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Rainy Days and Sundays

I went to the Seattle Center with my hubby recently. It was pouring all day and we almost didn’t leave the house. But if you live in Seattle and don’t go out in the rain, you might wait 6 months to get out! So we went for it.

EMP and Space Needle

Here’s an example of how faux leather boots are a better choice than the real deal. These leather-look boots are practically rain gear. They look cute and they’re totally waterproof.

rainy day wear

Umbrella: Hubby’s
Cape: Target
Brooch: eBay
Jeans: Goodwill
Boots: MIA via Amazon
Purse: Crystalyn Kae

I wore a cape, not a raincoat so I had to use an umbrella. Most people in Seattle skip umbrellas. We’re usually well equipped with our jackets and hats and we just don’t bother. Plus, the rain is often barely more than a mist. And while it goes on and on, it’s not heavy enough to warrant an umbrella.

EMP by Frank Gehry

I like the buildings in the area. Between painted murals and post-modern architecture, you almost won’t mind the rain.



Filed under Architecture, Fashion, Thrifty

Cape and Gouchos

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. What a busy time of year! The 24th is my wedding anniversary and this year was our 6th. In addition to celebrating life with Mr. Jean of all Trades, my family celebrates Christmas in traditional European style–on the 24th.

Christmas day is another special day for me and hubby. We’ve started a tradition: I cook breakfast (this year it was veggie sausage, home fries and waffles), we relax, exchange gifts, and go to a movie. After the movie there’s usually a restaurant open somewhere so we grab a bite. I love spending the whole day with my honey. We’re so busy that we don’t get to do that a lot.

Here’s an outfit that will work for wherever the day takes me. It has a neo-Victorian feel to it. Perhaps it’s the cape or the modern take on classic boots. Regardless, you won’t catch me caroling any time soon!

cape and gouchos

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Coat: eBay
Gouchos: Swapped
Scarf: Swapped
Boots: John Fluevog
Purse: Crystalyn Kae
Cuff: Greenbelts

I also wore this to run a few errands before work recently. It worked for both occasions. Under my coat is a comfortable long-sleeved T. Because of the gauchos, I still felt dressed up.

Did you get any neat gifts this year? How were the holidays?

I joined WIWW over at Transatlantic Blonde. Have a look at what the others are wearing!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty