Rainy Days in Red and Bows

Hey lovelies! I know what you’re thinking. Another red and black post?! This girl is out of control! But to be honest, red is that one holiday color that I never get sick of. I love it so much I even focused my Christmas decor around pops of red and silver — more on that later!  The cashier at Home Goods informed me that red is such a popular color this year for Christmas, but I thought to myself, “Isn’t it always?” With this coat helping me embrace winter fashion in confidence and adorable bows to brighten up rainy days, I couldn’t get enough of this easy look. Where are the bows you ask? Read on to find out!

SURPRISE! My boots have adorable bows. Since wearing these Poppy Clips on my boots I’ve received so many more compliments on my “boots,” but let’s be honest, I always tell them it’s about the bows. Although I am obsessed with my Ted Baker boots. It’s so fun to snap off the clips that are magnetized and watch people’s reactions turn to surprise. They thought it was my boots that had the darling addition of these bows. Can’t wait to get more bows and feel like I’m wearing a new pair of boots each time!

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You may have read my recent post about finding the perfect Winter coat, and in it I shared a special style tip. It’s all about finding a color you love. For me, when I purchased this coat last year from Express, that color was red! It makes such a bold statement and I feel so holiday ready every time I wear it. Yes, it may be bold and striking, but your outerwear should definitely make a statement too!

What better way to finish off a winter look than with a pom beanie and leather gloves? These Ted Baker gloves were a Christmas gift last year. Best gift ever! The bows add the sweetest touch of femininity and continue my love for anything with bows.stylemissmolly_1574_blog

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

We all have those challenging days in our lives where it feels like nothing but clouds is ahead of us. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s very uncomfortable and often depressing. I’m here to remind you that whatever storm you’re facing today, you will make it through, and you will be more beautiful and stronger than ever for it. I’ve learned in the rainy seasons of my own life is that there needs to be rain to allow me to appreciate the sun that much more.

Remember what rain brings: growth.

So next time you’re feeling overcome by the gray clouds and rainy days in your life, remember that we all need the rain in order to experience the beauty of the flowers. Rain brings growth. Embrace the rain and allow it to challenge you and change you into becoming more like the person you want to become. Keep your head up, keep smiling, and find a way to dance wholeheartedly through the storm.

Soon, the sun will shine again.

Keep smiling!


In case you missed it, check out my post Caring for your Rubber Rain Boots for tips on keeping the natural rubber clean and free from that white residue.

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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    • January 10, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thanks Tamara! I love wearing red!

      🙂 Molly

  1. December 18, 2015 / 4:39 am

    Hi Molly! I’m in love with your rainboots. The red coat looks amazing on you as well. Great look! have a great weekend!
    Much love, Len

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Len! I’m so glad my husband got these boots for me! I love them!


  2. December 18, 2015 / 8:15 am

    Such a beautiful and cozy look! I’m in love with your rain boots. Red look amazing on you! 🙂
    Happy weekend babe.
    Xo, Raysa

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Raysa! I love these boots too and of course RED this season!


  3. December 18, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Love this outfit! Those boot clips are so cool, they totally look like part of the boot. I just kiiiiinda finished my Christmas shopping but I still feel like something is missing. Good luck with yours 🙂

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      I was soooo slow on shopping this year! I am determined to be better at it next year! Thanks for the compliments!

      🙂 Molly

  4. December 18, 2015 / 9:25 am

    I am all for red and black look! I love cute little bow details on gloves and shoes. Such a fun way to add details to the outfit.
    Amazing pictures! 🙂

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks Rita! I’m glad you love red and black as much as I do!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you Kelsey! You’re the sweetest! I adore bows too! 😉

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 18, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    This is THE CUTEST LOOK!!! I adore the bows on the boots and gloves! Isn’t it the best when men pick out fashionable presents?! I love the pop of red…perfect for the season and bright and cheery like you!! Love this and hope you have the best weekend!

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Haha yes, and my man does good! Other times he just lets me pick it out and I’m Ok with that! Either way, he blesses me! Thank you!


  6. December 18, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Do as many red and black post as you like because it is my FAVORITE combo!!!!
    I love those rain boots! I am thinking about purchasing them for myself for Christmas….;)
    xo, Shell

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you Shell! I’m so glad you’ll allow it 😉 I just have too much fun with red and black. And yes, GET THESE BOOTS! I love them!

      🙂 Molly

      • December 27, 2015 / 7:42 pm

        Thanks to you, I bought my first poppy clips!!!!!

        • January 10, 2016 / 11:47 pm

          Yeah girl! I’m so glad you got some! Which color did you get?!

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Aww thank you Rachel for saying that! I love red and black and anything with bows so the combination just went together!

      🙂 Molly

  7. December 19, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Girl you are perfect as always! Love those bow clips!! On a completely unrelated note- we’re on Christmas break!! Yay! Enjoy 🙂

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      Girl, you are always too sweet! Hope you’re enjoying your Christmas break too!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you Ankita! That’s so sweet of you to say~!
      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks girl! Glad you like them!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Carmen! I agree! Bow details are the best! I’m so glad I found these Poppy Clips!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Merel, you are TOO sweet! I really love red! I bet your red tree looks amazing!~

      🙂 Molly

  8. December 20, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Red and black is one of my favorite combos! You totally rocked the look, Molly! 🙂 Those shoes are so cute. You look gorgeous in this outfit! 🙂

    • January 10, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thanks Kavya! You’re so sweet!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:28 pm

      You totally need these boot clips! They are everything!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you very much Lauren! Little bow details are the best!

      🙂 Molly

  9. December 21, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Molly, You look AMAZING in red!! I love how these rain boots are feminine and have that touch of leopard! You look AMAZING!! I hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Lots of LOVE XOXOXO

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much Holly! I love leopard and the cutest touch is all I need! Much love to you girl!

      🙂 Molly

  10. December 21, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Molly, I need your boots in my life! How cute is the bow in the back?! Swooning over here!
    Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! You totally need these boots in your life! They are so much fun and with the addition of Poppy Clips, even better!

      🙂 Molly

  11. December 21, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    Nope, wasn’t thinking that, bc you always look so great in it! (I’m red and black on my site today too – not sure who’s copying who 😉 ) A red coat feels like a bold statement, but I think it can be so versatile. And your boots: so cute!
    Happy holidays to you, pretty lady!


    • December 22, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Aww thank you! I LOVE the way you look in black and red too! It’s seriously one of my favorite combinations EVER! and no one is copying anyone. We just both know how FAB the combination is!

      🙂 Molly

  12. December 22, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Molly! This outfit is seriously perfect! Your boots are so cute and also the beanie! You look beautiful as always! Sending you love!


    • December 23, 2015 / 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Ana! That’s so kind of you to say! I love wearing beanies in the winter!

      🙂 Molly

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