Monday, January 14, 2013

My Style >> Rainy Day Uniform


Rainy Day Uniform // Bubby and Bean

Of all of the outfits I've showcased in posts throughout the My Style series, this one is probably the most 'me.'  Although I consider myself to be a summer girl who loves gauzy dresses and summery shorts and sandals more than anything else, I am a huge fan of layering, which is, of course, much more doable in the colder months. 

This is type of outfit I wear on a daily basis - comfortable, and with enough layers that I can easily add and remove pieces throughout the day.  Friday was chilly and rainy, and this look is the epitome of my rainy day uniform.  I wore the dress, scarf, leggings, and socks while I was working, then threw on the jacket, shirt, booties and hat to run errands in the rain. 


I received this gorgeous infinity cowl from the amazing talented Susannah Bean last month, and I've worn it incessantly.  She let me pick out the colors, and (shocker) I chose ash and charcoal.  Despite my affinity for greys, I also chose these shades because they literally go with everything, which has allowed this piece to become my go-to winter accessory.  The yarn is incredibly soft and cozy, and it's long enough that I can double it up like I did in these photos, or even it triple it for the extra cold days.  I really love it and can't recommend Susannah's goods highly enough.  Plus she's a really nice person and all-around bad ass, which in my mind makes her work even more awesome.

The dress is actually a piece that I designed a few years ago for my eco-friendly clothing company, Mountains of the Moon.  It's an asymmetrical mock wrap dress made from a jersey blend of organic cotton and hemp, and although I wear it much more frequently in the summer months, it's one of my favorite pieces to layer with leggings or tights in the fall and winter. 


The leggings, which come from our friends over at Oasap, are made from bamboo, making them eco-friendly as well.  Score!  Also, I just have to say that I am officially obsessed with these shoes I picked up at Target last weekend for $17.49.  Yep.  I ran in to Target to get a new planner, and came out with the planner, a dress, some nail polish, facial cleanser, and these shoes.  Sigh.  I've actually been on the look-out for a pair of oxford style wedge booties like this for a while, but haven't been able to find any in this color.  Since I wear so much grey in the winter, I wanted a slightly 'bright' shade of brown or tan to break up the monotony of my outfits.  When I saw these (and then saw the price tag), I was sold. 

The super cute rust-colored hat you see in a couple of these shots came from the lovely Robyn over at She Makes Hats.  Robyn is a sponsor here at Bubby and Bean from time to time, and she sent me this hat a couple of months to say thanks.  (How awesome is that?)  Like the cowl, it's become a winter staple for me.  The fit is perfect and I adore the fact that I can add a pop of color to my (often quite boring) bundled-up winter look just by throwing it on.

Dress: Mountains of the Moon  //  Infinity Cowl: c/o Susannah Bean  // Shoes: Target 
Jacket: so old I can't remember // Leggings: c/o Oasap //  Socks: Target 

Leaf Earrings: Anthropologie  //  Hat: c/o She Makes Hats  //  Purse: Thrifted 
Shirt: c/o Marshalls //  Arrow Ring: F21 //  Turquoise Ring: picked up on a trip to Colorado


Do you have a particular style of outfit that has become a rainy day (or any type of day) uniform for you?

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22 comments:

  1. You pull it together with ease. I love the mix of textures in your layers!
    Catherine Denton

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  2. Congrats for the blog! I am now following you =)

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  3. beautiful casual style.looks so cosy.love the colours.

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  4. Melissa, you look adorable in the hat! Love the layered look. It suits your perfectly :)

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  5. I absolutely LOVE the dress! I gotta tell you, I went to visit MotM early last month, and I wrote down at least 8-10 things that I WANT. =0) I really like the infinity cowl too (went to susannahbean and faved one), and the colors you chose for it. Great look, great style!
    ~Kim

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  6. you look amazing. one of my favorite outfits by far...you're glowing you beautiful creature you! <333

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  7. You are so beautiful, my friend! I'm so happy you love your cowl :) xoxo

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  8. This outfit is so great! I love the layers and the denim with leather is also a great combo.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  9. Love love love this! So cute and practical, really. I'd totally wear it! Great job. xx | Natalia.

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  10. Eeeeep I love this outfit so much!! The scarf is sooo pretty with the leather jacket and I love the shoes!!!!

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  11. If I had a rainy day uniform I'd love for it to be this stylish! It inspires me to try out some layering for the next couple of months while it's cold outside. =) I love the dress with the denim shirt and leather jacket. Great look!

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  12. LOVE the layers, girl! You look so lovely! Stay warm! XO

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  13. That hat is so cute. I really like the orange. My favorite thing to wear for a rainy day is my pair of Sporto ankle rain boots. They are so perfect for the rain and snow and I just love wearing them.

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  14. So, I don't have the best memory ever, but if I'm remembering all your past outfits like I'm pretending I do, I would say this is my favorite so far! Love it! And in the picture where it's just you from your shoulders up--in the cowl and just the dress--you look gorgeous! Possibly my favorite picture I've seen of you too. So yeah, all around wonderful today : ]

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  15. Such a stylish put together. since I've been working from home this winter, I haven't been very inspired in my style. Maybe I should work on that!

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  16. Beautiful outfit!!! Honestly, if it's rainy and I'm chilly, I put on my favorite hoodie. I'd love a hoodie collection. Years ago they were kind of bulky and just... ordinary with a few stand outs. Now they're so funky and fun, pretty and dainty, gothic, etc. Bulky, extra thin, soft... LOVE IT.

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  17. I love your outfit. It looks really nice. Especially with the cowl you look so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thank you guys so much for the sweet comments. I always feel completely weird posting so many photos of myself, especially because I tend to look like an alien trapped in a vacant stare in at least half of them. But I did really love this outfit and am happy so many of you do as well. :) xo, m

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  19. love the hat!

    Sar=)

    www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

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  20. This is so cute! I never would have thought to wear socks over tights, but it looks so nice together. Especially with those cute shoes!!I love this look!

    Evon
    http://www.evon-von.com

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  21. Super pretty outfit and your hair looks great! Kendall

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  22. your totally me outfit is totally my favorite! ;)

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