Last night, I had dinner downtown at a restaurant called Nacional 27. It's a pretty nice Latin restaurant, and quite a change of pace from the hole-in-the-wall bars and pubs that I tend to hang out at in my neighborhood. This is one of my visiting friend from Ohio's favorite restaurants here, so we had to go there while she was in town.
I really like going out downtown from time to time, but the weather presented some wardrobe challenges for me, specifically in the footwear department. It was snowing on and off for most of the day yesterday, so my 10 minute walk to the El stop was full of slushy, icy sidewalks. I don't know how other girls around here manage this, but I simply can't wear heels in those conditions. Admittedly, I had 2 ice-related injuries (and ER/urgent care visits) during my first winter in Chicago, so since that time, I've been extra cautious around ice. Although I love my Sorel boots for warmth, comfort and ice traction, they don't quite go with the classy, downtown vibe. Neither do these rain boots, but I figured they're black and shiny, so that's a step in the right direction.
How do you dress for inclement weather while still dressing appropriately for the situation?
Also, if anyone wanted to see, here's our finished Christmas tree :) I wrapped some presents this morning and am hoping to get most of my holiday cards written out today, so things are nice and festive here at TCC Midwest.
Cardigan (item #3): Target
Tank (item #12): Gap
Skirt (item #17): Target
Leggings and Rain Boots: Target
Hidden 2 pairs of socks: Smart Wool