Monday, August 12, 2013

This City is a Garden (with Lulu*s)

Ben started medical school orientation today, so it was my first solo walk in and out of work. I was feeling a bit gloomy about wandering through the city to work all by my lonesome (I think listening to Cat Power wasn't helping my mood either) and I noticed that the trees outside the apartment were just starting to think about fall. Some little leaves were turning yellow near the crown of some spindly trees on the waterfront walk. The weather was grey, low hanging clouds over the river and it looked like morning rain was headed into the city. I feel worried that fall is close on us and soon the rain will set in and my walks will be not only lonely, but sopping wet. I am stilling trying to figure out what I am going to do for rain-gear when I walk to work in the winter. Thoughts from seasoned city walkers/bikers/travelers in need of hoods?

I am not ready to give up tanks, like this Obey tank from Lulu*s, or maxi dresses, or everything in white (and ack, Labor Day is upon us!). I am going to try to get creative this fall with some bright colors to accent my dreary Northwest skies and am thinking I want to invest in a brightly colored or pastel winter coat for the days that aren't rainy, but just downright chilly.

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  1. You look absolutely amazing, loving the skirt!

  2. YOu look beautiful and elegant in this long red skirt !

    XX Luba

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  3. OMG you look gorge!! Love this edgy glam look, lady!!

    xo, Nina

  4. ok u know how im loving me a graphic tee lately! this outfit is incredible..the red makes the tee pop! LOVE!

    XO Meghan

  5. Oh my god, that skirt!!!!!!!!!! LOVE!

  6. you look sexy with that outfit.. love the shoes details..

  7. This is cute! Love that skirt! Be sure to check out my recent post where you can submit a post of your own to be featured! :)

    <3 Hannah

  8. wow I love that red skirt with the heels!

  9. The accents on the heels are amazing! Great look! xx RenaKiss and Make Up

  10. Really cool outfit. Such a unique pairing.

  11. love those heels. i'm totally not ready for fall weather either. my boyfriend just graduated from med school & started his residency -- it's been a crazy ride!!


  12. girl, that skirt is sex-say on you!! love it!


  13. Absolutely love this red skirt. So cute and sassy!

    xo Amy

  14. Modcloth always has some cute raincoats for pretty reasonable prices. I'd also check out the back to school sales for trenches, and I'd get a bubble umbrella. Rain boots are a must because you don't want to ruin your shoes.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  15. Love this outfit! You look amazing <3

  16. This outfit is so fun! I love the combination of feminine and edgy :) And the detail on those heels is stunning!

    XO, Alison

  17. Gorgeous skirt, love.

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions.

    Lauren xx

  18. That high slit is fantastic! I love that you paired it with the edgy tee!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  19. gooorgeous!
    i love lulus and you look amazing in that skirt <3

    The DayLee Journal

  20. Look at those shoes! Love the gold detailing on them -- you could almost add a fun detail like that to a plan pair of black pumps to give them a fresh update.

    Cable Car Couture

  21. I walk to school in Oregon rain every day and all I can say single day. I also try to tuck as much of my hair as possible into my hood or under my coat and use an umbrella on top of that so my hair doesn't turn into a frizz bomb. Good luck!


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