Polka dots

A couple of nights ago, we went out for a meal with friends to our local restaurant and it was still super hot in the evening. I struggled to find something to wear so I ended up with this long flowing skirt and a cute cotton vest top with polka dots on it. I think long flowing skirts are the ideal thing to wear when it’s hot. I’d have preferred one in a brighter colour but black is all I have. As I write, it’s sooooo hot here in the Algarve. At 9am this morning, it was around 30º already! Phew! I don’t cope so well in this heat, so I was cooped indoors with all the shutters down trying to keep it out. I can’t wait until the pool is built!

Polka dots

Polka dots

Polka dots are such a simple design, but one which have stood the test of time. I’ve had this top forever (!) and it does get a bit of wear in the summer but probably not enough. I love the racer back shape, it suits my figure – I’m lucky to have good shoulders 😉

Polka dots

Gypsy skirt?

I’ve had the skirt for about three or four years and would you believe I’ve never worn it? I put it on once and hubby said I looked like a gypsy so I shoved it in the back of my wardrobe and never wore it again. Until the other night when I suddenly realised it would look great with these black sandals and little vest top. I was right, of course 😉

Polka dots

Polka dots

When it’s really hot, I find heavy jewellery too much to bear, so I chose this gorgeous necklace that was gifted to me from Brown’s Family Jewellers last year. I also wanted a light handbag so I used this little black and silver one from H&M ages ago. It doesn’t hold an awful lot but considering we were dining just down the road, I didn’t have the need for much!

Polka dots

In love

When I arrived at the restaurant, my friend told me I looked like I was in love! How sweet is that? I pointed out that she’s completely right, of course! Tomorrow, hubby and I are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. She also said I reminded her of Pretty Woman. She is the sweetest person ever!

Polka dots


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8 thoughts on “Dressing for the heat: long flowing skirts and polka dots

  1. Living on Cloud Nine

    Polkadot perfection! You are so beautiful and this black ensemble is stunning and perfect for a soft summary day! I hope your week ahead is as beautiful as you are!

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  2. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    This is gorgeous, love the long skirt, I bet it’s quite cool! So you can look hot whilst staying cool. x Jacqui

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  3. Debbie Stinedurf

    This is so simple and so pretty Suzy! And I don’t necessarily think looking like a gypsy is a bad thing…lol. I can’t take it when it’s super hot either. As much as it might be tempting to be out in the sunshine, I stay in with the air conditioner on!

    1. Suzy Turner
      Suzy Turner

      Thanks Debbie! I’m pleased someone else is ok with the gypsy look lol!!
      I’m with you on staying indoors in the air con – much more bearable!
      Have a wonderful week!
      Suzy xx

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