April Showers with the Ageless Style Group

This month's theme of April Showers was selected by Leslie and at first I thought I wasn't going to participate.  I have no rain boots, I rarely think to use any umbrella and I had forgotten that I had finally purchased a rain coat last summer.

But even once I saw my raincoat I wasn't sure what to do with it... I don't normally think of styling an outfit around my raincoat; I just throw it on when I'm going hiking and it looks like it might rain.  I mean I did make sure my raincoat matched my hiking boots but since I wore a hiking outfit for last month's challenge with sweatshirts I really didn't want to style another hiking photo. 

We had lots of rainy days though and I finally rose to challenge and had my youngest son take a few photos while we were out hiking-- but I made sure to carefully plan my outfit and I'm pleased with what I came up with.  


When we saw this small body of water, Evan suggested it would make a good backdrop for our photos and he quickly snapped a few. 

I paired my new North Face raincoat with a turtleneck sweater in nearly the same shade, some very comfortable jeggings, and my white canvas sneakers.


I tend to wear my sunglasses in almost all weather since my eyes are pretty sensitive to light and I never know when I'm going to need them.


I added a long silver necklace that also some shades of green in it and a pair of silver lacy earrings. 




Thankfully, it didn't end up raining while we were out hiking though as the trails were already quite muddy and wet from all the other rainstorms we'd been having. 

Make sure you pop in and see how these ladies all styled their rain gear (or rain inspiration) outfits. 




Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits

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Bo ~ Bo's Bodacious Blog

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Joanne ~ My Slice of Life

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Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style

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Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After

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Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle

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Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom

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Rosemary ~ Distinctly Southern Style

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  1. I love all the blue in this outfit! it looks great for a hike on a rainy day, nice and cosy! :)

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorite colors.

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  2. That's a great spring exploring look! Love the blue jacket.

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  3. You look great! Hiking this time of year is challenging because of the mud!

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    1. It really can be such a challenge; but worth it.

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    1. Thanks! I must have tried on a good 1/2 dozen of them all in bright colors.

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  5. Joanne, I love this cute hiking outfit! This minty color is so good on you!

    Shelbee

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  6. I love how you looked great in this Joanne. The mud is a great reason for rain boots, and I found my thrifting!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I had a pair once but I just did not like how they felt walking in them and have never tried another brand or style... maybe I should give it another go? I used to hate boots of all kinds and have started wearing them more. I might not mind them so much now.

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  7. I adore your hiking photos, it makes me wish I hiked more honestly. Your son is such a sweetie to not only take your photos but to be on the lookout for great backdrops. He is a keeper. Love the added necklace for a little pop of sparkle to your overall look. You can stop in and grab a coffee or lunch, totally dressed for it.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aw, thank you! He is definitely a keeper.

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  8. That is such a pretty shade of blue! It looks great on you!

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  9. I love the blue and your sweater matching it. I am the same way with sunglasses. I love that your son had an eye for a backdrop: perfect for April Showers pictures!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. I honestly didn't expect them to match so perfectly!

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  10. I love the color of your jacket. So pretty. I sometimes forget my rain boots too.

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  11. Looking good! Very glamorous for a hike. I love your outfit, especially the colour of your raincoat x

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  12. Cute- I love the blue rain jacket!

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    1. It has really come in handy and I just LOVE the color.

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  13. I'm like you, Joanne! I don't even own a true raincoat! I have a couple of trenches, but they're not rainproof! I think your son found a fabulous place to take photos! That blue is so very pretty on you!

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    1. I think this is the first rainproof coat I've ever owned!

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  14. It’s a great look, Joanne! And that shade of blue is perfect on you.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  15. It’s a great look, Joanne! And that shade of blue is perfect on you.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  16. How nice of your son to think with you on taking photos.

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  17. You look fab Joanne. I live in jeggings they are so comfy! :) #MMBC

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    1. I will definitely be buying a few more pairs come fall!

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  18. I love you outfit. Sweater, leggings and comfy shoes are perfect outfit for hiking. And I also like the choice of color, it looks good on you. Love it.<3

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