Thursday, October 7, 2010

When The Rain Comes

The past couple days have been rainy, damp and cold.  It's crazy to think that it was over 110 degrees just a week ago yet now it's sopping wet.  And now time for yet another blog confession:  yesterday I got up, worked for awhile, ran an errand, and went back to bed until almost 3pm.  Oops!  I just couldn't help myself.  The rain was pouring down, the heater came on, my bed was looking so fluffy and the next thing you knew I was in it.  Every once in awhile you just need a nap.

Usually rain highly motivates me.  It was probably all those years living in Seattle that conditioned me.  Oh yeah they conditioned me all right - to work and to acquire rain boots.  They line my closet like little soldiers.  Mock me if you will dear friends, but even if it rains once a year I put those boots to good use all day long.  It doesn't help matters much now that there are so many fun pairs to choose from!!  I  know you're with me...I read your blogs!

After it stopped pouring last evening we ran an errand and stopped to catch the sunset.  I wore my boots.  It was still damp and in Southern California that's reason enough.


Sometimes the rainiest days end with the most incredible sunsets.
Take note.  This is about as deep as I go in water.  Record.
Hunter.  Oldies, but goodies.  Fleece liners = faves.
Chef said something about "baseball playoffs".
This was just my immediate reaction.
In the distance I heard, "I'll leave you here" mumble mumble.
what-ever
This is becoming a common move of mine. 
No rainy day is complete without splashing in puddles 
and laughing with other adults who might be laughing at you.
It got a little wild.  As puddle jumping should.

Outfit details:  Club Monaco-Cashmere Sweater, American Apparel-Leggings, Hunter-Wellies and Fleece Liners, J.Crew-Belt and Hat, TK Bags-Handbag, Melinda Maria-Rings

Last night some weather lady (who was totally wearing the most inappropriate "da club" dress while reporting the weather - what's up with that?) said that it's going to be in the upper 80's and 90's for both Saturday and Sunday so she hoped we didn't put our tank tops away just yet.  Wait.  Was she wearing a tank top that I mistook as a dress?  You can never really tell these days. Just ask Laurenne - she saw it first hand.  I rest my case.

86 comments:

Anna Walker said...

Aweh! I love those boots! :)

Katie said...

I'm kind of obsessed with rain boots. Like I want to buy some, then I want it to rain, and I'll go... stand in it I guess? I haven't really gotten far with the details.
I sense there will be an obsession with me and the Tucker for Target blouse. I already wore it around the house, lasted about an hour without it, and put it back on to "show Jared". (Like he cares.) I don't have to tell you of it's awesomeness, of course.

kirstyb said...

great pics - loving the wellies xxxx

this free bird said...

Oh Katie...brace yourself. The tidal wave's a comin' and I don't mean the Alabama Crimson one! If you think you love that one just wait until Jared puts a silk one for you under the tree....Jared? You out there?

hehe

xoxo,
Carrie

She Wore It Well said...

Totes wish I could come and run in the sand and the shallow with you in gum boots, right now :(((

xoxoxo x 983928392893248954543

janettaylor said...

Great rain boots, Honey!

Jaclyn said...

i miss watching the LA weather forecast and all their lovely, inappropriate clothing - too funny!

Dawn said...

Lovin' the yellow! That would cheer me up on a rain day! (as would the puddle jumping!)
Love the rock move....at long as you look good doing it....carry on;)

Catita said...

Carrie, you picked the perfect color! and from the pictures, I do see you turned into a 4 year old having load of fun!! great pics

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annelise said...

Love the boots!

Bat-shit crazy weather all round the world: I got sunburned on the weekend and last night, the house was close to flooding because of the rain. Enough's enough! Sunshine, please.

shopgirl said...

Love the yellow boots sweetie! I come from Vancouver, so I know that wet gear always come in handy. But, your boots are just too fun not to wear on a non-rainy day.

xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

I love taking naps when its raining...Its such a cool and cozy feeling,right?
I love your boots...and they are yellow!!! I love that!
Hugs and kisses,sweetie

agnes said...

très jolies photos, et j'aime beaucoup ton gilet avec la ceinture.

Jessica said...

You are too cute! The yellow boots remind of fishermen - granted, you'd be the chicest fisherwoman ever!

I'd rather watch da club weather gal. Our news people awkward flirt with each other camera. Sigh.

Jessica said...

*awkwardly

Apparently I'm in need of a nap ... and I just woke up!

Debby said...

You are such a fun girl! Rainy days are MADE for sleeping... sometimes one just has to do it! I love your boots... you never see yellow... so cute! xo

LyddieGal said...

On sleeping until 3, im with you, on being productive, getting dressed and going out, not going to happen. The rain just kills it for me.
Partly because I never know what to wear. Maybe if I had an awesome collection of rain boots things would be different.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Naps while it rains...my fav!! Something I really miss about CA is rain. Pure rain. Here we get huge thunderstorms and flooding...no days if just simple nice rain. Those fleece lined rain boots are great. I wish mine were lined!!
Yes...I saw your Tucker post and drooled over everything. I've just been a very bad blog commenter lately. Mad at myself about it!

Chas said...

I love your boots! I need to get myself a pair!

Closet Fashionista said...

These photos are so fun! I love the outfit :D
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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Perfect rain outfit!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

YESSSSSSS - i have the SAME YELLOW WILLIES!!!!! but i got the yellow socks for in the inside - i should of got another color - but aren't those 'sock' things sorta uncomfortable at first and are MAJORLY warm?!?!

PS PASS IT ON! --> GIVE-AWAY going on NOW! - 2 necklaces = 2 winners!

*kiss kiss*
Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

20 York Street said...

My dear Carrie,

How do you manage to look soo adorable every single day? I shall browse through your Tucker finds and maybe go to the website and expect an e-mail from me shortly, I can't wait! ha ha!

thank so much!

much love,

ML

Krystal said...

awww your boots are so cute and so are these pictures!!!! i love =) and fleece lined! my rain boots are polka dot which i don't like anymore...must find new ones, huh..
p.s. that is WEIRD about your comment. but, i am happy now that your new one is there =)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I have never been much of a fan of Hunters UNTIL NOW!!! Your fleece lined ones make me want to splurge. Seriously. I could just put my feet in fleece lined anything for the rest of winter.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love the pictures of you romping around in your rainboots! The weather here has been cold with lots and lots of rain. This morning I woke up to the sun shining in my window. It's so bright and cheery outside, yet I sit in my house lol.

xo

Taylor said...

LOL! I was the same way when I lived in CA!! I ran around int eh rain and puddles like crazy!!! Now the boots are merely survival tools in the winter, to make it half way dry to work!!!!

I love your yellow though, I went with plain black - boring I know!

Anna Jane said...

you've just convinced me to buy yellow hunters. i've always been a navy or dark color-ed fan, but the yellow is awesome. so bright and cheery!

i think i'm coming to LA the wkd of the 22nd - where do you live? (that sounded stalker-ish)

xx a j

love jenny xoxo said...

I'm not a big fan of rainy days... unless I'm in the right mood. Cute outfit - you are rocking those yellow boots.

XOXO

Aimee said...

That sweater looks amazing!

Regan said...

Your boots are adorable!! xoxo

Nikki said...

Why are you so cute! I love all your little captions. I literally laugh-out-loud!!
It's been rainy here too and I admire you going out in the rain, as I have hardly left my apt in 6 days...


xx
Nikki

Ashleigh said...

I am the most unmotivated person in the rain ever. Even at work I'm all droopy and blah...I wish you could share your secrets! I even bought a bright pink raincoat to pep up those dreary days but no such luck. Yellow boots sure do look adorable on you!

MarlaD said...

Thanks for giving validation to my latest daily irritant - that the weather and traffic "girls" in L.A. are dressing for the clubs and look as if they are sewed into their clothes. I mean really, is this the only place in the country that this happens? In other states I've visited the news people look normal!

ryan said...

I heard you guys were getting some rain! Love your boots, hilarious mention of the weather lady hahaha

Daisy said...

its been a raining on the east coast all week too. Actually not today but its still dark and dreary! I NEED rainboots and am not quite sure why I haven't officially invested in a pair....

Jamie said...

YES I HEARD THIS FORECAST...and well you know what I just did!!!!!!! :-/
I guess I will pulling some stuff back out!

Um...these wellies are F-ing F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! I love love love love the yellow! And the fleece liners...um..DUH! I had a pair of Navy wellies a few years ago and they sucked and were uncomfortable and I almost never wore them, so I sold them on ebay. No one told me about the fleece liners!!! That changes EVERYTHING!
The yellow is so unexpected but WAY more interesting than black or navy!

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Cool Gal said...

Love those boots!

Marie a la Mode said...

You look adorable in your rain boots! I love that they are bright yellow! I could have used some boots like this when I lived in Vancouver. One time it rained for 28 days straight. Ugh! Give me the Alberta sun any day! ; )

Dancing Branflake said...

I want those Hunter Boots! I love them so much and I love the fleece liner. And by the way, you are absolutely gorgeous. So photogenic!

Ashley said...

I don't think I've ever seen anyone rock Wellies better, and I'm not just saying that! I've been lusting after a pair for years and still haven't bought any. I should, because I always seem to put on my suede shoes in the rain, and they get wrecked.

I like the beach you're on, too. Whew!

the chirpy bird said...

Be cuter.... I dare you!
xo tash

Cafe Fashionista said...

Please, catnaps are a necessity for everyone - not just the feline variety. Though I always wake up feeling completely disoriented for some reason. :/

Gah! I LOVE those Hunter's! I think I need a pair - despite the fact that it only rains a handful of times each year in SoCal!! :P

polka dot said...

What a fabulous blog! Only just discovered it. I love these photos - the yellow against the soft greys. Found you, curious, thru a comment you left on a blog of someone who just commented on mine (?): Lauren, of Aspiring Kennedys. I loved your question. I think the answer is, you've got the best of all worlds. You're already friends.

jill @ www.polkadot.tv

Marissa said...

You're adorable! And you're pretty much wearing my uniform for fall in New England - long cozy sweater, leggings and rubber boots. Check, check and check.

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I'm such a stay in bed on rainy days girl. That is unless I don't have anything I HAVE to do. If I have nothing going on I sometimes slip on my Hunters and play in the rain too :) Love the yours and the fleece liners!

Happy Thursday, beautiful! xoxo

Leia said...

I love that you are splashing in puddles! I love doing that (with my rain boots on of course) it makes me feel like a child again :D

Leia

Pop Champagne said...

you look great and those yellow boots are fun! it beings me back to my childhood hehe

la petite coquine said...

A big long afternoon nap sounds so delicious-I could use one!

As for rain boots, there's nothing better than a good Hunter wellie! They're just so rubbery and charming!

Valerie said...

I love your yellow wellies! You look so happy splashing around in those puddles. That's exactly how I feel when i'm wearing my rainboots. Carefree! I'm jealous that you were able to nap in the rain yesterday. That's one of my favorite things to do but I didn't have a chance this week. I did however go to bed at 7pm last night and slept through the night (until my normal wakeup time of 4:30am). What's going on with us? Oh, and re: your comment today. I LOVE tasting/baking holiday cheesecakes this time of year too. Last year I made a pumpkin pecan gingerbread cheesecake (recipe from Magnolia bakery cookbook) and it was fabulous! I might have to make it again soon.

xo
Valerie

Alicia said...

I love your cashmere wrap from club monaco! and you look like you're having so much fun splashing around in the water - i want to play!!

Taj Acosta said...

Seriously this erratic weather is making me crazy! And I am conditioned too girl after living in Seattle! People were complaing about depression here after 2 days of rain! I was like, are you for reals? I guess were too spoiled now! xo

vintagewithatwist said...

Seattle is so beautiful! I really love rain too. nothing better than a rainy day!
you make these rubber boots look very chic!

Lisa Griffin said...

ohhh i love the fleece liners! what is it with the inappropriate news anchor clothes? i've been noticing it more and more and i don't feel the same sense of security that i used to when tom brokaw confidently talked to me in a suit and comb over
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Jess said...

Aww I love your rain boots! I need to get me some of those, I'm always complaining that water gets in my shoes when it rains.

Wild and Precious said...

you are so stinkin cute!!

love frolicking right after a rain. the air is so clean & the sky & waters so pretty!

Annie said...

hahaha you are too cute! I love those yellow boots! And you know what I love even more? That you were using them to splash in puddles! you're awesome :) xo

Laura said...

super super cute boots!! seriously.. with all of the rain here.. and in Columbus from time to time.. i should have some cute rain boots too. i need to invest.. :) (and i love the back to bed on a rainy day thing... sooo nice)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

love your wellies! i need me a new pair BAD. and some fleece liners (smart smart smart idea).

i totally agree about the "living in seattle rain thing": i absolutely do things in the rain i never would anywhere else (softball, hiking, farmers marketing...). can't let something that's perpetually occurring stop you! :P

Krista said...

I wore my new rainboots today! Did you see how cute they are on my post from Tuesday?

Nell said...

I've never seen yellow Hunters before - they're freakin' awesome! I want some NOW!! Going back to bed until 3pm sounds like the best day ever! I love lying in bed listening to the rain, there's something so comforting about it! xx

PhotoPuddle said...

Splashing the puddles is the best. My daughter says so! We've had loads of rain here lately but today the sun came back!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I love the yellow wellies!!

Venus In Virgo said...

I love your photos!The puddle splash is the best :) We had the same weather here in NY for about a week now it's back to 70 degrees again lol!
XOXO

dear olive said...

I love your yellow Wellies! They'd make any miserable rainy day a little bit more bearable. Thanks for stopping by my little blog - your lovely comments, especially from such a seasoned and popular blogger, mean a lot to me. (I don't even know how you'd find the time to read all these comments, let alone make comments of your own!!!) Very very sweet indeed. Kellie xx

Carrie said...

Kellie you have a way with words and your posts are so soothing. I really enjoy them a lot!

xoxo,
Carrie

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a cute look and great pictures...looks like fun!

Liesl :)

Jess said...

We must have switched weather because it was rainy and cold last weekend here - and now it's supposed to be in the 80's this weekend. I'm so excited - I thought the warm weather was gone for good!
p.s. Love that sweater!

Liz said...

Ohh I love your outfit. Those rain boots are great. I have a pair of hot pink ones with bulldogs on them. I love when it rains just so I can wear them. :)

Josie said...

Carrie... You. Are. Gorgeous. I love your happy yellow boots and that cozy-looking sweater. Absolutely darling, my dear.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Style Attic said...

Love to the yellow! Woo hoo!! How fun was taking those pictures??!! Too cute. So for my birthday I ordered myself a pair of DAV rain boots, they just came and I love, love, love them. They have a little heel on them. The choices were just too much as they were all ridiculously adorable! Now all we need is rain here :) XO, Kelly

ag. said...

Whenever it rains, I just want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea...and I live in Vancouver which means rain season is on it's way! Love, love, love your boots! Great photos!

Coté Provence said...

love those yellow hunters.... they look fabulous! and you look beautiful!
I love to take naps... but unfortunately I NEVER get the chance to do so.

xo

Style Activist said...

Haha! Carrie you crack me up! Thank you for the sweet comment!
As for this look, I am loving the Hunter boots. You're looking so adventurous that I kinda wanna join you in splashing around in the water. Get on with yo' wild self!

XOXO,
style activist

Mimi said...

i love your yellow rainboots! and same here, i stayed in bed until 10am - if i didn't have to get up, shower, get dressed, and go to school, i would've been in bed the whole day. *sigh*

<3, Mimi
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Casee Marie said...

You are the cutest. I love these pictures! And your reaction to the mention of baseball play-offs, that really gave me a chuckle. I love the rain, and I'm actually incredibly jealous because I've always wanted to live in Seattle. For reasons other than the weather, I promise!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love the yellow boots! And with fleece? Perfect! I don't think I've seen that before. I don't know how to dress lately...will it rain...will the sun come out? It is quite confusing! Such is the beginning of fall I suppose!

The Owl's Closet said...

Seriously, what's up with this weather?? I agree, can't believe just last week it was over 100!! I live in Southern California and I own rain boots hehe So I hear ya, Carrie! I put mine to good use, too, coz they're so darn cute! Lovely pics of you at the beach with ur awesome wellies! Have a great weekend and enjoy the warm weather!:) Seriously, I'm running out of closet space since they're invaded with both summer and winter stuff lol

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The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi
Lovely blog you have:)
A great design...love the yellow:_)

Have a nice day - SP

Margaret said...

What an adorable post!
I love reading your blog, it's lovely that you can actually write (that can be rare with fashion blogs)
I love the outfit and aren't weather girls supposed to kind of dress slutty?

Punctuation Mark said...

i love your wellies... espcially that you are in the kind of weather where you can wear them!

Kimbirdy said...

yes! i just moved from san francisco where i wore fun galoshes all winter long... and this week i pulled them out and happily wore them around l.a.! i loved it. and i love those pictures of you in your galoshes! don't they just make you happy as a clam?!

thanks for your sweet comment today. you have such a fun blog here and i'm so glad i found it!

Freelance Shop-A-Holic said...

Just came up to LA for the day and the summer is back! Love wellies! Love your blog Carrie! Might have to steal my daughters polka dot ones when we get wetness again... Fun posts woman! Keep em comin!
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ruthy ann said...

you are adorable! isn't it ironic....WA has been absolutely beautiful...i can't get over how great the weather has been!

Jesa said...

Ah, Could this be any more perfect? Love the hunter wellies! I love your "moves" work it out beautiful ;)


xx

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