Dressing for spring weather

I can’t wait to get dressed for some proper summer weather, we’ve just had the finest days in Denmark during Easter. The temperature has increased to 18 degrees and the sun has been out all day.

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It’s funny how I’m always more suspicious about the weather during the spring. I don’t really trust that the heat is here for good. It results in me dressing like temperature has just rounded 12 degrees Celsius when it’s actually 20 degrees and sun during spring time.

On the other hand, I try to extend the summer far into fall through wearing summer dresses when it’s only 14 degrees in September.

Weird, yes – but I think it’s due to the unpredictability of the Danish spring weather, suddenly after 5 hours of sun it could start hailing.

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But hey I’ve had my legs out without any tights or woollen panties.

These pictures show the typical easy-going Emilie outfit, when I want to feel casual but very me, I grab a vintage dress and combine it with sneakers or floppy sandals.

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This perfect dress is bought in a charity shop. The staff told me a sweet little story which they had been told by the old lady whom donated the dress.

The dress has belonged to a daughter of a Danish duke, when the duke’s daughters should attend to any formal event they wore a new dress every time. The mother of the old lady worked as cleaning lady in the house of the duke and her daughter inherited all the used dresses. The old lady had saved the handsewn dresses all her life even when they didn’t fit her anymore. When her husband passed away she sealed up all rooms in their house but the living room and the bedroom.

But after a couple of years she did feel better and she learned to appreciate life again. Then she did clean up the house and the she was finally ready to let go of the physical memories of her childhood. Then she donated this wonder of a dress and it fits me perfectly. I think it’s unbelievable that I fit in an old handsewn dress – I’ll always keep it.

 

 

 

 

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