Today's Outfit: Rain City

  • Lover coat
  • Gap 1969 jeans
  • Joules wellies

My unexpected hiatus from blogging this week came courtesy of the worst bug I've encountered in ages. The past few days have been a blur of nose-blowing; coughing; headaches, chest pains and insomnia brought on by too much coughing; congestion; and all-around misery. Needless to say, it left no time and energy for work or anything else, let alone blogging.

This evil cold did make me count my blessings and take comfort in small things, namely:

  • 3-ply tissues--I've gone through two boxes in the last week and counting.
  • Halls Vitamin C citrus-flavoured lozenges--hey, if I'm going to be this sick, I deserve my vitamin C in yummy candy form!
  • Prescription cough syrup/decongestant and anti-inflammatory meds from my doctor, which finally let me get the rest I needed. (This was after the Benylin that the boy got for me stopped working.)
  • Hot tea with lots of honey.
  • A boyfriend who will drive to a late-night pharmacy at midnight in the snow to pick up Benylin.
  • Finally regaining my voice and losing the sore throat.

Anyway, these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago on a casual Sunday after brunch, before the incessant rain turned into snow. I really wanted to show you the burnt orange cocoon coat I bought at One of a Few during the Gastown Shop Hop, and the Joules wellies the boy bought me for Christmas as a replacement for the Kate Spade ones that cracked.

With snow on the ground and me on the mend from this nasty cold, I doubt that I'll be standing around outside without a coat for outfit photos anytime soon. It's too bad because the light has been gorgeous for the last couple of weeks: no precipitation and clear skies.

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  1. Yuck - that cold sounds terrible! Love that coat you're wearing - so cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. hope you feel better now! i think i'm catching a cold as well my throat has been awful lately. Love your boots in these pictures :D

  3. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better now! :) It is no fun to be sick.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  4. I'm avoiding ALL public places in fear I'll get the bug.

    I adore the coat, of course!

  5. Aw I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling amazing! I guess this is the time to get sick though, better than feeling miserable during the summer! Love this look, that coat is beautiful.

    Alexandra xo

  6. Yikes! Feel better soon, what a sweet boyfriend who will do all that for you, now you just need some warm soup to fix it all!

    Love the coat tons, and the boots. Where'd you find the coat, if you don't mind me asking :)

    Also, I'm shooting with a NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D lens!

  7. Feel better Lisa! Your cold sounds awful :(

    Your coat and wellies are lovely!


  8. Oh no, I am sorry to hear you're sick! Hope you'll feel better soon.

    I love the color of the coat, so pretty. And the yellow bows on the boots? Cute!

    Soft Purple

  9. stylish rainboots are a must...and ummm i LOVE ur jacket

  10. I'm so glad you are feeling better, Lisa! I used to get bronchitis yearly (missed it last year- phew) that would sometimes turn into pneumonia - absolutely miserable I know!

    Those boots and coat are fabulous! I wish I looked as fashionable in the rain (here in Edinburgh!) as you do!

    p.s. Thanks so much for the leaving the comment about Chinese medicine! I've read a bit about it and am definitely going to do more research!

  11. really adorable boots!!
    do u want to follow each other?

  12. Good to read you're getting better! Love the boots, they're pretty adorable - I've been needing a good pair of waterproof boots, so thanks for the inspiration :)

    Ripped Nylon


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