Did anyone else read the title of this post and think of that Aly & AJ song? Because it's literally playing in my head right now! I thought it was an appropriate name for this look because duh, I'm standing in front of a blue building, and "out of the blue" it started raining during this shoot. The rain meant I had to break out my trusty navy BLUE rain jacket! Pretty perfect, huh?
Mom jeans are the word this season, and I am shamelessly LOVING the trend! My favorite variety is the high-waisted style because they can easily be worn with crop tops and bodysuits, which are also super hot right now. This pair has been my go-to denim this spring, and I love how comfy they feel and how effortless they look. Cuff your favorite pair for a more modern vibe.
I know, you caught me - I can't get enough of bodysuits! I feel like I wear one a week, but that's because they're so EASY! This Calvin Klein logo one-piece is sporty yet chic and it looks just as great with a skirt as it does with jeans. Celebrities from Kendall Jenner to Ciara have been rocking the iconic "CK" emblem lately, and so I'm not going to lie, I feel pretty on-trend in this fun piece!
It had been a while since I owned a raincoat. But when I saw this piece in Zara back in March, I couldn't get it off my mind. I love how sleek it is, and how you can totally wear it as a regular jacket even when it's not raining. It also looks more expensive than it is, which is the kind of quality I always look for in my clothing. It also fits great and has deep pockets as an added bonus!
For no particular reason, I'm not usually one for belts. But without one, this look would have seemed incomplete. So to give it some pizazz, I threw on my favorite belt, which also happens to be leopard! In today's fashion universe, leopard is a neutral, and it looks so effortlessly cool here paired with denim, a casual tank, and sneakers.
I had been searching for the perfect red crossbody, and then my mom and I came across this beauty by Michael Kors. Even better, it was on sale! I personally think having a red purse in your collection is an excellent idea. Red is such a statement color and when used as an accent, it makes a huge impact with minimal effort. Plus, it looks stylish paired with almost any color. For MY red bag, I wanted something unique and special. I chose this one because I'm obsessed with this rose petal effect.
I originally thought wearing a black beaded choker might be too much. I debated not wearing a necklace at all. But in the end, I decided to go for it because it's so ME. I've always been that girl who unapologetically piles on the jewelry, and I thought, hey - why stop now? I also can't get enough of this choker!
Well I've been digging matte lip colors lately, here I went for a shiny lipgloss, and I like how it plays off the slickness of my raincoat. Gloss feels youthful and playful, which is how I felt during this shoot - raindrops and all!
And there's that umbrella! Don't forget umbrellas can serve as a chic accessory too ;)
[jeans: Urban Outfitters // bodysuit: Calvin Klein via Pac Sun // jacket: Zara (I also like this one) // sneakers: Tretorn via Anthropologie // belt: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // choker: Free People (similar style here) // earrings: & Other Stories (similar pair here) // leather cuff: Michael Dawkins // lipgloss: Shiseido // eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette // umbrella: Gap]
This past weekend it was chilly and pretty much rained 24/7 -- including during this shoot! While this week it's been sweltering hot as temps have reached the high 80's! So crazy, right? But my boyfriend and I were total pros and were able to quickly snap these pics in between bursts of precipitation. Luckily I had my umbrella too!
This outfit also turned out to be the perfect way to combat the fickle weather. I've learned that carrying a raincoat with you everywhere you go in the spring is a solid idea! Because after all, you never know when raindrops will appear "out of the blue!"
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