Ok, the title is a lie  It will and has been raining on me on numerous occasions, but the question is NOT whether I will get wet.  Because that is a certainty for someone like me who refuses to carry an umbrella given that I lose about ten brollies every year.  No, the question is, whether I'll be happy to get wet, which is down to whether I have something like this bit of rain outer gear to keep the spirits up.  Not only will I be happy to get wet, I will literally skip down the street which will inevitably make me trip up on a rock and even when I land on my arse and bruise myself, I'll still be a happy chappie because I'll be wearing this polka dot clear rain mac.

I'm getting a bit spoilt in terms of rain friendly outerwear given that
I've only just bought that gingham Valentino coat from Claire Inc.  However, when I came across this mac on La Meow on Etsy for a more-than-reasonable price, I decided I needed a bit of plastic cheer, the type that smells really really artificial and slightly sweet (those of you with addictions to the smell of truly plasticky plastic).  I've suddenly found myself with slightly more time to browse around the likes of Etsy/Ebay, to train myself not to become lazy in my shopping habits because for a while, I was losing my will with the 'patient search'.  Fortunately, with more and more curated vintage selections popping up all over the joint, frankly, the task is becoming an easier one.  La Meow's updated blog gives a wee taster of what her Etsy store is all about in terms of its period-mixing selection of vintage.

If I should fall in my rain skipping, I'm also hoping SWANclothing's sock garters will also stop my childish eyes from welling up (let's not talk about the time I cried like a baby when I twisted my ankle in a non-sympathetic hospital in Paris).  Especially if they're attached to something colourful like these Falke football/footless sock type things.

So conclusion.  My hair will get wet.  My make-up will run.  But there will be nothing but cheery glee from me as I scramble about in a puddle, scooping things back into my bag.  All inevitable of course.

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(Vintage polka dot clear rain mac, Stella McCartney dress, Stella McCartney bustier, Miss Sixty net skirt, Falke socks, Topshop sheer tights, Stella McCartney shoes – yes, there's a lot of Stella here…I blame the pretty pastels these items happen to fall under…)

Comments (87)

  1. Isabel says:

    Oh my goodness, you look wonderful! The garters are a really cool touch to the outfit.

  2. Gon says:

    Getting wet in that must be really greaat! It’s a funny piece of clothing and yes the smell of pure plastic is amazing ahah!
    kiss kiss susie!
    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

  3. Eline says:

    This is so perfect! I love how you’re playing with these see-through fabrics.

  4. Shini says:

    i sorta went ‘Hoooo!’ when I saw this post, i think it’s crazy I love outfit posts so much.

  5. i never thought i would need a clear plastic rain coat – very interesting i love it!

  6. susie_bubble says:

    ^Yes I was tempted by that one too but haven’t been able to get to Topshop to try it on….

  7. style mews says:

    love the footless tights and shoes.. and of course the mac, i find wet weather so difficult to look good in! ruin a nice coat (well temporarily) or wear a kagool… meh..

  8. Laura says:

    this looks great !
    although i hate getting my hair wet as it turns into some sort of frizzy mess!
    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

  9. noa says:

    wow Susie! this outfit is definitely one of my favorites!
    all these Stella looks good on you… and the raincoat is absolutely perfect!

  10. Susanne says:

    Wow, you look fantastic! I especially love the bustier …
    xx susanne
    new blog:
    http://www.leoparddress.blogspot.com

  11. Nicole says:

    I love the whole outfit- it looks great! =]

  12. very very cute outfit! πŸ™‚

  13. OMG I deffo love your outfit! it’s so original!
    Amélie
    http://so-girly.over-blog.net

  14. KD says:

    Perfection! You look absolutely super duper with all those wonderful colors!

  15. Claire says:

    I so enjoy that you describe the smell of your wardrobe. Plastic clothes, mmmmmmh.

  16. rebecca lau says:

    i really love your outfit
    the layers and colours mix in very well together
    another great outfit ^^
    x

  17. Winnie says:

    The mac is brilliant. This is what I hate most about coats, the fact that they’re opaque and cover up your outfit, this mac (even though it won’t keep your hair dry) is perfect and we can all still see the lovely outfit underneath! Pretty!

  18. diane says:

    Susie, I swear to god, that is the coolest craziest outfit. Wish I had your imagination. Have a good Sunday. xo d

  19. Camilla says:

    I have fallen irrevocably in love with your quirky style.
    Following you x
    CAMILLA
    RAINBOWPAVINGSTONES.BLOGSPOT.COM

  20. daphnemalfitano@gmail.com says:

    Your writings are sooo funny. I love reading the words that go along with your posts. And I also wish I had your imagination for outfit-putting-together. ….on the other hand, I’m seriously considering ordering a pair of those sock garters immediately.
    xox
    d

  21. EJ says:

    The only problem with plastic macs like this is that your hands get so so wet (as does uncovered leg). You may need rubber gloves πŸ˜‰

  22. Val n Cami says:

    oh my goodness, i think i am in love! you are so cute and i wish i could put together such interesting and adorable outfits half as well as you do! the raincoat is beautiful. and i love the turquoise knee high stockings and the light pink tank. its perfect <3
    xoxo, camilla
    abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

  23. kirsty says:

    loving the mac! i never carry a brollie with me either im too scared of getting blown away mary poppins style LOL! and in love with the bralet i think that is what it is called? But then again I could have made the whole thing up ha. Be careful whilst skipping I fell the other week and currently have a purple knee (Eeeek) I think I did myself some damage but hey i learnt a lesson – do not skip in heels! or maybe do not skip whilst wearing heels and drinking too omuch wine i think that may have been to most important factor. xxxxx

  24. Amy says:

    gorgeous, you look great

  25. Swan Diamond Rose is an awesome brand. Love the outfit a great way to brighten up dreary January xx
    http://www.myflashtrash.com

  26. tuyetrinh says:

    stella mccartney!!! <3

  27. Wow that raincoat is so perfect, being clear makes such a huge difference! I love the colors of your outfit too, especially the matching blue on the bra and tights.

  28. Vicki says:

    Wow, as always, another amazing outfit. How do you get and afford all these beautiful items?!

  29. emily says:

    love this see-through mac, and pastels are always a winner for me!
    x

  30. Nina says:

    SOCK GARTERS YAY!! I definitely will be purchasing them now. I love the coat especially since i JUST saw a similar fabric while shopping around for curtains. Very romantic.
    http://watermelonfeet.blogspot.com

  31. susie_bubble says:

    Vicky: It has to be said, the Stella McCartney dress and shoes were from the sample sale which was truly bargainous…and the bustier was a birthday gift from my boyfriend…

  32. That is cute! I wonder if there are other prints and colors…

  33. oh you got that raincoat! i want that. too funny. i have to find one. and of course i love what you did the the sock garters. yey! i definitely think of you in pale pink. thanks for making such a wonderful outfit!

  34. This outfit is marvelous and reminds me that I am in need of a see-through raincoat! Yours is particular good… I like how the dots add an extra layer even though your whole ensemble is still visible. So now I guess I will be searching for a partially see-through raincoat. πŸ˜‰

  35. Maggie says:

    this outfit is truly devastating (in a good way)

  36. hewnly says:

    I love your coat, but the whole outfit is too mixed for me :>

  37. koko says:

    LOVE LOVE this outfit. although you are a brave one for wearing light colors when puddle jumping.

  38. I love this so much. that rain coat is so cool along with the rest of the outfit. Amazing!
    Clear rain gear excites me.
    check out my blog!
    http://www.thestylerider.blogspot.com

  39. I love your outfit!
    xoxo
    Festy

  40. Kristine says:

    This outfit is amazing! I love your style!
    http://be-stunned.blogspot.com

  41. Gem Fatale says:

    That outfit is intensely amazing! I really ought to make more of an effort in the rain…

  42. pretty outfit πŸ™‚

  43. dora says:

    What great inspiration! Very cute mac! I have a dark blue one and I know what you mean about the plasticky smell (love it!). I will have to wear it soon because so far I have never found a way of pulling it off in a stylish way.

  44. An abundance of accessories! Love the legging clips the MOST.

  45. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  46. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  47. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  48. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  49. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  50. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  51. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  52. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  53. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  54. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  55. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  56. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  57. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  58. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  59. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  60. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  61. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  62. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  63. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  64. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  65. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  66. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  67. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  68. Gold star for wearing the following SS10 trends without looking like you got hit with a fashion truck.
    Pastel, check. Lingerie as outerwear, check. hint of aquamarine blue, check. 90’s rain mac AND slip CHECK CHECK!
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  69. Fizz lizz says:

    sexy yet charmingly quirky… well done

  70. a la mode says:

    This outfit is perfection! xxx

  71. Oh my God, this outfit is amazing ,I love your blue socks ,your skirt,your corset and your coat!!

  72. Regan says:

    I am glad the coat got there safe and sound. I have always admired your style too πŸ™‚

  73. Hana says:

    This is stunning, the candy colours are delicious! You do details so well, the line you tread somewhere between art and fashion is so exciting. You look absolutely beautiful!
    (I’m on a real Stella kick at the moment, just done a post on her resort line)

  74. Elle says:

    This is really VERY cute and some how naughty at the same time. Those cheeky sock garters. Love the Stella dress underneath. Lovely πŸ™‚

  75. Very fashionable! I like it.
    -mikee

  76. katherine says:

    have a trench of that kind it`s one of my most have…it`s so cute and so original…
    http://thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com/
    http://thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com/

  77. Miakodo says:

    Your blog is very enjoyable. The outfit in this post seems fun-loving and unique. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  78. SUPEREWORLD says:

    Very cute mac! I have a dark blue one and I know what you mean about the plasticky smell (love it!). http://www.super-e-world.com/
    ,YES,ELECTRONICS GOOD.

  79. Sara says:

    LOVE love love the whole outfit but particularly the bustier, raincoat and garters! You look adorable! πŸ™‚

  80. megan meenan says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE this mac raincoat !!! its gorgeous . love the colour combo it goes well together. the suspendors and the bustier go well and give an edge to the outfit
    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

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