I probably should be a California girl, because I really have no love for rainy weather. And boy have we gotten some wet stuff today here in Georgia!! I know there are positives to rain like it washes away yucky pollen and gets things growing (and I do love some lush green grass and pretty flowers!), but it still annoys me. It keeps me from wanting to get out of the house to run my errands, my two kids can't play outside for obvious reasons unless I want to clean up mud off my carpet for days, and it gives me a bad hair day!! Ugh.
HOWEVER, after all of my complaining, I do have a few things that lift my spirits when it downpours:
1. My Marc by Marc Jacobs camouflage umbrella. This was a Christmas gift from my sweet mom-in-law (who knows my taste verrry well!), and I can't believe how fashionable I feel when I get the chance to open it up! And it doesn't even require me to figure out what outfit to throw on to feel that way...how easy of an accessory is that?? I love the obnoxious lime green lettering that says the obvious...UMBRELLA. Marc is so clever with his logos, think graffiti Louis Vuitton. And it's really compact when it folds up, so it travels easily with me.
2. Big braid headband. This is my new go-to hair-do for when it rains or just when my hair isn't cooperating in general. I got this idea from a recent Glamour magazine tutorial. I just divide my hair down the middle, then make two ponytails right above my ears, secure them with dark elastics, braid each one all the way down, secure with same thin elastics again. Then take each one and wrap/overlap them on top of one another onto the top of my head (tuck ends of each under the braid of the other ponytail) and secure with bobby pins. My own hair looks like a headband and once it's up, it doesn't budge in the pesky rain!! And, my husband ACTUALLY complimented me when I wore my hair like this and told me I was "cute." That's worth it raining everyday right there!!
3. My bright red rain boots. I got these from Target online, the Zetta tall boots, for $20, and I loooove it when I get the chance to wear them. The solid red pretty much goes with anything I have on and adds a punch of color to a boring outfit. And the fact that they are really tall, makes them more functional (you can handle tons of deep puddles!) and more exciting- I get lots of compliments when I wear them. They may not be Louboutins, but they're sassy and red and a heck of a lot cheaper!!
So yes, maybe the rain does have its perks and I need to have a better attitude when the clouds decide to cry. Maybe those clouds are crying tears of joy, because I'm getting to strap on my bright by boots, wrap my hair, and open up my high end umbrella! Oh Joy!!