Winter & the New Year // OOTD

Winter has arrived in California! We had some wonderful rain & even a tiny bit of snow (depending on location). In my hometown it even snowed! It has never snowed here in all of my life. Although I wasn't there to witness it, go figure. That's how life works!


Being cold sometimes makes you feel even more alive. You feel the numb feeling in tips of your fingers, the goosebumps all over your body, & that warmth when you do finally hug someone. It's not a feeling we get to experience often here, so it's something I enjoy. It was a very overcast day so I look quite ghostly. I'm cool with that.


Hopefully you started your new year on the right foot & you are motivated to achieve your goals. Well I guess that's how it should be all the time, shouldn't it? I'm ready to kick ass this year! I have a lot of ideas, plans, things I want to do -- but as always, it's just a matter of actually executing them.

Faux fur coat: H&M // Dress: Thrifted // Leggings: Forever 21 // Blouse: Nordstrom Rack // Socks: Rue 21 // Boots: H&M // Hair clip: Target // Purse: Ted Baker

My boyfriend got me this fake fur jacket last year & I love it. The Ted Baker bag has such a cute lining which you can see in my previous post. Here's hoping there's a little bit more rain, gloom, cold, & snow. But that's just me. I just have a lot of sweaters, jackets, & fuzzy socks that don't get enough attention due to the constant warmth that is San Diego County.  How was your new year? What's winter like in your city? :]

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  1. Happy New Year Carmen! Have a blessed and prosperous year ahead!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  2. Winter in the North Carolina coastal plain area is pretty docile compared to my previous life in the mountains. I miss snow, but not the cold toes. It's still cold here to me because I'm used to hot summers now. So no crazy wardrobe change, after all. :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I get the worst cold toes. I don't know how I'd survive in actual snow. Hehe. :p

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  3. Great outfit! that's awesome that it snowed. I've never seen snow before and I would freak out if it ever snowed here in Florida!!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. I didn't see it, so I'd be freaked out if I saw it too. Ha! :p

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  4. Love your outfit, perfect for the winter & perfect for the snow :D

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  5. So here I am sitting in my apartment in DC where it's below freezing and hearing you had snow for the first time made me so jealous! Almost as jealous as seeing you got such a cute faux-fur coat as a gift! Gorgeous!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Sorry! I don't make the rules. California does. :]

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  6. I really like the faux fur, I just can't seem to find any non scratchy and actually decent quality around me!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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    1. Interesting dilemma. Mine is quite soft. Scratchy is definitely a no go! Bet wishes on your faux fur hunt!. :]

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  7. I love the dress! You look really cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  8. Happy New Year! Love your dress and how you layered it!

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    1. Black helps when it comes to layering. :]

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  9. I love the look, keep rocking.
    www.candycrow.com

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  10. What a cute dress! Love it with the faux fur coat. Wishing you an amazing 2015! ~Cynthia | www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Happy 2015 Cynthia. Thanks for stopping by. :]

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  11. I am loving this colder weather up here in Orange County too!! And yes, we did get a little snow last week :) But I digress...your coat is gorgeous! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Snow in OC is an odd thing! If it ever snowed in Fullerton I would've died. :]

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  12. Love that fur jacket :)
    I've been on the lookout for the perfect one to add to my wardrobe!

    Emma
    www.emmacristy.com

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    1. Hope you find one that you adore, Emma! :D

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  13. We woke up to a bit of snow on the ground this morning and Mr. Weatherman says more is on the way. I hate cold weather so I'm always looking for ways to bundle up. That dress is so adorable and I love the buttons on the back. Have a great day! Stay warm! (:

    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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    1. Stay warmer! Bet it;s cold over there. Love the buttons as well, although you can't see them when I cover them up with my jacket hehe :]

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  14. Such a cute dress!! Enjoy the cooler temps girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  15. Love the fur coat!

    http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com/2015/01/home-tour-master-bedroom.html

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  16. I love that coat with that look it looks so good with the dress! Have a great day!
    xo,
    Victoria
    coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Have a wonderful day as well, Victoria! :]

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  17. Amazing dress you look so pretty! :) Nice look darling
    New post in my blog dear
    Kisses

    xx Lisbeth
    novedadesatualcance.blogspot.com.es

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  18. Here in Arizona we have had some exceptionally chilly weather as well, and I too have been loving it! :) Hope your week is off to a wonderful start girl! Xo, Alison

    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

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    1. My week is pretty great. Thanks Alison! Hooray for some cooler temps. :]

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  19. Aww, I love your faux fur coat, it looks so elegant with your outfit! Hope you had a great weekend! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  20. Gorgeous! Loving the plaid and fur! Here in Florida it's been a warm winter, but the next few days are suppose to cool down but then back in the high 70s for the weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. Yep back to the 70s here as well. Busting out all my coats so I can use them while I can. :]

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  21. Perfect winter outfit! I love the tartan dress :) xx

    www.lulabelloves.com/blog

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    1. The treasures you can find whilst thrifting. :]

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  23. You look great. Believe me when I say that you are lucky you don't experience the cold we have here today for sure, haha:)
    xo
    Elmira
    Http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

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    1. I know I'm lucky because I don't fare well in actual cold haha. :D

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  24. I love the jacket!

    I am following you on bloglovin, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

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  25. Great outfit for cold weather.

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  26. Love the faux fur paired with plaid!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  27. Such a cute tartan dress! :)

    So exciting that you got snow - hopefully it happens again so you get a chance to see it! Have a very happy new year :)

    Away From The Blue

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  28. Cool outfit! I especially love the jacket. It's a nice touch! I loved the cooler weather in Southern California last week. I am sort of sad to see it warming up!

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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  29. Haha I don't know if Southern California winter could ever be like Northeastern US winter. But I love the fur jacket & plaid dress together - reminds me of a dark Cher from Clueless!

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  30. Dear Carmen, it just make me happy to know that you are ready to kiss ass this year and that you feel motivated to pursue your goals. You go girl!!! I live in Orlando, FL so I don't get to experience much of the winter season except for some cooler temperatures sometimes as low as in the 40s (maybe a day or two in the high 30s). May this year be filled with everything you want sweet girl and many blessings to you and your BF. You look beautiful in that outfit and I love your jacket very much:-) XOXO, Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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  31. Oo I'm love that fur jacket! Can't believe it's snowing in Cali. Cheers to a kick ass year!! :)

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  32. Very pretty dress and your legs look so gorgeous! Beautiful lady :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  33. Well that is an adorable dress! Love it with the faux fur!
    Carylee | more pieces of me
    Enter the $225 Nordstrom Giveaway HERE!

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  34. That jacket is so cute and perfect for the colder weather! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  35. I so agree about coldness making me feel more alive! Alas I"m back in SoCal where it's in the 70s this week! You look so great :)

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  36. What a cute dress dear :D

    http://putrivalentinalim.blogspot.com/2014/12/no-revenge.html

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  37. I love this furry jacket - it looks so warm! Happy New Year Carmen!

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  38. Super cute outfit girl! I love the faux fur coat too, I got a white version from H&M during their post-holiday sales and can't wait to wear it on the blog very soon :P Also adore that Ted Baker bag, the colour and design are perfect-- crossbody bags are the best for everyday life as they are the most convenient things to take around for a busy gal on the go :)

    We had some snow in late November and a tiny snowfall a few days ago (it melted almost right away though)-- it's all fun and games until you have to drive or walk in it haha. But yes, it definitely is fun for things like snowboarding on mountains!

    My resolutions are pretty straightforward-- get through this year by planning my wedding, travelling to Europe and LA, graduating from university and finding my first full-time job, eating healthier, continuing my fitness regime, and spending quality time with loved ones!

    Wishing you the very best in this new year!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  39. What a lovely outfit. It's surprisingly mild here in the UK for January but it's horrendous with the rain. x

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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