Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: Rain, Rain, Come Again.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rain, Rain, Come Again.....

I am desperate for it to rain.  I think we have gotten a quarter-inch since May, and my lawn shows it.  I have been holding onto this post, saving it for the perfect rainy day....


Trench/Poncho/Cape (Trenchope? Tronchope?): Forever21 (similar here)
Dress: Sugarlips
Boots: JCrew Factory (JCrew online)

But the recent additional 40% off JCrew sale items (use code: OURTREAT, offer good only through tomorrow, July 18 at 11:59pm EST) has me wanting to share my thoughts and opinions on the rainboots.

I actually picked up my pair at the JCrew Factory store at the Legends Outlets Kansas City.  With the additional 40% off their sale items, I paid the same price for the Factory boots as I would if I had bought them at the standard JCrew stores.



Pricing aside, I fell in love with these boots for their fit.  The ankle isn't too wide and "cankle-y" like most boots are (they are cut that way so people can get their feet in and out, obviously.)  I also love the opening at the top - every other pair of boot I've tried is too short, too narrow, or too wide.  These boots mimic tailored leather boots, fitting me look like a glove than a mass-produced rubber boot meant to fit all shapes and sizes (that's rubber for you.)  I love the look of the Hunter boots, but my larger-than-industry-standard calves don't fit, and especially not with pants or socks.  So, if you ever find your calves not fitting just so into those cute-on-the-hanger-table rain boots, you should try these rain boots from JCrew. 

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23 Comments:

At July 18, 2012 at 6:26 AM , Anonymous lifeasleah said...

love this whole look! I am dying for some Hunter boots, but yours are fabulous as well.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous Lieke Koevoets said...

I am desperate for some sun :( Haha!!! Where I life it feels like it is raining all summer :( Don't believe me? Check out this post: http://swirlingawayeveryday.blogspot.nl/2012/07/dutch-summer-aint-really-summer-without.html

If only I could have those amazing boots, it would make life so much easier ;)

 
At July 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM , Anonymous NaturallyCarly said...

You look great. Love the entire combination. I also love that the boots aren't so wide at the ankle. A big bonus!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous Cassi Brightforest said...

I love the boots! And that zipper. so cute

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Anonymous Life Exquisite said...

Love the red boots with it!

Kalli - Life Exquisite

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Pamela said...

This is adorable! I love those red boots! New follower from WWW. hope to get a follow back!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous Annie said...

Gah I looooove those boots and I also really really need some rain in my life. It's been so stinkin hot and sunny here every single day.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Jane Squared said...

I also picked up a pair of striped (yellow & purple) JCrew rainboots at a steal... they're a good boot and add a little bit of color and style to an otherwise rainy day!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM , Anonymous Melaina25 said...

You can have all of our rain! I know how you feel about boots-- I don't have man calves but I have major boot issues :(

 
At July 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous April said...

At least you're ready for the rain! Always a fan of red and black!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 5:11 PM , Anonymous Franziska said...

It FINALLY rained here today - we needed it so bad. I was sad that I haven't invested in rain boots yet so I had to have wet feet for a bit :(

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM , Anonymous Terri said...

The boots are really cute! And, yeah, I've been thinking of doing a "rain dance" post.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM , Anonymous CCs_Cheap_Chic said...

Very cute! ;)

 
At July 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Anonymous Rachel {Raw-kul} said...

Love this look and those red wellies!!!

 
At July 23, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Glamamom® said...

Great color combo!

 
At July 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous Tania said...

Loving these boots and your entire look. You are my daily style feature today:)
http://www.a40somethingmom.com/p/daily-style.html

 
At July 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Anonymous Megan Zietz said...

love the rain boots!
Xo Megan

 
At July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

It's bad isn't it? I don't believe in those things, but I'm desperate......do you think those rain sticks would work too?

 
At July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

I just hate wet feet inside squishy shoes, even flip-flops!

 
At July 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

Man calves. The new nickname for my legs, lol!

 
At July 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

and we all love a great deal!

 
At July 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

I know, that's another pet peeve of mine!

 
At July 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM , Anonymous Kristin & Megan said...

J'adore the wellies!

 

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