April showers, y’all. They really know how to force you to turn lemons into lemonade.
And that’s exactly what fellow DC blogger Monica of Cake and Lilies and I did when rain thwarted our desk-to-drinks outfit shoot. Instead of rescheduling, we decided to show you our go-to rainy day outfits instead.
(Of course, after the shoot, we added a little alcohol to the lemonade—it was happy hour, after all.)
The verdict? Besides the fact we lacked the cute umbrellas à la Gossip Girl, mixing comfortable staples like skirts, sweaters, and button downs with rain boots is the perfect way to combat those inevitable spring showers and end up at your local watering hole dry. Not to mention, the rain is much more fun when you have a friend to splash around in those puddles with.
Of course, along with the literal rain shower season comes the other shower season—engagement, wedding, anniversary, baby—you name it, you probably have a shower invite for it on your fridge. Whatever you need to commemorate, Anjolee’s diamond anniversary band is a perfect way to celebrate and show some love to the special people in your life. (Or a good thing to pass along to your Dad, who most likely is struggling with Mother’s Day gift ideas right now..hint hint ;]).
Because my love life is very much what I like to call, “groom and date tbd,” I opted to spruce up my rainy day outfit with Anjolee’s timeless Seven Stone Diamond Bangle. Paired with my go-to silver watch, it’s a simple way to keep my accessory game up when the weather might have me down.
For the rest of my outfit, I went with bright, springtime classics—a blue gingham button down, a white lace skirt, and my favorite red rain boots. It’s a perfectly chic commuter look that easily transitions from the Metro to the office with a good pair of neutral heeled sandals.
Great minds think alike, so naturally, Monica showed up in a similar outfit. I can’t get enough of her classic all black look with a pop of color. I mean, guys, I need her black flair skirt in my closet asap. To get full details on her look, be sure to hop over to her post.
For those of you that don’t know, Monica and I met earlier this year at Blogger Scene, and have become fast friends. She is such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to blogging, and so. easy. to. talk. to. Plus, she’s an amazing graphic designer and always has the perfect restaurant recommendation on hand.
In the spirit of today’s post I wanted to leave you with a little bit of cheese before we conclude as I am a sucker—”life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
I hope you have a good friend (or two!) by your side who’s willing to dance with you in the rain. (Hopefully you’ve both got your rain boots on.)
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Pearl Stud Earrings
J Crew Factory Gingham Button-Down Shirt
LOFT Floral Lace Pencil Skirt
Seven Stone Diamond Bangle c/o
Marc by Marc Jacob’s Baker Watch
Hunter Red Rainboots
Well, you two could be TV stars yourself!! So so cute! I adore you in those boots and gingham. The skirt is the perfect feminine touch. Your quote is so precious and oh, so true! Made me smile. Happy day beautiful.
Aw, thank you Andrea! Happy day to YOU xoxo
I love how you styled yours. I never thought plaid and lace would look cute together 🙂
Have a great day, Katie!
Aw thanks Shaira! My favorite think to mix-n-match ;]!
I am obsessed with this look!! I love the feminine touch of the skirt and the more “boyfriend” style shirt. It just works!
Aw thanks girl! xo
Thanks Emily! xo
Loving the pop of red!
Thanks girl! xo
LOVE this post!! You two look super chic in your rainy day attire!! See you both next week!! XO
Primp & Proper
Aw thanks girl! Can’t wait for trivia! xoxo
I love meeting wonderful people through blogging. It’s just such a pleasure. And let me say, you guys look absolutely amazing, even in the rain. You don’t need any cute umbrellas, it would take away from the gorg looks ;). I hope to see you at my new blog next week.
Kay of Pure & Complex
I could not agree more! You are SO kind, Kay :]
Love the skirt! It looks fab. Always nice to embrace the rain sometimes, especially if you have awesome wellies like yours 🙂 xx
Thanks, Jasmin! You’re too sweet! xo
you two are so adorable! And I’m in LOVE with your skirt !!
Que Sera Sahra
THANKS girl! Miss you :] xo
Ughh I hate it when my outfit pictures get rained out. But you both look so adorable, even in the rain! Love the red Hunters!
Aw thanks Nikki! I am glad all of us bloggers can relate to the rainy shoots :]
so pretty with your umbrella, skirt and boots!! gosh, this totally made me smile!! 😀
Have a great day!
Aw, thank you! xo
These are adorable!
Thank you, Chelsea! xo
You two look beautiful! I’m loving the red rain boots!
Thank you, Valerie! xo
LOVED doing this with you and love love your post! Can’t wait for many more shoots, HH, and all the fun 🙂 xoxoxo
Hello! I think your outfit is adorable! But i think best of all, those Hunter boots look amazing on you! As a collector (of now 8 pairs of them to be exact!) I think a pink or yellow pair would look really cute on you as well. Oh and you are very beautiful too!
Aw thank you so much! Your comment put a smile on my face :]
xo katie // a touch of teal
This post is so cute and love that skirt!
Aw thank you Taylor! xo
What a cute photo shoot! It looks like you ladies had a blast! And I love the Gossip Girl reference. You really do look just like Blair and Serena!
The Closet by Christie
Aw thanks Christie! We had so much fun shooting it :] Comparing us to Blair and Serena…now that’s a real compliment!
So cute, I love the sense of patriotism oozing off your outfit, Katie!! Glad you ladies didn’t let the rain keep you from having some photo fun!