One thing I love about our village at this time of the year are the festivities. It is so hot during the day that most of us keep to the shade and try to stay cool. However in the evening we come out to play. During the month of July every Tuesday we are entertained by the “Grimaldines” and a music concert at the “ancient chateau”. There are often acrobats, comedians and dancers. Each evening has a different theme. Last Tuesday there were dancers, musicians and acrobats to entertain us.
Villagers wander round the narrow streets or gather in the main square. We usually meet up with friends for a glass or two of wine. I like to wear one of my maxi dresses. I find them cool and comfortable.
The movement of the fabric when I walk creates a nice breeze. I don’t mind “no sleeves” when it is very hot. Although I often keep a silk chiffon scarf or wrap handy if I feel like covering my shoulders and upper arms. In the photo above I have adapted one of my beach kaftans into a handy shawl.
The necklace I am wearing was bought from our local market (similar at Etsy). My blue dress is some years old. It has been down here in France for the last few seasons.
I managed to get a photo of one of the street dancers but they were moving so fast that it was difficult.
I don’t have a professional photographer here in France so the photos above were kindly taken by my friend Dee, who did an excellent job with difficult light and a point and shoot camera.
It is getting a bit late in the season for sleeveless maxi dresses. I did however find some good ones at Jigsaw (many reduced in their sale). Hopefashion do great silk tops similar to the one I am wearing above. You can see how I wore one of their tops in a previous post here.
I have selected some similar and current styles: