Category Archives: how to dress in the rain

after rain comes a rainbow

30th January 2013

why should i wait for a rainbow,
when i can wear one when while it’s still pouring?

everyone should invest in one pair of color rain boots (they don’t have to be the expensive-esque hunter ones … mine were $25 rain boots). anyways, colored wellies will really brighten up your rainy day && add the perfect pop of color to our outfit!
a color pop doesn’t have to be a single thing. next time you see yourself drawn to your favorite lbd or a black&&white outfit], try to add not just one, but two (or more) pops of color to your look. it will add an unexpected brightness to your look.
dress: kate spade – sale! (see it again here, here & here) // trench: h&m // bag: kate spade // rain boots: target // necklace: statement pearls + poppy pin (tutorial) // earrings: pearls // ring: kate spade // arm party: sequin // bcbg // kate spade idioms  // michael kors // kate spade charm bracelet (i’m obsessed) // j.crew // sequin

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red rain

27th January 2013

i love a rainy day, but i like to do doom&&gloom the color me courtney way by brighten-up with a pop of color

i can’t tell you how excited i was this morning when i woke up to rain, i could only think one thing: polka dot rain boots… polka dot rain boots!!!!
i wanted my new umbrella, rain boots && bow belt to be the stars of this outfit, so i kept the look basic with black to draw attention to these other areas.
 i’ve been wanting heeled rain boots for a while now (because what’s more glam then heeled rain boots?) and stumbled across these perfect, polka dot, kate spade ones (exclusive to saks) this fall. then i fell in love all over again when i opened them christmas morning && couldn’t wait to pair them with my new striped umbrella for a rainy day patterned party. 
turtle neck: j.crew // belt: h&m (skinny options) // boots: kate spade // tights: ksny // sunnies: miu miu // umbrella: kate spade (marc by marc option) // bag: kate spade // necklace: vintage // ring && matching earrings: kate spade // arm party: sequin // bcbg // kate spade idioms  // michael kors // kate spade charm bracelet (i’m obsessed) // j.crew // sequin

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Rain or Shine

25th April 2012

These next two looks will help you create a weather proof look for either rain or shine!
 this posts will show how to convert one item (the kate spade wynne dress) for any element mother nature chooses to throw at you! Tomorrow we will walk on sunshine, but today we’re singing in the rain with our wet weather look!
So lets get started by taking a look at how I used these pieces to weather the storm…

This dress is a great spring look, but I toned it down and darkened it up with bits of black
 I paired black tights with ridding boots to keep my from slipping in a puddle
The black belt and necklace kept the color scheme going, while a black headband helped keep my hair in control despite the weather.
 A pink contrast cardie plays off the colors in the dress while dressing down the overall look
 I always layer on the bracelets, even with long sleeves by wearing them over the fabric.
 I finished the look by pulling on a big black trench to stay dry!
I even added a vintage music note broach to my jacket for a bit of bling!
 Cardigan: Contrast pink cardie, H&M (spring 2012). Bag: Baby Bag, Liz Lang (old). Black Bow Headband. Dress: Floral Wynne Dress, Kate Spade (No Longer Available). Necklace: All Eyes On You, Kenneth Jay Lane. Jewels: Rhinestone Vintage, Gold Link Vintage, Kate Spade In the Spotlight bangle, Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Gold Bow Ring (still in stores). Boots: Lifetime Ridding Boots, Nicole. Earrings: Gum Drop Studs in Black, Kate Spade. Basic Black Trench. Basic Black Tights. Black Skinny Belt.

My fab kate spade floral wynne dress is no longer available, but you can still make this look work with any floral dress, get the look with some of these frugal floral steals

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Welcome back to rain or shine, weather worthy looks!
now let’s take that same look into a brighter place!
With a few basic pieces and fun touches, we’ll take this look from rain to shine. Take a peak at how it turned out…
once again I am putting the floral wynne dress to work for this sun worthy outfit
I paired it with cute and simple touches, starting with nude flats and one of my favorite vintage green clutches!
as you may have noticed, I am obsessed with new jean jacket!
I dressed up my jacket with chunky pearls and a big curly girlie pony!
I also piled on the bracelets (what else is new), I think it helped keep it more casual and fun!
A leopard belt also dressed down my look, I am really into pattern mixing and love that it adds another element of fun and a bit of edge to my otherwise flirty girlie look.
 Bag: Green Crossbody, Vintage. Dress: Floral Wynne Dress, Kate Spade (No Longer Available). Necklace: Statement Pearls (tutorial coming soon). Shoes: nude ballet flats, bakers (similar here or here) Jean Jacket: Denim, H&M. Belt: Calf hair leopard skinny belt, Express. Jewels: Vintage Pearl bracelets, Gold Link Vintage bracelet, idiom bangles Kate Spade, All Wrapped Up Gold Bow Ring (still in stores), Scrabble Ring