Our One-Day "heat wave" came and went in record time. Here and gone in 24 hours. It officially got up to 106 degrees although our thermometer read 111 in the sun and was enough to make us glad the clouds were back the next morning. Such a relief. Summer, so far, has been mostly cool and cloudy, much like the last one. Cooler is always my preference anyway. I wilt easily, especially when outside working in the garden. A light mist can be heavenly at just the right moment. Or you can carry around a big pail of creek water (like above) to pour over your head in a pinch. Just kidding. But not really....
I wonder what inspires this sort of look. I love it! The mis-matched layers and pantaloons, all of it, by Swedish designer Ewa i Walla. You can see more of this adorable collection on the website; click on the image to go there. Or visit this blog to see more of the awesome detail in each garment. The 2012 summer collection looks like everything just tumbled out of the dryer or came off the clothesline--so fresh! This particular dress (above) was from a few years back. From summer 2009 I think. It's been sitting in a desktop file ever since and I've just been dreaming about it. I want to be the carefree girl with the bucket. Perhaps she is going to fill it with wild strawberries picked from the edge of the woods. Or fetching water for her horse from the creek.
This scene is from the corner of my kitchen. I've been dead-heading rose bushes. Faded flowers look so pretty all spread out on the drying screen. Bringing this dress to mind; another picture I saved from season's past.
The wrinkled layers of delicate cotton organdy ruffs, do resemble dried rose petals. A sweet delicate faded flower. And each dress comes with it's own metal bucket as an accessory. No, just kidding! But hey, it could work.