We’ve officially entered rainy season in Oregon. Both Mike and I are still adjusting to the back-to-back-to-back wet days, but rather than sulk, I’m fully embracing it. We moved in the middle of winter this past January, so we didn’t experience Oregon’s rainy season in it’s entirety. I know it’s going to be a lot to handle, but maybe stocking up on all things rain related will help ease some of the pain… and I can look cute while doing it.
Umbrellas are actually not that popular here. If you’re holding one, you’re most likely a tourist, which seems so odd with how much it rains. I think it’s an inconvenience, so people just say hell with it. I’ve never seen so many people walking in the rain with just a hood on getting soaked. I’ve taken this approach on occasions, but I still love a good umbrella. I recently picked up this clear bubble style umbrella from Nordstrom. I’ve only used it on lighter rainy days, so we’ll see how well it holds up during those down pours.
Beanies are always a rainy day essential in my book. I can’t even tell you what my hair looks like on wet and windy days. When this one arrived, I initially thought it was too big, but I actually love the way it looks on. It also happens to be incredibly warm. It’s pricey for a beanie, but I absolutely love it!
Honestly, I don’t think I leave the house in the fall/winter without a scarf. They’ve never been more of an essential for me now that we live in the PNW. That added extra layer is everything for this California girl. This cashmere option is all kinds of amazing. I didn’t realize it came in the shape of a triangle, although it says it clearly in the title (oops). I was kind of bummed when I first saw it, but it’s actually perfect for us petite girls. You’re essentially getting a blanket scarf that doesn’t overwhelm your frame because half the material is gone. This scarf really is stunning in person and super cozy and soft.
Rain boots are a must-have if you live in the North West, obviously. I wore my black Hunter Tour boots a ton when we first moved and will probably do the same this fall and winter. The Tours are my favorite style of Hunter rain boots (read my full review here), I may have to get them in hunter green and navy this season. Apologies in advance for the amount of times you’ll see me wear rain boots on the blog or Instagram… at least you’ll get a ton of inspiration for rainy day outfits.
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