SO COLD – obviously. You know how you sometimes have to pack for traveling in a really cold area? Yeah. Well, for me, it felt like it was 10x colder than I expected. Don’t get me wrong, I love snowboarding and I’ve traveled to areas that were negative degrees (hello Korea at -11 °F) but it’s a completely different story when packing and dressing for NYFW (btw I’m not Korean, I’m Vietnamese who happened to have had a long layover in Korea in the midst of Winter many years back… now, moving on…). Even after being there, or because I was there, it boggles my mind how many girls were able to rock bare legs and skirts or dresses in such weather. I could not. Let’s be real – shit is COLD YO! I later realized those girls (many friends of mine) were raised in crazy cold areas and were used to it – us SoCal babes, don’t be fooled. I spent a majority of the time trying to hold my composure while my husband was second guessing our travel plans with less than stellar weather forecasts. Luckily for me, I tried my best to blindly plan accordingly. Who wears UGG boots to NYFW?! I do. HELL YES I DID! These boots were my saving grace during this fashion week and I’m so glad I decided, at the very last minute, to bring them along. I’m so thankful that I surrendered to function (sort of) over fashion. Had I not, this post would have never happened. I mean… seriously. I kept it real. If you saw me with bare legs during this fashion week – I’ll tell you right now, I wore THREE LAYERS of ice skating tights. Yep. Not just any tights, I ordered the serious ice skating tights. LIFE SAVERS! I even wore them (at least one pair) underneath my jeans/pants when I didn’t go bared legged. After enduring this trip, I plan to post a packing guide for those of us who are less acclimated to such weather for next FW fashion week 😉 Here, I paired jeans (layered with tights) underneath a super cute Desigual coat. Who could resist a coat covered in hearts?! LOVE! Literally!
Photos by Chris Dyer.
I can’t wait to share some of my shots during the Desigual show, itself, coming soon 🙂 after I finish my outfit posts. Are you lucky enough (or not) to live in this kind of weather normally? How to do you bear with it?
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