I had no idea what a Wellie was until my second year of college, when – all of the sudden – Hunter boots were everywhere, multiplying before my eyes in a rainbow of colors on the legs of every Jane, Judy, and Jill sprinting down the Lawn en route to class or traipsing around the corner at the first sign of inclement weather. Though I bought my first pair in lipstick pink, I’ve thankfully evolved a bit since my college days, when I waltzed around grounds in a cloud of Ralph Lauren Romance, still shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch, and was leaning tragically hard into the lingerie top trend – and thus have settled into a pair of more gallant olive green ones for the past several years.
These afford the impression of excursions to fox or horse country, even if they will only see the far murkier grime and subterranean animalia of the Manhattan subway for the foreseeable future.
Still, a good pair of rainboots are a member of the wardrobe staple elite: a workhorse you need. They are durable, timeless, and curiously resistant to (or rather compliant with?) trend and even season, for that matter.
I found them on sale in a few colors here in case you’re in the market for your own pair. I love that boat blue hue in particular!
I have loved seeing mini strut around in her rubber-duck-yellow rainboots, too. (And she currently rocks a TBBC slicker – very lightweight and appropriate for the still-warm weather – though in the past has worn styles from both Gap and Petit Bateau, the latter of which you can sometimes score in very gently used condition here. Have also been eyeing these similarly styled ones – for a fraction of the price! — for micro.)
For me, I am swooning over the Stutterheim rubberized raincoats, which suddenly seem de rigueur and I have seen popping up everywhere. Love the cut and colors!
I’ve written about this elsewhere, but these are hand to God the best umbrellas on earth. They are extremely small and lightweight (you could toss it into your work bag on a daily basis without adding much to your load) but highly sturdy and well-made (i.e., won’t flip inside out at the first gust of wind).
This might be a good back-up diaper bag for rainy days…lightweight, waterproof, not overly precious, and monogrammable. I like it in the army green with that Gucci-esque webbing strap.
How cute are these PVC (water-friendly) sneaks for mini!?
My nails are either white-pink or fire engine red. This (“matter of fiction”) is my current favorite in the former category.
When mini visited my grandparents a month ago, she was very into puzzles, which I hadn’t thought she was old enough for. She proved me wrong! Just ordered her these.