Sunday, September 30, 2012

How I wore it: walking in the rain

Rather originally, I hate the rain. I hate going out in it, I hate getting my clothes/hair/bag wet, I hate wearing glasses in the rain, I hate umbrellas, the works. I've been known to say that I'd much rather have "rain days" off over "snow days." Today dawned cool and rainy here in the Boston area, but I needed to do some shopping, I was in the mood to do some walking, so I threw on some contacts, squeezed myself into my jeggings and rain boots, tossed on a new tunic (bought yesterday), and called it a day.

And damned if it didn't look as if I had stepped out of my own 2010/2011 school year...

Admit you've always wanted to see the clutter of my bedroom...

It barely rained (I also wore my dorky, yet incredibly trustworthy raincoat) and, more importantly, it was a fun little outing with my family. Much-needed, too, as yesterday we'd spent the whole day in the car running errands and shopping for little doodads here and there.

One of those doodads is the tunic you see in this picture. We went into one of our favorite pretentious stores in Somerville, Magpie, just for fun, and came out with a baby blanket, a bib, a nightlight, and this "dress." All day I basked in the glow of buying just a little too many things for myself, all unexpected (I also bought myself a new phone case and lots of stuff for Baby Boots.). 

Anyway, I like the top because - hey - grey tunic! And it has birds of prey and cool colors (that match my humidifier and baby rocker!) and it feels like a comfy sweatshirt and it has pockets! Bam! 

Although my tried and true skinny bottoms/tunic top lifestyle is a little hard to maintain at the moment, both because of work and in terms of nursing my child, it was a bit of a thrill to dress like this again. I've missed my "uniform!" 

Grey printed tunic: FluffyCo, bought at Magpie on Davis Square
Blue jeggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Rain boots: Steve Madden, remixed


  1. Cute tunic.
    Random fact I used to sell my wares in Magpie about 7 or so years ago. The woman who opened it Leah also founded but she sold it a few years ago.

  2. I love Magpie so much. I treat myself to something from there every five/six months. What did you sell there?