Monday, October 13, 2014

The Smell of Rain














Sweater: c/o Territory Ahead; Top: c/o Chadwicks; Jeans: Gap; Necklace: c/o Pearl Source; Boots: Ross

After this weekend's outdoorsy get-away, getting back into the city was a bit of a rude, noisy awakening. I wore an atrociously mis-matching outfit (not the one above) because I wanted to cuddle down into some wool reminiscent of the wool-blanketed cabin we spent our Saturday and Sunday in. I felt myself slipping farther and farther down in my office chair, wanting quiet views and blustery weather. Luckily, we are welcoming in a bit of a rainy front and we're expecting some drops to start falling and temperatures to start lurking below the mid-seventies. We've had the warmest summer and fall that I have experienced in the Pacific Northwest and quite frankly, I think all of the PNW-ers that are used to constant rain all a bit rattled.

So at this point, I'm pretty sure I need to dress for the weather I want, not the weather I have. And so I got cozied up in a pretty new plaid and a soft, warm wool cardigan and went outside and guess what? I felt the first few drops of rain on my face and the smell of rain on fresh pavement filled the gloomy sky. Case in point - bundle if you want snow, rain-jacket if you want rain, wool-cardigans if you want a chill in the air. 

Is it shaping up to be fall where you all are? If so, please send some our way and change the colors of our leaves so that I can just bundle up and stop running around madly in the warm weather!




17 comments

  1. Lovely shirt and mani! ;)

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    Jeanne

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  2. Simple but such a pretty outfit! You look beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful look - I love those shoes. And enjoy the season and that great smell of rain. xx

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  4. Great photos! You look very beautiful! Love your outfit!

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  5. Totally loving your plaid top!

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  6. very beautiful pictures look great

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  7. In italy they have an expression for that rain smell and it's translated in english as "The Smell of Worms" I had a Business Prof. who constantly used that expression!

    How fun about your weekend getaway, there's nothing worse than coming back home and having to get into the swing of things again. Head to toe wool sounds amazing right about now! Cute Plaid shirt, in love with it!

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  8. Fall has fallen here in Ohio. I hope it cools down for you permanently soon!

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  9. I love this outfit! And I did get those GAP black jeans in maternity and I wear them ALL THE TIME.

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  10. I want those black jeans too! I know which ones they are..might go buy them!

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  11. I was just talking about the smell of rain this morning with my boss. It is nice!!

    Love that plaid!

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  12. Your eyes are so stunning in that last picture!

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  13. LOVING those booties! Such beautiful photos - as always. :) Xo, Alison


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  14. The smell of rain is refreshing. I loved the photo of you with your hood on. :)

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  15. As a born and raised Oregonian, I am definitely ready for this late summer stuff to be over. I so want the rain! Love the plaid.

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  16. Great plaid shirt. Really makes your eyes pop. You look too cute.
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  17. Geoffrey F. NormanOctober 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Girls should rock flannel more often.

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