Thursday, June 2, 2011

rain ready

when it comes to water, i'm like a cat. there's nothing i detest more than stepping out of the house in my favourite pumps with a perfect blowout only to have my spirits (and self!) dampened by the bombay rains!
this year, i decided that i'm done not having fun at the cost of the rain. so i went out on a little waterproof shopping spree, because really, what else can you do but buy the chicest rainwear you can find and power through?

for those of you who feel the same way, hill road is an absolute goldmine for cute rainwear! if you look hard enough, you'll find animal print umbrellas, sparkly jelly flats, printed wellies and chic trenches (because windcheaters are just SO gross!) 

here's some friendly advice to help get you through the next three months :

(1) wehether you prefer ponchos, trenches, windcheaters or raincoats to cover up with, always make sure they're chic, cover well and are easy to stow away.
(2) always carry a foldable waterproof bag in your handbag to put your wet umbrella and cover-up into.
(3) pick an umbrella that's small, lightweight and fits into your bag. who needs the additional worry of leaving a large umbrella behind somewhere? bonus points for a bright hue to cheer you up on a gloomy day!
(4) leave your good footwear at home! now is the time to invest in waterproof flats!
(5) ditch the tiny handbags and get your 'everything but the kitchen sink' bags in to regular rotation.

{ jeans : gift from aunt, poncho : bought in spain, heels : random lokhandwala store, ring : bought in spain, bag : colaba, clear umbrella : hill road }

{ umbrella, bag and shoes (all waterproof) : hill road }

do you guys love or hate the rains? share your thoughts in the comments section! 

bisou bisou,
anushka xx

{ p.s : no, the heels aren't waterproof but i wore them anway. i'm stubborn like that. }

{p.p.s : ignore the hideous elastic bandage on my arm. i banged my hand up pretty badly and have to wear it for a while }


A Lot Like Fashion said...

Damn! You do make stepping out in the rain look like so much fun :D But hill road goodies I want! Loving your clear umbrella! :)

Fashion Bombay said...

How cute! love the umbrella and poncho.

The Billet-Doux said...

wow I had no idea that waterproof stuff could be so chic! where is this amazing hill road that you speak of?!

Style Drive said...

I loveee the pants and the shoes!

Anushka said...

A Lot Like Fashion : Aww thankyou! :)

Fashion Bombay : Thankyou! :D

The Billet-Doux : Aranya, come to Bombay! Hill road is Fab! We'll go shopping! :)

Styledrive : Thanks, love! :)

Jen said...

WOW!!! I totally love your Shoes!!!!

Zarna said...

the rain makes my hair look crazy!

you look so great in this rainy day outfit :)

Aditi Bhalotra said...

Adore the umbrellas!!


Rain Girl said...

As you can guess from my handle, love the rains!! Nothing is more beautiful, more inspiring than rains... <3

Love the stuff to got - and I guess now I need to make a trip to Hill Road :P

Megha Sarin said...

I love the bright chirpy hot red pants :-) XOXO

Anushka said...

Jen : Thanks! Which ones, though?

Zarna : Aww thankyou! Try some conditioning mousse! Schwarzkopf makes some! :)

Aditi : Thanks so much! :D

Rain Girl : Haha yes i did figure that out! :P Thanks! Yes you must! It's fab!

Megha Sarin : Haha thankyou!! :) xx

Incessant Confuzzlement said...

Why the bandage? :/
You make stepping in rain sound so much more glamorous and phun! :D

Anushka said...

Incessant Confuzzlement : Nimi darling I walked into a wall! Lol! Clumsy, me! :P And thankyou! :) xx

artyheart said...

You've gotta be kidding me! Hill road !? where ? :) I must go ! Loving your blog, following you instantly ! :)

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Great style doll even int the rain.

<3 Marina

Mishka said...

Lovely umbrella and poncho......nice style for rain enjoy rain............