Life in a Heat Wave…Phew it’s Hot Here!!

…so what to do when the temperatures soar? Here we head for the nearest pool…





I bought this scarf in the early 70s on a market stall in Cambridge in the UK.  I have worn it in multiple way over the year, with and without many clothes.  It has been on every beach holiday ever, and in my opinion is the invaluable item to pack.  Similar ones here and here and in a different color palette here The important quality is to be of light weight cotton.  Above I’ve wrapped the scarf around my head, a look that I used to do a lot in my festival going days!  I’m wearing with cool shirt here and here  and baggy pants here and here I have this style in many different colors!




I bought this bikini from Spanish brand Women’s Secrets, on sale, YAY!  because it is a perfect match for my treasured scarf.  The bikini has the advantage of reversible pants, to a black ikat patern.  AS Iza was taking photos as I changed I was not about to demonstrate this functionality for you ;O






A little breeze was much appreciated in the sweltering heat, tho it produced a very bad hair day ;p





Above I’m rockin the scarf with shorts, I always buy from H&M a size or too up so that they sit low, here and I’m in my GI cap again, similar here and here The army cap is about the same age as the scarf which must be the ultimate in cost per wear!!!






I’ve doubled up a bead necklace to make an anklet (this one is home made) similar here

Same similar bikinis are here and here

I think that this outfit demonstrates how items can be loved and cherished long term even if they were cheap as chips in the first place!  The secret as always to maximise their impact by experimenting with different ways to wear pieces.







…and finally I get to lie down ;D

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that I have given you a few ideas for your next foray to the beach.  Bye for now, hugs Sarah X

Author: Sarah - Badass Baby Boomer ;)

Baby Boomer speaks for itself, yes I am a woman of a certain age ;) Why Badass? I have Rock & Roll in my DNA, coupled with some Punk Attitude and a (Lovin) Spoonful of Hippie Chic. Altogether BABB ;O The blog is not intended to be age specific, or indeed age appropriate! It is more about my style philosophy. The blog is to help girls and women of all ages to become more confident in expressing who they are through the way they dress. Mine are style tips and tricks based on years of styling, and an extensive knowledge of the fashion industry. My shopping advice is suitable for those with a limited budget, those who are strapped for cash, and for the lucky ones who have cash to splash. Personally I mix it up, marrying high street with high end to achieve my unique look. I hope that you will enjoy my new blog, Sarah x

14 thoughts on “Life in a Heat Wave…Phew it’s Hot Here!!”

  1. Thanks Sarah, for a wonderful ideas. Super! And very in time:)
    I have similar light scarf and the bikini( bought it last year as I decided NOT to hide wrinkles, crinkles and imperfections on my late 56 body:) since I don’t hide my face too :)). Never though to tie my scarf as a tunic paired with shorts… Now i will! Going to H&M
    Thanks Sarah. You look beautiful, it is soooo nice to see how you shine with confidence. Every picture is perfect!

  2. Although we ht 95F a couple of weeks ago, it’s now livable and back to typical June, which doesn’t look to be the heat you are dealing with at the moment. I love the idea of keeping something for quite a few years-and scarfs are easy to do that with. I have some from the 70s too.

    Your big cotton scarf is perfect-you do so many things with it! Instagram is such a hit and miss thing with its analog ratings. It so much easier to follow you in WordPress
    Terri xox

  3. Love pieces with a history! I can’t travel without a scarf either, but I’m not so tied to any one in particular… I so miss Spain! We lived there for three years when our boys were small, now they are all grown up, and we have grandsons their ages. Where did the time go? Enjoy your Spanish summer; ours is too sticky to spend much time outside, y somos sin piscina!

  4. Very clever scarf suggestions! I always get in terrible knots with scarves. It’s amazing how well your bikini and scarf go together, like they were made for it.

  5. Hiya Sarah! Found your blog on Shelbee’s Friday link up, and it has now been added to favorites, based purely on your description of yourself in your profile. I haven’t worn a bikini since the 70’s (it might be hard to locate in light of my spare tire), but your post (I’ve only read this one so far) is so entertaining! You also look fabulous in your bikini, and I appreciate your sporting it with such confidence. I also am a BABB, and will continue to wear what I love, in the way that makes me feel good, and I don’t care how old I get. If I look good and feel good in my clothing, and naturally gray hair, why should I change it to suit someone else? Not to mention, I still own a tattered “Greenwich Village” tee shirt from the 70’s that I proudly wear.
    Glad to meet you!

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