What to Wear to Dinner After a Snowstorm + altin place Koa Ring Review

Leifsdottir dress and Vivienne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest | Outfit for dinner on a snowy day | Delayed Missives lifestyle blog

Dear Christi,

The snow is clearing up, but there are a lot of streets and patches where ice and snowpiles are lingering.  I can’t hole up all winter, so occasionally I brave the outdoors for a good meal. In this case it was Thai. Spicy noodles and soup were perfect on a cold day.

It can be difficult to stay stylish with all the inclement weather. I favor flat boots when it snows- no sense slipping in heels. I also tend to favor sleeveless or short sleeved things, even in the winter. Although I do really like long-sleeved dresses. I don’t know. I’m just a bunch of contradictions.

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January 21, 2012

Look at all this beautiful snow! I actually love snow… and cold weather. I think I must have been a penguin in my last life. Snow makes for good lighting and background, don’t you think?

I’ve needed snow boots for five years, and of course the year I finally get them would be one of the mildest winters ever– remember al fresco dining in no coat in December?. But they’re warm and I might actually have them forever because L.L. Bean will guarantee them. I also used them to try the Boot Straps I won from a giveaway on Adored Austin (thanks Indiana!). I haven’t tested anything else from the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Jean Kit yet, but these were great and I can see myself using them with a ton my boots.

I’m wearing my Vivienne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest (c/o a gift card from T.J. Maxx), J.Crew cardigan (2010), Target shirt (swapped at ModSwap!), LOFT double wrap belt, J Brand jeans (2008), and L.L. Bean boots. The tree necklace belonged to my grandmother, and these pretty earrings were made by Lydia for Pay it Forward.


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Black, Brown, Navy, Rose Gold

Dear Mia,

It has been so windy the last few days, as you can see. I’ve really started to miss those balmy 40 degree days. There’s been a lot of layering going on.

Confession: I don’t like this outfit. There’s just something… off, but I can’t identify it. I think… I may have liked a brown shoe better. Ah well. Hindsight. I’ve been really feeling black and brown lately, which you know if you’ve seen my Pinterest style board in the last week. Practically obsessed.

I’m wearing my Vivienne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest (c/o a gift card from TJ Maxx), Vince shirt, J.Crew chevron shirt (Dec 2010), J Brand jeans (similar), MIA wedge ankle boots, and Anthropologie necklace. My Coach Court bag is vintage, but it’s available on Coach.com.


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With Thanks

This year I’m thankful for… everything.

The golden hour.

My Vivienne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest, free c/o a gift card from T.J. Maxx.

Sweeping views.

A roof over my head.

New friends.

Tall trees I can pose with.

Bourbon over wine.

Food on (or rather off) the table.

Firelight portraits.


Vivenne Vivienne Tam faux fur vest (free with a gift card c/o T.J. Maxx), Francesca’s Collections cardigan, Alexander Wang dress, Frye boots.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you find many discounts over the weekend. Good hunting!