Outfit Details | Coat (Zara, on sale!), Sweater (J Crew, on sale!), Jeans (MiH via Anthropologie), Boots (Hunter), Rings (Etsy), Lipstick (YSL Rouge Pur Couture #19).
This is my traditional, go-to bundle-up rainwear. Even though we don’t reach freezing temps very often in the Bay Area, the rain can definitely make you miserably cold if you don’t wear the right gear. Over the years, I have definitely learned from my rainy day faux pas’. In an effort to look cool and chic, I would ditch the jackets with the hoods (I didn’t want to mess up my hair, duh!) and wore my nice leather boots, much to my mother’s dismay. Oh, did I regret this. Not only would I come back home soaking wet and freezing cold, but my leather boots would oftentimes be damaged from the overexposure to water and I would have to face my mom’s “I told you so” look.
Now that I am a mature(ish) adult, I can finally admit that my mom was right. If you want to stay warm and dry on a rainy day, you need to dress appropriately. Who cares if your hair gets a little disheveled if you stay warm? If you want to prolong the life of your leather boots, invest in nice rain boots that still look cute! The rain coat that I am wearing in the picture above was generously given to me for Christmas by my stylish grandma, who my sister and I call Bumma. I had researched all types of rain jackets and knew that I wanted one that was black, not too puffy, long, and had a huge a hood to protect my head and face. I also wanted it to look nice enough that if I needed to wear it with something dressier I could. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the perfect rain coat from Zara. This jacket is so warm but so light. It doesn’t feel like it weighs me down but also feels very substantial. There is a removable inside layer that you can zip on or off depending on how muggy it is outside (perfect for San Francisco!) and the hood, which is also removable, is so huge that it covers my entire head and then some. Also, I love the material on this coat because it is not shiny like your standard rain slicker. The material looks and feels like a matte finish, which makes it more versatile. Plus, the shape of this coat is classic so I know I will be wearing it for years to come.
Of course, I paired this rain coat with my wonderful Hunter rain boots. Seriously, this boots are magic. They actually keep my feet warm, which is something I have never experienced with rain boots. They definitely live up to the hype, people. To top everything off, I wore a cozy knit sweater from J Crew and my favorite MiH skinny jeans.
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Looking great, rain or shine
Ah Tamryn it’s so good to see you wearing your wearing your Rubber Wellingtons, I wore my Wellingtons for work today and got some odd looks as it was quite sunny but I don’t care i love them and I will be wearing them again tomorrow.
Hi Julie! Ah yes, I have worn mine in sunny weather as well. They are so comfortable and easy to slip on! I’m glad that we can both share a love of rain boots! 🙂
Hi again Tamryn, that is so good to know, I have a blog devoted to showing how good Wellingtons look when worn by a pretty Girl, to have a look please follow this link http://juliewearswellingtons.wordpress.com and I would be delighted to feature you wearing your Wellingtons if that’s ok with you.
Hi Julie! I would love to be featured on your blog. Thanks for the offer. I had another blog post last week with my Hunter boots and my tulle skirt if you would rather use that one! Looking forward to seeing the post and thanks for including a link to my blog. XOXO.
p s I would of course put a link to your blog.
Thank you so much Tamryn, very much appreciated, I will post all your photos where you are wearing your Wellingtons hopefully tomorrow and hope that you will post more photos wearing your Wellingtons and I will think of you when i’m pulling my Wellingtons on for work tomorrow.
The pleasure is mine, Julie! Have a great day! 🙂
Love the hair, love the makeup and your bold bright smile! They are always the best finishing touches to your outfits!
Hi Lisa!! Aw, you are so sweet! Thank you!!!! 🙂