Rainy Day

The rain just doesn’t want to stop, this week. It’s bumming me out, because I’m leaving for Florida on Wednesday. I’d love to be able to enjoy the city and the holiday spirit as much as possible, before I leave. This rain, however, is making it rather difficult. If it’s going to be so cold, I’d rather it just drop a few degrees and snow, gosh darn it. It did snow a bit, the other night – but the next day’s rain washed it away. Bah, humbug!

Today’s outfit:
vintage crochet/knit (is it horrible that I don’t fully know the difference?) hat – free, with credit at beacon’s closet (it still had the tags on! probably early 60s)
vintage dress – thrifted, altered (was mid calf)
belt from my mom (need to put another hole, it’s too big and droops, as you can see)
h&m tights
nine west bag
muji umbrella
thrifted shoes

concealer, MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in Light, blush
MAC dipdown fluidline (brows)
MAC stilife paint
MAC woodwinked eyeshadow
MAC blitz and glitz fluidline
Clinique think bronze lipstick

It was so difficult for me to get out of bed, this morning. In fact, I didn’t. I would wake up every thirty minutes or so, look at Miku, see that she was still passed out and take that as a sign that I should stay in bed. We are enablers – she does the same thing.

Due to the dreary weather, Bobby and I spent most of our day inside, drinking coffee (him), hot chocolate (me) and listening to Christmas music. We put up some Christmas lights, ate some broiled tomato sandwiches and pan de chocolate, and made a fun little gingerbread train. It was kind of difficult to master – the walls kept caving in and we made quite a mess. Plus, I ate a lot of the candy and it really wasn’t that tasty. While we have no future careers in decorating edible holiday displays, we enjoyed it. Bobby called me a brat at least five times, for telling him what a bad job he was doing, but it was all in jest. I mean, I had icing on my nose – how can you take me seriously?

Bobby, proudly displaying our finished product.

Speaking of Bobby, he won’t be going home for Christmas, this year. His work wouldn’t let him take off for the holidays. It has been making me so sad, thinking about him being all alone on Christmas. I’ll be gone for almost three weeks…I’m worried that he’ll be lonely. Hopefully this rain will clear up, because we have a lot of holiday festivities to busy ourselves with, until I leave. Tomorrow, we’re supposed to go ice skating. Let’s hope the rain will stop for at least a couple of hours, because I don’t think I can skate in the cold, cold rain!

-Keiko Lynn

What do you do on a cold, rainy day?

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  1. Gina says:

    Oddly, I like cold rainy days, as they are the excuse to do nothing but nap, read, knit, drink tea, and watch TV. Having a car does make it easier to escape the house when it’s raining, but I love that rainy days are the perfect time to be languid and lazy.

  2. Keiko Lynn says:

    Jack Daniel:

    I use a Nikon D50, with a nikkor 1.8f 50mm lens. The indoor outfit pictures are taken with a broken (I dropped it) nikkor 18-55mm lens, hence the not so sharp quality. The outdoor outfit pics are usually with the 50mm.

  3. Jack Daniel says:

    what kinda camera do you use? the pics are good!

    re: cold rainy day: stay in and sit in front of my laptop all day long. or watch some flicks!

  4. Aromy says:

    The hat is adorable! I think your hat is crocheted. Crocheting is easier for more lacey patterns.

  5. pomly says:

    Your fuzzy hat is so fun! I can’t tell if it’s knit or crochet either, and I usually can tell the difference. On a cold day, I love to have some warm vanilla pudding.

  6. crossxmyxhooks says:

    My goodness that hat is wonderful. Super inspiring! I just love your blog and outfits. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. abbydabbydoom says:

    i’m not into cold, rainy days. they tend to bring me down, so i try to avoid cold, rainy weather at all costs. in the rare event it’s both cold and rainy in orlando, i stay in my pj’s, drink throat coat tea (by traditional medicinals), and play with my husband and cats. impromptu photo shoots are usually involved. lots of weird dancing to music that may or may not be playing. sometimes we write songs together and then sing them unremittingly. we pretty much do this whether or not it’s cold and rainy…

  8. celsy says:

    EEPP Those are cute pictures! 😀

    On a cold rainy day, i would tuck in my blanket and watch movies or read a book. 😀

  9. Trains and Sewing Machines says:

    I love those shoes!!! Today was cold and rainy and I stayed inside and sewed Christmas presents and watched my favorite shows on TV

  10. a cat of impossible colour says:

    I love all the colours you wear, it’s so refreshing. And your gingerbread train looks great!

  11. Keiko Lynn says:

    I usually make gingerbread houses but they were out of them. I thought it would be fun to try something a little different, anyway:) It was a little more difficult to make stand on its own, but maybe I’m just a little dumb.

  12. Number9 says:

    I’ve never seen a gingerbread train before…seems a lot more exciting than just a gingerbread house.

    Yesterday was a cold day…I spent it drinking hot cocoa and eating Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes…mmmm….

  13. Lucile says:

    I love this tradition of gingerbread train, so cute ! It’s so sad we don’t have it in France (we’ve got chocolate instead :p)
    It rained last week in Paris, this cold rain that freeze you when you put the nose outside. I stayed home most of the day, just reading, dreaking a lot a tea under the covers. I didn’t go to university, I was sick anyway 🙂

  14. M-ily says:

    I live in Cleveland right now, so we have a ton of cold, rainy days. In the fall before I’ve turned my heat on I like to pick the coldest days to cook on, since the heat from my stove warms my house! Not to mention fresh warm food warms me up 🙂

    That gingerbread train is awesome. My little sister and I love making gingerbread houses, but we’ve never tried a train.

  15. lizbeth says:

    I love how colorful your outfit is. And your gingerbread train is so cute!!

  16. Nadine says:

    The gingerbread train is awesome… would love to taste it :)… and your style is really cute, too! Love your blog.

  17. leigh says:

    Ugh, i hate going out in this rain. the best thing to do is stay in, bundle up, and watch movies!

  18. Katrina says:

    Your gingerbread train turned out so cute! Whenever I decorate a gingerbread house, which is rare (I’ve probably only decorated 3 in my lifetime), I usually eat 1/2 the candy before it can get to the gingerbread pieces! Despite the fact the candy tastes less than stellar, I still eat it. I don’t know why. The gingerbread is definitely my favourite part!