Fashion Over Reason: Culotte Case

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Culotte Case

Vintage bike, culottes, turtleneck

I'm going to state the obvious here and go right ahead as to proclaim this winter to be one of the most horrid in recent memory. This is my fourth one in NYC and it is by leaps and bounds the absolute worst I've experienced thus far. In fact, I feel like this Polar Vortex business is something meteorologists just made up as a way to explain what's going on but I'm sure no one's got a clue as to why the temps reach record lows on the daily or why there's a snowpocalypse nearly every week. But let's not make this blog post solely about the weather, that would be way, way too boring. So before becoming a snooze-fest, let's segue into the real topic at hand: how to not let the enemy (in this case, Mother Nature) ruin your style mojo.

The simple answer, for me, anyway, is two-fold: 1) being able to still slip into normal footwear, as opposed to hardcore galoshes, and 2) incorporating certain unexpected pieces that would normally be reserved for the next season. You see, finding a way to wear the items you're excited to don come spring, whether for the first time or not, is a sure way to, um, add some spring to your step (!). The preacher shall always practice and so here I am in shoes that are not sensible, as well as leg-bearing shorts culottes. I felt good, I felt chic, I felt like i was giving the Polar Vortex the finger.

All black look, Splendid cotton knit turtleneck, Tibi culottes, Pour la Victoire patent leather boots, gold metal choker, NARS pure matte lipstick La Paz, American Apparel Beanie
Turtleneck - Splendid
Culottes - Tibi (similar)
Boots - Pour la Victoire
Beanie - American Apparel (similar)
Choker - Zara (similar)
Lips - NARS pur matte lispstick in La Paz

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Bianca Nieves said...

i don't think I would survive what is or has been winter in NY! At least you look pretty in the meanwhile! xx

The Dragonfruit said...

Love your all black outfit!

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Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

They look fantastic on you! Or should I say you look beautiful in them... Love this look very much. x

Unknown said...

love the all black! those shorts are fab


Unknown said...

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