Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rainy Days + Happy Hour in Austin?? Yes, Please!

I can't tell the world how much I love rain.  So why would I choose to move to Austin, TX?  Because I hate cold more than I love rain.  Arkansas tends to be floodishly rainy in the fall and spring, so last year I ordered these green Hunter wellies from J. Crew, since I was essentially wading into work everyday after the academic year started.  Much to my chagrin, I discovered after they arrived that the sizes were done in mens, not womens.  So they are about two sizes too big, but I was too lazy and too cheap to exchange them, so now I wear them with thick socks and have room for tea parties in the toes.

The rain that came down ALL DAY LONG on Tuesday was a huge treat, so I didn't waste the opportunity to go stomp about in my wellies.

Poor Lennon had to stand in the rain to take my picture as I hid under an overhang.  Photographers should get the same credit that mailmen do.

On to the outfit, which is boringly mono-chro-brandic. 

Boots: Hunter via J. Crew
Skirt: J. Crew
Plaid shirt: J. Crew
Black sweater: J. Crew (yawn!)
Tank top: Gap
Brooch: M grandmother's closet

I wore this to go consume happy hour appetizers and beers at Hickory Street Bar & Grill.  What occasion is more special than discounted fried pickles and Shiner!?



amy said...

Cute boots!!!

There's a blog award waiting for you over at Ha ha. Wait. What.

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Adorable boots!

Fried pickles?!? I feel like I must be missing out on something.

Amanda said...

@Amy - thank you ma'am!! I will be posting that proudly and promptly!

@MoreThanMyOwnLife - fried pickles are HEAVENLY! Just make sure they're cool before you bite them, or you'll burn your mouth and the pickle will fall out of the fried part - personal experience!

Anna Elena said...

cute outfit!! boots and skirts are, like, my favourite thing.

Grant said...

Alright time to "Dude Up" your comments for this post.

So... Do you have a sister? Maybe a twin? I gotta find me a lady friend who wears big galoshes.

Amanda said...

@Anna Elena - thank you - I love it too! I ordered myself boots for Christmas and hopefully they'll get here today!

@Grant - I have one single step sister, and I'm 90% certain she got galoshes for Christmas last year

Grant said...

Awwwww snap. Matchmaker matchmaker...

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love this outfit, especially the wellies and that amazing brooch. Thanks for your comment and hope your New Year's is fantastic! :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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