Oomph. The first snowfall of the year is always the hardest. Even though it does look considerably nicer outside when everything is under a fresh layer of snow, it’s always a downer on my mood when I’m so cold all the time. For the first couple of weeks of winter, I always try to hold off on bundling up. As everyone is pulling out their parkas and puffer jackets, I am still trying to stay warm in my Fall wool coats. There’s a couple of reasons for this. First, I’m stubborn and I don’t want to admit winter is actually here. Second, I find that if I wear my parka when it’s not that cold out (i.e -5°C ), my parka won’t keep me warm enough when it’s actually cold (i.e -30°C). I need to force my body to re-calibrate with the changing temperatures. Very scientific, I know. And third, we get way too short of a fall here in Edmonton. And for a girl that has like 30 wool coats, I need more than just two weeks of fall to wear them all.
Another thing that I’m not ready to put away for the winter is my love of cheetah print. I feel like cheetah print is just so perfectly suited for Fall but I am determined to make it work in the winter months. First piece of clothing to wear in the snow? These cheetah print jeans. I picked these up from Zara last year on super clearance for $9.99 as a “hey they’re like 10 bucks, why not” and they’ve quickly turned into my favorite jeans ever. They are what sparked the cheetah print obsession really.
Today I paired them with my Aritzia Charlize coat that is really too light of a coat to be wearing in all this snow (I believe it was -16°C this day) but I thought the rusty red shade paired so cute with the cheetalicious print. Speaking of cheetah, can we just talk about how Disney + came out and all of The Cheetah Girls movies are on there? Y’all already know what I’m gonna be doing all weekend. Watching that and Lizzie Mcguire of course. Living my best life.
To make the outfit a little more exciting (because apparently cheetah print just isn’t enough), I added this hat from Brixton. I’m a little sad the whole cabbie/fiddler/baker boy/newsboy/train conductor hat (how can one hat have so many names?!) trend is fading away. It’s such a nice thing to be able to just throw on a hat and hide all your bad hair days but look fashionable at the same time. Plus it protected my hair from all of the falling snow that day. The snow ain’t ruining my hair, y’all. Not on my watch