Come Back, Rain

Leandra Medine | 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.

  • .Tinacious Me.

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

  • Lauren@Styleseer

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

  • Anna Zefferys

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

  • Maeva Christa Hiag

    Je sortirais alors sans parapluie :)Le collier en magnifique

  • The little world of fashion

    Awww Fan of your necklace!

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  • 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

  • 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:)

  • 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

  • anna

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

  • Pants on Parade

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


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  • Reptilia

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


  • Aurélie and Angelo

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

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • Maria

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


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  • TeuntjeVDW

    Perfect outfit for a rainy day! xx.

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  • 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!

  • 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 :)

    la vie en ardena rose

  • sydney

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

  • Sheyla

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

  • 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!

  • amarabubz

    fab outfit, loving the arm party

  • YoUngLiNgToN

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

  • Andrea

    awesome outfit!

  • Natali

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

  • Lace And Tulle

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

  • Deanna Bauer

    The coat is great! You really rock it!

  • Vasilieva

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

  • Miss K

    Interesting shoes…

  • marina casapu

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

  • Aubrey

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

  • nadja

    I would love to eat cake in this coat…

  • Xeana

    Cool casual look! We love these outfits.


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  • 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.


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  • Neijah

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


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    fantastic heels!


  • Isabella

    meh. Bus seats get all wet.

  • a perfect day for fashion

    love the pants!! and that shoes :)

  • 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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  • Creativity&Chocolate

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

  • Styling Black

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • 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!


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  • 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

  • christina

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

  • Constance

    I love your sense of style!!

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  • Amy

    Love those pants!

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  • Tone

    yay, cake!!

  • Collections

    omg can I have those boots please. Giveaway!

  • Karen

    I'm a fan of your outfit.

  • Leah

    Props on the cake. Cake lover to cake lover.

  • My Style

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

  • 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!!


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  • efwe

    I like your wearing, very clearly.