A white winter, a city bundled in frozen ivory light.
People leave footprints–
stamps of existence in the snow.
Each carries a sticky chap stick in his/her pocket.
Each wears a vivid scarf.
It seems too cold to say hello,
yet somehow, they wave or nod.
Pulled this poem out of head, imagining snow in the city, the essence of winter. The essence of what I see everywhere online, on Christmas cards, Holiday movies, the stories of friends, my dad’s upbringing in New York. Essentially, it’s the essence of what I’ve never seen in real life.
I grew up and live in a tropical city. Our winters are made of neon blue skies; purple, pink and orange sunsets; palm trees entwined in Christmas lights and lots of pictures of snow. Here, winter, for us, is getting to tan without having to sweat, getting to wear a long-sleeved shirt and maybe even a really cool jacket you haven’t been able to show off since last Christmas. Here, I can surf without a wetsuit all year round. Sure, it’s cold out there in the lineup during winter, but not cold enough to deal with the vicious constraints of a wetsuit. Living in the tropics has its gems.
This Christmas I’m heading North with my fiancé. There’s a major chance for snow, real snow. The snow I see in Gilmore Girls and Manhattan movies. I’m planning the inside of my suitcase sort of blindly, hoping that what I bring will keep me from turning into snow-woman.
With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few “Winter Wardrobe Wonders” for fun. These are clothing items that I’ve never had the need for, but have always longed to wear. The items are unique pieces that inspire the grandiosity of the winter season as well as my imagination.
I just hooked up with this clothing line called “ChicNova,” and I’m totally in love. It’s style is like a combination of rich woman luxe and funky authentic artist. Every piece reminds you of something classic, while it shows you something you’ve never seen before with subtle asymmetries, color switches, pattern sizing, allusions to animals and so much more.
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Increased Within Belt Buckles Snow Boots
Sheepskin wool-one- Belt buckles design- Increased within heel
Rivets Embellished Round Toe Boots
Made from superior cowhide fabric- Round toe- Rivets embellishment- Hollow out pattern- Flat sole
Mesh Upper Skull Print Chunky Heeled Sandals with Zip Back in Black
A soft black cow leather and mesh upper Zip back fastening Skull print design Chunky Heeled detail.
Bat Shape Long Dust Coat
Mixed Fabric-Loose Fit-Metal Button-Long Sleeves-Dust Coat
English Style Stripe Brocade Scarf
English Style-Stripe Brocade-Scarf-Mixture Yarn-Long Style
Big Lapel Badge Pattern Thicken Coat
Made from a soft touch fabric- Big lapel details- Long sleeves styling- Badge to bust- Buttons closure to front- Regular fit
Colorant Match Plaid Sweater Coat
Army Green Hooded Long Coat with Drawstring Waist
Made from cotton blended fabric in army green Concealed button and zip fly closure Drawstring waist Twin side pockets Hood design Flouncing detail Relaxed fit
Asymmetric Medium Style Splice Coat
Asymmetric-Medium Style-Splice Coat-Denim Texture-Loose Fit
Asymmetric Hem Horn Buttons Cotton Coat
Asymmetric Hem-Horn Buttons-Cotton Coat-Mxiture Yarn-Slim Fit
Longline White Cardigan with Twin Pockets
Made from a soft touch knit fabric in white- Twin pockets details- Long length sleeves styling- Open front design- Longline fashion style
High Low Hem Pullover with Rose Sleeves
Made from acrylic fibers Round neckline Long sleeves styling Rose sleeves design Relaxed fit
Pure Color Button Cardigan with V-neckline
Made from a cotton blend fabric V neckline design Batwing sleeves styling Button through fastening to front Rib knit to cuffs and hemline
Nude Boyfriend Chiffon Blouses with Single Patch Pocket
Made from a delicate sheer chiffon- Stank collar and concealed placket- Single patch pocket- Split hemlilne- Buttoned cuffs
Cowboy Felt Hat with Pin Buckle Belt Around
Featuring wool blend felt fabric, a dipped crown, and pin buckle band around, wide brim detail, in a cowboy style.
Floral Print Coat with Mandarin Collar in Blue
Made from cotton blended fabric Mandarin collar Floral print details Long sleeves styling Zip through fastening Leisure style
Bow Knitted Sweater with Semi-sheer Panel
Made from a loose, light weight knit Semi Sheer details Round neckline Full length sleeves Bowknot to front Regular fit
Ice Cream Color Diamond Pattern Cardigan
Made from a soft touch knit fabric Open front details Long sleeves styling Ice cream color Diamond pattern Regular fit
Skinny Denim Jeans with Colorful Stripe Print
Made from soft stretch cotton denim fabric Low rise waist Extended belt loops Button and concealed zip fly closure All over stripe print details Skinny fit
Claret-red Velvet Harem Pants with Contrast Panel Details
These pants have been crafted from a lightweight velvet fabric. The details include: a claret red color main, a mid rise elastic waistband, a contrast panel design to the side seams, slant pockets to the front. The pants have been cut with a tapered fit.
Houndstooth Round Neckline Suit
Made from a soft touch cotton fabric- Houndstooth details- Long sleeves styling- Round neckline- T-shirt and pants- Regular fit
Leather Splicing Skinny Pants in Black
Leather splicing- Pure black- Skinny fit- Simple style
Leopard Cony Hair Beret
This hat has been made from a lambswool and angora blend, with a soft hand feel. The details include: a slouch style with fluffy main, leopard details, in a flattering way.
Round Top Rivets Decoration Hat
Made from a soft, light-weight knit fabric- Pure color- Round top design- Slip-on styling
Vintage Cotton Blend Socks with Building Print
Made from cotton blend fabric- Building print to front- Ribbed cuffs
Fluffy Leopard Print Scarf with Bear Paw Gloves
Featuring warm and soft hand feel fluffy fabric in leopard print, a padded scarf main with twin bear paw gloves design, in a cute style.
Stay classy, winter lovers!
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