I like shorts on rainy days  That way, when I splash muddy puddle water, it ends up on me and not my  pants.

These shorts are a bit longer because they’re clam diggers.  They would be even longer, except that I bought them in petite to get a shorter length.  Perfect for what I wanted.

Add waterproof rain shoes, coated canvas bag, and an umbrella, and I am ready for whatever our (hot) fall weather brings. ~Janis Lyn Johnson





Textured Cotton Sweater:  Brooks Brothers  ( Similar idea in short-sleeve houndstooth-print sweater at Lands End or textured pullover in long sleeves at Lands End) / Blouse:  Brooks Brothers / Shorts:  Ann Taylor (Black slim-fit walking shorts on sale at Ann Taylor) / Rain Flats:  Chooka Duck Skimmers ( / Monogrammed Bag:  Lands End, Old (Cute alternative, on sale at Lands End) / Monogrammed Cuff:  Nordstrom (Similar in a bangle, also at Nordstrom) / 1 1/4″ 14-K Gold Textured Hoop Earrings: Old (Similar in white gold at QVC) / Watch:  Michele (Nordstrom).