green stems on a rainy day
While it was a wondrous 60 & sunny yesterday, that proved to be merely a tease, as today we’re back to dreary & rainy. But I’ll still shine!
Sorry my lighting is so funky. This is a bit of a spin on my Obama-inspired look that many people seemed to like and compliment. I definitely dig the belted look, can’t lie. Purple dress with braided neckline detail: Four Stars (size L) from TJ Maxx, sequined oatmeal cardigan: Express, green tights: Simply Vera.
Same belt as before, a black (that’s right, people, you CAN mix black and brown – they’re both neutrals!) leather one from Ralph Lauren that was thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co. I accidentally put it on backwards, though – you may notice the logo is upside-down there to the left of the hoop. Whoops! I fixed it when I noticed at my office. :)
And the wedges are my beloved Steve Maddens. Yes, they are fuzzzy. :)
You may notice my hair looks a bit different today. Since there was a 90% chance of precipitation, I just made it kind of scrunchy-curly. No point in drying it if it’s just gonna get all messed up anyway, right?
A 90% chance of rain also meant it was a day for wellies!
I got these at Kohl’s at the end of ’05/beginning of ’06 specifically because I was taking a trip to England – in drizzly January. And by gosh, was I going to have genuine rain boots! They were pretty cheap, I recall, and this was before wellies emerged as rather trendy and easy to find in many stores, such as Target. But let me tell you something, I got some at Target later on (because obviously a girl needs TWO pairs of rain boots… I know I am ridic), and those were pieces of crap compared to these from Kohl’s. The liners at the bottom of the Target boots don’t stay put and are uncomfortable, and overall they’re just generally cheaply made. I was super disappointed. (I think these were the xhilaration kind, btw, not the Meronas that are on their website, fyi. No experience with those.)
I keep lusting after Hunters – they’re so shiny and bright! – but I also keep noticing that 9 times out of 10, the ladies trudging through the city are also sporting a thick coat of waxy nastiness on those boots, and if I’m going to plunk down $100+ for rain boots, that is SO not happening. Does anyone have any experience with them? Have yours done it? Have you gotten it off or prevented it entirely? What’s the story?
Anywho! I did get a “Nice wellies!” from a genuine Englishman while I was there, so even if I never graduate to Hunters, I’ll always hold my whimsical wellies in high esteem. :)
Entry filed under: Sales, Recs & Likes, Trends, What I Wore. Tags: animal print, belts, black, boots, braiding, brown, dresses, Express, floral, Four Stars, green, heels, Hunter, Kohl's, prints, purple, rain boots, Ralph Lauren, sequins, Simply Vera, Steve Madden, sweaters & cardigans, Target, tights, TJ Maxx.