From backpacks to lunchboxes, school books to cleats — kids have a lot to juggle these days. When dark clouds start to rumble, an umbrella may be the best idea, but it can also be tough to manage with a full load. Have no fear, the UFO Cap Umbrella is here! Appearing to be straight from space, these futuristic Korean-made inventions are said to keep heads dry and arms free. They are apparently pretty handy when fishing or hiking in the rain, too! Tell me, would you put one of these on your tot?
As we inch further into Summer weather, I'm tempted to spend every moment possible out of doors. But all of that sun isn't good for your skin. If you're tired of tanning, take shelter beneath an umbrella. Whether you need a shady place to read or a sheltered spot for dining at midday, I've got you covered.
A Bright Spot on a Rainy Day A cool umbrella is such a fun and functional accessory. Take for instance, this exotic umbrella from the Hayden-Harnett for Target collection, ($22). At that price, there's no excuse not to sing in the rain. Check out Lucky magazine to see why they love this umbrella so much!Comments
I know it's hard to look good in the rain, but with a couple of key pieces, I guarantee you success. Take for example, Ginnifer Goodwin, seen left, at the He's Just Not That Into You premiere in Australia. The actress isn't going to let a couple of drops rain on her parade. Her swanky umbrella not only protects her citron Brian Reyes frock, it also makes a chic, functional accessory. I know you'd rather spend your money on clothes and shoes, but it's a necessary investment. After all, you don't want wet Manolos.
I am always on the lookout for a chic umbrella, and this Missoni Minimatic Fiamatto Umbrella ($105, originally $174) fits the bill. There's so much more, so go forward.
Lugging around an umbrella can get pretty annoying. I've lost my share on buses, trains, restos, you name it. What do you think about this Zambos & Siega Umbrella Purse ($825)? This hands-free contraption will surely take the worry out of forgetting your umbrella but I'm not too sure about the design . . .
I'm definitely not a fan of tying pets up for long periods alone, but there are times when I'm outside and I don't have an extra hand for my pup's leash. We like laying out at the park, or in friends' backyards for BBQs, and it's important to help my smooshy stay cool with water , pet sunscreen, and possibly even this PetBrella ($56) while we relax.
It's not that much different than a normal beach umbrella except it comes with a special tie-out stake; when tethering a pet near a shade tree, they can easily tangle themselves around it, but this umbrella's just an extension of the stake so pets will have room to roam without getting all twisted up. The 'brella comes with a carrying bag, and can be tilted for a proper angle or removed altogether if the sun goes down. I think the concept is great but I'm not sure we've get enough use out of it . . . especially with no lawn of our own. What do you think?
So, if you hated that matching doggie 'brella set, there may be times when you don't want to pull on a parka, but don't want to get wet either. If your dog's half as crazy as mine (scratch that, a quarter), this product would come in handy . . . or out of handy, actually. Fresh from the MoMA Store, this Ryo Masaki-designed Hands-Free Umbrella ($50), is absolutely perf for walking the dog on a rainy day. The handle is made of a flexible rubber that can be wrapped and molded around the shoulder for easy protection. I'm not brave enough to try to carry a normal umbrella while grappling with North's leash, so I think this product is amazing – wouldn't you agree?
We're all about April showers this month. Beyond, filling you in on baby shower ideas and gifts, we'll also prepare you for the rainy days ahead.
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