Rainy Day Accessories

Halogen sweater, J.Crew vest, Zella leggings, Hunter Tour rain boots, Rebecca Minkoff small feed bag, Caslon cashmere scarf, Canada Goose beanie, Hunter umbrella, Ray-Ban black aviators

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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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Created in collaboration with Nordstrom

7 Comments

  1. October 21, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I love scarfs. To me, they’re a fall must-have in my wardrobe. And that umbrella is so cute, I’ve always wanted one of those transparent ones but because here the wind is strong that ruins my umbrellas I’ve never bought one because I know I’d be too sad if it broke and I couldn’t use it anymore…

    • Kat
      October 21, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Hi Marta! I have a bubble umbrella and it works great. I think it might actually be better to use one in the wind because the wind can’t get inside as easily as regular umbrellas and flip them inside out. Mine is from Target so it’s easy on the wallet too :) something to consider!

  2. Annie Sun
    October 21, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    How are the lengths of the Zella leggings? Do they fit petite girls without the extra material on the bottom?

  3. October 21, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    My brother also lives in Portland and has been complaining about the rain lately. Love your cozy layers though, you are definitely ready for it!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  4. October 22, 2016 / 8:49 am

    What would you recommend for sizing regarding this sweater? I like my sweaters to be a little oversized. Do you think sizing up would make it oversized without it being too big?

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  5. November 29, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Hi, are you wearing the Halogen cashmere sweater from Nordstrom, or is it a similar one? Yours looks thicker than the photo and I really love the look of yours…just want to make sure it’s the same before I order! Thanks :)

    • Crystalin
      December 1, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Yes, it is the exact sweater I linked to. I’m wearing a petite xxs, but should have taken the petite xs. Hope that helps :)

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