will choose my lightest and simplest pieces, keep my accessories to a minimum with just a straw hat and will actually wear sandals.  Stylish or trying to keep my sanity as I melt into a puddle of mush I'm not sure, but I do love the combination of cobalt blue and a straw hat.





french connection cobalt silk dress outfit
Dress - French Connection (old), Sandals - Asos
Straw Hat - purchased at the Kensington Market, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

I actually acquired this straw hat in Toronto's Kensington Market, and it hasn't left my head since I first bought it.  I'm usually one to chose a hat with a large , floppy brim but I'm actually enjoying the structure of this fedora.  The fact that it's made of straw makes it perfect for this sort of weather, and gives any outfit the feel of exploring while on a tropical vacation, instead of just speed-walking in the shade to get back to the air-conditioning of my condo (my life.)

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

french connection cobalt silk dress outfit

Did you guys experience the same heatwave that we did this weekend?  How do you dress to keep cool in the warmer temperatures and humidity?

xo Joëlle
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23 comments

  1. Hey! Thought I'd check your page out as I have my morning (much needed) coffee...talk about summer cuteness! You look simply stunning in that cobalt blue dress! Personally....I spent the whole weekend in a bralette and cutoffs, but I wasn't out in public so I think you did a great job!

    Enjoy your day!

    House of Illusions

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    1. Ohhh my, bralettes and cutoffs sound amazing. Honestly, it was so hot over the weekend I would have probably worn them in the city!

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  2. This weekend was a hot one! I loved it, though. Felt like the good old summer days!
    Looking lovely in blue.

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. Thanks Gabriella, I wish that I enjoyed the heat as much as you do! Maybe if I'm by the lake :p

      Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  3. what a fabulous color! its sooo summer!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Something about cobalt just screams summer to me!

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  4. This is such a perfect and easy look! I love the color on you!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, I'm glad that you like this colour too!

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  5. Such a cute outfit! Love that cobalt blue color on you. Where I live in Hawaii, we were hit with some pretty bad humidity because of a tropical storm that just missed us. It was terrible but I managed to get through the weekend!

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    1. Wow, Hawaii - lucky you! I envy how close to the ocean that you are, definitely a nice relief to the heat!

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  6. Humidity is the worst! Heat, I can handle. Humidity so thick you can barely breathe? Nuh uh. If you need me, you can find me by the pool!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. You and your pool! :P One of these days I'm coming over!

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  7. You look gorgeous! I love the dress, especially the color. I don't mind hot weather, as long as there's not too much humidity! This dress seems like it'd be perfect!

    Hailey
    www.themiddlecloset.com

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    1. Thanks Hailey, I'm so glad that you like the dress! It is definitely the perfect piece for the summer heat.

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  8. Love this look and the color of the dress!
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I can't seem to take this hat off lately!

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  10. plsss tell me where you find these amazing walls

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