Trying to be Chic on a Rainy Day…

by jennine on May 16, 2011

Mondays blow. It’s good because there is usually a lot of work and snippets to keep a normal person stimulated, however it’s also usually the day when it takes me until 5pm to get into the swing of things. When it’s rainy out, times that groggy start to the week times two.

There are a a couple of things that come into a play when it’s rainy out, both practically and emotionally:

  • Staying dry. Clothes that dry quickly are important. Wool sucks for the rain, washable silk is surprisingly good for these days..which is why I’m wearing a silk dress by Lauren Gabrielson which is a pretty enough color to keep the Monday blues away.
  • Being comfortable. Comfort is always key with my outfits, but on days like today, it’s even more important. I knew that looking at my closet this morning, only loose fitting clothes with a lot of stretch today!
  • Cheery accessories. I had my nails done in neon over the weekend, while they’re already chipping, adding it bits of yellow to help keep the mood up is always helpful, in brightening even the sleepiest of Monday eyes!
  • Easy hair style. If your hair is any bit as unruly as mine, rainy days bring out the untamedness of many a manes. I usually do the top knot on a day like today otherwise it’s just a frizzy mess.

Wearing: Jacket: Topshop • Cardigan: Club Monaco • Dress: Lauren Gabrielson • Handbag: Pendelton • Necklace: Norwegian Wood • Umbrella: Target


Now if you excuse me, I’m going to take a nap on my keyboard.

Happy Monday!


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jennifer May 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

great tips! i absolutely love the pictures you take, great dress! :) super chic & edgy
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laurren May 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Too often, my keyboard ends up being my favorite place to nap. It’s crazy what a Manic Monday will do to a girl!

Love those neon nails, very cool. Also, I’ve never thought about wearing silks on rainy days before. What a great tip!

Hope you’re having a great week! Stay dry. : )



jennine May 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

oh yeah, i perfected the art of sleeping with one hand on the mouse and one hand on my keyboard… now only if they screen saver wouldn’t come on!

Reply May 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

You look AMAZING! I just want to hibernate when the clouds appear…

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jennine May 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

oh yeah, no matter how much product/straigheners it curls up on rainy days, and never in a charming way!


Sandra at Debutante Clothing May 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Love your umbrella Jennine. I have been coveting a polka dot rain coat from the 60s, a cute compliment to your Target find. Very cheery!
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jennine May 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

target had polka dot ones too! actually, i was quite surprised with the selection they had. it was perfect.


Jennifer May 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I love your nails! So cute and such a great idea (that i plan to steal..)! Btw, can I take a nap on my keyboard too? I’ll just tell my boss to call you if she has a problem with it. Yeah? Thanks!
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Sweet Harvest Moon May 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm

You look great! Love it!
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li May 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Looking chic on a rainy day-mission accomplished I’d say!
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Maki May 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I think nothing is impossible in your book whether it’s rainy day or sunny, you always look so charming:) xo


Pam @over50feeling40 May 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

This is such a great look whether it is rainy or sunny and I think you more than accomplished all of your steps!!
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DWJ May 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I’m so fighting the urge to not nap on my keyboard at work right now. And it’s not even raining (yet) in DC! Did a quick trip to NYC over the weekend and now I’m just wiped. I need a Monday do over.


jennine May 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

oh man, traveling it tough! fun, but makes it hard to get back to work!


Fashion Limbo May 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Looking fab! I do like to see some who has made an effort and planned their attire to be rain-proof yet still super interesting and stylish… it’s so easy to look out fo the window, see the rubbish weather and give up on trying to look good, we end up being more of a mess than the actual weather.
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Jessie May 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

and you still are! love the look and the little dress. sooo adorable.
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eli May 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

OH dear ever since moving to SF this is an element I’ve never really had to deal with before in my adult life. It’s raining as I speak, since moving here five months ago, Ive gone through four umbrellas already!!! Some days you give up on the cute, thank you for inspiring me to not give up!
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jim hill May 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

you could be wearin’ a potato sack and still look good, miss


TheAL May 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

You totally succeeded. A fabulous umbrella can make an outfit. I had a leopard print one that definitely upped the ante on rainy day look. Unfortunately, it was stolen at the bank from one of those buckets at the door! Love the necklace too. Wonderful statement piece.


Zamri A. May 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

That biker jacket… very cool. That’s chic with a capital C!
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Retro Chick May 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

You look gorgeous!

I love the yellow nail polish, exactly what you need on a rainy day!
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Collette Osuna May 20, 2011 at 6:20 am

You look fabulous…rain or no rain…super cute hair too!!!
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Lauren Gabrielson May 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

You look stunning in the cakewalk dress. Lovely to meet you at my shop downtown:)


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