Sunday, May 19, 2013

Umbrellas, Gumboots and Wooly Hats!

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 Winter sure is here in Christchurch! With a forecast of rain, rain and more rain for the next 7 days, I thought it was time to get out the gumboots and umbrella! It's no lie, I will wear gumboots over shoes any day when it's raining...who likes having cold wet feet for the whole day?! In my opinion, gumboots aren't just reserved for the farm and a muddy garden, they're easy to style into a cute winter outfit! 
Today we decided to really challenge ourselves to go against what we usually do on a wet rainy day (aka wrap up in blankets and watch documentaries) Instead, we donned our umbrellas and went for a wander around Victoria Lake in Hagley Park, and in the finally opened Christchurch CBD. Yes it was cold, but nice to do something different! and any excuse to frolic around in wooly sweaters and hats is alright by me! 
 To end our rainy day, and as an extra effort to doing things a bit differently, we had pancakes for dinner as we sat and watched the rain pouring outside! What are your go-to habits when it's raining all day?

32 comments:

  1. Ohh your rainy day habits sound delightful! I love to drink tea and bake banana bread when it rains :D

    I love how you've really captured the beauty of autumn in these photos, the colors of the leaves and the lighting is perfect :)

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    1. Oh banana bread sounds delicious! I haven't made that in so long...It's raining all week so I'm sure I'll have time to bake some at some point! haha. I love autumn rain! with all the pretty colours and cool air :) xox

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  2. Your see through umbrella is the cutest! <3 P.s. these photos make me miss good ol' Christchurch! Even despite the rainy weather ; )

    xo
    Jo
    Lost in the Haze

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    1. Thanks! I decided on clear as it will go with any outfit I wear! haha. It reminds me a bit of your clear raincoat! It's been a lovely golden autumn down here, and lots of beautiful foggy mornings! xox

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  3. This is so sweet. I haven't seen rain at Australian and New Zealand's bloggers for so long :D.
    Love your outfit and boots and all. And you always have some nice place behind you :)

    Kisses

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    1. I know what you mean about not seeing rain on peoples blogs! We tend to hide away from the rain, bt I actually think it's fun once and a while to go for a wander in it...it's very peaceful because there's nobody else around! haha. xox

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  4. You are the cutest! And girl, you pull off gumboots so well! I would probably just look like a farmer haha!

    Where is your umbrella from? My boyfriend got me one a while ago but last Winter it didn't handle the strong winds very well and came apart :'( I always loved being able to hold it in a way where the side way rain wouldn't hit my face AND I could still see where I was going, bluss!

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    1. I think it is because despite being almost 23, I still look about 5 when I'm wrapped up in winter gears...5 year olds always look good in gumboots! haha. I actually forgot to pop where the umbrella if from on my post, silly me! It was from Kmart or The Warehouse, I can't actually remember which...I haven't tested this one in the wind but it seems to be pretty sturdy! xox

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  5. Hello from San Francisco! Absolutely love your blog! Are you on Bloglovin? Would love to follow

    www.thischarmingwanderer.com

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    1. Hello Jessica! thank you I'm glad you love my blog! Lucky you living in San Francisco, I would love to travel there one day! Yes I am on bloglovin, click here and it will take you through to my bloglovin page to follow :) xox

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  6. so cute! and brave! i'm too chicken to take a real camera out on a rainy day... i'm very cat like and prefer spending my rainy days in bed with a good book...or if i decide to take the plunge and go outside(unless i have to, of course), go and cozy up in a cinema. i don't know why i find going to the cinema so soothing...

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    1. Yes it was a brave move taking my camera out in the rain! My boyfriend was balancing the umbrella, a heavy camera, and trying to not let the zoom lens stick out into the rain! haha (Hence why we didn't get too many shots- it was just too hard!) I love hiding away in the cinema too! It's like the whole outside world just stops for a while! xo

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  7. Such a gorgeous outfit! Your sweater looks so cozy and I'm just loving your little umbrella!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Thanks Hannah! It is such a cosy sweater, I'm wearing it right now while I'm freezing as the sun goes down! haha. xox

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