Herringbone + Umbrellas

“When it rains, the world softens around the edges; streets and sidewalks become a liquid mirror onto which lights and colors bleed. When it rains, everything becomes beautiful… for a while.” John Mark Green

Spring in Michigan means a mixture of rain, snow and a whole lot of in-between. I just happen to be one of those people that embraces the rain with a smile. I am a world champion cocooner, so cozy days at home, listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the kitchen windows is my idea of wonderful. I also appreciate the rain for the growth and life it brings to the outdoors. But, on those occasions when I have to go out in the rain, I am never far from my wellies and umbrella cane.

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

A Rainy Day in Grand Rapids - Umbrella, navy blue herringbone midi pencil skirt, chambray button up

Jessica SKIRT: Jessica Swagman (coming soon) | BUTTON UP: Kohl’s (similar here) | SHOES: DSW (similar here) | PURSE: DSW | UMBRELLA: Gift (similar here or here)

Tints, Tones + Trestles

There is nothing prettier than a city at 5am with its empty streets and cold wind.

I have lived in Grand Rapids my entire life, but I still find it fascinating to explore the city. There are always rundown buildings, small alleys, and new adventures. With all the revitalization going on in Downtown Grand Rapids, it means there are always new sights and sounds for my curious mind.

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Shades of blue, blue geometric fitted dress

Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman (coming soon) | JACKET: H&M (similar here or here) | WATCH: World Market (similar here) | SHOES: DSW (similar here)