National Umbrella Day – Better Get A Cute One

National Umbrella Day – Better Get A Cute One

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene

It’s National Umbrella Day and you know what that means. It is time. Time to purchase yourself the cutest umbrella you can  manage.

If you are anything like me you forget your umbrella a lot and find yourself wishing you had it when it’s too late. Most often, while you are dashing through a torrential downpour and getting soaked before an important meeting or appointment. Timing. It’s always at the worst times. But even when the clouds break as you are heading out to the grocery store, it can cause issues. Issues with your hair and makeup and clothing. No one can rock the wet rat look. But everyone can rock the classy, check me out with this amazing umbrella look!  You can!  If you only had an umbrella cute enough to inspire you to remember it!

This year, let’s make carrying our umbrella a fashion statement on cloudy days. Let’s make sure it is so adorable that we carry it around just waiting, aching for rainy days just so we can show it off.

Yes, we need an umbrella like this! Let’s buy one!  Or two… Just in case 🙂

Automatic Travel Umbrella, Auto Open/close Foldable Rain Umbrella, Pink Flower – Waterproof, Windproof, Compact for Easy Carrying Totes -Durability Tested 5000 Times

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Just look at that beauty and those lucky ladies that already have one of these, well they love it!  Check out the reviews. Now there is an umbrella we won’t forget to bring with us.

Or how about this one? It kind of has a sense of humor doesn’t it? But, lovely still with its crisp blue and fluffy clouds. Yes, this would not be forgotten in the coat closet for long.

PLEMO Automatic Folding Travel Compact Umbrella, Sunny Sky Rain Umbrella

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Or, how about this one with a bubble dome style and the endearing hook handle. I love it and it comes in a variety of styles. Surely one would match your purse.

Kung Fu Smith Women Half Automatic Clear Flower Bubble Dome Shape Wind Stick Rain Umbrella, Pink

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Here is an umbrella with a fan following. This lovely little Violet Daisy umbrella has sheltered over a hundred happy reviewers at the time I am writing this and just look at it…… Seriously, it would be hard to get any cuter.

PLEMO Umbrella, Automatic Folding Travel Compact Umbrella, Violet Daisy

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OK, so what if cute is not your thing? That’s cool!  I love artsy too. Check out this Starry Night Umbrella!  In a word, stunning!

UV Umbrella For Women,LifeVC® Folding Sun Umbrella UV Protection,Rain Umbrella (Automatic)

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Maybe Van Gogh isn’t your style. It’s hard to comprehend that. At least for me. However, if not Van Gogh, than surely, Monet!

MONET Water Lilies Folding Umbrella

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Ok, just one more suggestion for you…. Look at this beauty! Hummingbirds… Darling!

Galleria Hautman Brothers Hummingbirds Auto Super-Mini Umbrella (Hummingbirds)

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With umbrellas like these out there we should be left with no excuse to be without one. Instead, we should be watching the sky going, “Bring it on!”  Why not? Isn’t the saying after all,

You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”

Which begs me to include this….

Umbrella, PLEMO Rainbow Automatic Folding Travel Umbrella

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I know I said just one more but I couldn’t help it.

OK, how about in honor of National Umbrella Day we learn a little bit about our new favorite personal decoration.

Fun Facts About The Umbrella: (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

  1. The oldest written reference to a collapsible umbrella dates back to 21 AD.
  2. Robinson Crusoe made an umbrella out of furs inspiring those in England to refer to a heavy umbrella as a ‘Robinson’ for many years.
  3. National Umbrella Day is held February 10th every year and celebrated around the world.
  4. A large umbrella is displayed in each of the Basilicas of Rome.
  5. In the 1992 film Batman Returns, the Penguin (Danny DeVito) sports a bullet and gas-firing umbrella. (I couldn’t find a single one of these to include.)

Learn more by visiting Wikipedia here:

Umbrella – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Umbrellas and parasols are primarily hand-held portable devices sized for personal use. The largest hand-portable umbrellas are golf umbrellas. Umbrellas can be divided into two categories: fully collapsible umbrellas, in which the metal pole supporting the canopy retracts, making the umbrella small enough to fit in a handbag, and non-collapsible umbrellas in which the support pole cannot retract; only the canopy can be collapsed.

If you did not find one that you love, then perhaps this article from Vogue will inspire you.

Rain Reality Check: Nine Stylish Umbrellas That Will Keep You Dry This Season

Talk about erratic weather: One day it’s so sunny that you’re regretting pairing tights with your Rag & Bone boots, and then the next you’re stuck hiding out from the unexpected showers under scaffolding. Here at Vogue.com, however, we subscribe to the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

Whatever you prefer, treat yourself to a new umbrella today. After all, National Umbrella Day comes but once a year and you wouldn’t want to miss your chance to celebrate it.

You know what they say, what goes up when the rain comes down?  I’m just saying 🙂

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