Thursday, 26 January 2017

Beating the heat - January 2017

2017 has gotten off to a hot start, literally, with a heatwave sweeping through Sydney sending temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees Celsius in the western parts of the city on more than a few days this month. Needless to say, it has been ridiculously hot here, even at night.

On Friday 13th, the lowest temperature in the city was 26.4 degrees Celsius at about 11pm and just when you were expecting a cool change to come through, it instead got hotter reaching 31 degrees at 1am, making it the warmest night Sydney has ever recorded! On Wednesday 18th, it was 28 degrees at 5.30am and by 9am the temperature had reached 36.5 in the city. Phew, yes we are melting here! Thankfully, there has been some reprieve these past few days with cooler temperatures and some rain settling in.

I have been staying cool by remaining indoors, drinking plenty of water and wearing light, loose clothing that's comfortable. I love everything about this sexy top from Zara - the lace, crop-style, the bare shoulders.

For this look, I paired the top with my tan leather-look shorts from Sheike (which I wrote about here) as I like the navy-and-tan colour combo. It was the perfect outfit for afternoon drinks by the beach on Australia Day (Thursday 26th). I completed the look with my rose-gold accessories - this bangle (I am wearing the thicker version which has sold-out online) and these gorgeous drop earrings, both gifts from Swarovski and my new Nine West tan wedges and leopard-print clutch.

Happy Australia Day!

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." ~ Rachel Zoe