Beating the Rain- No Nonsense Nautical Dress

Raining in NYC

Rainy days in NYC in general can be seem to be a nausance for many different ways. It’s most commonly found to be an inconvenience due to the damage it can do to homes, such as flooding or rotting of roofs and foundations due to unclean gutters (which is actually easily rectified with Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Seattle). However, I think the sound of quiet rain and the slowing down makes for the most romantic day ever. I don’t mean romantic as in the novel worthy Fabio sense, but romantic as in how overwhelmingly beautiful the world can be- if you just take a few moments to appreciate it. Today I’ve got some good tips on looking great in the rain with a little help from my friends at Brag Vintage.

Just because it rains doesn’t mean you have to hang up that outfit you were saving. Unless severely inclement weather comes out of nowhere, I usually wear my regularly scheduled outfit. A current favourite of mine is the gorgeous 80’s “does 50’s” nautical dress from Brag Vintage.

1.) Pick something comfortable. This may seem like an obvious thing but what might be comfortable on a sunny day (like a pair of leather pants) can turn into an unpleasant sticky situation. Pick clothes with natural rather than synthetic fibers which tend to trap moisture and make you feel- ick. I love this vintage dress because it’s cotton and lightweight.


2.) Buy a cute umbrella. I truly believe that it’s the little things that count when it comes to dressing. Yes a regular umbrella will be fine of course! BUT I think you’re in a totally different mind set when you have a nice umbrella. Not sure where to look? Check out this guide to help find the best umbrella for you. With a gorgeous umbrella, you feel more put together. Just be sure not to leave it somewhere!

DSC_67133.) Do not be reckless with abandon about your hair. I have definitely been the girl on the subway taking a plastic baggie off of my hair. Was it a little awkward to put a bag over my hair to begin with- absolutely. However, it’s still so much more upsetting when you get to your destination and you are noticeably drenched. Hair takes a long time to dry for me. I’ll take the baggie and wait it out.

4.) Allot extra time- for everything. Because rain has a tendency to slow things down. If you can (especially in NYC) give yourself extra time for cabs, subway rides, grocery shopping, and all the other things you might do. You will be so glad you did.



Dress: Brag Vintage

Shoes: Vintage Givenchy

Umbrella: Pasotti


  1. Aldora June 14, 2016 / 8:29 am

    That purple brolly looks so fun on you hun! Have a fab week 🙂

    Love, Aldora

  2. Lola June 15, 2016 / 7:08 am

    great look !
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  3. Shaira Angelique Manalo June 15, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I tend to switch outfits even if I had already planned something else when it starts to rain. You’ve come up with great advices as well as great outfit! 🙂

    SHAIRA // Beach bum

  4. Helena Goris June 15, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Really love your outfit ! xo
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  5. Shireen L. Platt June 15, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I admire your dedication to style by wearing a plastic bag to protect your hair. LOL! I have been caught in the rain before and my hair looks absolutely crap but I just tied it up into a bun instead.

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  6. Yasmin June 15, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I love rainy days, but in rain in NYC is a whole other thing. Love the idea of using a cute umbrella – I definitely think it adds so much fun to the day!

    xx Yasmin

  7. Carina June 16, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    The dress looks super cute and you’re totally right. Just because it rains, it shouldn’t ruin plans for a cute outfit! Also, awesome tips.


  8. Kaylin July 18, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    For the love of God, keep writing these arltsiec.

  9. Becca July 19, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Love this look Belle! You wear the dress so perfectly! The Brag Vintage team, x x

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