We’re nearing the end of January, and it’s snowed in my area a total of two times, if you could even call it that. It’s more like semi-frozen rain. No beautiful snowflakes here! El Niño‘s been harsh this winter. Last year’s motto was “screw snow.” This year, it’s “where’s the snow?”
Though I suppose with the way I was complaining about snow last year, I shouldn’t worry about this warm winter. It’s much more akin to what I’m used to in Vegas. I just hope this doesn’t become a regular occurrence. Regardless of the lack of snow, it’s still plenty cold.
I’ve noticed that I tend to talk about the weather a lot on my outfit posts, but only because it’s a huge deciding factor in what I wear. I prioritize comfort when putting together outfits, and if I’m not warm enough in the cold, then I didn’t do it right. There’s absolutely no reason to suffer for fashion when there’s a clothing item for every season. ❄️
Another Day in Philadelphia
Here’s what I wore for a day in Philly! Kristine was in town, so Mike and I went down to meet up with her and Jackson. I had such a good time with them. <3 They're a lot of fun to be with! We went for ramen and boba, and then it was a stroll through Center City. We stopped by Rittenhouse Square where we took pictures. Kristine got to see Mike take my pictures and haha, she saw how awkward I can be. I DID IT FOR THE BLOG.
Here’s us for proof! You can also get a better view of my boot cuffs in this picture. I had a need for scalloped cuffs, so I made a black pair to go with my winter outfits, which are usually black, gray, or a mix of both. And yes, I am wearing sheer tights in winter. I’m wearing flesh-colored thermals underneath.
- Uniqlo gray wool coat
- Abercrombie & Fitch long turtleneck sweater
- MBJ skater skirt in black
- Kenox backpack
- Boots from Payless
- Hat and boot cuffs crocheted by me
That Time It Kinda Snowed
Mike went to our usual salon for his haircut on this day. The forecast said it would snow, so I put on my snow boots and puffy jacket. Sure enough, it did snow as soon as we stepped indoors. It wasn’t too heavy a fall, and the temperature was still just above freezing so there was no buildup. Consequently, there were no pretty snowflakes either.
Speaking of the salon, I asked them how much it would cost for me to get my hair done there. It’s… not cheap. :’) I’m planning on changing up my hair in the next few months, but then I see my hair in the picture above, and maybe not? Either way, I have a few months to save up for a salon experience. Perhaps I should live a little and treat myself. Or nah. I gotta save money in general.
Back to the outfit, the skirt I’m wearing is actually sewn in to the leggings. It sounds silly, but I think it’s cute. Plus, it helps me get away with wearing leggings as pants. The inside is velvet-lined too, so it’s extra warm. Makes it hard to put on though!
- Beautiful Halo false two-piece jacket and skirt leggings (love this site!)
- Kenox backpack
- Columbia snow boots
- Uniqlo Heattech gloves
- Hat borrowed from Mike
Here’s what I wore underneath! I look like I’m off to ballet practice haha, but actually I can barely dance because I have the grace of an ox. At least I’m strong?
The top is a black thermal from Uniqlo which I picked up in Philly. Their Heattech line is awesome! I purchased a flesh-colored pair for Black Friday last year, and I liked it so much, I got a black pair too! They’re relatively thin but keep you nice and cozy. I also like that they’re cut in a way that they don’t peek through after donning the rest of your outfit.
Outfit Details (coz why not? 😜)
- Uniqlo Heattech shirt and pants
- Aeropostale head band (I use this to keep my hair out of my face when I do makeup)
- Beautiful Halo skirt leggings
I’ve been hearing news of an impending snowstorm on the East Coast this weekend. We’ve stocked up on canned food and bottled water just in case. If you also live on this side of the country, stay safe!