Happy Tuesday, all! This weekend New York was hit with a fair amount of snow (though nothing like last year’s Juno!) so it was the perfect weekend to relax indoors, with the exception of a few errands and a friend’s housewarming party in Brooklyn. I also watched the new HBO documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds — If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend. Such an interesting look at this fascinating Hollywood family and their relationship. I’m dying to watch Postcards from the Edge, which is based on a novel Carrie wrote, inspired by her relationship with her mom. (Meryl Streep plays the daughter, Shirley MacLaine the mother!)
To be honest, I’m not a huge snow person. I grew up in Chicago and went to school upstate, so the novelty has long worn off for me. To me it just means difficult driving and wearing snow boots opposed to normal shoes. However, since I bought bean boots a few years ago, trudging through the snow has been a lot better! I highly, highly recommend you get them if you live in a snowy climate. The traction is great, they’re waterproof and super durable. Unfortunately, they’re backordered at the moment, but the wait isn’t that bad — end of January or early February, depending on your size. And be sure to size down: I’m usually an 8 or a 7.5 in shoes, and the 7 fits perfectly. I have pretty narrow feet, so I ordered the narrow, too. Honestly I could have done the medium — they’re fine, but I wouldn’t mind a little more wiggle room.
I picked up my cocoon coat last winter on a steep discount at the J.Crew sample sale. I got lucky with the price, but honestly, it’s worth every penny — I’d gladly pay more! It’s so chic, so warm, and I love that has a zipper, rather than buttons. Seriously, it’s the best winter coat. I’d love it in a more neutral color, too, like the camel. (Swooooon.) My friends and I all love this coat. Four of us went out for drinks right before the holidays, and we all wore it in different colors!