Rainy Days in the Big City

Today was one of those non-stop, drizzling, gloom and doom days in the city.  I won’t lie, i haven’t been feeling too hot the past week, so I resorted to taking a taxi to work (eek). I usually love the rain, but for once I was grateful not to have to leave my desk all day!

After getting home from a very long day of work, I decided to relax on my couch and watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Ever since I was in high school, Audrey Hepburn has been my one of my favorite actresses and style icons. The girl’s got class. As I watched the final scene in which Audrey is running in the rain and yelling, “Cat! Cat!” I realized how gorgeous she looked. I then also realized that if you were to put me outside in the rain for five minutes, I’d come back looking like a mix between a porcupine and wet poodle.

breakfast-at-tiffanys-rain

What. The. Heck.

 As someone who lives in a city and walks 30 minutes to work every day (yes, you read that right) I know how difficult it is to create the perfect mix of cute and practical for a rainy day look. I’m may not be Holly Golightly, but here is my quick and easy NYC rainy day reference guide:

Rainy Day Prep

This rain coat is the perfect mix of pretty and practical. Audrey would most definitely approve.

Kate Spade leather handbag
couture.zappos.com
A cute bag big enough to fit all your rainy day essentials. The pink is neutral, and the bow adds a feminine detail. Need I say more?

Madewell umbrella
madewell.com
I’ve owned both J.Crew and Madewell umbrellas, and they’re honestly amazing quality. I’ve never had one break on me, but I have had friends “borrow” mine after loving them so much! A bit on the pricey side, but definitely worth the investment.

A portable charger is essential on a rainy day. If you get caught in a downpour and need to run in Starbucks, a dead phone will do you no good in ordering an Uber or canceling an appointment. A great accessory no matter the weather!

Lip care
lordandtaylor.com
I am a huge advocate of Dior Lip Glow. I discovered it during sorority recruitment my senior year of college, and haven’t stopped using it since! It adds the slightest tint of color and gloss to your lips. Perfect for a minimal makeup rainy day look.

Pinch Provisions kit
neimanmarcus.com
My sister and brother gave this to me as part of my christmas gift last year, and it really has come in handy. On rainy days, you’re going to want to have the small tube of hairspray and collection of bobby pins on hand.

Are they rain boots or riding boots? A little bit of both! These rainy day boots will keep your feet dry while adding a preppy touch to your outfit. Cute and functional!
Stay dry everyone!

3 thoughts on “Rainy Days in the Big City

  1. christinajavete says:

    Audrey Hepburn is stunning! =) I’m glad you were able to brighten your day with watching her movie! The rain can be a total bummer but you can use it as an excuse to have all those cute necessities like a trench coat!! ❤ haha. I love your items you chose and if I ever visit the Big Apple during rainy season, I'll be sure to get those items!!

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