This weeks favorites are reflective of the week we’ve had in Chicago. In a word, it’s been dreary. We’ve had a mix of rain and snow falling nearly constantly. I’m dreaming of warmer weather, but in the meantime, I’ve had to deal with the weather when picking my outfits. There are several key things to… View Article

The Weekly Edit: Rainy Day Fashion Favorites, Links I Love, and a Blogger Link Up

Season: Spring

This weeks favorites are reflective of the week we’ve had in Chicago. In a word, it’s been dreary. We’ve had a mix of rain and snow falling nearly constantly. I’m dreaming of warmer weather, but in the meantime, I’ve had to deal with the weather when picking my outfits.

There are several key things to have on hand and in mind when planning for rainy weather. A cute umbrella is a must–I like the bubble kind to shield wind and really keep any mist or rain off of my hair. A trench coat is a must. Cute rain boots are an obvious need. Beyond that, I like to have spin pins on hand to put my hair into a chignon. There’s no point straightening your hair when it’s rainy–it’ll likely just get ruined. I opt for the easier route instead, at least on weekdays. My Furla rubber satchel has been a rainy day lifesaver. Unlike my other leather purses, I have no worries about it getting wet and can use it to store anything that really must stay dry–like my phone. Finally, on dreary gray days having a pop of color is even more important. I like using blush for this, along with Maybelline Fit Me concealer. Nice flushed cheeks add a rosy glow that keeps the gloom at bay.

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Links I Love:

> This list of 5 Small Hair Updates That Make a Big Difference intrigues me. I’m going to try blowing my hair out sans brush.

> Something about rainy weather just screams stripes to me. This red striped dress and this blue maritime print dress would both be perfect for a rainy day.

> Hawaii’s big island is near the top of my list of places to travel next. Here are 5 great reasons to go there.

> Bloglovin’ analyzes 9 trends that will be huge this spring. I’m liking all of them, other than the cropped flared jeans of course. Yuck.

> This striped dress with an open back detail from Asos is everything.

> Lifehaker has a fantastic infographic on the best books of the 21st century. My reading keeps expanding.

> Hungry? Try one of these 10 protein heavy snacks to fill up your stomach.

> Have you seen H&M’s new Conscious Collection? It’s gorgeous, but totally out of my price range.

> At only $8, this rose gold antique ring is a fabulous steal.

> Refresh your phone for spring with one of these pretty wallpapers.

> Have you heard of EDNOS? Probably not, but you also probably know someone with it.

> It may be a while before I’m in a swimsuit again, but despite that I’m still craving this boho chic bikini from ModCloth: top, bottom. I love the cut of the bottoms.

> I love Annie Dillard. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek should be on everyone’s reading list. I’ve added her latest compilation, Abundance, to mine.

> Here’s a sneak peek at Beyonce’s new activewear line. I like it, but does it have to be so darn sexualized? I’m trying to work out, not get down.

> I can’t decide which is cuter, so here are a pair of cat best friends and a sleepy kitten.

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Weekly Favorites Blogger Link Up:

Share your favorite post this week, and check out other bloggers for inspiration. Share the love!

Landon Lacey – Handmade Jewelry in Chicago
Fair Trade Fashion: Mata Traders
Opening Night of Die Walküre at the Lyric Opera
Three Skincare Upgrades
Witch Dress

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    • I know, Laura, me too! I’ve almost purchased them several times at this point.

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Becky! I’m considering ordering them to replace my old rain boots.

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  1. It has been so dreary here too…next week the weather looks much better!

    amy on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Lucky you! I think our weather is going to continue like this for a while :C

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  2. I love all these cute pieces, especially those spin pins! It’s going to rain here this weekend as well and I’m not looking forward to it. It loves to rain on the weekends.

    Oh to Be a Muse on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Cheryl! Spin pins are one of my favorite hair accessories.

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Alice! I love that ring too–can’t believe how inexpensive it is!

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  3. It rains a lot here on the West Coast and a good looking pair of boots are a necessity! Luckily i haven’t needed to wear mine much lately as we’ve had more sun than rain :)

    colleen @ 50 days of no grey on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  4. Joules, you’d be a ray of sunshine on the dreariest of days with that wardrobe! Great fashion favorites!

    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Haha, thanks, Jean, that’s what I was going for! :)

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  5. My favorites are the marble ring and the umbrella! Such beautiful picks!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Carrie! They’re both surprisingly affordable too!

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
  6. Great picks! I agree, a cute umbrella is a must in dreary weather! And how cute are those rain boots! I’ve been looking for a cute pair for a while now…

    Happy Friday!

    Andrea@WellnessNotes on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Andrea! I’ve been thinking of expanding my umbrella collection lately given all the rain we’ve had.

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply
    • Thanks, Alecz! I definitely don’t have enough peplum pieces in my closet.

      Joules on April 8, 2016   /   Reply