The heatwave is over, for now at least. Finally. And not a minute too soon, I might add. As you know, I’m not a fan of hot weather, and it was getting a bit uncomfortable in our small flat, even with air conditioning.
So, now we’re back to so-called ‘normal Finnish summer weather’: sunshine, followed by rain, followed by sunshine, with some thunder and lightning thrown into the mix…
Anyway, as I like to be prepared for all occasions and weather conditions, I decided to get what was missing in my wardrobe: a proper raincoat. Not a windbreaker or a sports jacket but a genuine, old-style rain coat. Like the one I had as a child. OK, that one was yellow (why were raincoats always yellow back then?), probably not the best colour for me.
I wanted a simple style: short, but not too short, so that I could wear it with both trousers and maxi dresses. And loose enough (= no belt), so that I could wear it over a thicker pullover in autumn (can’t get clothes for just one season, right?). And in a colour that works with most of my clothes. In other words, not yellow.
And yes, it was raining when we took these photos. But it wasn’t cold (around 17 °C). And then it stopped raining and the sun came out.
But since I know what a fickle bitch Mother Nature can be (as if rain followed by sunshine followed by more rain or thunder was a new trick. Oh, please!), I came prepared with a pair of sunglasses. As if I’d ever go anywhere without a pair of sunglasses… I have very sensitive eyes; I wear sunglasses even on a cloudy day.
rain coat : Didriksons top: Esprit (old) / maxi skirt: Esprit /
shoes: Fila / bag: Furla (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old)
Did you have a yellow raincoat as a child?
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