How to stay cool during extream heat + My Allergy Struggels


How goes it everyone ? Do any of you guys struggle with allergies ??? while I do, which wasn’t always the case… I once was walking around allergy free loving life and now every summer for the last 2 years I’ve suffered terribly, eyes swollen, nose runny and sniffle paired with a pressure headache… I cant stop sneezing to save my life, its actually insufferable cause it doesn’t go away and there seems to be no remedy to cure it! I thought this season was going to be different cause I’m not in Vancouver and when I lived here once upon a time ago I never suffered from allergies… while I thought wrong… my symptoms have started to creep back into my life during this spell of good weather we’ve had here in Calgary. So last night I decided to stop at the drug store and pick up some allergy medicine, not feeling very hopeful that it was going to do an once of good but I thought heck lets just give it ago and I picked up some Claritin….. Well, it didn’t make all my symptoms disappear but it did help with the plugged nose that had basically become a leaky faucet dripping snot down my face that I hand no way of turning off so I was happy. Then half way through the evening I started to get body chills and I felt kinda light headed… I decided to call it a night and head to bed early 9:30pm. In about 30 mins after going to bed I was sweating with chills… I was thinking hey maybe I’m sick? These symptoms aren’t allergies, I went about my business and tried to fall asleep but I couldn't, my sleepiness and light headiness turned into extreme alertness and I could sleep to save my life. I finally get out of bed to grab some water and realized that it was 12am… I had been tossing and turning for 3 hours with cold sweats….long story short I didn’t get any sleep last night due to this Claritin medication and even today still feel kinda…high …its the weirdest thing. Me wanting to go to bed early, catch up on some sleep so I felt rested and ready to go the next day, actually made me more tired and exhausted. I don’t know what’s in that Claritin but its defiantly filled with some pretty powerful stuff, if need something to keep you up and help you stay focused you should try Claritin ….lol

Long story short, (that was kind of a long story) don’t take Claritin if you want to sleep or maybe just don’t take it at all! Its back to the drawing board for me, trying to find some allergy meds that work, if you guys have any suggestions please let me know!’

Back to Fashion! I don’t like wear tight clothing, ever. So during extreme heat I tend to struggle with outfit choices cause I still want to wear all my layers but when I do I end up sweating my tits off and its not fun! So I’ve been thinking about how to still keep my love for oversized clothing while staying cool through the summer months !
The answer.. lots of linen and cotton, hence this outfit. Linen shorts an a cotton dress shirt ! I still get to keep all my oversized loots but its weather appropriate !

Have a great day guys!



Photos By: ME

Shirt: Vintage, Boots: Vintage, Shorts: Zara, Bag: Vintage

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