Rainy days can bring a person down. That person, however, is not me. Growing up in Florida taught me how to deal with rainy weather, whether in small increments or large doses. They may call it "The Sunshine State," but don't let it fool you: it rains, and it rains often. Oddly, for all my years in Florida, I never owned a pair of rain boots. It was too hot for boots, and too easy to park right near an entrance and avoid contact. My relationship with rain was either a five second jog from my car to the safety of an overhang, or jumping through the puddles like a five year old.
It wasn't until I moved to NYC that I purchased a pair, and I remember them being one of my first purchases. I went for a statement pattern, which ended up going with almost nothing in my closet. I would switch back to my normal shoes and carry them with me once it stopped raining; it was a commitment. Unless the rain was set for an all day affair, I chose to suffer with soaked shoes, rather than carry that extra weight. I've since bought more sensible rain boots that have saved my feet from a wet, wrinkly fate, but the commitment still stands. Wearing rain boots through a mostly sunny day can make you feel a little bit silly, if not uncomfortable. Enter: these SOREL ankle boots. Did you even realize they're rain boots? Probably not, because they look like chic little booties for any normal day. No footwear change needed - these can take you through the day, no matter how the forecast turns out! The heels make them perfect for a more dressed up look, and keep me lifted out of the puddles. That way, I can pick and choose when I want to make a splash. These boots may be the ladylike version of traditional wellies, but I'm still a kid at heart.
Wearing: Vintage jacket and skirt, J. Crew shirt, H&M hat, Zac Posen Illesteva sunglasses, Coach bag, SOREL Medina Rain Ankle Boots