Strawberry Rain

I know not many of you are from Nashville, but those of you who are can attest to just how fickle the weather has been as of late. It's been bouncing back and forth between a high of 39 and 62, with the lows ranging from the mid 20's to the lower 50's. Obviously my immune system can't keep up and Mother Nature is the culprit of the latest sinus infection (Feeling loads better though, thanks for your sweet well wishes!). Yesterday (and today) we woke up to rain. The difference being that yesterday was in the breezy 50's and today, at noon, it's currently 37 degrees. Just add some fog and I'd swear Nashville turned into San Francisco! It's unusually warm for December (Christmas is next weekend!), but it's nice to not feel like I have to bundle up real tight. Yesterday was the perfect day to run errands with my new snazzy umbrella. I've always felt umbrellas should be overly adorable or at least aesthetically pleasing because it makes a big difference on a dreary day! My giant strawberry one from Romwe is perfect! 

We spent the day fumbling for sweet treats and DIY items at various stores where the lines wrapped clear around the building. Every year I forget how not-fun it is to procrastinate for Christmas! I'm kind of excited about everything we're doing for the holidays, but I can't share too much here since 90% of our gift recipients read my blog! I'll share fun things afterwards though! We had the pleasure of meeting up with Emily and her fiance Kiersten while they were passing through Nashville last night. (Fun fact: I met Emily in Indianapolis in June when we were shopping in H&M on our way to surprise Susannah!) We met up for a delicious dinner at Rosepepper and then on our way home my car died. Right in the middle of East Nashville. (This being the car I just got back from the shop with a new transmission + radiator!) Luckily they were behind us and gave us a lift home. We sat around, drinking new old ladies and talking wedding plans. I'm lucky enough to be making Emily's hairpiece so I'm very excited! She's having a dreamy ranch/barn wedding like we want so I'm tickled pink. After they left we watched some MadMen and went to bed. Only to wake up and deal with towing and rental cars again today! It could be a lot worse those so I'm not too upset by it. Just another rainy day in Music City!

What are your plans for the weekend?!

Forever 21 dress
Forever 21 cardigan
Vintage belt, thrifted
Blue tights c/o We Love Colors
Target flats
Strawberry umbrella c/o Romwe

42 comments:

  1. the umbrella is just so adorable! love it :)

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  2. Lovely outfit! You always have the most adorable dresses!!! Such a cute umbrella! I really need to get me one, cant believe I don't even own one!!

    Good Luck with your car troubles and I'm glad to hear you had a great time with your friends!!

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    Marja <3

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  3. i love that umbrella! it gives a pop of cheer on a gloomy day :)

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  4. I love cute umbrellas! The way it matches your hair is really awesome. :D

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  5. i *love* that dress! and the umbrella... omg!! crazy amazing.

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  6. your lipstick color is so perfect!! i love wearing pretty pinks and reds when it's rainy. it's like a little bit of sunshine.

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  7. I haven't been by in a while - between my wedding, honeymoon, thanksgiving and now the holidays blog reading has fallen by the way side but A) I love what you've done with the place, B) That umbrella is adorable and C) I live in Alabama and we've having the same issues as you in Nashville!!! I just need the weather to stay either hot or cold, I'm tired of being sick.

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  8. the umbrella is so cute!! the weather is awefule over here, way too cold, rainy, stormy.. not too nice if you have to be outside a lot. I'll have to work all saturday, which I'm not looking forward to, but at least I get to check out a super cool flea market with my mister on sunday. and if I'm lucky I might get to meet up with my sister aswell, eep! I love her and miss her all the time since I moved out of my parents house.. have a great weekend!

    Paula from owlsandink.blogspot.com

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  9. That umbrella is adorable <3 it's supposed to be snowing here although we've had nothing but rain all day so it's been a good excuse to break out the big umbrellas here to. xoxo

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  10. Yes,the weather has been ridiculous! I'm saying,"is it summer yet?" already. My little feetsies can't stand the cold...a la poor circulation! I love how this umbrella gave the dreary day a nice color! And love the dress,too! (as usual!) ;)

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  11. Whoa this umbrella is the cutest! Makes the whole outfit!!!

    The weather has been very strange here, considering we've been getting apocalyptic winter predictions, this is way nice :)

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  12. Im a little bit besotted with your umbrella!

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  13. I love it! so cute!!... i have been so miserable about dressing up this week because of the weather here but this has inspired me:)


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  14. Aww, omg, could you seriously be any more adorable? I love your outfit and that umbrella is so peppy and cute. I love picture 6, your expression is priceless.

    I live in Virginia and the weather has been all over the place here too, it is beyond frustrating. I really wish it would just stick to cold or stick to mild, the changes are making havoc. My body is like "what now?" with these abrupt weather changes.

    I'm sorry to hear of the car troubles, they bite the big one. Congrats to your friend and it sounds like you had a lovely day despite the car and weather HAVOC. Havoc is a fun word to yell out loud, it just is, trust me :) I have no weekend plans sadly, maybe yelling "HAVOC" in public :)

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  15. I feel ya about the weather! I live in Memphis, TN so it's been the same here. I also have terrible sinuses + know all ab having infections :P At least you have a super cute umbrella + you're adorable!

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  16. the weather has been crazy! i got super sick and even got a nasty rash from being sick. tmi! lol
    You look adorbs.

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  17. Aw, your stawberry umbrella is the cutest <3 <3 <3 I love your bow flats too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  18. How adorable is your umbrella?! Super cute! you look lovely as well! I am glad you are feeling better! Procrastinating at Christmas is no fun, but your loved ones will love you even more with great gifts haha! Ah car problems are so annoying, but I am glad you have a positive attitude about the whole thing!

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  19. Dude I'm SO SICK! I think it's partially this weather and just a yucky cold. But I'm pretty sure this weather is not helping at all. I mean what the what was with it feeling like beginning of fall this week and now the wind BITES! Crazy. Also went to Rose Pepper for my birthday. Nomz.

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  20. adorable! everything is adorable!

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  21. i have this cardigan and i love it!!! you look just so sweet!

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  22. Such a cute outfit! Loving all the blue tones & the lovely collar on that dress.
    The weather in Australia has been just as fickle & I'm just getting over some sniffles now ... silly weather for the silly season!

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  23. The rain is so dreary! But I agree...the bright umbrella does help :) Luckily tomorrow is going to be sunny!

    Sorry about your car woes. You're doing better with it than most people (me) would. It's easy to let things like that ruin your day, so it's nice to see you're so positive :)

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  24. That is the cutest umbrella I've ever seen! Absolutely adorable. Best of luck with your car, Kaelah! (But thank goodness you had some friends to give you a lift).

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxoo
    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  25. I live in Memphis, and the weather is driving me crazy. All I want to do is stay inside and lie under my faux fur throw. At least today is finally kind of cold!

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  26. I totally hear ya on the weather. I'm in Ky & our weather sounds just about like yours. We have had zero snow on the ground so far. You know though, I bet Jan & Feb is going to slam us!

    Cutest umbrella EVER btw!

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  27. OH goodness! What a darling little umbrella! Nashville must be warm.

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  28. That umbrella! I die. Seriously. So much want :D xx

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  29. The umbrella is so cute! Id love one of those!
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  30. you look gorgeous, love every single piece here

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  31. I am SO in love with your umbrella!
    Also, car troubles suck, and congrats to your friend. Her wedding theme sounds adorable <3

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  32. i'm so obsessed with umbrellas so i'm kind of in love with you right now.

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  33. We're dress twinsies! I gladly stole that dress up on super mega discount a few weeks back and I love it! As always, you're wearing it oh so well ;)

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  34. Ok, this outfit is the height of cuteness! You look amazing! Right out of a 1980's Saturday morning cartoon!

    xoxo
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  35. Aw you look so adorable! My fave photo is where you're "hiding" behind the umbrella and only your legs are showing! Adorable! Great outfit!

    xo -S

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  36. Currently Missouri is the same way! Granted, the weather here is constantly changing, however it's snowing one day and 60 degrees the next! So frustrating. I'm in love with your umbrella and dress! That color blue is so pretty on you, especially with your red hair.

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  37. I sure do love a cute umbrella.

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  38. I love that strawberry umbrella! Also, I have that same dress! :) You look amazing. I totally agree that umbrellas should be aesthetically pleasing, especially to brighten up though dreary days!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB