Monday, January 11, 2016

Raincoat Love

It looks like we might get a decent amount of rain in the Bay Area this year (keeping my fingers crossed as we really need it!). And I’m happy that I have a chance to bring out my raincoat as I didn’t get to wear it much in the past few years.

I got this MICHAEL by Michael Kors raincoat several years ago at Costco of all places. I was immediately drawn to the bright red color, and I liked the fit. The only problem is that the belt doesn’t stay put when it’s looped through the belt buckle, but I’ve solved that problem by tying it. Recently, I like adding an extra pop of color to the raincoat with my cobalt blue scarf. This MICHAEL raincoat seems to be very similar to mine and comes in several colors.
Red Raincoat
I think owning a bright raincoat is a must as it can truly brighten up a dark, rainy day, of which I hope we’ll have many more here in California… I also used to own a bright, cheery umbrella, but sadly it broke. So I’ve been on the lookout for a bright umbrella (especially for the days when I don’t wear the red coat, but one of my more muted coats). It’s somewhat surprising to me how many dark umbrellas are out there and how hard it is to find a fun, yet still "age-appropriate" one! Maybe I should go into the umbrella business...

Here are some bright raincoats that I think would brighten up any day (click on the photos for more info):


Questions: Do you own a bright raincoat? How about a bright, fun umbrella? How do you bring color and cheer into a rainy day? 

Be Well,
Andrea



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30 comments:

  1. I love a colorful raincoat! Lovely collection. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. Living in rainy wet Oregon I am always on the hunt for a raincoat. I have several, but not a bright red one with a beautiful blue scarf. Your look is lovely!

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  3. What a great rain coat, I have a purple columbia ( or deep blue maybe more accurate). I have funky fun rain boots though.
    I have a Thursday Link up ( still live) and would love to have you pop over for a visit.http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/01/a-plethora-of-plaids-when-you-fashion.html
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Linda! And, yes, fun rain boots are great, too! I don't own any rain boots, but getting some is one the list! And when I do, they will for sure be fun! I think I added last week's post to your Thursday linkup. :-)

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  4. I love this coat--and I love that it comes in so many awesome colours!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  5. I love this bright raincoat!

    I must admit although I'm very attracted to them I've never found one that was right for me.

    I have a great classy plaid umbrella given to me as a gift from another blogger which I love.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. What a gorgeous raincoat!! So vibrant and looks so good on you!! Yes I would do a rain dance just so I could wear it, lol!!

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  7. Your beautiful raincoat can really bright up a day! It's a pity that you can't wear it often!
    To be honest, in the transition seasons I wear mine as a light weight coat also when it isn't raining ...
    I have a neutral tone raincoat which I bought in London many years ago but I would like a new yellow one...

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    1. You are right, I could wear the coat also when it doesn't rain, and I sometimes do, but not often.

      Hope you find the coat you are looking for!

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  8. I love this coat on you! Such a cheery color. I also tie the belt on my trench coat as it does not seem to want to buckle like a proper belt. I don't own a bright coat myself but now you have me thinking about it. I do own a fun red umbrella with a white circle pattern. I hope you find an umbrella.

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  9. The bright red is such a cheerful colour! it looks great on you, especially paired with the blue :) I only have one bright coat but I really enjoy wearing it, it makes me smile and it's a great way to brighten up a dull day! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks, Mica! It's amazing what an influence bright colors can have on our mood...

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  10. Love the bright red rain coat! A nice refreshing change from the classic tan. It looks fab tied and with your royal blue scarf. Looking fab my friend :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  11. I love the bright colors & brightens up dreary winter! :) Well, colder & not so nice in some places vs. others. :)

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  12. Where are you in the Bay Area, Dear? I'm in San Jose (Willow Glen). Yes it's been a rainy winter for sure!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. We are very close; I just sent you an email! :-) And, yes, thankfully we've had a rainy winter; hoping for more!

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  13. Nice ! I like the red raincoat, as I am certainly one that needs some brightness or cheer on those rainy days, they can be a bummer. I love the vibrant blue sccarf on you too with it.

    jess xx
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Color really can make a difference on grey days!

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  14. I have a raincoat that I bought years ago from Costco that I still wear. Of course, it's been sitting in the closet for the past several years and I am still waiting for El Nino to arrive. There really hasn't been that much rain for us in SoCal yet.

    Love the bright color of your rain jacket.


    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. We've been getting a fair amount of rain up north, but we definitely need more!

      Thanks for hosting TBT Fashion Link Up! It's fun!

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