April Showers // May Flowers

April Showers // May Flowers

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but apparently mother nature was a little late on getting the memo this year. While we had what was in my opinion a pretty wet April, it’s the first of May and it doesn’t look like the rain is going to let up for at least another day. Rather than sulk about it, I’ve been trying to focus on the positives and keep in mind that sunshine and warmer days are just around the corner. Although it’s hard to not to feel down when the skies are grey and dreary, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s attitude is everything, and even just thinking positive can make you feel that much better. In honour of keeping a positive outlook and starting the month of May off on the right foot, here’s my list of top 6 things to keep in mind when the rain has you feeling down:

  1. It could be snowing instead
  2. All the flowers and grass are going to look that much more beautiful because they’ve been well watered
  3. It’s an excuse to not spend time doing our hair (hello easy ponytails!)
  4.  Two words: Hunter Wellies
  5.  The sound of rain pitter pattering on the window is so calming and soothing
  6. Everything smells so fresh after it rains

 

 

 

 

 

 

All potos in this post taken by Hillory of First Time Things

 

Oh and of course it’s the perfect opportunity to break out your favourite raincoats & trenches. This red trench has been a staple in my closet for the last 5 years. I never thought it would last this long when I bought it for $50 at H&M.. but it’s been through every Spring and Fall with me since I bought it. I’ve bought more expensive raincoats since, but for some reason I always find myself reaching for my trusty red trench whenever it’s raining. Maybe it’s the A-line fit, or the fact that it’s just perfectly worn in, or the bright red color that cheers me up whenever it’s grey outside. Regardless of the reason, I won’t be giving up on this little coat anytime soon. What’s one of your favourite rainy day staples?

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What I Wore:

Trench – H&M (Similar Here) // Sweater – J.Crew // Blouse – H&M // Jeans – Topshop // Boots – Hunter // Bag – Aldo // Earrings – Aldo // Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry

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Wishing you all a Happy Monday <3

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12 Comments

  1. Aimara
    May 1, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    You look stunning babe and I love this post!
    It’s been very rainy in Chicago as well and reading through all the positive things about rainy days really helps 🙂
    Also, that trench is so so pretty! Can’t believe you’ve had it for 5 years! Such a great H&M find!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  2. May 1, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I got a super cute umbrella from 10 Corso Como in Milano, I wish I could use it in LA, but it never rains here hehe! LOVE the A-line silhouette trench, the color is fantastic, I prefer it to the classic khaki. Ponytails are my jam, rain or shine. Enjoy the rain xx C.

  3. May 1, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I am hoping all those April showers do bring May flowers. But if I had those fab red rain boots maybe I wouldn’t mind the rain too much. Wishing you sunshine and love your style.

  4. May 2, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Completely obsessed with this entire post and outfit ! I seriously have the exact same boots and totally forgot until I saw this ! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  5. May 2, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Red and blue are the perfect combo. You are living colorfully and I love it!

  6. Coco
    May 3, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Who cares about the rain when you have the most stylish coat and red wellies?? Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  7. May 3, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    What a gorgeous look! It’s lovely, perfect for a rainy day. You look chic and glamourous at the same time. I think red with blue is a very nice color combination. Without a doubt you’re sharing a stylish way to enjoy those rainy days. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  8. May 4, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Well, now we’re into the 4th day of may and I don’t know how it’s like over there, but all that rain in April for sure has paid off as we both have flowers and warm temperatures and I’m overjoyed. I love the Hunter boots and that trench from H&M and even on gloomy and rainy days you know how to make us feel better! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  9. May 7, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Hello my dear! I love this look! Your raincoat and boots are so cute! Mother nature is so weird this year, over here in Cali instead of Rain we got this insane heatwave. Spring is basically over and summer has started. Wish it was raining like it is here in these lovley shots. Also your bag is so fab! Great job styling this girl!
    Love, Dom

  10. May 17, 2017 / 12:23 am

    I love the red Hunters and the red umbrella! I agree that attitude is everything and seeing the brite side of situations is the best way to live your life

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