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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Yellow rain jacket

Last night, Toby and I were walking around the neighborhood, when the skies opened up. Rain poured down on us, and I got completely drenched. Dripping like a wet dog, I realized that it was finally time to get a rain jacket. My favorite is this adorable yellow one, which I spotted in Lucky Magazine.

Do you have a rain jacket? Can you imagine actually staying dry in the rain? I can't believe I waited 32 years!

94 comments:

Jessi said...

I most certainly DO have a rain jacket... i have a kelly green hooded rain coat that i've had since i worked at the Gap in high school...

but new to me this year are bright yellow rainboots!

i feel adorable and people have so smile at me as i brave the weather in style...

have fun with your new gear! :)

Jessi

Wendy said...

I've been thinking about getting one, too with matching galoshes. :)

Theresa B. said...

I have been wanting this yellow rain coat:

http://frockthis.blogspot.com/2011/03/petit-bateau.html

Nice to see some wellies that aren't Hunter. :)

Theresa

http://frockthis.blogspot.com

Ashley Faye said...

I love the jacket!!! Such a classic style... I wonder about the sleeves. I am tall and always have such a hard time finding something long enough to keep my hands hidden in cold/rainy weather.
-Ashley Faye -ourbklyn.com

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, teresa, i know! i actually like tretorn boots more than hunters; they're lower and remind me of being a little kid :) they're super cute.

Anonymous said...

So fun; I love raingear and rain! Our stroller came with a rain cover; you might want to see if there is one available for your stroller (or a generic one that would fit) so that Toby can join in on the fun! I only took my daughter out once with it and it was a light rain but it was a blast!

nudibranchs and toast said...

Living in the PNW there is no other way to go! On the Oregon Coast it must rain 9 months out of the year and you simply must own at least one if not three rain coats! They are the ultimate fashion statement along with our favorite rain boots (xtratufs!) Our coats have to hold up in sideways rain, never-ending rain and even warm rain while hiking. This one is my favorite and I scored a lilac purple one for $67!! http://www.rei.com/product/785625/rei-taku-jacket-womens

Enjoy your new yellow coat!!

Becca said...

True story - I've been known to rock a plastic trash bag (with a hole cut for my head to pop out of). How come, despite owning a raincoat (I love the look of trench coats - so elegant), it's so easy to get caught with out anything!?

Becca

HiLLjO™ said...

I have a yellow trench I wear when it rains... to confuse and amaze! lol!

Hope you guys dried out alright!

Mal said...

I love that jacket, such a great cheery color for a rainy day!

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Mighty Burns said...

this is so cute! i recently looked into some rain coats too! i love them, so bright and fun too!

Emily said...

Here in Baltimore, I feel like all we get are torrential downpours in the summer. Never a nice polite rain. So I too have a raincoat and rain boots. As long as you remember to have them when you need them!

Snappy Di said...

i have 3 raincoats/jackets... but not a yellow one!! Oooh, I think I need a yellow one!

Erin H. said...

When I lived in England I started out always carrying an umbrella. After losing my 4th one, I gave in and got a waterproof jacket. Unfortunately, a rain jacket doesn't shield your legs or shoes, but I learned that the British just get wet and get on with it so I did too. And you know, clothes dry. As you say, that was a "forehead smack" realization.

iris said...

That yellow one is cute. And it has a 'stowaway' design, which likely means you can stash it in a purse, or clip it to something when you're out and about. 'Love those stasher jackets!

rebecca said...

don't do a fo' head smack. i never needed a rain jacket until i moved to nyc. when i was forced to be my OWN transportation, i was surprised at how much i needed. rain boots, snow boots, rain jacket, bla bla bla.

Closet Cravings said...

This post made me smile. I don't know why but I love rainy days; I guess I still like the idea of playing in the rain. I'm in need of a raincoat and I really like this yellow one. =)
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13bees said...

well aren't you coordinated?!

Ingrid said...

Oh I love the bright yellow colour! I have an amazing red raincoat fron Ilse Jacobsen that I absolutely adore. It almost makes me happy to wake up to rainy days:) it has a huge hood, covers almost down to your knees, har lots of room for a chunky sweater underneath, and best of all it comes with the cutest rain hat!
http://www.miinto.no/p-6336-klassisk-regnkaape

Jessie said...

I find the heavy duty prams, covers, and contraptions that people use for their children here in Iceland mesmerizing, when the adults don't seem to dress very weather appropriately, considering it rains at least a little almost every day!

Leslie said...

Your yellow jacket and boots are so cheery for grey, rainy days! I hadn't thought about Tretorns in ages, but I used to wear their classic tennis shoes back in the day. I might have to look into getting some of their boots. :) And I guess I should get around to buying myself a rain jacket, too. Thanks for the reminder!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, megan, i know. i actually have the navy rainboots :)

Joanna Goddard said...

jessie, agreed!!

Katie said...

I love that rain jacket! What a classic, very Morton' Salt girl :)

Anita said...

I love it! I've had rain jackets all my life... it's pretty much a staple for people in Seattle :) Mine is the color of your rainboots, though!

Isabelle said...

Joanna, your post makes me nostalgic:

I want a copy of the raincoat I had as a kid : pale pink with a big hood and with checked flannel on the inside

It made me feel protected from all elements while I was waiting for the school bus to pick me up

I had a pink umbrella to match which I still have and use (very sturdy, wood handle). I can date it because my address and phone number are written inside and i moved from that place when I was 7... (I am 31...)

PS that yellow coat looks a bit short : your legs would get all wet

Anne-Marie said...

I have amazing magenta rain boots with a tiny scottie dog print on them. They were a gift when I studied abroad in Scotland, where it is always damp. The best part is that the doggies have little plaid raincoats on them. Thanks, Mom!

Stephanie said...

I have four rain jackets. It rains a LOT in the pacific northwest. Columbia is my go to brand. But they aren't cute like this! : )

Anonymous said...

I have that raincoat! I love it, it is great for the summer because it is super light-weight, it is easy to pack and in the colder months, it fits over sweaters and you are still comfortable.

Julia said...

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63851?feat=610-GN1

I have this llbean raincoat. I bought it specifically for the unpredictable NYC weather. It's long and hooded, but it has a trench style that makes it look more feminine. It also keeps me completely dry! Not only that, but its actually pretty warm and you can easily layer sweaters and such underneath. It's good for all seasons. I spent years walking through Boston weather in normal coats because I was too stubborn to buy one. I finally did it when I started grad school in NYC and it was the best decision ever! This and a pair of hunter rainboots keep me comfy in all sorts of weather.

Amy said...

I have this little number in black and I LOVE it:

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/women-39-s-carli-jacket.html

I'd recommend investing a little more and getting one that is seam-sealed and made of a super waterproof fabric, like gor-tex.

erica said...

I have 3 Patagonia rain jackets, one for cycling, one for colder rainstorms, and one for unexpected sprinkles. I also have a Barbour that I re-wax religiously. An umbrella isn't feasible when your hands are holding other things (like toddlers or groceries). I also wear knee-high rainboots, so just the top of my legs gets wet.

iheartkiwi said...

I love the yellow color! Sure to brighten up any rainy day!

Here in Arizona I don't have much need for a raincoat but if I did, this one would be at the top of my list.

Kristen said...

I desperately need a raincoat, too...it just seems to be one of those things I never think about until I'm caught in a torrential downpour.

Kristen
www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

dreamday said...

anthropologie has THE cutest rain jackets but a little over my budget for something i wouldn't wear very often here in arizona. i do want one... i've never owned a rain jacket either! hmph.

Wouterra said...

You're not alone, I live in Portland and waited 27 years to get a real rain jacket. I have a Showers Pass jacket in red. It's a cycling jackets as I ride my bike year round but it still makes a great jacket off the bike, albeit isn't as cute as the one you posted, but it's much cuter than some of the cycling rain jackets out there.

clementimes said...

What about these, longer, more feminine and stylish:

http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/22951W/0/Womens/Frances?dimensions=0

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/womens-jackets-vests-filter-category-rainwear?cm_mmc=Google-_-Branded%20Apparel_Jackets-_-Jackets-_-northface%20raincoats#1312481975787

City Life to Ranching Wife said...

I need a rain jacket for the snow! ;)

Mrs. C said...

Oh my goodness...I don't have a rain jacket. I think living in So Cal our "downpour storms" are a light drizzle. Though maybe I should invest..this one is so cute! and I have some fun lime green rain boots!! Thoughts on romperS?


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Joanna Goddard said...

Wouterra, thanks for the biking tip!!! and mrs. c, i love rompers :)

Kat said...

I have 2 rain jackets and, of course, neither one is hooded! so I think I need a new one :) or a rain hat. and I've been dying to buy some rain boots! so cute, and they keep you dry!

paige said...

I don't have one either...I always just borrow my boyfriend's raincoat when we are out and it starts raining. I'm pretty certain HE thinks it's time for me to get one :)

Chessa! said...

we were watching that rain from inside our apt yesterday. wow-SA! I know you were drenched but was it a little fun too? We got caught in the rain once and I was so paranoid that lucia would somehow catch cold. when I saw how much fun she was having, I gave up worrying and just enjiyed the moment. then when we were on vacation I put her under the shower by the pool when we came in from the beach and she LOVED that too! it's so funny to watch them do something for the first time.

and yes, I have a rain coat that I got at daffy's. It's a leopard print poncho. so fun. I also have your basic boring black trench from my days as a lawyer. :) this yellow one is awesome!

Nicole* said...

i have this jacket from marmot in green and it is perfect! i would highly recommend it :)
http://www.rei.com/product/804387/marmot-precip-rain-jacket-womens

Anonymous said...

Someone actually asked me recently what my favorite piece of clothing was, and I said a tie between my REI raincoat and hiking boots. While they may not be my most fashionable pieces, they're always the ones I'm most thankful to have when nature roars.

Liv said...

Plastic riding boots are actually a really cheap and chic alternative to ordinary rain boots when the weather is bad, they look sleek and nice even with a dress, I bought a pair at Decathlon for 10€. But noting to walk in all day of course since your feet doesn't really breath.

asiajane said...

Really cute, not to mention-- smart! Why does LLBean make all the men's styles in classic colors, but not the women's??

SodaPopGirl said...

Love it. Think I will invest in a good ol Fashioned yellow rain coat this year. My favorite purchase last year was my Hunter rain boots.... this would follow suit!

Sammi said...

Funnily enough I just bought one recently. A blue one with white polka dots by Animal that I have been wearing throughout the "summer" we've been having here.

Liz said...

I got a rain coat this spring after getting caught in a torrential downpour one evening (it was so intense that it shorted out my cell phone, which was in my pocket!!). I ended up with this one from Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/womens-torrentshell-trench-coat?p=27195-0-425
I love it! It's waterproof and not frumpy.

sherri lynn said...

I just got my first rain jacket this year, as well! I got a Columbia one that is white and navy blue. I love it feeling like I can go out even if it's raining!

Meg said...

going to university in vancouver, where the whole campus floods when it rains (and it does rain. all.the.time. endlessly!) ...rainboots & a cute rain jacket were a must! and wearing them with cute tights, leggings, skirts, sweaters, umbrellas? also a must :) LOVE rain wear! it makes gloomy days fun! since buying my first really nice rain jacket (and getting cute rainboots from my mama on my birthday), i now get excited when it rains & love going out walking to splash in puddles!

Creativechaos said...

I've been on the hunt for one too. I had the cutest yellow on in middle school. It had these silver hooks on the front. I loved them. I also had an awesome red LL.Bean coat. It was a winter coat that also had a built in rain jacket. It was awesome. I just texted my mom to see if she kept them. I hope I still fit in them : )

Amanda

Jenn said...

Yes I do, I found it at an Izod outlet store for $20. It's a mens size small and it makes me love the rain.

Erin said...

I don't have a rain jacket, but I need one badly. Living in the Bay Area the rain doesn't come all that often but when it does - watch out! Also on my list for this year - a pair of Hunter Wellies...

Melanie said...

I do not have a rain jacket! I guess it is more fashionable than being rained on, haha, but I just can't bring myself to it:)

xx, Melanie @ LightsSoBright

Alice said...

I have a bright yellow rain jacket from Patagonia that I adore... I think people look so silly wearing somber fashionable rain coats in which you get wet in anyhow (and worse... that act like camouflage in gloomy weather!)

chanstand said...

i say go with the yellow rain jacket AND the matching yellow boots!
maybe even the baby version to take it to the next level!!!
CUTe!

Nick and Erica Everywhere said...

Hi Joanna- nice meeting you and Toby yesterday during the rain! If I could plan ahead to remember a rain jacket and had a bigger budget and smaller shoulders, I would pick up this adorable coat from Anthro...

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=20984696&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=060

~Erica and Ferris

Pink Princess said...

Today I realized its time to invest in one when I got caught in a downpour. No fun! This yellow one rocks and reminds me of the Petit Bateau one, except its for little ones. :)

Liz said...

I'm obsessed with this yellow rain coat from anthro, but I can't justify the price (even as an investment piece!)

becca b said...

I have one that looks like Audrey Hepburn's in Breakfast at Tiffany's and I LOVE when it rains so I can wear it!

Anonymous said...

I bought a jacket very similar to that this year there in NY, but it was a jacket for a female doll for two years.

My idea, make the anniversary of her jacket and use the theme. What do you think?

Rosemeire

Lesley said...

We recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and at least 1 waterproof rain jacket is essential! I have a casual one in green, similar to the one pictured. Hoping to splurge on a more stylish one for city-wear this fall!

caroline said...

I don't think I have ever owned a proper rain jacket. I have had really light "rain" jackets that absorbed water but having been raised in southern california I guess that makes sense.

but I did always want a yellow rain jacket like ramona..

Anonymous said...

did you really own rainboots BEFORE a rain jacket!? wowwwwwww. rain jackets are definitely a necessity

Keri said...

So funny! I've lived my whole life in Vancouver, B.C., which is a very rainy city, and I got my first pair of rain boots two years ago. I keep looking for the perfect raincoat...

Mitchell said...

That is adorable! Perfect with some wellies on a rainy New York day.

Mitchell
www.dearmarguerite.blogspot.com

ElizabethB said...

I've always thought they were cute in a quirky way! Little Marc Jacobs has the best rain jacket for little girls. Designer's children lines are always too good though. I even like JCrew Cuts better than the adult!

Louisa said...

LLBean has a matching yellow raincoat for toddlers. Just sayin' :)
My raincoat is the Patagonia rain shadow trench. I love it b/c it's super lightweight and it is longer in length to keep more of me dry!

abby said...

i have TWO! one long and black and can layer with my warm fleece coat liners in the winter sleet (and looks fairly respectable even with dresses) and a sporty short green one for running and early fall. LOVE raincoats!

Marisa said...

This cracks me up. Living in the NW, I've never NOT had a rain jacket. :) I'm currently wearing the Lole Glowing Jacket, in black and bright blue, because I couldn't decide which I liked better. LOVE them.

Anonymous said...

Last season I bought a navy rain trench from Landsend, I get so much use out of it, not just in rain, it became my "everyday" fall spring coat. I can't wait for the weather to change so I can wear it again.

Katie N

Darcie said...

I do! I got one a couple of years ago and it's a little heavier so it works when the weather gets a little cooler, which is a nice option to have!

Roseann (The Naked Rose) said...

I love the yellow, classic. I live in San Francisco and waited too long to invest in a good umbrella, I always bought the $5 black one that breaks when the wind picks up. Then I fell in love with a J Crew one that looks like it was covered in rose petals, and after having it for a couple months I left it on muni. :( That was a sad day. The hunt continues!

The Naked Rose

erika jane said...

i have two rain jackets but this is my favorite

http://www.specksandkeepings.com/product/agnes-raincoat

Anyasr said...

I couldn't help but giggle when I read your post!
I live in Portland, Oregon... Every jacket I own is water-friendly :)
I love that yellow one, it's SO cheerful.

Claire Star said...

hahaha, this is my favorite cup of jo post ever. in sixth grade we were working on a probability problem and the textbook said something to the effect of, "there's a forty percent chance of rain, should you bring a raincoat?" we all laughed because in seattle you don't even think about it, you just always have one with you. here, they're not really fashionable clothing items, you just invest in a good one at REI, or a similar outdoor goods store. (and they're likely in your "cute little kid" pictures, too.:)

wow, i sound like such a stereotypical seattleite! but it's true! you CAN live off of a pair of jeans, fleece jacket and sneakers all year round!

sorry, that was quite a tangent. i guess i needed to get that off my chest. :) so yes, i do have a rain jacket, and no, i never actually stay dry in the rain, the hems of my (ahem) jeans are always wet. congratulations on your big purchase! i'm really excited for you! :D

Indiana Munn said...

I usually hate going out in the rain, but I think I’d be begging for it to rain if I had this baby!
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Mrs. LIAYF said...

I HATE getting drenched in the rain - unless it's warm rain on a starry night!

Sorry to be cliche, but we live in Seattle so each family member owns at least 2 rainjackets and 2 rainboots. My son even has a great robot umbrella. We are ready for wet weather whenever!

laurenjeanallece said...

Welcome to the Rain Coat Club! I learned the value of a good waterproof jacket when I moved to Portland three years ago... My trusty little black Columbia number is my #1 wardrobe item (rugged enough for a hike but sleek enough to wear over something a little nicer when I go out!)

Lila said...

Have you seen the raincoats at Anthropologie right now, go look! So beautiful....

aucoindemarue said...

and you could match Toby with this petit batau jacket:http://www.petit-bateau.fr/e-shop/product/66117/47O/le-cire-petit-bateau.html

Not that I like matching my clothes to my children's but your post made me think of the smaller version.

xxx

shoegirl said...

I've had a few trench coats, but now that I live where it storms in the summer, I finally got a short, hooded raincoat from Lands End Canvas that I love. Bring on the rain!

Liz said...

I've had exactly the same experience a handful of times over the past week and I STILL haven't bought a raincoat!

I don't know if I'd be game to wear a yellow one but it'd look super cute!

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vintage engagement rings said...

Love yellow for the summer and actually year round!

Collins said...

I do have a rain jacket and it looks just like that one. I love that's it's bright yellow!

Cate said...

When I was in college, I went on the hunt for a perfect yellow raincoat, the kind you see in sailing shops (but not for that steep a price.) I dropped the search but might pick it up again. I now have two raincoats: a dark blue Helly Hansen bought on clearance from REI, which I was wearing in Ireland when we got engaged, and this Barbour: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/barbour-waxed-cotton-utility-jacket-double-breasted-for-women~p~2029u/?filterString=search~barbour%2F

Pricey, I know, but it is super cute on, especially in the colder months with a pretty scarf and umbrella. It's warm (lined with tartan!) without being too warm and totally waterproof. It really is one of my favorite pieces of clothing, even though the dog tries to eat the buttons off occasionally. Or maybe that adds to the charm.

the cape on the corner said...

as an adult, i have never used a raincoat. just hand me an umbrella and i'm set. however, two years ago before we went on vacation to holland i was instructed that in the fall, it is absolutely necessary.

i had SO MUCH TROUBLE finding a raincoat with a hood. why would they make ones WITHOUT a hood. a RAIN coat, without a HOOD. insanity.

anne klein, from macys, thank goodness.

liz c. said...

Love the yellow!!
I need to get an actual real raincoat- not the hoodless trench I have! The one you featured in yellow only comes in men's sizes- I'm wondering how big the small would be?

mairead said...

Make that 38 years before I got one ..this week ..as recommended my friends who leave in London who recently had babies ...that I will need it when my little one comes along..not sure why its has taken so long and the arrival of a baby to make me get one ..life lesson..I'm still learning them

Shera "The Expatriate" said...

Oh I love Hunters Wellies, especially because you can make them warm and fuzzy in the colder temps - and this LL Bean Jacket is super cute

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