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Is it just me, or are umbrellas objects that you only think about when it’s raining? The darn things—I never seem to have one when I need it! You see, these spring showers always catch me off guard. But if I had a really cute one, I think I would be more apt to carry it around town with me (and thus, stay dry!). So, I searched high and low for attractive umbrellas—these are my favorite.

one bella umbrella's pinwheel pagoda, two cancan parasol by guy de jean (this isn't for rainy days, but I love it), three lulu guinness' birdcage umbrella, four fornasetti hot air balloons umbrella (my personal favorite and most expensive of the bunch.. go figure), five classic marigold + bamboo umbrella, six bella umbrella's magenta pagoda, seven modcloth's big fish umbrella, eight a rather cheerful kate spade umbrella, nine super cool color-changing umbrella from MoMa.

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Reader Comments (21)

What great finds! I love them all, but five would definitely bring a burst of smiles I have a feeling. Yellow just seems to have that power

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimply Luxurious

These are all so pretty! Walking in the rain with any of these would make the rain not so bad!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaley Mc

Such gorgeous umbrellas* I'm actually one who doesn't mind the rain - I fully believe in stylish rainboots and umbrellas. Not sure I could pull off 2, I think 5 is more my speed. Have a great day! xx

04.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjane

It has been raining here for DAYS and I think at this point it just makes good economical sense for me to upgrade my brolly, these are ADORABLE

this collection is wonderful. bravo! i think #3 is my favorite, but it's so hard to choose.

enjoy your day!

xo Alison

i want #6!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterrikshaw design

Aww thank you! Don't they look good enough to eat? Wish I had one of them in my hand right now-- it's raining cats and dogs outside today!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

It looks like it's about to downpour in Memphis and that striped Kate Spade umbrella would make the rain so much better! My current J.Crew umbrella is navy with white polka dots and a yellow handle...love it!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Jessie-- your umbrella sounds adorable! I love the Kate Spade umbrella, too. It looks so cute when paired with pieces from their spring collection (you should check their website to see what I mean!)
XX fallon

04.7.2010 | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

oh my god. OBSESSED. pagodas and birdcages on rainy days? count me in.

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

These are all so cute, how ever could a girl decide!

Mackenzie-- ahh I know-- I could literally spend thousands of dollars on umbrellas.. it's kind of pathetic!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

These are so adorable I almost wouldn't mind if it rained a little more...it's been a brutal rain year here in SF!

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I had no idea that there were so many awesome umbrellas out there. Originally, I was all "I'll just get a fun yellow one", but the one with ruffles?!? I'm so tempted. And frankly, your yellow umbrella is the best I've seen so far. I almost wished it rained more here in San Diego.

04.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

They're all fabulous! Great finds!

04.8.2010 | Unregistered Commentersouthern hostess

#3 is my favorite.

04.10.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn

the second is such fun!

04.12.2010 | Unregistered Commenter{g}

The best round up of umbrellas!! Loving your blog :)

04.14.2010 | Unregistered Commentermichelle leblanc

I am in total love with number three...may even look forward to rain with that one!

05.2.2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

These are amazing! Where can i purchase the black and white stripped one?

05.25.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlovehate

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