How to dress when the temperatures rise

How to dress when the temperatures rise

How to dress when the temperatures rise. Well I am sure you will all be glad to hear that we will be heading back to Grimaud this weekend. I can’t wait for those blue skies. The temperatures are predicted to be really high at about 29/30 degrees centigrade. I will need lots of linens and cottons and will probably mostly be wearing my maxi dresses. I will definitely be packing this pink linen dress. I have not had much chance to wear it here in the UK but it is ideal for the South of France. I bought it from JohnLewis&Partners about two years ago. It is from their NRBY range. They still have a size small in stock (it is quite roomy). They have a similar version in blue with a hood. Adidas slip-on trainers similar.

Pink linen maxi dress

I know some of you are not keen on linen as it does crease. However when it is really hot I find that linen is the ideal fabric to keep you fresh and cool.

How to dress when the temperatures rise

These photographs were taken by my friend Dee during our last trip to France in May.

Summer dress and fedora hat

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Summer holiday dressing

Could not resist this photo. Very handsome guy. We are lucky that the mayor of Grimaud is a patron of the arts and there are constant exhibitions of sculptures and art around the village.

I know you are probably going to ask about my blue necklace which I bought in the Brocante in St.Tropez. I have found a few similar below.

You can see me wearing the dress in 2021 at the Wetlands wildlife centre before we moved house.


  1. 10th June 2022 / 16:48

    A feast for the eyes. You are a vision of loveliness in that pastel dream of a dress.

  2. Francie
    10th June 2022 / 16:48

    Beautiful, Josephine, enjoy!!!

  3. anthea dore
    10th June 2022 / 17:00

    Welcome! Unseasonably hot this year. Temp has just dropped to 32 in the SHADE as it is now 6pm. See you soon, Anthea

  4. Sue Lewellen
    11th June 2022 / 00:46

    Hot in England must be different than hot in Texas! I don’t think I could survive in a long, long-sleeved dress. It is 100 degrees +! Cropped pants and cotton short-sleeved shirts are my usual attire.

  5. Elizabeth
    13th June 2022 / 23:07

    Looks beautiful Josephine. I love wearing linen during summer months… and consider those ‘elegant wrinkles’ worth the comfort, even though it generally doesn’t become so hot here in Vancouver.

  6. margieusa
    14th June 2022 / 16:02

    Josephine…I’m just curious as to whether or not you wear a “slip” under your dress….Being of a “certain age,” I have numerous slips to wear but I’m curious as to what ladies are doing nowadays! I don’t know how I would feel wearing a dress without another “piece of coverage” since some fabrics are more sheer.

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