Bring It On

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Before the spill.

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She bumped the table by accident.

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Still looks like a snow princess though.

Well dears, after much time away from WordPress, I am officially making my return to blogging. Soon enough I will have a tripod, which (hopefully) will make it easier for me to post regularly, as I do not have a high enough income to pay a photographer, and my friends are busy college students who can’t always drop what they’re doing to take photos with me (understandably.) So to sort of update you on what has happened the last month, I spent two weeks at home, where I was intending to do a post or two, until there was a blizzard which effectively ruled out doing photo-shoots outside, and then I fell ill with a stomach bug. Then I made it back to school in Pittsburgh, where I again fell ill, however, with a sinus infection this time. Now the new semester has started, and I am trying to get back into the swing of classes and homework. Hence, the blogging hiatus.

Now, about this post, I must say I love the way it turned out with the snow floating around. I often find that people complain more during the winter about how they don’t feel as though they are able to dress attractively because of the cold and snow. While I admit it can be a challenge to feel good in big heavy layers, there are some simple ways to make it easier. Firstly, buy a coat that you feel really great about. I love this trench. I feel twice as chic as I normally do when I throw a trench over whatever I’ve got on. This trench is warm and has pockets, and a collar I can put up against the wind, and thus it works for winter. Long wool coats or cute puffy jackets (like the one Julia is wearing) can do just the same for you.

Secondly, there is nothing unattractive about wearing a big, cozy sweater. Wearing something over-sized just means that you aren’t asking people to notice your body, but instead to notice your face and your outfit. Neither of which is a bad thing. I have realized from working retail that people become really self conscious when they think that their clothes don’t “perfectly” hug their curves. You don’t need to constantly show off your figure for people to realize you’ve got one. In fact, when you don’t constantly wear perfectly fitted clothes, it makes your body seem that much more enticing when you actually do choose to show it off.

As far as shoes go, winter boots are really only necessary when it’s a blizzard outside. High tops and ankle boots fare perfectly well in winter. I fell in love with these Vans and got my brother to buy me them for Christmas. I can’t wait to wear them with a really feminine outfit for a crazy juxtaposition (I’m in love with how Charlotte Groeneveld AKA @thefashionguitar mixes girly with sport-chic.)

To change things up and go for a more comfortable and care-free look, I switched out skinny jeans for these straight leg boyfriend’s from Urban Outfitters. I’ve been taking inspiration from the Parisians lately: always leave a part of your look undone, that way you look effortless.

[It’s Elementary, Dear]

Jacket: H&M | Bag: Banana Republic | Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: BDG | Shoes: Vans

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