Oh My Gauze

The summer heat has grown oppressive here in Texas — even the short, sparse rainstorms don’t do much of anything to quell the heat that stifles us on a daily basis. These days, I’ve resorted to wearing as breezy clothes as possible. Though I can never give up wearing jeans for a night out! I love jeans too much to stop wearing them based on a season. It’s my achilles heel of clothing.

This gauzey tunic suits the harsh hot weather perfectly. And it sets off my lovely new silver Texas pendant, sent to me by the lovely (and famous) designer, Maya Brenner, who apparently is a fan of all things Pretty Shiny & Sparkly. (Hi Maya!) It hasn’t left my neck all week, I love it so much. Check out the shop to get your hands on your own state’s necklace, which you can personalize with a diamond for your city, if you prefer!

What’s the weather like in your part of the world? Are you as searingly hot as I am down here? What are you wearing to combat the weather?

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  1. 07.25.2011 / 7:22 am

    Well, I don't think it's quite as bad here in NY as in TX, but it's still HOT! Love this outfit & that nail polish!!

  2. 07.25.2011 / 7:44 am

    hellz yes!! it's a swap here in DC! but being from TX, i can only imagine it's as bad there too! i'm impressed that not only were you able to tolerate jeans during the day, but that it also appears nary a drop of sweat has made its way down your neck. very impressed.


  3. 07.25.2011 / 7:57 am

    I'm in LOVE with your necklace! I so want one! 🙂

  4. 07.25.2011 / 8:02 am

    I absolutely adore that clutch!!!
    Believe it or not, Canada (Ottawa) has been HOT this summer. It went up to 118F last week…. it gets warm up here but that is really unheard of. How do you wear jeans in such heat? I suppose the same way I wear sandals when there is frost on the ground… Funny how that works.


  5. 07.25.2011 / 8:06 am

    Surprisingly we're having a pretty hot summer in Toronto, Canada… deathly hot! I love it though beacause I know come October… we'll be waiting for teh snow! Love that necklace!

  6. 07.25.2011 / 8:17 am

    I wish I was in the Texas heat, fortunately here in England we are having some pleasant weather at the moment but the constant Texas sunshine would be beautiful right now.
    I love big gauzy shirts when the weather gets too hot to bear. I like your shoes and belt they make lovely additions 🙂 Gorgeous jeans as well!

  7. 07.25.2011 / 8:18 am

    You look gorgeous in these photos Kristina 🙂 I really like your shoes and matching clutch.. All I've been wearing lately are shorts because this heat is getting unbearable in Croatia!


    Fashion Fractions

  8. amanda in pa
    07.25.2011 / 8:42 am

    Love this, but I don't know HOW your handling those jeans, girl! I'd be dying. I've been wearing shorts and breezy shirts, flowy dresses, and cotton, cotton, cotton. Wore a rayon blended top out one night last week…thought I was going to have to run home and change it was so hot.

  9. Still Blonde after a
    07.25.2011 / 9:28 am

    Haven't commented in awhile. Like the accessory shot. The first shot is really great, love the top on you. Your blonde is a great shade right now…going to kill my roots on Thursday.

    The Chief Blonde

  10. 07.25.2011 / 9:37 am

    I love the lipstick and little Texas necklace! My grandparents live out there. 🙂

  11. 07.25.2011 / 9:47 am

    Big fan! Love the necklace on you…

    Wear it well,


  12. 07.25.2011 / 10:16 am

    Look at that engagement ring sparkle! Totally agree with the jeans. I can't help myself. Good luck beating the heat, girl!

  13. 07.25.2011 / 10:18 am

    That Texas necklace is adorable! Too bad Illinois probably wouldn't look very cool on my neck.

    I have that JCrew belt and I love it. I like how you tied it, I'll have to try that.

    Love the clutch and shoes too, very fab!!

  14. 07.25.2011 / 1:02 pm

    Oh my gauze, it's incredibly hot and humid in Florida too! I've been wearing lightweight dresses, and my hair in a braid, to combat the heat.

    I love your necklace! I'm eyeing the Michigan necklace right now… it's really cute.

  15. 07.25.2011 / 1:47 pm

    It's hot as hades down here in the sunshine state, too. I love the title of this post. There's a fancy store in a swanky beach shopping plaza in Florida called Oh My Gauze, and they carry this gorgeous array of resort wear in vibrant shades and patterns of gauze. It's kind of how I want to dress every day, too.

    • 07.25.2011 / 2:48 pm

      I have actually been to that store and must have been the subconscious inspiration for the title of my post! 🙂 you're talking about the store at St. armand's circle in Sarasota, correct?

  16. 07.25.2011 / 2:19 pm

    Chicago is tripping with the weather…either suoer duper hot or crazy storms. That necklace is adorable.

  17. 07.25.2011 / 4:26 pm

    It was warm in London today, but mostly it's been a typical English summer…cloudy and wet! Love the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony shoes, btw. I've got the lace up boots and I wear them all the time.

  18. 07.25.2011 / 7:02 pm

    Simple white and denim is one of my favorite combinations! And I love your new silver Texas pendant! The whole outfit is AAAAA++++++!

    We're as hotter than fire here in in Fort Worth too! Can't wait for fall!

    xo, sam

  19. 07.25.2011 / 7:24 pm

    It is stifling here in Pennsylvania too! I've been wearing a lot of spaghetti strap and short dresses and tanks! Thankfully today it colled (a little). You look sophisticated and cool…this tunic is perfect and goes so well with your fabulous jeans!

  20. 07.25.2011 / 9:02 pm

    LOVE it! So cute! I love that belt..and shoes. Very classy!

  21. 07.25.2011 / 9:24 pm

    I love love love this outfit. I am going to do my best to copy it. That Marc clutch is to die for!


  22. 07.25.2011 / 9:27 pm

    The heat is pretty horrid here in your western neighbor though our rainstorms do a lot to cool us off and provide much needed humidity (78% today!!).
    I love your necklace and will definitely check out Maya's site. Jeans are so fabulous! I find myself drawn to them everywhere I go and constantly discover new brands that carry a long enough inseam. My loyalty lies in the pocket of Seven for All Mankind- they are always flattering and immediately make me feel more polished.

  23. 07.25.2011 / 9:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the pic against the orange wall – it is perfect with your skin tone! The accessories in this post are fabulous- including the lip/nail color! Always inspiring, lady 🙂


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  26. 07.26.2011 / 6:06 am

    Perfect pairing of white, leather, lepoard and denim, oh and wood.

  27. 07.26.2011 / 2:36 pm

    Super cute top! Love the leopard accent!


  28. Shea
    07.26.2011 / 8:17 pm

    Just came across your site and am loving it! I'm an Okie girl and I can completely agree with the hot weather. I want to live in that shirt (although the jeans….)!

  29. 07.28.2011 / 10:38 am

    I love that Marc by Marc clutch. I wish I could find it still available in that color. I've been looking for something just like that one.

  30. 07.29.2011 / 11:39 am

    This outfit is so chic and you are totally rocking it!

    Leopard accents and all!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

  31. Elizabeth
    08.24.2011 / 9:43 pm

    I love the tunic and the necklace! I am going to pick up a tunic like that for my trip to Arizona (where it was 115 today) this weekend!

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