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We may not be getting the torrential downpour that our friends on the East Coast are experiencing, but we're certainly no strangers to fickle weather here in the Windy City. In fact, how many times have you left the house in the morning greeted by sunshine, only to get caught in a storm on the way home? And by now, we've all learned that an attempt to shelter ourselves with a cheapie drugstore umbrella just doesn't cut it. One forceful breeze and that $7 impulse purchase is flying down the street.
But, not all umbrellas are created alike, so we've found seven of 'em that do what they're supposed to: keep you dry. And because we know you like to keep up with your style, we've sourced everything from colorful patterns to classic Mary Poppins black. The only thing we can't help you with? Reminding you to take it with when you walk out the door. Oh, and If you put any weight into the 10-day forecast, you'll see that sprinkles are in our future, too. Click through to find your new (dependable) portable shelter and lest you never be caught in the rain again.
There's one day that has special meaning for Bill Murray. That day is, of course, Groundhog Day. No wait — it's today, September 21! The beloved actor turns 64 today, which makes him a Virgo and a bday twin with Nicole Richie, Dave Coulier, and Ricki Lake. Fun.
While the big guy celebrated by tearing it up to "Turn read
Summer isn't the only time of year for wearing those trusty throw-on-and-go dresses. We find that the artfully lazy one-piece outfit is a seasonless treasure. And, crisp autumn weather just cues the hunt for a new version of the wardrobe staple: one that helps bring boots back into rotation, pairs well with tights, and read