Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rainy Days and Mondays

Gloomy, winter weather has officially hit Seattle. It's the time of year when it gets dark at 5 p.m. and drizzles all day long. When it comes to rainy days, I've found it's best to embrace the weather as an opportunity to don your most adorable rain boots, raincoat and of course, a chic umbrella. I'm not talking about the cheap, black umbrellas sold on New York street corners that get blown inside out within 5 blocks. I'm talking about an investment umbrella that's as much an accessory as a handbag or jewelry. A couple of my favorite online umbrella shops are Pare Umbrella and Bella Umbrella. Of course, you can find more affordable options that offer just as much style in department and thrift stores. Just venture outside of the traditional solid colors and choose something with a little personality. With ruffles, polka dots and patterns available, you can think of bad weather as a reason to accessorize.

"I didn't invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella."
-- Dennis Hope, Almost Famous

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