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This month I’m participating in 30 Days of Thanks (#30DaysofThanks) by writing a blog post about 30 things I’m thankful for. To join in, go to the link above. The best part is, you don’t need to have a blog or even be on social media to take part in the project; you just need to be thankful. I can’t wait to see how my life might change by spending the 30 days in November giving thanks for things in my life — every single day.

Outside the sky has turned gray and the clouds are  showering everything beneath them with rain.  It’s my kind of day!

I’m thankful for a rainy Friday afternoon with nothing on the agenda but a strong, hot cup of coffee and a great book.

{Sure, I have loads of essays that I could be grading, but how often do days like this come around?  I’ll get back to those essays tomorrow, I promise}.

I’m currently reading The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, and I have been captivated by both the story and the way that she writes.  Very engaging!

As for the coffee, my favorite is Caffe Verona from Starbucks, and luckily I have lots of K-Cups to keep me going all day.

I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend a quiet afternoon.  I’m grateful that I have the time to do it.

Now it’s time to cuddle up with Sofi…

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I’ve decided that I’m going to start a regular feature on this blog – Goal Style. Each week I’ll use Polyvore to put together looks that I’d wear when I get to goal. They’ll serve as inspiration and motivation, and they’ll help me develop my own sense of style along the way. I enjoying working with thematic groupings, so if you have ideas of style themes for future Friday posts, please put them in the comments.

I love rainy days when I can be inside with a nice cup of coffee reading, relaxing, and spending time unwinding. There’s something very serene about the rain. Listening to its patter against the rooftops and windowsills calms me. And the smell of the air outside after a big storm is so fresh and clean and alive with possibility. I’m not from Seattle, but I can appreciate a good rainstorm.

This winter has been one of the driest on record in my area, but as of Thursday afternoon, we’re in the midst of several storm systems that will have the rain pouring down for the foreseeable future. Well, until Sunday, but still, that’s several days of much-needed rain.

With all of that said, this week’s Goal Style was inspired by the rain. This is a little collection I put together to show the types of things I can see myself wearing on a rainy day when I’m at my goal weight. I’m proud of it because I found all of the items on my own, outside of Polyvore. One of the things I discovered is that I need to start figuring out some cool, funky places to find clothes. I was surprised that the stores I thought would be faves (Ann Taylor Loft, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, etc) really didn’t have things that thrilled me. This quest is going to be fun! Please let me know your “goal stores” in the comments.

I built this outfit around the slicker – I love the patent red because it makes a bold statement, but serves a purpose. And the polka dot rainboots? Love. I have a Marimekko umbrella and love it, although mine is a bold, floral pattern that I bought at Crate and Barrel years ago, but I thought this one echoed the polka dots of the boots and the block color of the jacket really well. The top and jeans are more of a blank canvas, although I have heard that those AE jeans do really nice things to a girl’s backside. And the necklace reminded me of a raindrop, which is why I chose it; I think it’s the perfect little something to set the outfit off. The quote is by John Updike. What do you think of my first Goal Style outfit? Would you wear it?

Rainy Day Fashion

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