Winter Fashion

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I won’t lie: Winter in Chicago can be is rough. I’ve lived in Chicago for about 10 years and I’m still not accustomed to below zero digits, however, there’s something beautiful seeing the snow fall soundlessly to the ground; it’s almost like our world turns into a snow globe.


We took these pictures at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and as my family and I were strolling through the garden I thought to myself: “How magical the garden looks – being covered in this endless, heavy blanket of snow.” It’s beautiful, and yet it’s very deceiving. As pretty as it looks – we were weren’t able to stay for very long because, simply put, we froze to death.

Shop my look below – to keep you looking cute and staying warm all season long!

PS: Starting next I will officially start posting 4 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday). So, be sure to come visit for new exiting content!

As always, thanks much for reading and have a fabulous weekend!

Much love.

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PANTS: Macy’s c/o | SHOES: Feiyue c/o | COAT: Uniqlo c/o | SUNGLASSES: Choies c/o | SWEATER: ASOS | SCARF: Similar HERE | LIPSTICK: CHANEL



  1. January 15, 2016 / 1:18 AM

    Completely agree! I don’t think I’ll ever get adjusted or be happy with this frigid weather, even though I was born and raised here! I love your Winter layers and your scarf looks so cute and warm on you!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. January 15, 2016 / 1:59 AM

    The Chicago botanic garden is truly a vision but you are the main vision with that amazing coat, stunning scarf and edgy leggings!! Your shoes are giving me life!! You look dashing V!
    @Meron Dymphana- IG

  3. January 15, 2016 / 3:33 AM

    Oh my, how can you look so fashionable in the cold?! Love your styling so much!
    Haven’t been to the botanic garden yet, but I’ll make sure I visit there! Looks so pretty <3


  4. January 15, 2016 / 4:56 AM

    Fortunately here in Rome we never have below zero digits, I would die!! You look so cool also with super comfortable looks!!
    Kisses! F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  5. Andrea Nine
    January 15, 2016 / 6:06 AM

    Magical Indeed! Oh but yes, these below 0 temps are brutal. That’s when I really love my blanket scarf like that, so warm and cozy!! You look breathtaking! I hope you and your lovely family enjoy a relaxing and peaceful weekend my darling friend!! Hugs beautiful!

  6. January 15, 2016 / 7:40 AM

    Gorgeous pics, V, magical indeed!! I love your blanket scarf and coat! Sending lots of love your way and I hope you have an amazing weekend! xx


  7. January 15, 2016 / 7:42 AM

    That coat is gorgeous!! The snow pictures really are magical! Love your shoes with those pants, too!
    xo, Caitlin

  8. January 15, 2016 / 8:09 AM

    I’m so excited when you come to Germany ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love this look because it’s so cute and looks warm. In the north of Germany there’s no snow these days. I hope it will come ๐Ÿ˜‰

    XOXO Tine

  9. January 15, 2016 / 8:26 AM

    What gorgeous pictures, Vanessa! I always love this plaid blanket scarf with a camel coat. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

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  11. January 15, 2016 / 9:57 AM

    OMG!!! It’s like I was looking at a fairy tale
    that first image is perfection
    Your entire outfit is perfection!!!
    btw I tried to buy those black leather dungarees you were wearing from Boohoo but unfortunately they son’t sell them here. I’ll just have to wait when I get to New York

  12. January 15, 2016 / 10:12 AM

    I totally know what you mean, although our temperature here in Utah doesnt drop that low it still gets SO cold! But I do agree there is something magical about watching the snow fall ever so slowly down to the ground. My hubs and I sit on our porch with hot coco and just watch it after a long day, it is SO relaxing! Ps I am loving that coat and scraf combo so pretty!

  13. January 15, 2016 / 10:34 AM

    you look amazing! Being from California, my head would explode trying to dress for super cold weather. You look so chic and warm at the same time!

  14. January 15, 2016 / 10:49 AM

    Love this post, girl! I can’t imagine living somewhere that gets as much snow as Chicago! #FloridaProblems ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I do enjoy it every now and then but prefer to be close the beach and sun! You look wonderful as always. Love that scarf and camel coat. xx

    Audrey Adair |

  15. MC
    January 15, 2016 / 11:36 AM

    You look so chic despite being freezing! Nothing better than a blanket scarf! Enjoy your weekend love!

  16. January 15, 2016 / 12:50 PM

    That scarf is so cute! Chicago weather sounds brutal, but I’m so excited about seeing snow this year that I would consider traveling over there. ;p Maybe just for the weekned. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram

  17. Tash
    January 15, 2016 / 1:31 PM

    This is such a beautiful outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love that scarf dear! Nice location too!


  18. January 15, 2016 / 1:32 PM

    Un abrigo de lo mรกs bonito, es un look casual con un estilismo ideal. Muy guapa. Besos y feliz finde.

  19. January 15, 2016 / 2:00 PM

    Wow, you look so beautiful, Vanessa (I love your hair up in a bun)! The scenery looks magnificent as a back drop to your lovely pairing. I simply adore that coat and scarf and those sunnies look great, matching the gorgeous blue skies! I hope you have an amazing weekend, beautiful, and thanks so much for the inspiration as always! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!



  20. January 15, 2016 / 2:12 PM

    Gorgeous winter look! I know how frigid Chicago is in the winter! Denver is cold, but not quite as bone chilling as your city! Hope you have a wonderful weekend babe!


  21. Amy Ann
    January 15, 2016 / 2:42 PM

    It is amazing how it is so beautiful and so cold all at the same time! It sure makes blogging pictures hard. You look very chic here. No matter how I feel or what I have on with it, my tan coat always makes me feel put together.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. January 15, 2016 / 3:03 PM

    I bet it was cold! You look adorable though! Love seeing you in something more casual. Have a great weekend, Vanessa!

    Wishes & Reality

  23. January 15, 2016 / 5:32 PM

    I’ve only been to Chicago in the summertime so I’ve only heard about how rough the winters can be but I haven’t experienced it. I want to check it out though and see for myself it’s such a cool city.


  24. January 15, 2016 / 7:34 PM

    Love this outfit so much! Especially the stunning camel shade of your coat paired with this beautiful plaid scarf! And your hair looks so elegant!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  25. January 15, 2016 / 7:43 PM

    I love this chic and cozy look Vanessa. Your hair looks very cute too. I am so excited to see your new content next week. Can’t wait! ?

  26. January 15, 2016 / 8:25 PM

    Vanessa, your outfit is so cute and perfect for a winter day! I also read about your big announcement and I cannot congratulate you enough!! What amazing news and I wish you all the best in this next journey as a full time blogger!!!

    With lots and lots of love,


  27. January 15, 2016 / 9:34 PM

    Hi Vanessa,

    It’s great to meet you. I’ve enjoyed browsing your pages and think you have a fabulous sense of style. The beautiful beige coat together with the leather look pants and sneakers creates the kind of unique look I adore and appreciate. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous style in future posts.


  28. January 16, 2016 / 3:34 AM

    Pictures with snow are beautiful! At least you’re well prepared to deal with the Parisian cold haha!
    I love your scarf which looks so comfy and warm! Have a nice weekend x


  29. Kelsey&Kenecha
    January 16, 2016 / 10:08 AM

    How gorgeous doll! I love these winter shots ๐Ÿ™‚ You look amazing as always x


  30. Sasha
    January 16, 2016 / 12:27 PM

    I feel you, winters here in Slovenia can be rough too! But a warm scarf and pretty coat can help a lot! Love what you’re wearing:)

  31. January 16, 2016 / 5:32 PM

    hi vanessa!! love this outfit, the jacket and scarf are just so chic and look sooo warm! so beautiful! keep warm in the frigid temps, i grew up in boston which gets quite cold as well so i know how you feel!! hopefully its spring soon!! much love, have a great rest of your weekend! xo

  32. January 16, 2016 / 5:52 PM

    Love this look! So chic, and the scarf adds such a nice touch of color. Also like how you described the weather as a snow globe โ€” very positive way to look at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. January 16, 2016 / 7:52 PM

    So true! Temps are similar in Boston and I’ll never get used to it! Obsessed with that camel coat!!

    Chow Down USA

  34. Jeanelly
    January 17, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    Wow, I haven’t been in a cold Winter in over 20 years! I feel for you girl! But, you sure look gorgeous with that snowy background!

  35. January 17, 2016 / 11:23 AM

    Vanessa I just live ur hair up in a bun! The beige coat is great with the scarf and I love ur choice of shoes!

  36. January 17, 2016 / 12:10 PM

    I feel your pain! I hear you guys get the same brutal windchills that we do over here in the Prairies. But the cold has nothing on you as you look chic as ever with your beautiful camel coat and plaid scarf! Hope your weekend is going well!

    xo, Jackie

  37. January 17, 2016 / 1:23 PM

    wow, that’s really a lot of snow ๐Ÿ˜€ I think we here had more luck with the weather this winter….Today the first time it was really cold (below 0 degree) here…And everyone just freezes and complains ๐Ÿ˜€ But compared to chicago we don’t have any reason to complain ๐Ÿ˜€ I have to visit chicago some time ๐Ÿ™‚ But since I’m freezing with temperatures below 20 degrees I think I have to choose summer for a holiday there ๐Ÿ™‚
    No matter how cold it is, you look so stunning here, as usual ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that elegant coat, so feminine and classy and the scarf gives the whole look a fabulous and unique touch ๐Ÿ™‚ The patterns are so gorgeous in this color combination ๐Ÿ™‚ Just perfect for the cold days ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you a happy sunday and hope you’ll have a fabulous start into the new week <3

  38. January 17, 2016 / 6:09 PM

    You look amazing in this outfit Vanessa. That scarf is most definitely a must have this season, it’s radiant yet warm.
    So sorry about the freezing weather. Though winter outfits are all so cute and fuzzy, the weather can be unforgiving. Hope it’s almost over. Having lived around the equator my entire life, I doubt I would survive even a week of winter without being bed ridden…..but I’ll adore your clothes either way.

    Have a great week ahead. Lots of love from Nairobi.

  39. January 20, 2016 / 12:03 PM

    That scarf is to die for!

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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