As most of you know, Katelyn and I live in Florida. We may be in different cities now, but one thing is still clear: the weather sucks. Here in the panhandle, it rains when you don't need it to, and it's sunny when you need clouds. It's funny to think about, but I took rainy weather for granted in high school. My school provided a long awning throughout campus that allowed you to stay (somewhat) dry as you and your classmates shuffled from one class to the next. Now that I am in college (and on a nature reserve campus, nonetheless), there is no long awning to hide under, and I am reduced to trudging through the rain under my little red umbrella.
Another challenge that rainy weather presents is getting dressed. In high school, I'd be fine to schlep around in a flannel shirt, skinnies, and boots. That is not the case in college, as a) I have looked put-together since the first day and b) pants are not an option anymore. When I need to cover my legs, I turn to the power of tights.
I did my makeup the same as I always do - foundation, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil, blush, lipstick. I love bright red lipstick on a rainy day, especially ones with bluish tones. It brightens up my whole face and adds some color to this dull and dreary day.
I never do much to my hair - srunched it dry, twisted into a ballerina bun, hairspray, style my bangs, done - but today was the one exception. I added some humidity and heat control spray from Aveda ("Brilliant" damage control, $16) after the bun was released to keep it in tact. However, the spray was no match for the Florida weather: my hair had frizzed by 11:00. Luckily I had a travel-size bottle of lotion tucked in my purse that tamed my unruly locks ASAP.
Cardigan - from my mom's closet.
Belt - from my mom's closet.
Dress - Target
Ring - Charlotte Russe
Tights (not pictured) - Target
Ankle boots (not pictured) - gift from my grandma.
I love the red belt because it goes with the dress and my lipstick, not to mention I had a red umbrella. There is also the smallest whisper of red dye left in my hair. Do you sense a theme going on here? I love red, especially on rainy days. Plus my boots are the most lovely shade of brown (think melted chocolate), so everything about my outfit screamed "I'm ready for fall!" The plus side? I managed to stay cute and dry.
Enjoy your weather, wherever you are!