How to Make the Rain Suck It

Rain rain go away, I’ll look good with your presence anyway (well, here’s hoping)!

Today is full of dismal, dreary showers here in Nashville, with gray skies.  I often feel like a drowned rat when out and about – probably because my choice of shoes is limited – but I’m always prepared with a little leopard (of course).

Rainy days make the leopard boots come out and play!

Rainy days make the leopard boots come out and play!

On stormy days, I try to coax the sun to come out by wearing my sunglasses anyway (looking like a complete and total jackass).  Accompanied by my high “I didn’t do my hair today” bun, I look like I’m trying to be somebody. Anybody.

Who needs an umbrella when armed with sunnies and a bun? Not this nobody.

Today I tried kicking rain’s ass with a little faux fur action, accompanied by a sequined sweater, black skinnies and of course my fabulous galoshes (please forgive the ugliness in the background below – restroom under construction…).

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Vest, Skaist Taylor for Target, $14.98. Sweater, J. Crew, $19.99. Black skinnies, Target, $24.99. Boots, Target, $19.99. See a theme here?!

But the best part about my day? The pop of hot pink inside my jacket.

Oh snap!

Oh snap!

It’s my way wet day version of the sun.

Suck it, rain!

CBXB

CBXB!

Heart to Heart

I love a bargain – who doesn’t?  Finding a piece that’s similar to one I couldn’t otherwise fit into my fashion allowance makes me feel like the savviest penny pincher around.

I am not typically a J.Crew girl (as I am on the gaudier the better band wagon) but the past few seasons, they’ve incorporated bright colors, along with shiny sequins and their standard prep fashions make me yearn for a conservative shopping spree .

Yesterday, I stumbled on this sweater while perusing Net-A-Porter and immediately wanted to insert it into my closet.

I departed the site wanting to be able to wear this on every future Valentine’s Day (and many other days in between) but just couldn’t part with the dough.

Which is why Target is my fashion knight in shining armor. Once again saving the day to my budget woes, I spotted this Mossimo Supply Co. sweater below for a fraction of the price – and lusted for it just as much as I did the $90 version.

I’m so pumped when I find comparable pieces that can fit into my budget. It’s like winning a teeny, tiny lottery of sorts (and is really, when you’re saving almost $70 bucks). So look out St. Valentine – I have 6 months of preparation for our fashion date come February 14th.  Get ready.