Friday, July 19, 2013

To bring or not to bring. Part three.

Picture this....it's the dead of winter.
{I know it's hard to picture right now in the dead of summer}
Family road trip from Ohio to New York City.
Failed to check the weather before we left. 
Heavy snow. 
Fake leather fashion boots. 
So long feet. So long boots. 
And so the story goes with me last winter. 

If you plan to take a trip to NYC in the winter {which I think you should because it's pretty}, now's the time to glean from me and do what I did not do. Learn from my mistakes and enjoy The Big Apple to the full. 

Here are some wintertime must-haves when staying in NYC:



1. Good boots. The ones pictured are the L.L. Bean Boots which I love and adore and keep my feet nice and warm. The thing about it is that you indeed can find a fashionable pair of boots that are super practical. As stated above, the only boots I brought were my fake leather ones from my thrifting-for-a-year days. Let's just say my feet were wet for so long during the day, funny things happened. They were prunes for a really long time. I know I would've enjoyed the pretty snow in the pretty city a bit more if my feet didn't squish every time I walked. 

2. A cute, yet practical hat. I recommend those winter hats that are more floppy at the bottom as pictured. That way, you can still look cute indoors with it on without showing off your hat hair and if the weather gets fierce, there's room to tuck the hair in so it doesn't get snowed on. I'm a girl with bangs, and it the snow touches those puppies, it's over for the rest of the day. So, I need a good hat that I can tuck the bangs into in case of a precipitaion emergency. 

3. Layer up. You just never know really what the weather will be like, so layers are your best bet, and you can put together some killer outfits doing so. If it gets toasty, de-layer. If it gets colder, put the layers back on. Accessorize so that the scarf pairs well with the outfit for when it's a tad cold indoors. Add a cute necklace underneath in case you take the scarf off. It'll be like bam! Cherry on top of an adorable outfit. 

4. Good gloves. Not necessarily the ones pictured. There are cute gloves that can keep your hands warm that still allow you to access all you need to access on your phone. You can find actual cute ones here

5. Get yourself some Smart Wool socks. {not pictured but necessary} Go ahead, let your feet enjoy a big hug every time they step. These socks are amazing. They whisk away water {but aren't waterproof}
 and are so comfy cozy.

So, there ya have it. You can kick winter's butt in NYC now. How does it feel to already have kicked butt before the butt needs kicking? That's my kind of competition, I do say.


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