What I Wore Today: Bomb Cyclone Edition

If you are on the East Coast you are probably snowed in today. We’ve been experiencing some fridigit temps for the past few weeks on the East Coast. Our friends in the South have also had unseasonably cold temperatures. It’s like 44 degrees in Miami at night! Why?!

The unfair temperatures have forced me to hibernate more and find indoor activities to partake in instead of having to brave the cold.

I can’t always escape the cold temps, as much as I would like to, and that means I have to dress to conquer the weather. We are currently under a storm watch and there is a “Bomb Cyclone” advisory on today. A what? A Bomb Cyclone. It sounds freaking scary and I’ve never heard anything of the like before. It feels like a typical snowstorm only wish more winds.

We stayed in and are binge watching Black Mirror. We had to go out to shovel our walk so I decided to throw on a little lip and put on my favorite sunglasses for fun.

Enjoy!

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Despite the shenanigans, we did shovel our walk and cleared some of the snow from our car.

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The streets are near barren.

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Few commuters are on the road and little to no foot traffic leaves for quiet streets.

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I am learning to embrace the elements I once disliked, like the Atlantic Ocean and the cold weather. Enjoy the time that you are in and the space that you occupy. 

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Protect your head, feet and ya neck! (Brooklyn Talk)

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Cold but happy.

Details:

Coat, Hat and Sweater (Old Navy)

Sunglasses (Chloe)

Boots (Burlington Coat Factory)

Lip (CoverGirl Outlast)

Pictures: John Ricard

 

Formal Wear for Your Tween: Burlington Coat Factory Gold Brocade Dress

Picture this…you get an invite in the mail that looks comparable to that of a fancy wedding for a party for your tween. Many of you may not know me but the only time we really get “dressed up” is for Easter and Christmas. We cannot really recycle dresses for major events with our 11 going on 12-year old because she grows like a weed. I’m convinced she grows by the hour. Thank goodness for early planning, because I was able to go out five days before the event, (yeah, five days is early for me, let’s make this space a judgment free zone. Lol), and picked up a dress and a shrug all in one spot! I drove down to Gateway center with my mother and daughter in tow on a Monday, after school, on a mission to find a dress at JC Penny. My sister swears by JC Penny. It’s almost the holidays, right, so they must have plenty of dresses stocked for all of the early shoppers, right? Wrong!! There wasn’t one dress for a formal event in the tweens or teens section. I resorted to the women’s petite section and found one dress that might be ok for an 11-year old but you guessed it…it was too long for her. The fit was just off.

What do we do next? Drive over to the next store. Burlington Coat Factory was my back up and they did not let me down. Thank goodness my daughter can still fit into a size 16 so to the row of girl’s dresses I ran. She still loves the poofy dresses that a girl can twirl in. Twirl on girl, twirl on. I think there is a twirl gene that I missed cause I don’t really twirl. And just like that, we found a magical gold and black brocade number that was a perfect fit and a velvet shrug that was  a perfect match. (My daughter didn’t like the shrug and still complained about it on our way out the door to her event.) I thought the shrug was bomb. Even better was the fact that I bought all of these items for under…drumroll please…forty dollars!! Sold.

The Look:

 

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How brilliant is this dress! I hope it can still fit around Christmas time because it’s perfect for Christ’s bornday.

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So nice I had to post it thrice. The velvet shrug adds a depth and dimension to the dress. Class act.

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Can we talk about this cute little Christian Siriano purse that I picked up at Payless Shoes for about $15. She loves it. It’s her favorite outfit piece.