Dear People of the World,
Vegas is incredibly hot.
But really. I knew that it would be hot here, but I don't think I fully understood just HOW hot it would be... and now that I'm living on my own and won't get paid for another month, I am doing everything within my power not to spend a cent, which unfortunately, means that I very rarely turn the air conditioning on.
This isn't AS crazy as it sounds, because in Germany we had no air conditioning and I just got used to being hot all the time. My uniform while at home, I'm ashamed to admit, was booty shorts and a sports bra (and it may or may not have become so again). Also, I've been spending lots of time at work or in common areas in my apartment complex, so I get air and Internet (which I have also yet to install at home) and can get stuff done.
Also with this transition to Vegas comes a switch back to wearing teacher clothes. I've spoken before about how I'm really not a huge fan of "teacher" clothes because I feel like I have to reign myself back and I lose some ability to express myself. I love to make outfits and while, yes, dress codes definitely have a place in society, some of the things that I would like to wear and would still be dress code appropriate sometimes earn me some weird looks at work. Definitely not what I want to happen when starting a new job!
I've been trying to work my usual hippie clothes into work-appropriate outfits and came up with this little number! I still got to wear my gladiator sandals and my linen top, but instead of wearing baggy palazzo pants, I opted for these fair trade twill shorts! I think it worked!
What do you think? What are some things that you're living without? Any transitions in your life as a new school year starts?