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!
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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
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!
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!
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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
Beautiful look Vanessa! Love your camel coat and your cool black trainers! Have a lovely weekend babe!
Fortunately here in Rome we never have below zero digits, I would die!! You look so cool also with super comfortable looks!!
La Civetta Stilosa
Love so much the classy elements and the colorful scarf. Look great 🙂
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Love this cozy casual look! You hair up in a bun is so chic. Have a terrific weekend Vanessa! 🙂
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!
Oh V you look so chic! Loving the pants with the jacket! The best part is however we are are twining today with our scarfs! So fun! Happy Weekend!
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
That coat is gorgeous!! The snow pictures really are magical! Love your shoes with those pants, too!
I’m so excited when you come to Germany 🙂
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 😉
What gorgeous pictures, Vanessa! I always love this plaid blanket scarf with a camel coat. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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I wore something so similar! You got great style 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend Vanessa!
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I love the scarf colors with the camel coat! So pretty!
Wow, that looks so cold!! But you are a bundled beauty!! Have a great weekend, Vanessa!
I LOVE that blanket scarf! We haven’t been to the botanical gardens, but it’s on my list- I’ve heard they’re gorgeous!
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
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!
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!
I can’t even handle the LA winter’s so no way I would be able to do Chicago winters. But you still look so chic in the cold!
Love this post, girl! I can’t imagine living somewhere that gets as much snow as Chicago! #FloridaProblems 😉
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
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You look so chic despite being freezing! Nothing better than a blanket scarf! Enjoy your weekend love!
Love this! So fun.
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I am so in love with colorful scarfs. This one looks gorgeous!
My favorite scarf!! Loving that you paired sneakers with this outfit! So fun! Hope you have a fantastic weekend
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. 🙂
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This is such a beautiful outfit 🙂 I just love that scarf dear! Nice location too!
Un abrigo de lo más bonito, es un look casual con un estilismo ideal. Muy guapa. Besos y feliz finde.
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!
I love this scarf with the jacket! The sneakers compliment the look well too.
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!
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.
Straight A Style
I bet it was cold! You look adorable though! Love seeing you in something more casual. Have a great weekend, Vanessa!
Wishes & Reality
Absolutely Stunning!! That scarf is beautiful!
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.
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!
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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! ?
So beautiful! Love the scarf so much. Definitely a winter essential
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!!!
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It does look both beautiful and chilly! But you bundled up so well and in style. The scarf and coat are gorgeous! Have a fantastic weekend!
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.
Gorgeous dress. You look STUNNING!
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Love this post These are some great shots!
Loooove the color of your dress, pretty pics!
Love that dress as well.
I’m in love with the dress, and your pics are really stunning
Love this post These are some great shots!
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
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How gorgeous doll! I love these winter shots 🙂 You look amazing as always x
Breathtaking pictures, amazing outfit, great combo as well, I love it. Thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!
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:)
Love this outfit, especially the coat. Your winter wonderland pics are stunning!
haha it’s definitely rough I know! I’m originally from Wisconsin… it’s not a lot better. Stay warm beautiful!
gorgeouswinter look babe ! |Love the coat
and all the details of this outfit
Love that look, especially the scarf
Cómo me gusta tu bufanda, Vanessa!!! Es absolutamente divina!!!
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
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 — very positive way to look at it. 🙂
So true! Temps are similar in Boston and I’ll never get used to it! Obsessed with that camel coat!!
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Fashion design.I really love the style!
beautiful photos, such a cool and unique look, I love it
Amazing outfit! You look stunning!
Looking so gorgeous and dreamy. Stay warm.
Nice look, I’m loving the scarf!
Great look :))
I’m in love with that gorgeous coat! It looks so amazing with the scarf! Gorgeous photos as always.
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Looove this outfit!! Super cute! xo
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!
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!
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!
Maravilloso look., Me encanta el toque de la bufanda, estas preciosa
wow, that’s really a lot of snow 😀 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 😀 But compared to chicago we don’t have any reason to complain 😀 I have to visit chicago some time 🙂 But since I’m freezing with temperatures below 20 degrees I think I have to choose summer for a holiday there 🙂
No matter how cold it is, you look so stunning here, as usual 🙂 I love that elegant coat, so feminine and classy and the scarf gives the whole look a fabulous and unique touch 🙂 The patterns are so gorgeous in this color combination 🙂 Just perfect for the cold days 🙂
Wishing you a happy sunday and hope you’ll have a fabulous start into the new week <3
omg!!! love this outfit from head to toe!! perfect winter look! 😀
Have a great week!
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.
This is so pretty, I love the snow
That scarf is to die for!
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