So I was in NYC last week, and noticed that I was not dressed like anyone else on the street.
If you know me, the worst possible thing is to look like a tourist when I travel – “one must blend with the natives.” It is especially bad to look like a tourist in the city where I used to live. Egads!
So there I was, on a weekend in NYC with temps in the upper 90s and one day 100, wearing long black shorts when virtually EVERYONE [well everyone female] was wearing a dress. The summer dress.
Photographs by Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times
I was so desperate to blend that I popped into a store to buy a dress, but no way in hell was I gonna spend upwards of $300 on a sundress when I have dresses sitting at home in the closet that I have not worn for years.
Funny I have been wearing dresses at home all week now.
White-as-hell legs and all.