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.
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.
> 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.
> 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.
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