I love this outfit, it was super comfy and super cute and I got a ton of compliments on it. It also happened that yesterday, the day I wore this, was one of the first days since the beginning of October that I didn’t feel like shit, I was almost afraid to be happy, I’ve had bronchitis this whole time and it’s finally letting up.
Positivity aside, I have to say that I hate winter. I love clothes, but I don’t really like the sensation of wearing clothes, especially wearing a lot of clothes. Tights (the universal girl solution to cold weather) irritate me and, if I wear them more than one day in a row, they give me a urinary tract infection. Because of this outfit, I realized that long johns also do this. Which is a shame, because I spent $60 on long johns thinking that I would be able to get around the UTI issue if the undergarment was baggier. No such luck.
So now I’m back where I started, leaving for Oregon in 3 weeks, with the same cold skirt collection that I always bring. And I refuse to wear pants because in addition to the UTI problem, they make me nauseous. Do any of you readers experience this problem? People who actually live in cold climates, guide me! Being a life-long Los Angeles resident has really not prepared me in any way for the cold. I’m actually thinking of making some winter petticoats for myself out of flannel. What do you guys think?
Hat from the Tibet and Nepal Warehouse in Old Town Pasadena
Scarf from Macy’s in Portland, Or
Green long-sleeved shirt from The Gap
Marron pocket-T from Target
Blue ribbed tank from Target
Belt from Target
Tan underskirt from Target
Plaid overskirt from a thrift store, owned since 8th grade
Blue Polartech long johns from REI
Blue stripey socks from Target
Red Dansko Clogs from REI
One Reply to “What I Wore: I Hate Winter”
Would it help the UTI issue if the undergarments were cotton? I wear cotton leggings with skirts in the winter when i don’t feel like wearing trousers.
And boots? They help me stay warm. It’s all a matter of finding boots that fit over the calves – I get slouchy knee boots that don’t need to be pulled all the way up to the knee.
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