I've been really sick all week with an awful cold, so it's been a bit of a struggle to muster up the energy to get this post together and write a clear sentence - so bear with me! Admittedly, the only things my pounding head and stuffy nose has had energy for is watching re-runs of Teen Mom OG while alternating between my couch and bed. It's okay, I'm judging myself for this too <<insert monkey covering eyes emoji>>. As colds often do, this came out of left field; I went from 0 (feeling healthy) to 100 (feeling like shit) REAL QUICK, and you know who I'm blaming? THE WEATHER! I'm thinking going from winter temps one day to spring temps the next, just might have something to do with it.
While we're on the topic - you know what else I'm blaming the weather for? Outfit confusion. It's a little difficult to determine what to wear when it's 60 degrees during the winter. I'm sure you guys and gals in warmer areas like LA and Florida have this figured out, but winter in NYC means lots of layers, sweaters, boots, and the warmest jacket you own, so when it feels like springtime during the winter it's enough to get us scratching our heads while staring aimlessly into our closets. My recommendation for this is not to go full out summer mode and pull out your gladiator sandals and sundress. Instead, pick out one or two pieces that are appropriate for the current season, not the temperature outside, but style them with items that are appropriate for warmer weather.
For my outfit inspiration this week I've done just that. The sweater and boots are appropriate for winter, while a skirt without tights is definitely more appropriate for warmer weather. Now, let's talk about these boots. Over the knee boots have been a huge trend this year and I have to admit I'm pretty obsessed. I have been eyeing the Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot all season, but didn't feel like spending a small fortune on them, so when I found this boot from Steve Madden (which is pretty much identical and a fraction of the price) I bought them immediately. They come in black and charcoal as well, but I opted for the taupe because most of my boots are black and wanted something different. Also taupe is super versatile and goes with pretty much everything, which is a big win in my book.
Let's hope this weather figures itself out. Counting down until fulltime spring!