Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?

nautical stripes summer outfit

straw hat and stripes

nautical outfit for summer

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 pumps

[Trousers and top: Zara | Hat: Topshop | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*]

It’s become a running joke in our house that the second I try to take outfit photos, the heavens will open up and it will start to pour with rain. Doesn’t matter how good the forecast is, or how blue the sky has been up until then: I step out the door, it instantly starts to rain. It’s as if I have a little personal rain-cloud hovering permanently above my head, or some mad rain-making skillz. And seriously, if I’m going to suddenly acquire a talent at this late stage in life, rain-making is probably the LAST thing I’d want it to be…

That’s why this outfit was actually a little bit less unsuitable for the weather than it looks. It may have been raining when these photos were taken, you see, but it had been sunny all morning (So sunny, in fact, that I’d actually been planning to wear a sun-dress. I changed my mind at the last minute, which I guess is a good thing, or these photos would’ve looked REALLY bizarre…), the sky was blue when we left the house… then two-minutes later, the rain came down, and it came down BAD. It cleared right up again about ten minutes after the photos were taken, obviously. I mean, OF COURSE it did. But until that happened, the straw hat that was supposed to shield me from the sun certainly came in handy protecting me from (some of) the rain instead. Don’t you just love it when it (sort of) works out?

straw hat and stripes