Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rainy Day Gear

Juicy Slubbed Striped Cotton t-shirt $95
Original Glossy Rainboots $115
J Brand
Clocker Jean Legging $354.75
Old Navy
Wool Blend Trench Coat $89.50 (sale)
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Totally Turnlock Magazine $348
Umbrella $36
Alexander McQueen
Crystal Skull Four Finger Ring $550

I've always loved the rain IF I can be inside, in cozy clothes, watching movies, and drinking hot apple cider. But when I have to be driving, walking, running errands in it, the rain isn't my friend. Until last winter when I bought a pair of rain boots and my outlook on rainy days changed entirely. I now welcome the rain and any excuse to wear my rain boots and trench coat! This week has been rainy and gloomy in LA and although I was caught without my gear yesterday, I'm now fully decked out in water resistant attire and even splashing in a few puddles. Writing this reminds me of one of my favorite Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.

"As a young boy, when you get splashed by a mud puddle on the way to school, you wonder if you should go home and change, but be late for school, or go to school the way you are; dirty and soaking wet. Well, while he tried to decide, I drove by and splashed him again."


Anonymous said...

I love your picks! I really need to get a pair of Hunter wellies! That trench coat with the fur is really nice, too, and I think I should branch out and get a colourful umbrella!

Anonymous said...

Love that you ended with a Jack Handey Deep Thought :) I so want a pair of Hunter's, but I never walk around in the rain! Your whole staying inside in comfy clothes with a hot drink? That's more my rainy day plan!

Collette Osuna said...

I dislike the rain too...unless like you, I can be inside, lol...cute coat!

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Bren said...

So true Valerie! Rainy days spent at home, watching movies with something baking in the oven is perfection to me. Rainy days spent on the 10 fwy is my worst nightmare! If only I didn't have to go to work. Hunter's do make playing in the rain more fun though! Love the MJ bag and that McQueen skull ring!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Rainy days are great when you can spend them at home...Its raining here today and I so would need that adorable umbrella and trench coat:)
Happy Tuesday,sweetie

Chas said...

I definitely need to invest in a pair of Hunter boots so I don't ruin all of my leather and suede boots splashing through puddles!

Gina said...

ahahahhahaha!!! i love that little story :)

i want hunter rain boots so bad!

i have a pair of rain boots though.... i can't justify a second pair.... right?? ;)

Lisa Griffin said...

i got a pair of fun purple rain boots last yr and now i like strolling around with my matching umbrella :)

Legs said...

Omg LOVE! I love the Hunter boots I finally invested in last spring! I get SO many compliments on them. They aren't quite stunning! I'm now newly obsessed with that yellow umbrella and Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. :D

Krystal said...

yep, this is pretty much perfect!!!
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Anna Jane said...

hahaha - a love jack handey. i love rain/storms sometimes, but only when i'm inside watching a movie.

xx a j

Lindsay said...

I realized yesterday I would enjoy the rain a lot more if I was more prepared for it ie umbrella and rain boots. We So Cal girls just don't know how to do it haha. We are too spoiled the majority of the year. CUTE outfit ensemble Valerie! HUGS

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely adorable and so chic!


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

You are just so amazing. I bet you still look so chic even when it is pouring outside. =)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I'm constantly on the search for the best rain jacket. I am looking for something that is a flattering trench, yet has a hood. I'm still searching!!!

Love your set! The A McQueen brass knuckle set is incredible. Have you seen it in clutch form? I'm sure you have, but Hahn from Life in Travel has an amazing clutch with those rings attached.

Nikki said...

I'm the same way! I've been in heaven this week because I work from home, but when I have to run out to get things done, it's so not pretty!
These rain accessories are so cute and just reminds me that I really need a new pair of wellies!

have a great day Valerie!


style'n said...

Valerie-perfect timing on this post. It is raining here in Boston and I am going to put on my cute BR trench and Hunter rain boots since unfortunately I have to be out. (even though I'd rather sip apple cider and watch a movie!)
Love the yellow umbrella too.

Annie said...

Love your picks!!! Especially the blue boots and yellow umbrella :)

Gabriel said...

Jack Handey is so wise. You are so ready for the wet weather, bring on the rain!

Kayla said...

I love your deep thought. But more so I love the Marc by Marc Jacobs Magazine bag. I've been eyeing it for a long time. You're created the perfect rainy day outfit.

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

CUTE look! I want every item. Def checking out that ON jacket right now online though....lol.

Rain rain go away!

Marcie said...

This is so true! I love the rain when I have a stylish umbrella and cute rain boots. Plus, when it rains, I wear a cute hat so it erases the whole "bad hair day" thing. Who knew the rain could make us look so good!

Love those boots and the yellow umbrella. Great post!


Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

The trench is so cute and what a great deal. I'm like you ...rain is okay if I am not in it.

A.Co said...

I agree! I love the rain (when you're prepared ;) and you've put together a great rainy-day ensemble.

Cute quote.

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PS - Looooooove those MK shoes you wore for drinks with B & J! FAB!

Missy said...

Alexander McQueen is amazing!


Torrie said...

Yes, I agree with Gabe; Jack is a very wise fella. :)

LOVE those boots! We need a "Valerie rainy day outfit" (that's a blog post request btw), so I can see how you wear your boots!! I do want to get some but haven't yet... maybe this year's the year. And you're right- being stylish, cute, and rain-ready, makes it much more bearable... get to feel *a little like a New Yorker:).

Oh- I forgot to tell you!!! I got the purple Tucker dress @ Target. Last week, when I visited my friend, I spent the entire day shopping (on my way back... she was at her work event). Target was my last stop. I quickly tried it on (just for fun) and was surprised that I liked it (on me!). I then went out and asked the Target girls (not expecting the best "service" but I was desperate for an opinion since I was alone) if I looked like I was in my bath robe. They said "NO!" and actually we're very helpful... so I bought it! I thought it'd be perfect for Thanksgiving, or other fall dinner parties (now we just need an invite:), where I wanted to dress up a little, but still be casual and comfortable. Thanks for inspiring me!

Taj Acosta said...

Ooh that coat is too cute! I guess fall is here? Can I safely bust out my warmer gear or are we gonna have a 113 day again? lol. Crazy L.A.!

Jamie said...

I got a pair of Navy Blue Hunter's a few years ago, but they sat there and collected dust because it rarely rains in LA. I ended up selling them on ebay and now everytime it rains I think of them. Lucky for us those days are rare!!


Natalie said...

Too cute!

Jess said...

I've been wanting a pair of Hunter rain boots for so long - but can't decide what color to get them in!!
My husband and I went to a football game this weekend where it started pouring at our tailgate :( I was mad at myself for putting off that Hunter purchase for so long, because I was miserable in my Uggs!

Katy said...

You're a girl after my own heart -- love this whole look! I'm obsessed with my J. Brand denim leggings and that skull ring is to die for!

this free bird said...


This is pretty much the perfect outfit set for our current weather.

In fact I am wearing a version of it right now. How bizarre is this Valerie??


Josie said...

I love rain when I can cuddle up in my bed or when I can tun out in my trench and Hunters -- love it. Colorful rainwear makes any gray day better!
xo Josie

Kristin said...

I've never seen Hunters in that beautiful blue. Love them!

Beckerman Girls said...

It's raining like crrrrazy in Toronto too!!! AHHHH--makes it more of a challenge to blog in the rain!!!haha Love love love that Alexander McQueen ring....it's like 4 in 1!!! I'm totally obbbsessed...might have to get it eventually!
xoThe Beckerman Girls



This is so perfect for today. It won't stop raining here in NY and I'm over it. If I had that outfit topped with the bright yellow umbrella I'd definitely be a happier girl :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This outfit is wonderful! It's been rainy here too. That ring is so unique. Love that!

Elle Sees said...

perfect! i did a rainy post a few weeks ago. mine had stripes. i love the yellow umbrella!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a super cute rain outfit--I could have used it today, it poured here.

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

Fun outfit! We've got to make the best out of this rain!

xo - jami
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Marie said...

Those are cute rainboots!:D

***** Marie *****

Oh, My Darling said...

I've been thinking about Hunter Boots all week. I think this post is a sign to get 'em!