winter

Snow Day

Snow DayWhat I'm Wearing // SWEATER Target // JEANS Levi's Bold Curve Skinny // SCARF Old Navy // COAT Topshop // BAG Cornelia Guest // BOOTS Dav // SUNGLASSES JustFab

So it's freaking FREEZING here in NYC.

As you may or may not know, we were hammered with a pretty nice snowstorm last week.  So it's been a bit tough getting around.  I'm actually really thankful I picked up these Dav moto style rain boots this past summer.  I've never been a huge fan of traditional rain boots.  I hate the knee-high ones and find it uncomfortable to not be able to get a full range of motion in your ankles all day.  These moto ones are shorter, plus they don't look like rain boots, which I really love.  I never even thought of using them in the snow until this past week, and so far they've been working great at keeping me nice and dry.  Even while trudging through the 9 inches of snow we just got.

Also, I'd like to point out that after trying on tons and tons of jeans I finally found the perfect brand for anyone who has Crossfit butt and quads like I do.  The Levi's Curve collection is great.  They're a bit stretchy, and designed for ladies with a small waist but more junk in the trunk.  I didn't even have to get these altered, which is unheard of for me in regards to pants.  Especially pants that aren't leggings.

For anyone in the northern part of the country, stay warm this week!

 

Iceland Packing Inspiration / Winter Layers

I can't believe I leave for Iceland tomorrow evening!  This trip really snuck up on me.  I'm packing today, and any time I pack it involves a lot of prior research and planning.  I exclusively travel with only a carry on, and since this is a five day trip in a very cold locale, I want to be sure I'm well prepared. I spent a lot of time over the weekend pinning a few outfit inspirations of winter layers to help me figure out the best items to pack.  Here's some of my favorites.
I know know for sure that some items I'll be bringing with me is my faux fur lined parka, chambray shirt, some of my flannel shirts, one or two lightweight sweaters, and maybe a vest or faux leather jacket.  That way I can easily stay warm without taking up a ton of room in my carry-on. Oh yeah, don't worry I won't be forgetting a bikini.  Our first stop is the Blue Lagoon.  Yay, spa day!

Vegan Winter Coat Roundup

This post originally appeared last week on my column Vegan Vogue I write for I Eat Grass. If you haven't stopped by I Eat Grass yet, be sure to do so! Vaute Vegan winter coats have come a long way. It used to be the only warm options out there were synthetic filled puffer coats. While warm, it's sometimes hard to feel chic and sexy when you're all puffed up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Now with advances in fabric technology, vegans have many more options when it comes to selecting a coat to keep them warm all winter long. While selecting new coats for myself, I had been on the lookout for a while for a vegan dress coat, as well as a warm, casual parka.  For my dress coat, I've fallen head over heels for my Vaute Couture Belden coat (shown on me above, $430.00).  The parka I eventually found and purchased is the Topshop Faux Fur Trimmed Parka below.   Mine is all black (from last season) and absolutely adore it. The faux fur interior keeps me super toasty. During the Fall 2012 runway shows this past February it was all about big, boxy coat silhouettes. Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you can't participate in this trend, there are tons of options!  Here are some of my favorite vegan friendly coat picks currently in stores.
Topshop Faux Fur Trim Parka $196.00
Topshop Neoprene Oversize Boyfriend Coat $230.00
ASOS Neoprene Coat $86.23 (currently on sale)
Topshop Petite Check Cocoon Coat $180.00
Topshop Faux Leather Trim Baja Coat $110.00
Old Navy Women's Long Belted Frost Free Coat $95.00* *Edit: When I first put this round-up together, the Old Navy coat was listed as being 100% polyester and had no mention of down in the product description at all, which landed it a spot on this list.  Looks like after this post was written, an upset vegan customer posted a negative review on the coat on Old Navy's website stating they received the coat and were very upset that on it's label it listed goose down as a material.  This was is extremely misleading based on the website description. Old Navy since has updated their website and it's safe to say this coat is not vegan.  Sorry for any confusion! What vegan coat are you wearing this winter?
Vegan Vogue is a lifestyle and style column focusing on all things in vogue and vegan. More tips from Corrie Feld can be found at her website Brooklyn Bliss. Follow her on Twitter @CorrieFeld

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