If there was ever an object I couldn't live without, it would be an umbrella. I don't know what it's like for people outside the UK, but I never - and I mean never - leave house without one. Doesn't matter what season it is, you never know when you're about to get wet over here.
True story: B downloaded an app called Rain Alarm, which pretty accurately predicts when there'll be a shower and alerts you so you can get the heck indoors. Only, the darn thing went off so often that he had to turn the notifications off. It became kind of hilarious - every time his phone buzzed it was because of a nearby cloud rather than, you know, a human contacting him or something. When he was still using it, I remember vividly when we were down by the coast on a glorious sunshiny day, taking a stroll along a cliff top with not a cloud in the sky... the minute we sat down on a bench to admire the view Rain Alarm told us we were about to get soaked. We were incredulous, but let's just say the app had the last laugh. Until he muted it (ha!). Now, we just leave our random soakings to chance and bad British luck again like everyone else around here.
This was all a lot of preamble to tell you that I frankly couldn't not have a brooch with a girl holding an umbrella on it. I am that person with their umbrella out at the first tiny drop of rain who everyone looks at like 'Geez, stop being such a princess... your hair's already gone fluffy anyway' (little do they know how much worse it can get). So, this brooch is one of Erstwilder's popular styles and they release it in a different colourway every now and then and, well, I quite liked this one in the new range that launched today (check out the amazing Pinup Picnic brooches by the way), partly because I don't have a lot of purple. Although, this is slowly changing as I happened to snag a purple skirt in Collectif's amazing winter sale for a mere £6 a few weeks ago. By the way, this Tammy style is absolutely perfect for the short among us - I'm glad I snapped this one up (note: I'm wearing it with my PUG canvas underskirt here).
While I don't have enough purple in my closet yet, I certainly do have plenty of rain in my life...
Beret: Boohoo (old)
Top: Doll Me Up
Brooch: 'A Change in the Wind' c/o Erstwilder
Belt: Hell Bunny
Bracelet: c/o Chronically Vintage
Shoes: 'Chorus Voice' Clarks (check eBay)
Bag: Collectif (similar)
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