Vintage Rainbow Raincoats And Other Things That Make Me Happy

On this rainy and cold NYC day, can we talk about really silly things that make us happy?  Or what about small sweet things that lift up our moods on low days? I just ran into a friend who had the most beautiful thick eye-liner and eye-shadow, that brought out her gorgeous eyes in a way that even made me smile! When asking about her eyeliner, she said, “Fall is sometimes low for me.” And it made perfect sense. Every little thing helps. So consider this your push to do any little thing that brings you a smile or lifts your spirits.

I hit a emotional wall on Wednesday of last week. So instead of spending hours on the computer trying to pump out more work with in a a bit of a low mood, I shut down and went looking for vintage chairs for my dining room. I found the chairs, and I also found the most ridiculous rain coat that instantly made me so happy. It was a steal, and my closet and my body is much brighter for it. I spent the rest of the day and the week thinking about the coat. And today, when the city sky was dark and rainy, I put it on. Here are way too many photos of it as evidence, if you’d like to see…

My raincoat is vintage, and I found the exact one on Etsy! Here are a few more options too, here, here (on sale). My jeans are vintage. My patent leather pumps are the perfect match, and they’re from Everlane.

Is there any little thing that is lifting your spirits or bringing a smile to your face lately? I’d love to know! 

9 thoughts on “Vintage Rainbow Raincoats And Other Things That Make Me Happy

  • Reply Michele November 13, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Girl. U rock that coat. Love it. It does make me so happy too!!!!

  • Reply latonya November 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you, Michele!

    I love it! Also, the inside is this cool blue and so very comfortable!

    I am happy its making you happy as well. xo

  • Reply Hannah November 14, 2018 at 12:15 am

    That is the ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy’ coat!!! I love that I’m not the only one that turns to color when the temperatures get lower!!! It makes your whole body smile!!! Love it!!!

    • Reply latonya November 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Hannah, exactly my thoughts! I normally crave color, but I need it as much as possible when the sky gets darker earlier and the temps drop.

      I think I’ll have to steal the happy happy joy hoy coat name form you.


  • Reply Natalia November 14, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Love it!! Do you mind sharing where you shopped? Looking for chairs as well 🙂

    • Reply latonya November 15, 2018 at 8:56 am

      For the chairs, I went to Dobbin St. Coop. They have an Instagram and three locations in NYC, and its so easy to claim something that you love via their Instagram.


  • Reply Melissa November 14, 2018 at 11:32 am

    This post brought a big smile to my face. I’m currently switching out photos and prints in my house, and it’s giving me fresh perspective and cozy feelings inside.

    • Reply latonya November 15, 2018 at 8:57 am

      I love that Melissa!

      Its one of my favorite things to do when I need a refresh in my home.


  • Reply Courtney November 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    When I brought my raincoat I went with black because it would go with everything, now I regret it because when it’s gloomy I want to wear something bright like this… I’ll keep my eyes peeled for something but I don’t think I’ll come across something as brilliant as this. You look great and totally rock it.

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