I’m a true California girl. Anything below 75 degrees is too cold and it might as will be snowing because it makes no difference. It’s ice cold.
You would think after being in Utah for so long I would be used to it right?
Wrong. I don’t ever leave my house unless I absolutely have to during the months of November through March. I can’t stand the cold, I can’t stand the snow, and I’m mortified to drive if there’s even a few flakes falling. During those months— nothing, and I mean nothing, is that serious for me to have to leave my house.
Steven thinks I’m being excessively dramatic but then again, he’s from Missouri where they have ice storms and the city gets shut down because it gets that cold (reason 1,238 of why I’ll never move to Kansas City). He lives for hoodie season and takes walks in the snow as if he was taking a stroll in the park on a hot July Sunday.
I, on the other hand, struggle with it. I’ve tried everything to become a fan of the snow, snowboarding, skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating, making snowmen or snow angels. I can’t stand any of it… Well, the snowmobiling I can somewhat tolerate. But it’s definitely not something I’ll go out of my way for.
Don’t get it twisted. I love fall fashion, I love watching how fashionistas layer, add accessories like hats and scarfs, and make it seem so comfy and stylish. Personally, I hate layering. It bugs me. And if you follow my Instagram page, you’ll see that I’m not a big fan of the baggy look. You’ll barely see me in a baggy shirt or hoody. The only time I wear oversized T-Shirts is when I’m wearing one of Steven’s for bed or to lounge around the house.
Plaid Set & Mesh Bodysuit: lavidaBLUE
Maybe it’s because I’m Latina, but I love showing off my curves and showing skin. Give me all the Sofia Vergara and JLO vibes. Shoot, even Selena walked around in a bustier half the time. Steven always asks why Latinas always gotta have their “assets” out. I tell him it’s because we are God’s gift to men. I’m totally joking but kinda not. Let’s be real for a second, any man gets weak in the knees being called papi by a Latina. It’s like kryptonite— that’s totally off subject and a topic for another day…
Back to fall fashion, I guess the one thing that I do admire about it, is that when it’s done right, it looks so incredibly chic. You get to play with more pieces and get to be more creative. Although I hate layering, some of my more favorite pieces are blazers, long jackets, and bombers. Would I prefer a light denim jacket on a cool day in June over a poofy bomber in the middle of January? Of course.
So since I need something to get me through these next two seasons, I’ve decided to give fall and winter fashion more of a shot by putting together more outfits that will give me a reason to step out during these colder months. I’m not sure if it will last, but it’s my new found motivation. At least until Steven and I retire to California in the future.