Baby It’s Cold Outside (Seriously Frozen)

Oh, Winter… I did not truly understand you until last month. In December, this California Girl went to NYC for work and play – and definitely experienced “cold weather” for the first time. My childhood trips to Mammoth  (and the snow that I hopped around in) definitely did not prepare me for actual winter. 6 degrees is cold. and I walked around in as many layers as I could (see photo above! LOL)… With that said, it was also ridiculously magical. The snowfall was EVERYTHING and I made my husband wake up waaaaaay too early one morning so I could walk around in it. While I was definitely frozen, I also did not hate wearing so many comfy, cozy, and cute outfits. I found myself wanting ALL THE WINTER CLOTHES, even though I don’t have much of a purpose for them here in Los Angeles. Below check out some of my favorite / most used purchases from the trip:

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Truth be told, I did not own a pair of rain boots before this trip. It barely rains in Los Angeles, and I haven’t owned a pair since high school (when I swear it rained a lot more)! Since the forecast in New York was snow, rain, and freezing cold — I decided to invest in a pair Hunter Rain Boots.I had wanted to purchase a pair for a long time, and I am so glad I did. They are the perfect boots to wear in the rain and snow (with the sock insert they become compatible for the snow) and were so easy to walk around in.

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Another thing I needed was a great hat to protect my head from the  elements — and keep my ears and head warm. I found the perfect beanie browsing Nordstrom (seen in the above pictures). I loved the Pom Pom detail, and wore it almost every day. It kept my ears and head seriously warm, even when temperature dipped to 6.  It’s stayed a staple in my wardrobe since I’ve been home in L.A., on chilly nights (which dip to, like, 50 degrees — in comparison not really cold at all LOL). It was also only 28 dollars, which is a win in my book. I can’t find the black version of my favorite pom pom hat online, but this tan version is just as cute and by the same brand.

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My camel coat was a purchase I made before Paris , and it was just as perfect and warm in New York. On the coldest days, I layered it with a jacket underneath and a turtleneck and a scarf. My camel coat was the layer that made me feel put together. Another coat I really like,  is this tailored Ralph Lauren version, on sale for less than $200 dollars.

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