Come Back, Rain

April 4, 2012

The irony of a rain-related post on a day as beautiful as this one is a different brand of ostensibly masochist and obvious but I’ve concluded that most ladies hate wet weather for the wrong reasons. It’s got little to do with the actual climate and centers far more heavily around the notion of our exteriors. Justifiably so: our hair typically starts to mimic K-9s of the poodle variety and general style gets compromised for the sake of keeping good threads dry and leaving the shit ones out to mold. But when you’ve cultivated the proper rain look for yourself, all the sudden it’s not so bad. I always say Paris is a special city in that it’s the only one of its kind that can manage to look more beautiful in the rain. New York isn’t too bad either though: the earth is fed, sidewalks obtain this eery but magical glow to them, streets are less crowded and the sky tangibly gives us the key to sustenance: agua. On a less existential note, umbrellas are fun to tote around, poke ambiguous people with, and trench coats are the mother lode of chic-to-the-next-lev. And so here’s a call to welcome rain back whenever it pleases. I’ll wait on a stoop in the West Village, smiling and looking like I just ate cake.

I did just eat cake.

Vanessa Bruno jeans, Alexander Wang sweater, London Fog trench coat, Celine purse, Chanel booties, DANNIJO and Jennifer Fisher necklaces. I guess I’ll admit that when you’ve got lace adorned jeans on your legs, most everything is probably pretty alright.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me.

    yay for just eating cake! and thanks for sharing! lol! love this trench!
    xo, Tina
    TINACIOUS.ME ~ TINACIOUS.ME

  • http://styleseer.blogspot.com Lauren@Styleseer

    Outfit perfection. Grey & white is such a great color combination.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04585068526785840331 Anna Zefferys

    who's bag? love that color. we have one out now in the same gorgeous color. looks great with the muted tones.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14334530676781818857 Maeva Christa Hiag

    Je sortirais alors sans parapluie :)Le collier en magnifique

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15057101385427278906 The little world of fashion

    Awww Fan of your necklace!
    x

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    I like every single details on this look!
    The trousers is just perfect!!
    I would love to see your wardrobe!! It has to be amazing!!!

    Love from Monte Carlo xx

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03520071530454637681 Lisa-Bisa

    Love the look. I actually found a Burberry trench coat very similar to that for (drum roll please) $9.99 at a thrift store last week! Deal of the century! check out my gold encrusted giveaway on my blog:)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02257217580781855581 Kultur und Stil

    eating quite in rainy weather is a very good thing to do – I always make a big can of chai tee with milk and honey when I'm at home and when the weather is rainy and grey.
    It's true, some cities are better than others when it's raining – munich (where I live) is horrible in rain. And another thing i find quite interesting is: women tend to dress with non colors when it's raining – like you did in this photo: white, beige, light grey, the bag and the necklace being the only colored things – I really don't know why, but I've seriously the impression everyone is dressing like that on rainy days!

    xxx Anita

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    so, I guess I still haven't cultivated the proper rain look for myself… because I hate rain, and today is raining here!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03460541767670731702 Pants on Parade

    You always have the most witty things to say and I love it!! Great trench….wishing I just ate cake too

    xoxo

    Whitney
    Pants on Parade

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    What an amazing Trench! Love it! In spain the rain has already arrived :(

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Love the trench! Thanks for the timely inspiration, it's raining where I am! xxx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 The Antifash

    I love a good trench paired grey. There is something about the color palette that always looks chic imo. We had tornadoes (yes more than one folks) yesterday, so an anchor would have been the most appropriate thing to wear to avoid getting tossed around…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08686129952175366655 Jackie

    I can really go for a rainy day and a slice of cake… That would make me happy! I love a rainy day in NYC!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02524745347983259848 Maria

    LOVE IT!!! The coat and the shoes!!! OMG everything just looks so perfect together!!! <3
    XO,

    Maria

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02286795032328939747 Hen Grant
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    Perfect outfit for a rainy day! xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    This is too funny and true, girls hate rain because it makes them look bad. Actually really love this outfit, a little subtle for you but the combination is really nice. Those lace jeans are amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887953751919921067 ardena rosa

    it's true that Paris and NYC are probably the only two cities that actually look prettier in the rain… Madrid, Spain is not one of those cities and although i have been generally bummed this whole week because of the non-stop down pour, this post and your positive outlook on it just inspired me to throw on my trench and go outside! thank you :)

    xo
    ardena
    la vie en ardena rose

  • http://stylesolutionsnyc.com sydney

    I love your trench coat. It's the perfect staple piece!

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Love the look and those Chanel booties are gorgeous.
    Take care :)

  • http://manupstyle.com/ Jamie Gillingham

    I always feel slightly more safe from other falling obscenities when sartorially prepared for the rain – like bird poo or balcony spit. I like your coat!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09943125131354949803 amarabubz

    fab outfit, loving the arm party

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    Nice outfit but I think you forgot something about rain day … where is your umbrella ?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911346524189487467 Andrea

    awesome outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

    You look awesome and I love to read your texts!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02758325712620762278 Lace And Tulle

    I love your coat!! you look awesome!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15897944926028335427 Deanna Bauer

    The coat is great! You really rock it!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    loving your trench coat, it's so gorge, such an awesome piece

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08667381459216474458 SHIRI
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Interesting shoes…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00519496539811354428 marina casapu

    Is that embroidery on your jeans??!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05893480853640986499 Aubrey

    This is super cute. Love your writing in this too, girl got deep!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    I would love to eat cake in this coat…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034759757650110711 Xeana

    Cool casual look! We love these outfits.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Lovely! Super simple but chic jeans and I love the lace accent. Amazing how you added the pop of color with the bag! It's so hard dressing with East Coast weather like this, so I love pairing warmer pieces with pieces for cooler weather just in case.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • Anonymous

    Ace!

  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com Neijah

    Those Chanel booties are AMAZING! But who would expect anything less from Chanel?

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fantastic heels!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11343135275770333426 Isabella

    meh. Bus seats get all wet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07456609050106398682 a perfect day for fashion

    love the pants!! and that shoes :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    i definitely love the way the city looks right after it rains and i think i would enjoy rainy weather out more if i had the proper outfits

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Love the trench and sweater and those shoes make i all work! love it!

    http://Www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    Those shoes in rain?!!? I'd be scared

    http://www.stylingblack.com

  • Anonymous

    I think that is the first peek we've gotten of your ring! It looks beautiful!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01917824316715854859 sonia de macedo

    Beautiful post, I enjoyed reading this and thus my love for rain has grown! I will definitely look at it from a different point of view the next time the heavens open!

    Sonia
    xoxo
    http://www.daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07339846360613394972 WhiteGirlWizdom

    Your writing cracks me up, and you are cuter than a baby bunny. Rain makes my hair look like whats her face off flashdance. yikes.

    cheers – wgw

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14865093265184982963 christina

    Agua, eh? Your lace patched jeans are so delicious. xxx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16697896850140610707 Constance

    I love your sense of style!!

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04803014618441242363 everybodies fashion

    what a wonderful outfit :)
    xoxo

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04993949467773836275 Amy

    Love those pants!

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  • http://www.tone.femelle.no Tone

    yay, cake!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    omg can I have those boots please.

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  • http://www.the919fairytale.blogspot.com Karen

    I'm a fan of your outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    Props on the cake. Cake lover to cake lover.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    can you do more close up photos? especially with your jewelries…thanks!

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01204052275819356588 Fashion Recession

    Man I love your shoes, now you are wearing another pair of shoes that I love!! Can't you just ship your freaking shoecollection to me please!!

    All<3Lola

    http://www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11715659864364318579 JPS

    adorable!

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  • efwe

    I like your wearing, very clearly.

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