So file this under UNPRECEDENTED: In my very fast paced and COLD new environment of New York city, my wardrobe is going through a bit of growing pains. Was I naive enough to actually think that moving to NYC from Miami in the middle of winter was not going to result in an awkward phase? No, not at all. I did however wrongfully assume that my existing winter wardrobe and preferred black and white color palette would help me seamlessly blend in as I reclaimed my spot as a New Yorker.
I may fit in to the untrained eye, with my trendy spectacles, sensible foot wear and a different scarf for every day of the week, but in reality… I’m freezing. 4 years in South Florida have made me forget the art of layering, and I have long since donated my warm turtlenecks and leggings. So I may look all chic and cool, but I’m really just cold. I’m slowly getting used to strategically layering and choosing warmer fabrics, which can definitely make it a lot harder to accessorize.
There are so many new elements at play now: Does this warm scarf go with my coat? Do I need a hat or gloves?
It’s very involved, and the last thing I’m thinking about (right now at least) is if my handbag matches everything that I’m wearing. By the way, said handbag now has to be light enough to lug around easily, but big enough to fit my life in…because that’s city living at it’s best. Luckily my friends at Imoshion handbags spoil me and sent me their Mathilde bag in the perfect New York shade: BLACK. It’s classic silhouette can be worn as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or even valet style. It’s spacious enough to fit everything my city slickin’ self needs and with an elegant chain link/vegan leather strap that adds a bit of glam to a casual look like the one pictured. So I can worry about my bigger problems…like my scarf matching my gloves matching my coat… that goes with my lipstick and NOT freezing.
Imoshion has helped make winter dressing a tad easier for me with a bag that goes with everything and is ready for anything. I have not stopped wearing it. Seriously. Check them out here, I’m a huge fan and you will be too!