Sunday, April 22, 2012

rainy day essentials

Happy Sunday, my friends!

Well, it's raining in my neck of the woods. Actually, today is, literally, a 90% chance of rain ALL DAY LONG.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm working outside this morning? Yeah, I'm working a 5k race today. It's a "green" race in honor of Earth Day and, of course, it's pouring.

Needless to say, I dress accordingly. There are just some rainy day essentials that every girl needs, you know? You need a good waterproof jacket, waterproof shoes and of course, an umbrella. Here are some of my faves...

rainy day essentials 

1. Umbrella. I mean, yeah, you could have a black or blue umbrella, but if the day is already gray, why not brighten it up a bit? These bubble-shaped umbrellas are SO cute.

2. Waterproof jacket. Or rain jacket. Or rain coat. Or slickers. Or rubbers. Or even "mac" if you're in the UK. A waterproof jacket is essential for keeping you and your clothes dry.

3. Waterproof shoes. Personally, I'm a fan of cute and patterned rainboots, but any sort of waterproof shoe is excellent for keeping your feet dry in the puddles. I love rainboots (or wellies) because you can tuck the bottom of your pants in them and you don't get the dreaded "wet cuffs". You know what I'm talking about.

I imagine you've got multiples of each of the above if you live in a rainy climate, but for those of you who live where there is "average" rainfall, do you have rain gear? Or do you just brave it with an umbrella?


  1. I hope you are very inspired today at the 5k. I always am. And I own neither rain boots or a rain coat.

  2. I stay home when it rains :)
    If I have to go out I just use an umbrella. I also don't own a really warm coat. Basically, the only weather I have specific clothing for is HOT weather.

  3. I love the rain soooo much! But only if I'm like running in it, walking in it or jumping in puddles. Or of course, cozied up at home. But never if I'm going places, running errands or anything like that. Sucks you have to work during that but at least you have a good attitude. I love the umbrellas they are so cute! I would get the one in the middle. :)


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