You know that expression "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes?" Yeah, that's totally how Chicago is feeling right now. It was 65 here yesterday, so naturally when I woke up this morning it was only 27 out. I knew cold weather was on its way, but knowing never makes it easier. One thing that makes winter more bearable is that I've amassed a pretty good coat collection over the years, so here's another outerwear shot for you. I snapped this while taking some recyclables out to the alley this morning (glamorous, I know). I've been seeing Lisa from archivechicago post pictures of her Chicago alley and this morning it just clicked that, duh, I have a similar Chicago alley that's pretty much always empty. No chance of my neighbors spotting me here. Which seems weird, since it's a lot less private than the back yard.
To fight the cold today, I donned a nice warm sweater, and some heavy, lined pants (these were on Sal's list of Winter Weather Must-Haves and seriously, the lining does make a difference - and it just feels nice!). Get used to this kind of pairing, because it is my default winter-wear. I should probably work on spicing that up this year.
Stylenation, how can I keep my winter-wear looking fun and different?
Coat: New York & Company (2008)
Hat: Apt. 9 by Kohl's
Sweater (item #8): Gap
Pants (item #19): Limited
Shoes (item #28): Naturalizer
Nude fishnet trouser socks: Target