31 March 2009 – Let it rain!

March 31st, 2009 § 9 comments


31 March 2009 – Let it rain!, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Red t-neck top – TJMaxx, remixed 
  • Black velvet jacket – H&M 
  • Red cuff – H&M 
  • Dark wash skinny jeans – thrifted, remixed 
  • Black boots – Banana Republic, remixed
  • Rain coat – Larry Levine
  • Red flower umbrella – London Fog


While E. may now be able to tell you a thing or two about useful pregnancy wardrobe items, I can tell you a thing or two about useful rain gear. Having spent two years in Salzburg, where it rains more often than not, I have come to appreciate rainy-day essentials; a small purse-sized umbrella and a stylish rain coat being a must. While I can relish rainy weekend days in my fun rubber wellies, I have to brave the puddles in a more professional ensemble when it comes to work and meetings on campus. That’s where a small umbrella, that you can toss into your bag when not needed, is great. As is a stylish rain jacket, that can be seamlessly incorporated to your work look. With all of that in check, I say: Bring it, rain! S. 

Meanwhile, underneath the rain coat, I am wearing this:


31 March 2009 – Indoor version, originally uploaded by academichic.


Velvet jacket detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 9 Responses to 31 March 2009 – Let it rain!"

  1. Kimberly says:

    Super cute rainy day outfit! The rain is supposed to hit here later this afternoon and I didn’t dress very smartly – my toes are going to get wet! Also, you are the winner of the Target Bubble Necklace! Email me your address or I can send it to A to give to you – I have her’s! Have a great day!

  2. A professor says:

    I love love love your website, outfits and attitude. BUT.. I’m not sure I could dress the way you do and maintain the respect of my students. A colleague does it (dresses fashionably and with age appropriateness) and has trouble keeping control of her grad classes. I’ve had much more luck dressing like the crazy cat lady or ancient librarian. It’s what the students expect. If they think we are one of them they really just can’t deal.

    In this case it’s your boots that would be the issue. They are fantastic. Maybe it would work if they were olive green wellies and your umbrella had green frogs on it – or was purple and yellow plaid or you had a flowing velvet tie-dyed multi-layered skirt on or something…. As it is you look really cute.

  3. Sarah says:

    I love your site and you ladies have great style! Have you ever checked out umbrellas.net? They have the MOST adorable umbrellas ever, it almost makes me want to buy and bunch and move somewhere rainy!

  4. Megan says:

    I just started reading your blog, and I love it! Thanks to Jess at What I Wore for blogging about ya’ll. As a fellow academic, I appreciate your methodical approach to style. I can’t wait until you have another “Call for Papers”. We all know there is nothing better than submitting a paper, unless perhaps its a paper about style!

  5. Such a clean, professional, yet cheery look!

  6. Connee says:

    While I’m not in academia (I’m a publishing professional), I am so glad I came across your blog. I’ve been looking for a site with examples of how to combine color.

    Thank you. This site is great.

  7. S. says:

    Thanks, everyone! And welcome to our new readers, we’re so glad you found us and enjoy the site!

    @Megan – stay tuned, there will definitely be more Calls for Papers in the near future!

    @A Professor – although I see your point, I don’t think I could ever convincingly pull of “crazy cat lady” or “ancient librarian”;)

  8. Dans ce genre de tenue,il peut pleuvoir je me sentirais bien.

  9. [...] boots, a pretty umbrella and a stylish raincoat like the lovely ladies of academichic have in these three posts, I would be ready to take on the rain and jump in every puddle.  With that in mind, [...]

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