Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy


 Hello! I hope that Hurricane Sandy didn't hit you/ where you live very hard. I've seen devastating photos from cities directly along the coastline and my sympathy goes out to all of you impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy was predicted to cause a fair amount of damage in Richmond which caused everyone to stock up on supplies like crazy and prepare for power outages. However, Hurricane Sandy delivered practically no damage where I live. My power stayed on throughout the storm and no trees fell down in my neighborhood. Richmond only got a steady downpour of rain for a day or two and small gusts of wind. A few branches and a plenitude of leaves fell down but that was about it (at least in the area of Richmond in which I live). We were very lucky that Hurricane Sandy didn't do more damage.

Today I wore an outfit appropriate for the dismal weather. I styled it around this lovely green rain jacket to add a bit of cheeriness to my look. Psychologists say that wearing a bright color on a dreary day like today can brighten your mood and I guess I would agree with them. What do you guys think? Does wearing a bright color on a gloomy day enhance your mood? I layered a sweet, black dress with white hearts printed on it underneath my rain jacket. To finish the look, I added combat boots (they are the closest thing to rain boots that I own), a silver necklace and over sized sunglasses.

Rain jacket: Vintage Misty Harbor
Boots: Target
Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Francesca's
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses

12 comments:

  1. Cute! I love your raincoat!
    I do agree with that idea that wearing something cheerfull on a gloomy day can help to brighten a person's mood. It certainly works for me, at least! That, or wearing something cute and comfy--like a cute shirt and skirt instead of jeans or sweatpants.(;

    I'm glad the storm didn't affect your area too badly! It must've been a relief after preparing for the worst!

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! :) It definitely was a relief.

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  2. Your rain jacket is amazing! seriously!

    would you like to follow each other, dear?

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I will definitely check out your blog

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  3. I love the polka dot dress with the boots! Glad you didn;t get damage from the storm, I am still waiting for updates from my family (they live on the Jersey shore)! The pictures really are so sad!

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    1. Thanks! Hope that your family is okay. The hurricane hit New Jersey pretty badly :(

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  4. Glad you managed to escape most of the damage from the hurricane! That's so fortunate.
    Anyway, love that gorgeous polka dot dress! Super cute :)

    Trendy Teal

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    1. I know! Richmond was very lucky :) And thanks!

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  5. Oh I definitely think wearing a bright color can lighten your mood- I do it all through winter. That and pretty dresses. I dare you to try and be sad when you have a pretty dress on (kinda like yours!). I’m glad you didn’t get much damage from the storm!

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