for a rainy day

posted on: May 30, 2012



printed dress from barefoot contessa // h&m trench and assorted bracelets // MONIKALOVE bracelet by bfrend c/o // marc by marc jacobs watch // leopard seychelles pumps // j.crew umbrella 



{photos by melissa}

clutching a warm cup of coffee and staring out my bedroom window, enjoying the bright grey hues from the sky.  it's a ryan adams kind of day, though i'm also slightly wishing we were in the middle of a downpour, so I could close my eyes and listen to the sound of raindrops hitting out patio.  i made the bed this morning and decided to break all the rules and remain in my pjs.  there's something magical about the lighting in this room right now, and quite frankly i was desperate for a relaxing morning.  as business is taking off, i am becoming more and more serious about getting an intern.  stay tuned this week for details if you, or anyone you know would be interested!

i loved playing with pattern and a splash of colour yesterday with this outfit.  our warmer rainy days often turn into moments of sunshine later on.  and in order to avoid wearing rubber boots and sunglasses, i usually opt for bare legs and closed toe footwear.  just as long as there's no suede shoes involved, it's all good!  what do you love to wear in transitional spring weather?


  1. Too bad you dont live in dallas... It poured and poured this morning... My fav thins to wear into summer would be flowy dresses, cut off shorts, loose open knit sweaters, and cute flats!

  2. This dress is awesome! You look great!


  3. This is a nice refreshing look for a rainy day. I love the classic camel trench paired with the bright red umbrella, so classy classy! :)

    Cup of Tea

  4. Very cute outfit. Transitional weather is fun for me, as I enjoy mixing seasonal pieces with different layers. Blazers and leggings are probably how I mix up my spring / summer / autumn pieces.

    Good luck with your intern hunt!

    Sadie xx

  5. You can never go wrong with a beautiful dress & a trench... love this look + loving the pop of animal print from your shoes!! Gorgeous as always! And an intern?! How exciting!! xo

  6. how does your hair look so perfect on a rainy day?! ah, but it always looks so good.

  7. beautiful, how the red in the umbrella lifts your dress. Gorgeous hair too

  8. I love the print in that dress and how you pair it with those animal print shoes. The red umbrella is a great complement to the outfit and the picture!



  9. Such a great umbrella and dress! xo

  10. i love the dress and pumps ... the red umbrella is a perfect addition!!

  11. So glad to hear your business is going well, Alicia! Love this outfit... the print on that dress is gorgeous!

    xo, alison*elle

  12. Your hair looks absolutely amazing!! Happy to hear that your business is doing so well. Good Luck with your intern search.

  13. A classic trench, leopard shoes and a bright red almost make me want it to rain more so that I can wear an outfit as upbeat as this one! Congrats also on your business taking off, that's really exciting :)


  14. I do not believe for a minute that it actually rained because your hair is FLAWLESS!

  15. What a fun dress! You look amazing!

  16. You look amazing! I wear leggings, boots and oversize sweaters when it rains haha

    xo Jennifer

  17. I just discovered your blog and I must say it is one of the best blogs I have come across. We have similar (amazing!)body types and you provide me with a great source of inspiration.

  18. You literally have the nicest hair I've ever seen.


  19. You never really have a bad hair day, do you? Shampoo/product scoop, please.

  20. Aw you know how to brighten up rainy days! This look is great, you look so pretty in this dress (and with umbrella) :-)

    Happy (almost) Friday ;-) xo Leonie

    DIY // Tie-Dye Denim Shorts

  21. the pattern on that dress is beautiful, and your red umbrella is the perfect accessory.
    happy weekend!
    xo Cara

  22. Love the dress - the colours and pattern are fantastic and I love the cut - so cute!!

  23. What a great outfit!Love the dress!And the umbrella is cute!

  24. Love the pattern on this dress and of course adore the leopard print pumps!

    Debbie xx

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