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round-up: rainy days

umbrella | trench | scarf | tea cup | salt | throw
boots | notebooks | books | tea | candle

We are officially well into spring (though mother-nature here in Toronto hasn’t quite got the message *ahem*), which often brings about grey, drizzly days. The first few can seem exciting – I mean, April showers brings May flowers after all – but after a while it becomes difficult to stay optimistic. Early on I decided that life is exactly what you make of it and by golly* I’m going to do my best to enjoy every bit of it. With that in mind, I’ve taken the time to round-up a few quick fixes to cure those rainy day blues. Whether it’s cuddling up with a cozy blanket and a good read, or (should it be required), heading out well-equipped, I’ve got you covered.

*yes, I did just say that

ps. The MoMA is celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary and has generously agreed to offer a 20% discount on the Sky Umbrella (shown). Simply enter “SKY20” at checkout to receive the discount.

Full Disclosure: the MoMA has sent me a sky umbrella of my own to review – I would never endorse anything I do not fully support/would not use myself. I feel confident when I say that it really does make rainy days just a little bit brighter!

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25 Comments

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    Stacey
    April 17, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Wowwwwwww I love the book stack! That’s so cool! xx

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Isn’t it great? It’s on my wishlist!

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    tinajo
    April 17, 2012 at 6:23 am

    That umbrella is wonderful! :-)

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      It’s my new favourite accessory!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    April 17, 2012 at 7:38 am

    What a gorgeous round-up, love the color of those Hunter boots! I just feel like cozying up with that throw, a hot cup of tea and Game of Thrones ;)

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Sounds like the perfect night (except I can’t get into Game of Thrones no matter how much Justin tells me I’d love it)

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    livesimplybyannie
    April 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Terrific roundup! Just discovered that umbrella on someone else’s site and instantly fell in love. How could it not make rainy days a little more cheery?!

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    Casey
    April 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Such a fantastic spread! And that umbrella is super cute realistically though, I’d love it all! You really do have us covered.

    Thanks Jacquelyn x

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    lauramargaretm
    April 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

    These are splendid! Thanks for sharing.

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    Shoko
    April 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This is (almost) making me wish it were rainy in NY! Can’t complain about the sudden burst of summery weather, though :)

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      I think we’ve gotten a bit of your NYC warmth up here the last few days! It’s very exciting

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    sarah o'brien
    April 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

    love the umbrella and trench.

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    cshankowsky
    April 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    ohmy, I love that burberry trench! They had a similar one at Anthro a few years ago and I loved it, I’m a sucker for ruffles.

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      oh me too. My closet is filled with ruffles. I need to get away from them!

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    Jennifer Kecor
    April 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    It’s raining today in Salt Lake City. I relish rainy days as we don’t get many here. Love your post. Might have to indulge in a little rainy day fix today.

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      Jacquelyn
      April 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Usually we have many more! It hasn’t been too bad this year.

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    Julia M.
    April 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    great roundup! I love the hunter boots!

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    Haute
    April 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This outfit makes me want to go jump in puddles!! Then cuddle up on the couch afterwards with my honey! :)

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    Giovanna
    April 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Super cute picks! Loving the sky umbrella and stack of books! So fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    April 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Such a darling pairing. I’ve been going crazy for trenches lately (so glad I finally splurged on a classic!). And can I just say I’m too jealous of MoMA sending you that umbrella ;) Gorgeous blog, so glad I found it <3

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    lainthebay
    April 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    absolutely love it all! Just bought the rifle paper co. botanical journal.

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    Vanessa
    April 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Wow! If I didn’t know better I’d swear this collection was made for me! I’m in love with the Hunters, anything and everything tea cup related is true to my heart, the blanket is perfect and I just bought those notebooks a few weeks ago. What a PERFECT post! :)

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