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Hot, hot summer seersucker and a J. Crew giveaway

There is absolutely no doubt that summer is here and with it, the quest to stay cool, even in unbearable temperatures.

I am sure by now you’ve read about millions of ways to keep cool in the heat – keep your air filters clean so that your air conditioner runs efficiently, draw your drapes or close your blinds during the day and open your windows at night. I even posted about dodging the dog days of summer here and here.

One of the best ways to keep cool is by wearing the proper warm weather attire. Warm weather what? Yeah, I know, you though the best warm weather attire was, well, nothing. Not so…

Think about standard wear for the American Deep South? Seersucker. Originally an Indian import, the comfortable cotton is a hot weather classic.

Hot Weather Clothes Seersucker

Hot Weather Clothes Seersucker 2

Photos via J. Crew

Doesn’t the thought of it evoke great imagery??? And, it actually comes in so many fantastic colors…though I tend to love the traditional white and blue. The fabric may be Indian, but it is such an American classic.

I actually wore my seersucker Capri’s today. I had hoped they’d keep me cool while I delivered fliers for a PR project I’ve been working on. They helped kept me cool alright. But, I also learned the fabric dries pretty quickly as well…

Yeah, umm did I mention the project I am working on is not a popular one??? One of the neighbors chased me down the street with a garden hose. No lie. Sheesh. I was just delivering a meeting notice!

If you’re not down with the seersucker, take the lead from more tropical climates. Turn to loose, lightweight cotton and linen clothing.

So, I am excited to host a little giveaway in honor of summer style. Enter to win one $25 gift certificate to J. Crew – one of my favorite places to get the hook up for summer.

To enter the contest please leave a comment letting me know how you beat the summer heat by midnight MST Tuesday, July 27.

Secure extra entries by:
- Following my blog
- Following me on Twtter @taunitweets
- Tweet about this giveaway ex: Did you hear? @taunitweets is giving a gift certificate to J. Crew away on her blog: http://bit.ly/bRRfBX Enter to win today! #giveaway

Please leave one comment per entry.

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95 Responses to " Hot, hot summer seersucker and a J. Crew giveaway "

  1. Steph says:

    I want to win. I just take off all my undergarments… less clothes=less heat. ;-P

  2. Steph says:

    I think I am following your blog… I am in reader at least. And I would with google friend connect but your widget isn't widgeting.

  3. Steph says:

    I already follow you on the twitter

  4. Steph says:

    I also tweeted http://twitter.com/sahans/status/19049710381 and I deserve 10 extra entries for being your first 4 comments.

  5. Bryan says:

    I beat the heat with a heaping bowl of ice cream… preferably Ben & Jerry's Phish Food!

  6. Michelle says:

    I beat the heat with ice cream and swimming!!! Both my favorites! :)

  7. Erin Robison says:

    Cool showers and braids….that's how we roll in California.

  8. Catherine says:

    A tall glass of ice water! Or diet dr pepper. (I just started following you on Twitter thanks to stephanie!)

  9. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    Beat the summer heat? Crank up the AC and never EVER leave my seat in front of the fan!

  10. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    I'm a follower~~~

  11. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    Totally get your tweets!

  12. Lee says:

    ice cold washcloth on the back of my neck + really cold water on pulse points (inside wrists). :-)

  13. Jennifer Ladd says:

    I beat the heat with breezy summer skirts and flip flops.

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  14. Jennifer Ladd says:

    I now follow your blog.

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  15. Jennifer Ladd says:

    I follow you on Twitter

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  16. Jennifer Ladd says:

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jenniferladd/status/19075164084

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  17. Celeste says:

    swimming in the pool! aah… love it!

    celeste@mail4me.com

  18. Celeste says:

    Just became a follower of your blog :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

  19. Jess says:

    I beat the heat by having lots of icecream, snow cones, smoothies, popsicles, etc.! :)

  20. Jess says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  21. ~j. says:

    I beat the heat by making my house a refrigerated cave: blinds closed, A/C on.

  22. ~j. says:

    Following you on twitter.

  23. ~j. says:

    tweeted about it.

  24. ~j. says:

    Following your blog via google reader.

  25. Hen Jen says:

    I beat the heat by sleeping with my windows open a bit, love it!

  26. Hen Jen says:

    I am following you on twitter!

    my handle is
    @ hen jen ca

  27. Hen Jen says:

    I just tweeted the contest here;

    http://twitter.com/henjenca/status/19096012197

    yay!

  28. Amy says:

    I'm following your blog

  29. Amy says:

    I follow you on Twitter – Familytrifecta

  30. Amy says:

    Here's the link to my tweet about your giveaway. http://twitter.com/familytrifecta/status/19104837851

  31. Emily says:

    We love to eat peach freezies (canned peaches blended with ice) and have water gun fights!

  32. Bobbi Janay says:

    I stay cool by drinking lots of water.

  33. Bobbi Janay says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  34. Bobbi Janay says:

    I also subscribe to your blog.

  35. Cortnie's blog says:

    I sit on my neighbors deck with a cold drink and bull crap with friends.

    Cortnie Gray

  36. Kim D. says:

    I beat the summer heat by turning on the AC.

  37. Kim D. says:

    I follow your blog.

  38. Kim D. says:

    I follow on Twitter @kimmi78_sd.

  39. Sarah says:

    I beat the summer heat with lots and lots of ice cream :)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

  40. Sarah says:

    I follow you on Twitter (yes_teacher)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

  41. Sarah says:

    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/yes_teacher/status/19336287715

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

  42. lisa says:

    Fights heat and humidity!?!?! Sounds devine!

  43. brook says:

    beat the heat…but running through sprinklers! or accidentally stepping into them :)

  44. brook says:

    also, i'm a follower. tweet tweet.

  45. Just call me b says:

    Lots. Lots. Lots of water!

  46. Ninja Panda says:

    The best ways to beat the summer heat in Arizona is to stay indoors, drink plenty of plain ol' H20, wear facial moisturizer with sunscreen, take a dip in the pool when the sun goes down, catch a movie at your local theatre ;)

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

  47. Gale says:

    i lay flat in the grandbabies' kiddie pool…not a pretty sight, but sooooooo refreshing!!!

  48. Nelsby says:

    Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway – I would be SO thrilled to win — J. Crew is my absolute FAVORITE place to shop!

    Whenever I have the opportunity, I love to swim…I am a true water baby! However, it is just not often possible for me to cool off this way. On an everyday basis, staying cool for me is all about the clothes. I look for lightweight clothes made from natural fibers. In my opinion, cotton is best in the summertime — organic cotton, when I can find it.

    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. Nelsby says:

    I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  50. Nelsby says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. Nelsby says:

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/19396887842
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. Mommy's World says:

    Before BP slammed us- we used to go to the beach (it's a few hours away) and, of course even that was between hurricanes…
    Now? Rain is a good thing- because we get free water to use on the slip and slide, we live on top of a huge hill so we set them up flying downhill! I admit blushingly hubby & I love playing on it as much as the boyz do!
    http://twitter.com/FLboyzmom/status/19451020584

  53. Danielle Hacking says:

    Now following your blog… thanks for the address! And kiddy pools aren't just for the babes, we (my husband and I) have been known to soak with our little bug more than a time or two :)

  54. KT says:

    Definitely popsicles, sprinklers, and pool

  55. twifanheather says:

    I eat lots of ice cream and relax in the pool! :)

  56. twifanheather says:

    Following your blog!

  57. twifanheather says:

    Following on Twitter!

  58. twelve30 says:

    Stay in the AC!!!!!!!!

  59. Natalie Jane says:

    I keep my hair in an updo and body spray in the fridge!

  60. Natalie Jane says:

    Following you on Twitter!

    @natssentiments

  61. Ginny says:

    I beat the heat by going to the beach!

  62. Ginny says:

    I follow

  63. AmyLynn says:

    I beat the heat by going to my mom's house to float in her pool. :)

  64. AmyLynn says:

    I'm following your blog.

  65. AmyLynn says:

    I'm following you on twitter: hillfam2005

  66. Carrie says:

    i've got a fan that i point right at me when it gets really hot

  67. Carrie says:

    i follow you on twitter @carrieactually

  68. Anonymous says:

    I beat the heat by swimming on our pool:)

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

  69. Anne J says:

    We beat the summer heat by going out in our boat.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  70. Anne J says:

    I follow on twitter, lunaj1456

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  71. Anne J says:

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/19660443871

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  72. Anne J says:

    I follow on google friend connect

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  73. Charity(ccboobooy) says:

    I drink really cold water. That really helps with this heatwave.

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  74. Charity(ccboobooy) says:

    Follow your blog.

    charity-ccboobooy

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  75. Charity(ccboobooy) says:

    Follow you on twitter.

    ccboobooy

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  76. Charity(ccboobooy) says:

    tweet

    http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/19661102082

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  77. Mary says:

    The only way to beat the heat in Arizona is to stay inside until the sun goes down :)

    shutterbug90@gmail.com

  78. Mary says:

    I'm a follower of your blog – shutterbug90@gmail.com

  79. Rebekah says:

    Go to the beaches and pools everyday
    frenchfry88 dot bekah at gmail dot com

  80. cheercfa07 says:

    Tweeted! @vivalameaganx3

    –Meagan
    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

  81. cheercfa07 says:

    Followed on twitter (@vivalameaganx3)

    –Meagan
    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

  82. cheercfa07 says:

    Followed via GFC!

    –Meagan
    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

  83. Notbeforecoffee says:

    1) I had to install a portable air conditioner in my dorm…even though it meant drilling a hole right through the wall. Hopefully they won't notice when I switch rooms for fall semester.

    2) Otter Freeze Pops!

    funnicooki163@aol.com

  84. cheercfa07 says:

    I forgot to do the mandetory entry first! Sorry!

    I beat the summer heat by eating ice cream!!

    –Meagan
    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

  85. Notbeforecoffee says:

    Following on twitter (@megginn163)

    funnicooki163@aol.com

  86. esther says:

    I beat the heat by swimming in the pool.

  87. esther says:

    I follow your blog.

  88. esther says:

    I follow on Twitter – era54

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