Rainy Day // OOTD

Rain rain don't go away. You're welcome here. Feel free to stay. Remember how thrilled I was about having a gloomy day here in Southern California? Well, we had several days of actual gloom & rain which meant I finally got to wear the layers that were sitting in the back of my closet gathering dust. I took them out, shook them off & was able to create a rainy day look.

the lost abbey

the lost abbey

I love the scent of fresh rain on the asphalt. It's a little musky, but you can smell the crispness in the air -- the dirt being washed away like problems of the past. Just don't step in the puddles or else you'll get those dreaded wet socks that seem to stay soggy for hours at a time.

the lost abbey

the lost abbey

My pretty pink beanie is from my favorite brewery in the world, The Lost Abbey. I like it because it's not obviously a brewery beanie. In fact, it could be confused as some sort of religious symbolism. But if you're local, you'd know.  If you're not local, it just looks cool. :]

california style

california style

For this San Diego fashion look I've got a nice blend of cheap-o basics, vintage statement pieces, & name brand favorites. I found this rainbow cropped top at the thrift store & I adore it. The texture, the zig zags, the vibrant color. It absolutely suits me. The brighter the better!

california style

california fashion blogger

Jacket: Pacsun // Cardigan: c/o LA9 // Top: Vintage // Shorts: Forever 21 // Leggings: Forever 21 // Boots: H&M // Nose ring: c/o Deviant Body Jewelry 

I received the LA9 Vivian Wrap many months ago & it has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since. It's lightweight, easy to style, & cozy as can be. Perfect for rainy day layering. Here in San Diego, we can't even handle the rain. Roads were flooded. Cars were stalled. All courtesy of the May storm that swept through the city.

How do you survive in the rain? Which part of my San Diego rainy day outfit do you like best? :]

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49 comments

  1. Cute outfit for rainy day ! So pink, I love it..

    Keep in touch ya. :)
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  2. Haha yaaaay for getting to layer! I've always been a fan of the tights plus shorts look. It's so playful and still keeps you cozy :)

    xo marlen
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    1. I love layers - they make every outfit look intersting! Great styling, Carmen! Fab boots!

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    2. Exactly Marlen. I'm super adventurous, so it's more practical to wear shorts. I never know if I'll be trekking up a dirt hill or sitting & talking with friends on a giant rock. :]

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  3. I love the smell of rain too! You look so great and colourful for the gloomy weather. Loving the pink beanie especially :) xx

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    1. I smelled the rain before I even heard/saw it. :]

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  4. I completely feel your excitement for a rainy day -- I live in an equatorial country, which means we get sunshine 365 days a year, and rainy days only come during monsoon seasons, and even then, rain is pretty rare. I LOVE to layer pieces together for rainy days, too, so I get super excited when one comes along, haha.

    Anyways, I love how your outfit is so bright and cheery for a rainy day, while incorporating some dark elements. Favourite thing would probably be the pink beanie! Have a great week, Carmen!

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    1. Woohoo! Rain is so exciting when it rarely happens. Definitely the anti-gloomy look, I'd say. :]

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  5. I LOVE that vintage sweater! Looks like it's from the 70s (the decade I would choose to live in if I had to pick one decade, based on fashion haha)
    Hope you guys keep getting your much needed rain in Southern California! xx

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    1. The rain is very much needed! I have no idea how old the top is, but it doesn't hurt to dream. :]

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  6. Loving the outfit. Glad you guys are getting some rain -- it's about time!

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  7. That vintage top is forreal. Love it!

    Xoxo,
    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

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  8. Love this post! Love the beanie and the nose ring! Great outfit! This morning was really rainy here but extremely humid haha
    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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  9. I love that jacket, I could see myself in that for sure! The beanie is great too, I love sneakily wearing local brands that others might not necessarily get at first, makes a great conversation starter!


    Sarah :)
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    1. Sneakily wearing & supporting local brands is the bees knees. :]

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  10. U look so cute~~ I personally not into rain.. But I like that smell too!! Such a cute layered style!! Xoxo

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    1. Rain is so rare here that I can't help but admire when it comes. :]

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  11. Love this look on you hun! I like the name of your post aswell x x
    Jess x
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  12. I definitely love how colorful you dress on a gloomy day :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  13. I love the top, anything rainbow like that is totally my style.

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  14. What a lovely outfit for a rainy day! Your beanie is so cute!! xo Vivian

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    1. Thank you, Vivian. A pink brewery beanie is a wonderful find for me. :]

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  15. You look so California cool in this snugly rainy day outfit! I must check out that brewery when I'm in San Diego! (Would love to meet up and share blogging stories!!!)

    I miss the many rainy days in Connecticut where I moved from ten years ago! So when it rains in LA, I love it….but the drivers are crazy…they act like it's a snow storm!

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. Absolutely! Shoot me a comment or email if you're in town! :]

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  16. your hair is sooo gorgeous! you're so colorful and happy- i think if i wore something that bright my friends would think there's something wrong with me, ha. i tend to stick with neutrals but i should branch out!

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    1. Aw thanks Jess! Try a new color once in a while. You may surprise yourself. :]

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  17. This is such a fun look! I love the hot pink shorts and leggings. :)
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  18. Love this look, it's just so much fun! Nothing like hot pink shorts and leggings! :)
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  19. Your photos are so amazing! Love how this look fits on you <333

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  20. I love rain too!! and San Diego is gorgeous as well. My favorite is the bright top! Great for a rainy day!

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  21. SUCH a chic rainy day look! I love how you layered here!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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    1. Yeah, layered for once. Otherwise it's just t-shirt & shorts over here. :]

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  22. You look so cute! I love the outfit especially the boots!

    Tootsie Jean

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  23. I totally love your outfit...especially the hat!

    Keisha xo
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  24. Lovely - in true SoCal rainy day style!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  25. Cute outfit! I like the boots x

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  26. I love your top, it's really pretty! (:
    Nati xx
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