You see, I grew up (and still live) downstate in New York. I went to school in Western New York. Though everyone warned me when I left for college that I was soon to be facing the most harrowing winters of my life, I generally found the weather in Western New York to be no better or worse than the weather in my hometown. The Boyf also lives in Western New York, albeit in a different town. I'd been there to visit many times in all kinds of weather and so I thought that I knew what I was getting into. I thought that layering two pairs of tights under my cutoffs would be more than sufficient. I thought that I had what it took to be stylish and still warm.
WRONG. Apparently I have never really experienced a winter in Boyf's hometown (okay, I'll just tell you now. It's Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. The place from the Weather Channel. The place with all the lake-effect snow. Yeah. That Buffalo, NY.) until now, because I did not stop being cold once the entire time I was there, whereas Boyf was fine and kept saying, "Why are you shaking like that? Are you really still cold? But it's so warm out! Wait, why are your lips blue? Is that some kind of makeup?" etc. Guys, I was a cocky SOB. Buffalo really showed me who was boss. Wearing ballet flats during a snowstorm? Yeah, you will fall on your ass. Wearing two pairs of tights when it is 15 degrees? Yeah, that does not mean squat. Basically, I spent the weekend cocooned in blankets and wearing jeans and snow boots. Not even a little bit cute.
And this is a problem. Because I am moving there. (!) In the beginning of January. (!!) Boyf and I are getting an apartment with two of our friends (!!!) and I'm trying to find a job and furniture and I'm kind of really excited. (!!!!) But it's going to be cold. I'm going to be living in my winter coat. And while it is a very nice coat, that might get a little boring.
So here's the thing: I'm still going to take outfit pictures. I promise. But that just means that I have a new wardrobe challenge. I vow to find a way to be stylish and warm. I will find a way to incorporate my LL Bean duck boots into cute outfits. I will find a way to still be able to wear my beloved black tights this winter. (Coincidentally? Bloggers who say that they think wearing tights in the snow is warmer than wearing jeans...Seriously? What do you know that I don't?) This blog is going to become a Winter Vs. Elle Smackdown and you are all invited to watch. I also might post obnoxious things about thrifting and apartment decorating and the reallllly super adorable place we went to look at on Monday.
Bear with me. You are all the greatest. Also, any tips of surviving a frozen tundra land? Most welcome :)