First Real Snow

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We had our first real snow in NYC yesterday! I don’t know what it is, but snow in New York is kind of magical when it’s really coming down. It’s almost like being in a real-life snow globe! … But then five minutes later you realize you are FUH-REEZING, you’ve already taken your #SnowyNYC instagram, you can’t open your eyes because snow is pelting you in the face, and you still have 9 more blocks to walk. Those first few minutes though… They really are magical. You’ve got to savor them!

PS: There are plenty of pictures of me making a fool of myself on Lexington Avenue during the morning commute. And almost getting hit by two different taxis… So keep reading! 😉

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cute snow outfit stripes plaid duck boots

jumping in the snow picture

lands end striped shirt old navy plaid puffer vest beanie

old navy plaid puffer vest

plaid puffer vest, striped shirt, duck boots, pom pom beanie

sperry topsider duck boots

Old Navy Plaid Puffer Vest (similar here!)
Land’s End Striped Tee (on sale!)
J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck
Express High-Rise Legging Jeans (You will love these! I wear mine constantly!)
J.Crew Socks
Sperry Top-Sider Duck Boots (very hard to find navy in stock.. really similar style here!)
Zara Pom Pom Beanie (similar here)
Kate Spade Saturday Gloves (I also have the matching hat!)
NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Anna’

nyc jumping in the snow picture

As cold as the snow is, I’ve always wanted to take outfit pictures during a snowfall. It’s just so pretty to capture the snow coming down! But the real story here… My coat and bag were stowed away in a nearby apartment building entrance to stay dry, I could barely feel my toes, and I almost got hit by a taxi. (It was my fault, obviously, since I was standing in the street.) I’m just glad I didn’t bust my ass doing these jumping pictures. 🙂

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outtake 1

Lydia Hudgens Photography — She’s so badass she even works in the snow! Thanks for risking your life and a few fingers due to frostbite, L. Love ya. 😉

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  1. 1.7.15
    Kelly said:

    Oh my goodness. I love everything about this, Jess! You are so adorable!!

    Obviously adore the look, and these photos are gorgeous!! Happy snow day!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  2. 1.7.15
    Rena said:

    Wow, NYC looks so amazing with snow! And your look is perfect for the whiteness around you <3 Here in Bavaria it snowed after Christmas also a lot but then it rained and now it's no more really much here from the white gorgeousness …
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. 1.7.15

    Bean boots are a staple for me during the winter! I love the pairing of a striped shirt and plaid vest!
    xo, Kyla

  4. 1.7.15

    Snow in NYC looks so amazing! I wish I was there!

  5. 1.7.15
    Preeti said:

    this is so cute! i’m so jealous! it snowed here for 5 minutes yesterday and it’s already all melted! 🙁 snow in NYC is magical!

  6. 1.7.15
    Natali said:

    Such a lovely and cheerful photos! Also, great casual outfit!

  7. 1.7.15

    Happy first snow!! You’re too adorable and I love the outfit. Enjoy <3


  8. 1.7.15
    Kimberly said:

    You are so adorable! Love all these pictures and the cute print-mixing you’ve got going on here. Stay warm today! xo

  9. 1.7.15
    rachel said:

    i love this look and especially that puffer jacket. there is something magical about the first snow but i am good with no more snow after that first one…ha!

  10. 1.7.15

    Such a great look for a snowy day! It snowed here in DC too and after about 2 minutes I was over it, LOL!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  11. 1.7.15
    Emma said:

    So happy the east past got snow! Great pictures

  12. 1.7.15
    Meghan said:

    These photos could not have turned out cuter! And that NARS lip color was made for you!

  13. 1.7.15
    Ella said:

    So cute! I almost got run over by a pickup truck filming an outfit video a couple months ago. Yikes!

  14. 1.7.15

    Such cute photos!!

  15. 1.7.15

    I’m not a bog fan of snow (give me a palm tree and white sand any day 🙂 but you look so happy and relaxed! 🙂

  16. 1.7.15
    natalia said:

    You’re photos are beautiful; the action shots bring your outfit to life!!

    Thank you for posting a dose of realism AND optimism for all girls braving snowy weather right now. A perfect balance.

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  17. 1.7.15
    Alyssa said:

    super cute. love the mix of plaid & stripes!

  18. 1.7.15
    Alexandra said:

    Wonderful! I love the plaid vest – but I normally stick so close to neutral basics. I adore the gloves xo

    Warm Regards,

  19. 1.7.15
    Ujjaini said:

    How adorable! Hope she wasn’t in the way of the cabbie though!!

  20. 1.7.15

    Such fun pictures! Love your gloves!

    Liz @

  21. 1.7.15
    Cathy M. said:

    You are too cute! You and Hallie (Corals+Cognacs) are two of my fav bloggers, keepin’ it real. Love your stuff! Happy Snow! 😉

  22. 1.7.15
    Jillian said:

    These are just the cutest pictures!! It looks so magical and you have the cutest outfit. Stay warm!!


  23. 1.7.15
    Beverly said:

    WOW – Great photos. I lived in NYC and you are right….it is magical when it snows. Keep up the amazing work.

  24. 1.7.15

    These pictures are cracking me up! You look like you’re having so much fun!

    Heidi D.

  25. 1.7.15
    Jeanne said:

    I love your plaid vest! Perfect with the boots!

  26. 1.7.15
    Alecz said:

    I’m on LOVE with this vest! The plaid is just perfection. Great photos, too. You’re having some fun!

  27. 1.7.15

    Love the bloopers! So glad the taxis didn’t wipe you out!
    I must have those Kate Spade gloves!

  28. 1.7.15

    This is adorable!! I love the entire outfit! The pictures are also hilarious!!
    xoxo- Julia

  29. 1.7.15
    Ashley said:

    You are absolutely ADORABLE. Such a cute post!

  30. 1.7.15
    AJ said:

    The snow jumping pics are awesome! Snow is my favorite thing about winter…but today was just FREEZING!!!!!!

  31. 1.7.15

    I love that vest, Jessica! You look so cute. I’m glad these photos turned out so well despite you having to risk your life haha.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  32. 1.7.15
    melissa said:

    Such cute photos Jess!

  33. 1.7.15
    Sam said:

    Adorable photos. I wish I could be as excited about snow as you are. Snow has never been my friend.

    Savvy City Chic

  34. 1.8.15

    Adorable pictures! I wish it would snow in Los Angeles just once!

  35. 1.8.15
    Prudence Yeo said:

    Very cute outfit and you look like you are having so much fun! Love the polka dot gloves, they are so pretty!


  36. 1.8.15

    Well, blogging has proven to be an extreme sport! Be careful! 😉
    Love your snow boots!

  37. 1.8.15
    Meagan said:

    What a cute vest! Stay warm!

  38. 1.8.15
    Yolisa said:

    Love these pictures! Snow here in Belgium is already gone :'(
    Lots of love,

  39. 1.8.15
    Araba K. said:

    Such a great outfit for the season. Love the puffer jacket and lip color.


  40. 1.8.15
    Andrea said:

    These photos are adorable! I’m sure you provided many smiles that morning to passers by…and PS I hope some of your cold weather makes it out this way!


  41. 1.9.15
    Jenn said:

    Love your jump picture! I can never get a good one, haha!

    xo, Jennifer

  42. 1.9.15
    Lisa said:

    Love the outfit, and the fact that you took the pictures in the street…so bold girl! 🙂

  43. 1.9.15
    Aunt Anne said:

    Too cute! Hopefully you took in the “snow-globe feeling”

  44. 1.10.15
    Maryam said:

    Such cute pics!!

  45. 1.11.15
    Lauren said:

    Love this! I wish we got a real winter in Florida sometimes haha. Obsessed with your outfit too!

  46. 1.12.15
    M A R T A said:

    Beautiful photos! Love this casual look!

  47. 1.12.15
    Krista said:

    This made me laugh. All in the name of fashion blogging!! 🙂


  48. 1.13.15
    Halle said:

    Those gloves are adorable, as well as the whole outfit! I wish I could see New York City in the snow… or at all! haha 🙂

  49. 1.17.15

    You are just adorable!! Jumpy Pics are the best 🙂
    P.s. SO jealous of your NY snow down here in GA its freezing but snow… hardly seems right…

  50. 1.18.15
    Emily said:

    I love this post! I just got a pair of duck boots for Christmas, and I love finding new ways to wear them.

  51. 1.26.15
    Kristine said:

    Such a cute outfit! I hope you are staying warm!