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Summer in the City | Amelia's Retro-Vogue & Relics
Summer has arrived in Austin! As an Austin native, I've developed a number of ways to take the edge off the harshness of the Texas sun, and it's the little things that bring a bit of sweetness to your day. I spent a good deal of my youth protesting skirts and dresses, but was quickly converted when I wore one of my 50's cotton dresses out on a sunny summer day; it was the most breathable piece in my wardrobe! I've also spent many summers cursing at my steering wheel several months out of the year; it's always scalding hot for a good while when I first get in my car. Another worthwhile trick to consider is a pair of casual leather day gloves. Nothing beats gripping that wheel with your gloves on, and not feeling a thing! While it may seem a bit much, I have no trouble justifying my hat collection which has outgrown my shoe collection. I'm not sure how I would manage the walk to my neighborhood coffee shop in the summers without a wide brimmed straw hat to keep the sun off my face,