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Snow Flurries and New Gloves

The first snowfall of the season hit NYC this morning. It was just a few flurries, but it completely changed my mood. I was already late to work because of signal problems on the D train, and then was shoved by some rude tourists yielding over-sized cameras and Macy’s bags. The 5 person family was blocking the exit of the train but still managed to shove me even though I was behind them (seriously?!). But then, I emerged from the underground hell that is the NYC subway system and saw the tiniest, perfect snowflake land on my sleeve and melt away. It was so lovely and romantic, and I remembered how cute my weekend had been, and all of the annoying thoughts and anger of the morning just disappeared. As much as I say I hate the cold and the shoppers and tourists, I really don’t. NYC is just so romantic and beautiful during the holidays, and the lovely little moments really make up for all of the annoying ones.

With the first snow of the season, all I can think about is building snowmen, making snow angels, and having snowball fights, even though I’m in my 20’s. Of course, that also means getting myself winter ready with a brand new pair of gloves. I’m really liking the following two pairs off of Anthropologie.

2010-12-06_111846I’m really digging the understated leopard print on these gloves.  It’s just enough leopard to be interesting without dominating your entire outfit. Plus, they look super cozy, like gloves I wore as a child.

2010-12-06_111911The perforated bows on this pair are so cute. They’re pretty and yet still durable enough to withstand massive snowball making and sledding.

I used to be a fan of leather gloves, but this winter I’m looking for a pair that can easily fit into my pockets and can handle snowball fights and the like. Ok, so I probably won’t end up having any snowball fights, but you never know, it’s on my to-do list, and I always get that done. (Any of my friend’s reading this and snickering, keep your comments to yourselves. My to-do lists get done..eventually.)

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Brooklyn Love: Hello Weekend 12/3-12/5

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During the week, I’m always looking forward to, and planning, all of the amazing things I’m going to do over the weekend. You know, check out that pop-up shop, go to that amazing burlesque show, watch that new documentary, listen to that band, explore that farmer’s market, get brunch at that restaurant, etc. Then the weekend comes, and I drink till 7 am and lazily sleep till 4 pm. With the winter months coming, I don’t want to fall into that rut, where weekends consist of partying and sleeping. Instead, I’m starting a new weekly Friday post that will feature my love for Brooklyn and what it has to offer (and give me a handy list of things to do/review over the weekend.) Check out the list after the jump.

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All Saints Damisi Boots

I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of flat military boots for the longest time, but my search has always ended in disappointment. Either I haven’t been satisfied with what I have found, or I would end up cheaping out. A while back, I saw the Damisi Military Boot on the All Saints website, but at $250 plus tax, I just didn’t feel like doling out that much cash. Plus, I hadn’t seen them in real life, and $300 on a pair of boots I’ve never seen seemed like $300 too much. Fast forward to Thanksgiving weekend, with its massive amounts of Black Friday Sales and tourists crowding the NYC subways, I was in luck. No, I didn’t go out on Black Friday, but luckily I didn’t have to. All Saints has a 25% off sale that started during Thanksgiving,  allowing me to keep my sanity but still score my boots. I braved the cold and headed into the city, crossing my fingers the entire way, hoping that they would actually look good in real life and be in stock. Luckily, they were perfect and available. The boots are quite sturdy, a heavy leather with just a bit of distressing and an off black color. I’m wearing them for the first time today and they’re amazingly comfortable so far and compliment my dress beautifully. The picture below does not do them justice.

All Saints Damisi Boot

The nice thing about these boots is that although they’re military-esque, they aren’t inappropriate to wear with a dress to work (I work in a corporate office), they’re subtle.

It seems that the sale is still going on, so if you’ve been eyeing anything on the site, now would be the best time to score those items (Hello Cyber Monday!). Tell them I sent you, maybe they’ll send me a second pair in asphalt. A girl can dream!

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