Wednesday, January 26, 2011


As I mentioned, I am going to New York in February. Yes I am still reeling with excitement! I did some shopping to prepare myself for the COLD weather. My friend that is living there now, texted me the other day saying "It was warm today..It reached 35 degrees!" Uh..excuse hablo cold weather! On average, he said it has been below 15 degrees at night..sometimes even negative with wind. So imagine a Southern California gal's horror at the mere thought of that! Brrrrrrrrrrr....teeth chattering! Forget trying to look cute..just trying to stay warm will be a feat in itself.

I ran off to Nordstrom and scoured the coat section...which there wasn't much of a coat section left by the time I got there. I was originally on the hunt for a black coat as it goes with everything, but found an off white/beige Jessica Simpson coat and it was love at first sight. I wear so much black, I think it will be a good off set and perhaps a bit more fashionable than black. I also picked up a black infinity scarf, 2 cute beenies and 2 pairs of over the knee socks. I have a few more things to check off my list, but I think I am almost set to look this cold in the face and say.."Ha!...I can still look cute and stay warm!" 


I tucked the infinity scarf inside the coat. The scarf is oversized and thick, so it will keep me warm! All the winter items were on sale, so I got everything for a very good price! :) 

I am also bringing this brown leather jacket with me. I have the same one in black, which I will be bringing as well. It will be good to wear on our fabulous nights out in the big city. (Of course heavily layered with scarves, gloves, and hat)

 I already had the grey beenie and I picked up the royal blue one from Nordstrom and the black from Arden B. 

 The bow and jewel detailing is so cute on the Arden B beenie. 


These over the knee socks will be great with knee high boots. I think it will look adorable over grey leggings or heavy tights!

 I bought these boots last year and barely wore them. Finally I have an excuse! I think they will be great with the over the knee socks, leggings or tights, bandage skirt, and layers and layers of tops, jacket, coat, scarves! 

I bought these boots from LF (a high end boutique) last year. They are real leather and I love how they are unique with the overhang. They have a teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy heel which I can totally handle walking around. I will save these for only nights out. 

Here are a few pictures my friend has taken while in New York: 

West Village- It reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw's apartment ;) 

@ a Nightclub

 Hello Snow and Starbuck's!
 Where did the cars go?

 Rooftop of the nightclub 

Little Italy

My dear friend in NEW YORK, NEW YORK

There is no place like it in the world :) I can't wait to meet you in person. It has been years of anticipation!


  1. oh how exciting!! have fun and I cant wait for updates!!
    Amber's Notebook

  2. Wow, Leonel takes some amazing pictures! I can't get over how clear and crisp they all look! Well I love evrything you picked out while shopping. That coat is adorable and so are the beenies. I think your experience of the city will be much different than mine, as I went in the early Summer and the weather was around 70 or 80. I can't wait to see and hear how your trip will be compared to mine! I'm so excited for you =)