28th, May, 2012

A Rainy Day in Welington! 

You may not know – but Wellington weather has a bit of a reputation. It is notorious for being very, very windy – I’ve even heard that some intersections have handles to stop you blowing over! Yesterday, the capital lived up to it’s ‘windy city’ namesake. The plan was originally to venture to the zoo with the ever-wonderful (and my latest girl crush!) Kelsey Genna. Due to my sleepy state, along with the gale-force winds, Barnaby and I instead headed to the waterfront to take bets on how big the waves were. I’d also been quite keen to test out a recent winter purchase; a transparent raincoat bought from eBay. I haven’t owned a raincoat since I was a child, so it was a surreal feeling to be completely soaked on the outside, but warm and toasty on the inside! I’m usually fairly impractical when it comes to clothing, and either freeze or sweat; depending on the outfit! I think I’m hooked on this whole ‘adapting to the surroundings’ notion, and actually dressing for different weather! I’m thinking this raincoat will be a go-to piece during winter; or at least I hope so – as I’m able to wear summery dresses underneath, and not even shiver! I spent the afternoon wearing a gingham ASOS dress, paired with black t-bar flats. Oh, and thought I should let you know – I warmed up afterwards with an incredibly warm hot chocolate; my favourite!

31 Comments on “Splash”

  1. I love the raincoat, it’s such a good way to show off your dress!
    Handles to stop you blowing over? That’s crazy, wow.

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  2. That weather is incredible! Looks like so much fun! I love your raincoat, sensible but very cool xo

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  3. I don’t know anyone else that looks so fabulous in the rain, love the rain jacket and the outfit underneath :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  4. How cute is that raincoat?! I haven’t one since I was a little kid either. I’m not sure that I spend enough time in the rain to justify buying one…

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  5. Haha this rain coat is the coolest thing ever! It looks so great above the gingham dress, really cute combo! :)

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  6. Oh my, that raincoat is simply amazing!! Practical but yet it doesn’t hide your adorable outfit underneath! Must get one for myself :)

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  7. THat rain coat is gorgeous! Just the thing to keep you cheery even when it’s miserable outside!

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  8. the raincoat is such a cute idea! it would probably be a lot more effective than an umbrella too because almost everything except my face and shoulders gets wet anyway even with one. also i love the dress on you! ;)

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  9. holy smokes that rain coat is amazing. How long are you in Wellington for? It just so happens to be where I live! In a rather cosy place nestled above Oriental Bay too!

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      • Ah, never mind! If your in Wellington again in the near future I would love to get a coffee! And perhaps we will venture down to Christchurch, we have big South Island travel plans :)

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  10. I think raincoats are such an amazing invention! When I was little I had a red one with matching wellies (>_< how terribly cute!) and I clearly remember the smell of plastic, I adored it. So much that I've been looking for the perfect raincoat that smells of plastic until last year, when I finally found it! And I wear it both in autumn and spring, it's so comfortable and it gives you a very good reason to smile in the rain!
    Ale
    x

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  11. Oh Jo!! That coat is even better than I imagined!! Stunning!! These pics are beautiful!
    Luvluv,
    Sway x

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  12. I’ve just had a EUREKA moment when seeing this post… I’ve never realised how cool it is before, to have a clear raincoat, that you can still show off your outfit with… I NEED ONE RIGHT NOW.

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  13. Oh my god, how perfect is this post? I love the overcast colors, the dress, and the clear coat! <33

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