Thursday, August 28, 2014

winter appropriate

Playing: Beware the Dog-The Griswolds
Reading: The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
Preparing for my move out to New York was kind of hard mostly because I have no idea what to expect from New York winter. California winters are all pretty mild as in I can wear a tank top with a denim jacket and feel just fine. During my hunt for warmer clothing, I had to pick up a few jackets and sweaters. The quilted jacket I thought would help dress up my jean outfits and the holographic overlay on the geode sweater is what got me. Both are from Zara.
I also picked up a baggy BP sweater, an ASTR scuba skirt, and a Topshop cropped sweater all from Nordstrom. I've been relying on the cropped top and skirt combo lately, so I'm hoping that with a pair of warm tights and a good pair of boots, I can pull the look into colder weather.
While in Japan, I didn't pick up a whole lot for myself. The only other things I bought that aren't pictured is some food and stationary. I'm super psyched about the CC Cream and the perfume-shaped phone case, which is the only one I could find without the Chanel name on it. (Chanel doesn't make these, so all of the ones you see are fakes. I liked this one because it wasn't trying to be something it's not.) The Wego cropped sweater is a nice shade of Slytherin green like the BP sweater and the Topshop crop top is really easy to pair with everything. In terms of shoes, I got an odd pair of sneaker platforms and a pair of ugly yet great Bershka boots.
Back to the winter appropriate clothing. I walked into Nordstrom with the intention of getting a pair of Hunter boots, but walked out with a pair of Valentino boots. The Valentino pair had a deeper tread than the Hunter pair and let's face it, the Valentino ones are prettier too. Even though they aren't lined, I'm hoping that I can wear these when it snows too. Maybe a thick pair of socks will help with that?

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  1. Oehhh that wellie Valentino boots looking cute c:
    Really nice and practical for the slippery cold NY
    weather! I also love the tops you picked out as
    well c:Xx

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    1. Thanks! Glad someone thinks they're practical (:

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  2. Really great choice dear! And omg I fell in love with your Valentino boots!! :)
    Simimaus

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  3. I love that cell phone case
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. I just opened the package the other day and they even scented it to smell like Chanel's perfume.

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  4. I love the Valentino studded rain boots!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. They're so cute! I think Steve Madden is offering a similar pair.

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  5. I love the Zara jacket and sneaker platforms (i soo love grey.XD).

    What I don't like about rubber boots.. is that my feet feels very sweaty after a day of wearing it (no breathing room). BUT, these are perfect for the cold, trudging in snow and such. Plus it has such a good grip. I was thinking of taking a pair with me on a trip.:P These are durable and are a perfect choice. Thick socks with these is just right I think.^_^

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to go sock shopping soon. I was really worried about going through the snow with them.

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  6. One serious haul there! I love having an excuse to buy new clothes, hope these are up to that New York winter!

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    1. I hope so too! I actually just went shopping yesterday too. :'D

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  7. New York winter can be COLD, but not as cold as Canada ;) You'll be okay with a warm winter jacket. love the stuff you picked up in japan!

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    1. Haha yes, Canada is much colder. That's why I bought a Canadian brand coat. c:

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  8. wonderful pieces! <3

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  9. what a cute pair of boots! I like it <3

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