It’s been raining cats and dogs.
I never know what that means but all I know is it has been as wet as anything.
The rain is my friend if I am snuggled up inside with a good book or an entertaining film; not so much when moving furniture and cartons through a muddy garden on the drippiest of days. Not ideal.
Never mind, these challenges are hardly problematic but it did make me think I need an old-fashioned raincoat. I have the trenchcoat version which is a great “going out” coat and doubles as a mid-weight protection against the elements but some days, especially in London and Provence, I need the full-on-not-so dressy-number with an umbrella to match.
Lately, I have been crushing over yellow – don’t ask me why – it is highly unusual. Much has been surprising about my choices recently and it may well have something to do with my determination to shake things up and think outside the box a little. It could have more to do with the combination of primrose and grey, which I love and a mix I want to add to my wardrobe this spring.
But, would we wear an all yellow raincoat?
Not so sure, I may be reminded of my adorable Aussie nieces when they were dressed for school on a rainy day and feel like school days is best left to them. I did see a woman on my early morning walk wearing a yellow raincoat with cute boots and cropped jeans. She looked fabulous. Should I re-think? Rainy days need not be drab?
An easy way in is maybe a touch of yellow on the umbrella?
Either way, my raincoat wardrobe is growing. I’ve started with this one in French Navy and we will see from here. xv
When It Rains
rain, rain go away
images, Terry Richardson Vogue Paris August 2017, Mikael Jansson Vogue Paris September 2003