Monday, April 25, 2016

April Showers...

Happy Monday and April 25th!  As a Rhode Islander, we celebrate April 25th as if it were Christmas or VJ Day (yeah, we still have that one on the calendar, too).
I cannot believe we are already into the last week of April!  It might not be the rainiest month for us in the Lowcountry, but we did have a nice little stretch of storms last Friday.  There's a sentiment here that every Charlestonian needs two pairs of rain boots: one for your house and one for your car.  I remember laughing when I first heard this, but they're right.  That rain can come out of nowhere and with the low elevation, holy rapid flooding!  I've rounded up a few of my favorite rainy day items for you today as we wait for those May flowers:
The essentials: trench coatrain boots, and umbrella.  This waterproof bag is always with me on rainy days, too.  The material is great and I love the zippered top.

When there's not too much rain, how cute as these rain shoes?

Gotta brighten up those rainy days with this scarf (how awesome are these Lilly state-inspired scarves?) and a bucket hat.

Now for those of us who'd rather sit inside and watch the rain (and our rain chain): rain candle, a good book, a fresh mani (butler, please or sugar daddy), and a few rain drops only on your phone case.

There you have it!  The only thing I've found that I do not have in this list is some good waterproof makeup.  I have my favorite mascara and setting spray, but if y'all have any other suggestions for water resistance makeup or other favorite rain attire, I'd love to hear about it!

25 comments:

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Love love loveeee my longhchamps! They are so perfect, stylish and appropriate for all weather! My Hunter boots too! Def rainy day must haves for me! Happy Monday! Xo

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

hunter boots for the win - especially for this florida girl! and i finally got a good trench after all these years. such a good investment! all great picks girl!

xoxo cheshire kat

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Hunters are a definite necessity on a rainy day! Loving that umbrella too! I need a clear one so I can hold it closer to me and still be able to see haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

I saw that gif this morning and couldn't help but smile!! I still have my eyes out for a great trench...I wear my hunters all the time...even when it's not needed haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Love that scarf and that hat. So cute!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Happy April 25th! & yeah, you definitely two sets of rain boots... along with multiple umbrellas and rain jackets. There's always something rainy weather related in my car, especially during thunderstorm season.

Liz Jo said...

I love my longchamp! No other bag has worked so well for me! The other day Sophie put a water bottle opened in my purse and it sat like that for five hours before I realized that there was water just hanging out. Sure the stuff inside got wet, but the outside, there was no sign!

liz @ j for joiner

Carly Blogs Here said...

When I was in Boston (after the snow) there was a day of crazy rain and I had everything, but my bag wasn't waterproof and I was so sad about it because it got soaked.

Lauren Scorzafava said...

Such great picks! Thanks for sharing!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Jen said...

I really need to get a pair of Hunter boots! Maybe this year I will finally do that.

Christina Lea Loves said...

Such cute items! I always dread when it's raining and crazy how it can pop up so quickly down there!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love cute rain boots....
& that umbrella. I love a good clear umbrella - its great for pictures too - doesn't block the nature light :)

Macy V said...

Can I just click "purchase" on this entire list?! I recently bought a new trench coat but I am really hoping for some new rain boots soon. Also a clear umbrella- perfect!

Jenn said...

Love all of your rain-prep items--so cute! We haven't had a TON of rain this April, but I'm definitely glad that the temps have been getting warmer!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Today is shaping up to be a perfect day here in Chicago, so Miss Congeniality was correct :)! I definitely need to invest in some rain boots when I move to Houston especially with all their crazy flooding. Good idea about having a spare in the car! I'll also go ahead and take one of each of the other items you picked :)!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

I used to have a pair of rainboots then I sold them.. I never heard that about Charlestonians haha!

Missy said...

It rains every day in the summer here so my hunters are always on standby. And I love music fests and they are great for the mud!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I usually keep my Hunters close by during the rainy season, and always carry an umbrella in my purse since those FL downpours can come out of no where! Genius to keep a pair at home and in your car! <3
Green Fashionista

Julie said...

...bring may flowers!!

katie // a touch of teal said...

The greatest day of the year! Happy April 25th!

​xx katie // a touch of teal

Constance Stokes said...

Thanks for your share, and nice post

Constance Stokes MissyDresShop

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

haha, June-Sept is pretty much how we live...rain will come pretty much everyday but not always very long, and of course always at 5pm!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

That gif is my favorite part from that movie. So freakin' hilarious. Love the boots!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Hippie in Heels said...

I LOVE your rainy day post! Life in the Low Country comes with a lot of rain and flooding. I love my Hunter rain boots! The Kate Spade umbrella is adorable too!

Kristina said...

It is poring here in NJ today. I wish I could say I wore some of these adorable clothes out to the grocery store but nope it was yoga pants and flip flops!

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