Versatile Style by Tracey

Hurricane Sandy Or is it Tropical Storm? They kept changing it…

Posted on: October 28, 2012

So what does one wear on a rainy, mildly windy day to go grocery shopping in preparation for Hurricane Sandy?  I have to apologize for my posture in these photos, I guess with an umbrella, I tend to crouch…. Posting this Sunday evening as I don’t know whether electricity will go off due to high winds expected tonight. They have already closed school for Monday. 

Don’t know what others would do, but since I love boots, it’s time for boots, leggings and a fun trench coat.  I purchased this trench coat two years ago from Sears.  I saw it in my local store and they didn’t have it in my size.  We had them call another store and they were holding it for me.  Lo and behold as we are leaving my local store, I was handed a coupon by a wandering employee.  So took that baby to the other store picked up my patterned trench and got another 20% off the sales price.  I remember feeling so lucky and loving this coat because I had never owned one that was fun.  I called it my signature coat. I am so blessed to have a patient husband who didn’t mind that we had to drive to another location and cheerfully escorted me on this adventure and shared in my delight.

I am so happy that I finally got a picture where the wind was not whipping my hair into my face and added bonus, I was only holding the umbrella one handed.  It was funny because I didn’t feel that wind kicking up as I was putting groceries in the car or bringing them in the house.  I was just more aware of it during the picture taking….Funny thing about losing weight is that this tunic that I purchased last year is much looser now.  Last year I wore it without a belt and it had a cute A-line look that worked well.  Now, it looked too big, so just added the belt and I like the effect.  I love chocolate brown and embrace it in my wardrobe.

A picture of just the boots is an absolute must.  I just bought these recently and love the dark chocolate color.  My other brown boots are such a different shade.  I have sworn off buying any more boots this year, since I bought so many these last three years.  There are just so many things I will need to replace due to the weight loss and can certainly manage with the fourteen pairs I currently own….Of course, I didn’t swear off until I had acquired these gems….

Gratitude – I am grateful that the electricity is still on and that I was able to watch my Pittsburgh Steelers win today.  I am grateful that the schools are closed Monday and i don’t have to worry about my 16 year old driving in hazardous conditions….

Outfit Details-

Trench- Studio (Sears two years ago)

Boots- White Mountain (BJ’s recent)

Blue sweater dress- Style & Co (Macy’s last year)

Brown Top-BCBG (Burlington Coat Factory last year)

Brown Leggings -Forever 21 – recent

Umbrella- Nautica (BJ’s)

Purse and Belt- Steinmart-last year

As always. comments are welcome and appreciated, just go back to the top of the post to do so…

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2 Responses to "Hurricane Sandy Or is it Tropical Storm? They kept changing it…"

You look amazing, though a storm is bearing down upon you! Stay safe…hope all goes well.

You were so right about that coat – it’s lovely and makes the rainy day shot so brilliant. I love your gratitude list too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday and pls stay safe!

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