5th, December, 2012

The weather is heating up in my little city, and this makes me endlessly happy.

When the sun is shining down and there is absolutely no breeze in sight, sometimes the best thing to do is to strip down to your coolest dress and go in search of shade. For us, this meant an afternoon spent picking buttercups under the cover the enormous park-side trees. I was so amazed by the sub-climate caused by the trees – an hour before these photographs were taken I literally had make up running off my face. It has just been so hot! I get even happier when I realize that the sunny weather is meant to last for the next three months – yippee! I love snowy days, but winter here is generally more drizzle and grey skies than anything else. I always feel a bit miserable near the end of winter, and long to feel the warm rays on my skin again. I may have lived in Brunei for twelve years, but let me tell you, the New Zealand summer is a whole new level of heat! I can deal with humidity, no problem at all, but when there are temperatures of upwards of 30 degrees Celsius with no breeze in sight, I overheat rather quickly. I spent a huge portion of my day yesterday searching through boxes in the garage, trying to find my swimsuits. Now I’ve found three out of four (who even know I had so many?! I certainly didn’t!) I am completely prepared for beach-side antics. Bring on another sunny day and I’ll be all set – beach, here I come!

33 Comments on “Peach Blossom”

  1. What a cute sundress. So glad you’ve been enjoying the sun in NZ. In New York it’s winter but unseasonably warm so I don’t have to get all bundled up every day–yay! At least so far. It’s a small thing but it can really change how you feel.

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  2. The color of you dress is beautiful, and your photos are so pretty as well! One of my best friends lives in New Zealand, but she grew up in Sweden… I can only imagine how hot she feels all summer, too!

    - Leslie, Instant Fires

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  3. Hello! Just bobbing over to say thank you for your lovely comment over on my little blog space, off to have a little nosey around here now ;) Love the peachy dress, the colours is beautiful on you xxxxxx

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  4. It’s getting crazy hot here in Brazil, too, but I’m not as totally pleased about it as you are – for one, no one has air conditioning, which makes it considerably more unbearable. Also I just miss being able to wear the other half of my wardrobe :/

    These photos are beautifully whimsical, they’ve convinced me you’re worth keeping up with :) Following now, see you around!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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    • Ooh, yes I bet it will get much hotter there than here! And I don’t think I could cope without an air con! We’ve just had a heat pump installed in my flat which is amazing. No more freezing on cold days or melting on hot days! Such a relief : ) x

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  5. Jo, you look fresh and stunning! I hope you enjoy the lovely summer that is being bestowed in NZ. We are gearing up for winter here, in the Northern Hemisphere. I’m actually planning on writing a post on how to beat seasonal depression/SAD.

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  6. So jealous you get to wear pretty floaty dresses like this one while I wrap up against the cold! Saying that…it’s not as cold here as back home in the UK. Really love this colour, and the setting x

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  7. It sounds like you had such a lovely day picking buttercups! I could not imagine a more gorgeous scene.

    I like the idea of summer…of picnics and riding bikes and smoothies. Although it can get a bit too much for me, especially when the weather is over 30 degrees! I burn very very easily, so the Australian summer isn’t always my cup of tea

    xx Carina
    P.S I would really love it if you could have a look at my new blog :): windsweptwishesx.blogspot.com

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  8. This dress is divine! All the summery pictures are filling me with envy; it’s so cold in the UK! Glad it’s heating up in NZ for you though!

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