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Rain, Rain Go Away

19 Apr

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I am soooooo tired of this rain…My hair is soooooooo tired of this rain.  My soaking wet feet are also exhausted from this rain, as is sweet little Murphy.  My life would be a whole lot easier if I would dress appropriately for the rain, and since it appears more rain is heading towards Chicago, I thought it would be a good idea to blog about what to wear in the rain…and hopefully I’ll read this blog myself and get some ideas about dressing appropriately in the rain.

Rain boots and umbrellas

The days of the basic black umbrella and ugly rain boots are a thing of the past.  It is high time to dial it up and show your stylish personality even in the rain!

Rain Totes/Bags – There is no need to have to get your fabulous leather bag wet.  Carry a rain tote or bag, in inclement weather.  These bags need to be waterproof, so those made of plastic are typically the best bet…zippered at the top, is also a plus, so everything in side doesn’t’ get wet.  You can even put your fabulous leather pocketbook in the rain tote.  Plus, while wearing your galoshes, you can store your shoes and umbrella, in case the rain lightens up.

Rain Coats and Trenches – The ever-classic Burberry trench will  never go out of style, but if it breaks your bank, you can find some affordable options with style and flare!  The newest styles include ruffle-trimming; exotic prints, bold colors and everything in between. Double-breasted or single, short or long; a trench is a surefire way to keep dry while looking good.

This first photo is a Burberry trench…and if you can afford it, I’d highly recommend it.  It can last a lifetime…or a very long time. 🙂

Rain Ponchos/Capes – my sole experience with a Rain Poncho, has been at a Bears game…and that’s not a look that I can pull off…of course, my Poncho’s were from Disney, so thinking perhaps I can feather one of these into my repertoire of rain gear!  On a side note, some very dear friends of mine gave me a Fleece Bears Poncho!  That, is a classic, and has provided Much joy and laughter…but not necessarily style.  🙂

Rain Boots – Meredith specifically told me about Hunter boots…and the great thing is you can buy Welly socks to wear inside, so these rubber boots, can also keep your feet warm in the winter!

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The above pic has gotten a lot of play in Chicago these past few days.  Thanks Nanc!!

Rain Hats and Bonnets – Soldier Field does Not allow umbrella’s so it’s important to have a rain hat for inclement weather…and Umbrella’s aren’t always an option.  I’m still looking for a suitable rain bonnet.  I know lots of people wear baseball caps, but unless they’re waterproof, not sure they’re always the best option.

It’s important to “protect your hairdo”. 🙂

Umbrellas – It’s important not to spend too much money, because they break, you lose them, you lend them to friends and don’t get them back…and you can literally get a great umbrella for less than $10…scratch that…probably $3!

Shuella’s – your shoe umbrella

These delightful rubber shells slip right over any size heel. They come with a convenient pouch for stowing and carrying when you arrive to your destination as well as a cloth to wipe away any excess water. Available in fun, vibrant colors (Hot Pink, Buttercup Yellow and Apple Green) these will surely cheer you up.

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Looking Good in the Rain 

Not possible for me, as I’m speaking by experience…but pretty sure everyone else can pull it off. 🙂

Pictures though depicting rain, make me smile 🙂

Lastly, I love this song…brings back very fond memories of a group of very dear friends, Critical Friends, dancing at my friend Stephanie’s house, with umbrella’s to this song.  Loved it, and all of them!  Kathy, Stephanie, Beth and Tina!

It’s Raining Men!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

Oh, and second lastly (:) ) perhaps this is why Patrick and I are moving to southern California when he graduates from high school (sooner, if he had his way)…it never rains in southern California!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pyC7WnvLT4

Bears 2013 schedule was released last night!  This means the NFL season is not too far away…and that is putting a spring back in my step… even amongst all this rain!

xoxo,

T.

sometimes

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9 Responses to “Rain, Rain Go Away”

  1. stewcarol April 19, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    You are too cool. Right on with the timely post. Fun fun fun pics and tips. Gotta get me some high rain boots and a snappy trench!

    • Dressed to a T April 28, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Carol, as we both know, I’m anything but cool…but love the fact you tell that to me anyone! Love you. xo

  2. Lora April 19, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Love this column! It makes me want to go out and by rain boots!

    • Dressed to a T April 28, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      May I suggest some Hunter boots with a cheetah liner?

  3. Kim April 19, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    In my humble opinion, the Bears poncho is indeed stylish, and dare I say, as timeless as the Burberry trench…it too will last a lifetime!!

    • Dressed to a T April 28, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Kim, I stand corrected. As a matter of fact, I’m happy to loan your my poncho…that’s how much I love and adore you. You can wear it to Bronco Nation! 🙂

  4. instantimpression April 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    will have to show you my new raincoat…jury is out on who likes it-secretly I think they all love it but don’t want to say it.

    • Lornadoone June 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      Rain Bonnets…..Practical AND Stylish!!

  5. Ray August 30, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Hi Terry , I am a 53 year old male and I have worn a rain bonnet (we call them rain hoods here in the uk) for several years. They are the only real and complete protection when out in the rain. I wear one that is clear with black trim , has a visor and extends over the back of your coat collar stopping any rain from going down your neck. They are 100% waterproof and fold up to fit into the smallest pocket. There is nothing to beat them.

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