Sometimes I stop for photos even when it rains. If it’s raining, the park is generally empty and the few people there don’t care about the weird person with the camera (usually they’re fellow photogs with SLRs). I think the rain also gives a nice quality to photos. It makes them a little soft and turns all surfaces slightly reflective. Photos take on a different quality than those I snap on sunny days.
Forever 21 dress (similar) and belt | Cole Haan ballets | J Jill cardigan | Dana Buchman for Kohl’s tote (similar) | Target umbrella | Ippolita ring | by boe cubilete bracelet
I do like a good bit of black and white pattern mixing. Quite a few people are baffled by the plaid umbrella. Black is the standard in New York, though I do see transparent, polka dot, and other crazy patterns on occasion. I’d really like a vintage-looking umbrella with a wooden duck handle. I think I had a mini one of those as a child and never really got over growing out of it. I still think duck handle umbrellas are the best.