Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rain: I don't mind

Ahhh, is there anything better than listening to Queen hard-core for the first time in about five years while baking surprise brownies for a very stressed husband (yes, I am an awesome wife...)?

... I didn't think so.

I think most people know this about me, especially if they've spent any time with me, but I HATE the rain. A lot. Although I'm frickin' sick of snow, I still prefer it to rain. At least you can walk in it. With rain, I always mess up the umbrella, my glasses get wet, and the surroundings look so saaaad. I'm also afraid of thunderstorms. So, yeah. I don't like the rain.

... But all that might change, because people? My Steve Madden rain boots arrived today and I'm in LOVE. I've never had a purely utilitarian piece of clothing be so darn pretty, but lord, I love 'em.

I didn't put on make-up today, so you just get the lower leg shot. At least I put on vaguely cute and totally unseasonal shorts for the purpose of this photo shoot! 

Aren't they cute? And, dare I say it? ... Even flattering? If you want to know the sad truth about me, throughout college and grad school I wore my 14-hole Doc Martens as rain/snow boots. When I moved to Boston, I bought a pair of real snow boots, but they died the middle of last school year, so I just wear my tough, blue Fryes for inclement weather. So now I have real rain boots! Which are cute!


I love that I could theoretically wear these with any of my clothes and not look like a galoshes-wearing dork. Metal details at the top and heel? Love. I mean, wouldn't these be awesome if I juxtaposed them with a cute dress for work? Or even pants, because my new job doesn't have a dress code. I got goosebumps. 

So, yes, I'm pretty in love with the overall attractiveness of these boots. But my favorite detail?


Definitely the yellow contrasting zipper. For some reason, I can't WAIT to wear these to work next year. Finally, I won't look like an ungainly drowned rat in the rain! 

So, as you can tell by all my gushing and squeeing, I really want to jump in some puddles now. Fortunately, tomorrow's forecast calls for cooler temperatures and showers. 

I don't even know myself, people! 


10 comments:

  1. My beef with rain is the bad hair day that always goes along with it.
    Those are definitely some awesome rain boots. Enjoy your puddle stomping!

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  2. Those rain boots are aah-mazing!! Very pretty AND practical! Awesome!

    Hope you get some good puddles to jump in!

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  3. See, Allison, that was ANOTHER issue I had with the rain, but now that I have almost no hair, it's not as much as a problem!

    Thanks, Mel! The saleslady told me that they were totally leak-proof, so I'm totally gonna do a little Gene Kelly "Singin' in the Rain" action...

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  4. You're listening to Queen, but meanwhile I can't get that Beatles song out of my head!

    These may be the most stylish, least rain boot-looking rain boots ever! I was stoked to hop through puddles when I got mine a few springs back. Now, not so much. Enjoy the rain!

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  5. These are Bad A$$ rainboots. Bad A$$!

    Also, have I ever weighed in on how much I love your haircut. It is amazing! (It's also my haircut but it's still amazing on you.)

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  6. Thanks, Anne! Yay for catching the tune! I think I'll be excited to hop through puddles for exactly one day. Tomorrow. Then I'll go back to grumbling! :)

    Aww, DM, thank you! Yay for short hair, no? How long have you had yours short? Mine was like this for two and a half years before I decided to grow it out about five years ago. Now I'm solidly back on the short-hair train...

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  7. I share your hatred for rain. After working in FL where when it rained we just didn't work I now dub all rain days as days off.
    I freaking love the boots! I agree, the back zip contrast makes these boots. And yes, they are flattering! Prob some of the best money spent.

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  8. Miss B, I would totally prefer 'rain days' to 'snow days.' And I'm no longer feeling guilty about buying myself a present: the boots are awesome and totally necessary. Win!

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