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Great Looking Rain Gear: Guest Post on Kirtsy!

Brittany's guest post on Kirtsy

Here in the Northwest, when temperatures drop and leaves change, so too comes the rain. Don’t get dreary, get dressed up!

Today over on Kirtsy I’ve put together a collection of great looking raincoats, umbrellas, wellies and more, with something for everyone in the family. Go see!

I’m really thrilled to be among their smart and creative contributors. It’s a world of blogger crushes over there.

Kirtsy began four years ago as a place to find and share the best of the internet. It was started by three friends, Gabrielle Blair aka Design Mom, Blog con Queso‘s Laura Mayes, and Laurie Smithwick of UpsideUP.

Their community grew, they authored a book, and started not one but two popular conferences.

Kirtsy relaunched this summer with a whole new look and an update on their original vision. It’s pretty fantastic. Each day they post “a new slideshow curated by some of the most interesting people online.” You’ll find collections of all kinds filled with art, design, products, photos, projects, even food. You’re gonna be hooked.

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Inspired by Gene Kelly: Happy Birthday, Old Fave

Gift ideas inspired by Gene Kelly films

I grew up watching Gene Kelly movies. My mom would take my sister and I to the library to rent old musicals on VHS. (I know, old school.)

He was always our favorite. An effortless dancer. He sang too. And of course that smile! It didn’t hurt that my mother had done a stage show or two with him in the past and had wonderful stories to tell. That definitely added to our admiration of the classic screen star.

With a tip of the hat to the charming Irishman on his birthday (and boy could he wear a hat), here’s a few gifts inspired by some of my favorite Gene Kelly films.

1. Pelican Boots by Sperry Top-Sider
2. Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Heritage Officer Coat
3. The Sky Umbrella fends off rain with blue skies underneath!
4. Prints of Paris by fine art photographer Irene Suchocki
5. Renoir Straw Porkpie Hat
6. Lemon Ball Vintage Baseball
7. Ebbet’s Flanell vintage replica: 1940 Hollywood Stars Cap

Old movie images from imdb, and here, and here.