Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In like a lion and out like a... lion

Goodbye March! That's it. I've had it. I refuse to allow this awful weather to dictate my life and blog. I can't imagine how many inches of rain we have received in the past few weeks, but I can tell you it has been a lot. It prevented me from taking photos yesterday, but today I was determined! I wrapped my camera in a plastic bag and went to my trusty blue wall. It's amazing what a little crazed jumping will do for your mood, I felt so much better afterwards! I'm definitely re-motivated to get back to my exercise routine (of which some new sheets and a new cozy pillow have recently put a hinderance on, as I usually exercise in the AM). I hear it's supposed to stop raining on Thursday, here's hoping! I hope this means that we'll have a dry summer!
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Striped Dress: H&M (17.00)
Tights: We Love Colors (10.00 with coupon)
Creepers: T.U.K. (very old)
Googly-eye Bracelt: gift from Jen of JenLovesKev
Umbrella: Target (16.00)
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Rainy days, along with sapping my motivation, also make me want to only wear easy and comfy things. I walk to work, so I usually have to stuff my shoes in a bag and slosh four blocks to my job wearing rain boots. Any outfit that I can throw on and go makes this kind of commute that much easier, which is why I love this striped H&M dress. It's so completely simple and looks good every time I wear it. I should have bought two, it's something I'll be wearing forever!

I hope everyone is staying dry!

44 comments:

Elaine said...

Wow...even in the rain and jumping, you still manage to look amazing!

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Lloyd & The Tubsters said...

I love the contrast of the blue wall with your stripped dress! And as always, I love those shoes.
-Lloyd

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Juliette said...

Adorable pictures! Love the dress and umbrella :]
Personally though, I love the rain!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Lucy Marmalade said...

What cute jumping pictures! I totally feel you about the weather--this has been Alabama's wettest winter in history, and it has been absolutely terrible for my psyche. Here's to Spring! (if I were witty I'd be able to make a pun about Spring and you springing about. But alas, I am not.)

BikeWorkPlay said...

You look so cute, if you didn't mention the gloomy mood I'd never have known! I especially love photo #3!

Angie D said...

These are the CUTEST!!!

Cheers to almost spring weather!

Bucca said...

lol looks like a tonne of fun xx

Kate said...

Love the umbrella and the stripes! It's been raining non-stop here, too, here's hoping for a sunny weekend for all!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i love the second to last picture. it kind of looks like you're about to fly away with the umbrella. haha!

xoxo
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kelly ann said...

you look so cute, love the stripes! i hope the sun comes out for you soon!

Rosie said...

This weather situation in NE is completely out of control! Don't fret, this weekend is supposed to be beautiful!

Becca said...

This is so fun! I can't imagine trying to pull off such a feat as taking a jumping picture in the rain holding an umbrella, showing off my outfit, and STILL looking good, but somehow you managed it!

kate maggie said...

You look great. I love every single one of these pictures! :)

eunice said...

your shoes are pretty amazing! love your poses!

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!Tb0n3! said...

I can't wait until this weekend! 75 and sunny, let's hope Mr. Weatherman is right this time!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aw you look darling! We've been having gorgeous sunshine but I definitely hope for some April showers to get cute shots like these!

Tanya Patrice said...

Lol - seeing you jumping and smiling put me in a good mood - so thanks for getting out in the rain :-)

Clare said...

I love that you filled this post with jumping photos! So cute. And I totally feel you about wearing comfy clothes when things are crazy. This dress is so cute!

Candid Phobic said...

nice jump shots julie! cute :-)

Jill said...

Good riddance, March!! I am with you on that. And for the record, we've gotten more than 11 inches of rain this month--the most EVER.

Lexie said...

i love my striped dress too! we've had super nice weather in illinois ... like high 60s! so wonderful for march! i hear we're supposed to get some rain next week though ... boo!

ShoesForDessert said...

We, luckily, didn't have any rain today but SO MUCH WIND, which can sometimes be just as bad as rain as to what it does to my hair! But adorable photos! I always wanted an umbrella like that after I saw it in a commercial (can't remember what for) years ago

khdz said...

fun photos :)
i love the ones where you are standing on your toes.

Sydney said...

I love these pictures! They're so cute.

LovelyLeigh said...

Ah!! this is so awesome! I did something similar to this about 2 weeks ago when it was crappy weather here in Florida! It really is great jumping around! I did hand stands and kart wheels and all kinds of crazy jumps! The shoes really bring everything together! Boo MA weather!

xo!
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S + Y said...

looking cute as always! I was looking for a dress like that! I'll drop by H&M on my way home from school tomorrow!
Oh and even with the rain and the umbrella you manage to snap gorg pictures while you jump! I think I need practice!

Le Quaintrelle said...

You are absolutely making me want to pull out my creepers and start wearing them again! You look so cute!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the striped dress and I love the umbrella

Dominika said...

really great outfit!
and i love your umbrella!
(speaking of umbrellas, i have now published one of my outfits with umbrella!) ^^
<3

The Village Idiot said...

love this- you look like a funky morton salt girl :)
love the umbrella- i am looking for one that will brighten my rainy day!

Empress said...

great photos!

Darkinia said...

You are combining a nice and simple outfit with stripes and a lot of fun. That's all the things I like. :)

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Super cute photos!!! That umbrella rocks! :)

monkeyandsquirrel said...

hehehe... cute pics!

MrJeffery said...

aaaah great photos! and shoos!

Aimee said...

These photos are adorable, I don't know how to be cute like that in the rain! And I love the creepers, I'm looking for a pair myself.

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Kallie said...

your creepers are great, and your umbrella is so cute. ugh i hope its not like last spring where it rained for 90 straight days...i will DIE if it is.

vint junky said...

These pics have just confirmed how much i need one of those big plastic umbrellas! Tuks are excellent
xxxx

Mousevox Vintage said...

I actually like the rain. I think I'd like it more though if I had an umbrella like that. xo.

Orchid Grey said...

I normally like it too, but we've received over a foot of rain this month which is a little too much for me! We need at least a couple of days to dry off!

princesspolitico said...

simple yet chic! i adore your shoes as well :)

xo.
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earthvs said...

lovelovelove your creepers!

whimsicalwardrobe said...

These pix are just fabulous! I'm gonna have to try jumping one o' these days..love it!

theoctoberissue said...

I have the same umbrella,but with pink trimming.
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