Last weekend during hurricane Patricia when the entire South was getting pounded with rain, Blake and I had to get out of the house for some things so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear my new trench coat. Although the weather was a good 15* cooler than most days, the temperature was still in the 70’s so I wore the trench with a sleeveless Zara dress that has my favorite detail on any piece of clothing this season –faux leather– and black booties that were perfect for keeping my feet dry and splash-free.
We were at the Domain and I wanted to get pictures, so we headed to an empty parking garage where we could stay dry under a roof, but with the overcast day it was quickly obvious that we needed more light, so we headed up to the roof of the garage where I put my trench coat to the true test.
Since Blake had to keep the camera dry, he stayed in the driver seat of the car and rolled the window down to take the pictures. The wind and rain were so much more intense on the garage roof that it was coming down practically sideways, so he had to have his ‘back’ to the rain to keep it from coming in the window…meaning I had to be facing directly into the rain and it made for the funniest shoot we have done so far. The wind kept gusting and catching the umbrella and flipping it inside out (think Mary Poppins and the line of nannies when the storm comes through), and Blake and I were both almost in tears from laughing so hard. He at least thought I was a good sport about it and was kind enough to catch this happening on camera, so I put together a little filmstrip below and hope it brings you a laugh like it did us :)
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