Thursday, January 8, 2015

-19 Degrees



Coat: Worthington
Sweater: Zara
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Nine West
Scarf / Gloves / Hat: H&M
Bag: Michael Kors

     This past week has been a rollercoaster of bad weather. The weather has been hot, cold, snowy, sunny, and everything in between. Unfortunately, the temperature outside has now settled to a bitter and uncomfortable negative degree. This weather isn’t exactly unusual for this time of year, but you can never get fully used to these bitter cold temperatures.

     If you can believe it, -19 degrees was going to be one of the warmer days this week, so we decided to shoot a post. “Decided” would be putting it nicely. The discussion contained a lot of “well” “maybe we could” and “different day”. After 25 minutes of debating, it was decided that today would have to be the day we shot an “Outfit of the day” post. The photographer and myself shared a mutual feeling of being quite apprehensive about shooting outside in the bitter cold weather.

     An hour later, and I was throwing on long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and trying to stuff my legs in three pairs of pants to keep warm. I managed to get a long sleeve shirt, a sweater, a jacket, two pairs of gloves, a scarf, a pair of sunglasses, a hat, a pair of tights, a pair of jeans, two pairs of socks, and boots on my body. I was burning up like a heater in the desert, but I knew I would be a walking icicle as soon as I stepped outside.

     So fast forward about twenty minutes, and I’m standing in front of this tunnel about to be photographed.  The wind starts blowing and even with the scarf over my face, the wind is so cold my face feels like its getting hit with a hundred sharp knives. We shoot thirty shots and then I hear the photographer shout out “CAR!” So we run to the car, sit there with the heat blasting for ten minutes and then run out and shoot another thirty shots.

     We go back out and as I’m standing in front of this tunnel (which also doubles as a shortcut road), a huge machine with a large snowplow attached to it comes speeding down the road. I get a terrifying flash of some scenes from final destination in my mind. I’m pretty sure I screamed, but it’s all a blur. Now I sit in the car, not only braving the cold weather for this post, but almost getting scooped up and tossed into the snow by this huge snowplow.

     Through all this drama, I must say I stayed pretty warm. I bundled up like it was nobody’s business, and was strategic about how I was dressing. This coat, from Worthington, is one of my favorites for winter. I know I’ve worn this in a previous post, for the simple reason it’s got a great thick material that keeps your arms and torso from freezing off.  The mix of the sweater from Zara and the jeans from Urban Outfitters were also great picks. I tossed on some winter accessories, that although fashionable, weren’t the warmest. That is the only thing I would say wasn’t practical about the outfit. My hands, toes, and face were freezing! Overall, this outfit kept me pretty toasty, and there weren’t too many moments that I was shivering!

Do you have any tips for staying warm in the winter, besides layering? (And staying inside)!

-Katie

25 comments:

  1. love this outfit!! ive seriously been struggling for cold weather outfit ideas as its been 6 degrees and snowy here so this has been a great inspiration for outfit posts! Im so glad you were able to stay warm and avoid a near-death experience LOL. I really enjoyed this post girl!
    xoxo
    bethany

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad you've been able to pull some inspiration from this. I feel your struggle 110%, the cold weather can really be a pain when trying to stay stylish in the winter. I'm happy I was able to avoid that near-death experience too, that could have been bad, haha! I'm glad you enjoyed reading!

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    1. Thank you, it really compliments a range of different colors and outfits. I would definitely recommend this coat to anyone who has to deal with the cold weather!

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  3. love everything! great photos :D

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  4. Fashionable look considering it was so cold, prob I would cover myself with my skiing outfit, haha

    Printed or Plain

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    1. Thank you, that thought crossed my mind a couple times. "How to make snowsuits chic" haha!

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  5. I love how you wore your scarf, you look so chic and edgy! A great way to ward off the cold while still looking stylish!! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. Thank you, I started off wearing it as a normal scarf, but it turned into a stylish face mask, haha!

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  6. wonderful post! you have such a great blog :)

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  7. I can't believe you managed to pull off a fashionable, non-bulky outfit in that kind of weather! Also, the photos are beautiful! Geez, that takes some dedication!

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    1. Thank you for this comment, it totally made me laugh! You're so sweet. It was so cold, I almost resorted to just wearing a big snowsuit!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL shots, Katie! I just found your blog and am so happy I did. I love how you made surviving arctic temperatures look chic with the scarf wrapped around your face. Perfect!


    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad you found it too, and I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen so far. I appreciate your kind words!

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  9. Wow great look, perfect coat :)

    Brina xoxo, SweetStyle

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    1. Thank you! This is my favorite style coat for the winter!

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  10. You look great! I love your camel coat!

    XX

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    1. Thank you! I actually got the scarf this summer to tie around bags, but it has come in handy in the winter!

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  12. ohh awesome post :) i always love reading your blog!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoy reading! :)

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  13. omg that is SO COLD! how you ever manage to look so chic still is beyond me! my city is like 45-50 degrees right now and I'm still living in my sleeping bag puffer coat...

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