After living in San Diego for five years, we’ve finally had the pleasure of experiencing a rainy winter. I say this statement with partial sarcasm, because a) it has not actually been a pleasure and b) the “rainy winter weather” pales in comparison to living in Portland, and yet, I’ve managed to be a complete pansy about it.
You see, even after the short while that we’ve lived here, we’ve been lulled into the comfort of 70 degree and sunny days. So when the rain storms started in December and then kept coming… and coming… and coming… they became increasingly colder, more damaging, and certainly more of a nuisance to endure. Like I said, I’m being a pansy.
However– and this is a BIG HOWEVER– within the last two weeks, every inch of San Diego has bloomed into the most vibrant shades of pink, purple, orange, green, and yellow I’ve ever seen. The freeway exit we take to go home is a field of nearly blinding neon yellow flowers. And I’m fairly sure they’re all wildflowers.
If I thought San Diego was magnificent every previous year, it’s come that much more alive after a winter full of rain. It’s breathtaking for all of the senses; it looks gorgeous, it smells heavenly, and the birds sound wonderful.
I always love spring, but I have a feeling I’ll always look back on spring 2017 and remember it as an especially beautiful one.
ANYHOO- this week our outfits are in honor of the rainy winter which has turned into a rainy San Diego spring. I have my rain boots on, and Chloe Bisou is wearing her new waterproof reversible rain jacket.
And thanks to our pug friends Violet & Timmy on Instagram, who also are experiencing a rainy spring, we’ve designed a few new pup rain jackets that will be available in our Etsy shop this week. They’re reversible, sleeveless, made with CPSIA tested Laminate Cotton and as always, made with a lot of attention and love. For more details on the patterns we’re offering, feel free to visit The Stylish Bisou on Etsy.
Is it spring yet where you live? We’re wishing you all a fantastic first week of spring!
Heather: Plaid drop-waist dress, handmade by The Stylish Bisou. Navy & pink rain boots, Kamik Olivia style, purchased on Amazon. Hello Hallie tote, Kate Spade, sold out, find a similar colorful tote by visiting KateSpade.com. Rosebud earrings, H&M. Laser cut, cat-eye white sunglasses, ZeroUv.com.