Welcome to Hoth, I mean, Michigan.

“This is how you transition this, this is how you transition that…” is a commonality on fashion blogs come mid-February through mid-April and then again mid-August to mid-October. But I’ll tell you this, there was no fucking transitioning going on here. It was cold. Actually, it was below cold here. On a mild day, the high was 29 with a low of 16. On a brutal day, my “Weather App” said the high was 22, with a low of -6. And don’t even get me started on those wind chills. Don’t eeeeven get me started.

With an attempt to brave the frozen tundra known as Detroit in a somewhat cute outfit, it was important to be prepared for whatever may happen. Hence, my over-the-knee boots and combination backpack-purse-satchel. If I had to trek through 12+ inches of snow, no worries, I gots mah over-the-knee boots. Not only are they designed to be over-the-knee boots, but I’m 4’11′”, so they came up way more past my knee and a little ways more up my thigh for complete leg protection. Suck on that, snow. Suck. On. That.

With mah handy dandy combination backpack-purse-satchel, I was not only able to carry all of my necessities (wallet, q-tips, keys, tampoons, vodka, ice scraper, gloves, first aid kid, etc), but I could throw it on mah back when I had to use my phalanges to dig my way through the snow.

The blush pink color of the coat is truly magical… while on a hanger. However, it seems to have matched the pink pale tone of my translucent winter wind-burned face. I was definitely not going for that. But I definitely succeeded.

Anyways, the weather is starting to warm up here and I’m finally about to shave my legs. I did hear it snowed in Utah a few days ago, so this post is still somewhat relevant. And blush pink is like the HAWTEST color of the year so far!

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blushcoat4“Are my feet still there? I can’t feel them.”

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blushcoat6“Oh shit, my ear is actually falling off.”

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Knit beanie: American Apparel (here)

Necklace: J. Crew Factory (love this too!)

Jacket: Forever 21 blush jacket (love thisthis, and this too!)

Sweater: Mossimo from Target (love this, this, this, and this too!)

Leggings: StyleMint (love these, these, and these too!)

Boots: Sam Edelman “Portland” Boots [from TJ Maxx] (love these too!)

Backpack: French Connection “Tough Love” Backpack [from TJ Maxx] (here… love this, this, and this too!)

When the winter comin’ in ma, drop earrings like it’s hot!

I currently live in Detroit, Michigan (okay, a SUBURB of Detroit) and I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, so I totally understand the bi-polar temperatures during the transition from autumn to winter (and from winter to spring for that matter). I’m always confused on what to wear, so layering is obviously key during these times of trouble and transition. And just to let you know, I’m awful at transitions. Even getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle. However, once I accomplish that feat, this is the thought process in my head every morning, “First comes the jeans… button down… sweater, maybe a sweater? Oh crap, I forgot underwear and a bra! Then faux fur vest, jacket, scarf?” As proven by my thought process, layering can sometimes not be the most glamorous way of dressing for you day if not executed well. And I’ll admit, I always end up looking like Ralphie in his snowsuit from A Christmas Story. Moral of the story is, the easiest way to dress up that bundled fall outfit is with a dazzling drop earring! What better way to sparkle up that grey and dreary day with a pair of these babes! Shiny thangzzz, FTW! Who can resist a pair with so many shapes, sizes, and styles?!

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How to Dress When Mother Nature Is Menopausal

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Mother Nature has been quite menopausal lately. One day she is as cold as a witch’s tittie, the next she’s having hot flashes. I’m all like (while waving my hands in the air), “Whuuut the heyll, Motha’ Nature! Chill yo shit!”

Sweater | Linda Matthews New York (TJ Maxx)

Jeans | vince. (TJ Maxx) (similar here & here)

Boots | Sam Edelman “Zoe” (here & here)

Coat | Zara (here)

Collar Necklace | Man Repeller x DANNIJO (similar here, more MR x DANNIJO styles here)

Stackable Rings | Aldo

Mah Face | Denise