Outfit of the Week: Snowtober (plus pics!)

Outfit of the Week: Snowtober

Psst: I accidentally posted TWO posts in one day, so scroll down for my LUST LIST. Thanks!

I got to round up my birthday with a trip to Philly.  Like many of us who visited/live in the Northeast, October quickly became Snowtober and ended with a White Halloween. As someone who lives in the South, I always get giddy over snow. Luckily, Philly wasn't hit with the disaster that other states encountered and the snow melted just in time for my flight to Atlanta. Here's what I wore:
Song: Au Cafe, Sonic Youth 
This outfit has a little Parisian flair, oui? And this instrumental-only song makes me think of sitting outside a cafe, even though I was drudging through rain & snow in Philly.
When: Friday, Oct. 28
Where: Philadelphia (cue Fresh Prince theme song!)
Outfit & Beauty:

  • I love stripes. This is a fact--check out many an outfit of mine for proof. I was going to take a pic of my striped collection, but was embarrassed when I saw how many items I owned. And I swear I'm always telling myself, "No stripes." Regardless, I wore a striped shirt (mine was from Old Navy, but I can't find it online). And while I call the Breton stripe, I'm sure I will be corrected (must it only be navy stripes to be considered Breton?)
  • Another staple of mine: black skinnies which perfectly hid the dirt from the nasty rain and later snow.
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness month--my great-granny, Sugar, is a 15-year survivor. She was diagnosed at 80! Following Bessie's example, I wore something pink every week in October. By strange coincidence I noticed so many women in Philly wearing a pop of pink--I've never seen neon pink in so many places at once. For my pop of pink, I donned a scarf (can't remember where I got mine).
  • I was amazed how great my hair held up with the crazy weather--windy, rainy, snow, blah. I used my beloved (and hoarded) Sunsilk Straighten Up, but the Living Proof: No Frizz Straightener Creme works just as well.
  • Not pictured: purple trench and black Aussie boots
Proof that I'm a Living Person Wearing This Outfit (sigh) and Philly pics after the jump!

The closest you'll get to seeing me in an outfit photo--just not my thing. 
And this one only took 1.5 years.
I Tweeted this & my other outfits but failed to crop out my undies in my suitcase. Yikes.
Luckily, that has been remedied here.
I've done all the historical stuff in previous trips, so here's what I saw this time around:
  • China Town
  • The view from the hotel--I sat in the window seat, watched the snow fall, and consumed copious amounts of coffee.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary --I did the night time tour and LOVED it. I also had 2 ghost encounters. I think. Spooky! I also did the never-ending haunted houses.
  • I had many a spiked cider, did some shopping, went to museums, and wobbled down cobblestone streets.


  1. Lovely selection. That's amazing about your great granny, my mum's going through a possible breast cancer thing now ,it sucks. x hivenn

  2. Wasn't it a crazy weekend? Looks like you definitely dressed the part. And I love the pop of pink :) xoxo

  3. I can never say no to black skinny jeans. It's a must for everyone! xoxo


  4. I love stripes too, in fact, it´s a great way to inject pattern to an outfit. :)

  5. I love the outfit, and thanks for the hair straightener/de-frizz product tip!

  6. I love both posts!! Also want that stripey top- live in stripes! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will check out your beauty section now :)

  7. Ahhh I love the outfit.


  8. I love that you shared your real person picture - a perfect supplement!! I can't believe all the folks who had a white Halloween, so funny to see the snowy trick or treating pictures from our family. That was a first!

  9. I LOVE stripes too! They're my favourite basic pattern.

    Belly B :)

  10. Great outfit...love the skinnys! :)

  11. Since I'm from Wisconsin, I'm not a huge fan of the snowfall! Love the pop of color in this outfit. I actually just purchased a pair of magenta leather gloves to wear this winter!

  12. You and me both love stripes :) I have a stripe outfit post up today. Great picks and black skinnies are a staple for every closet.

    Loved seeing the pops of pink everywhere too and loved that you wore pink every week in October. Great cause to support your Granny

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  13. i love love love stripes too!! and it is totally ok you posted two posts in one day the more the better :-)

  14. I love that scarf and applaud you for wearing PINK every week for the month of October. Glad your grandmother defeated it!!! WOOOO I lost my grandmother and other close friends to cancer. It's an awful disease. Hope you're having a great day! :D

  15. Stripes are my JAM. Seriously. And I love the way you've added a pop of color here- def something to try!


  16. what a lovely idea to wear a pink scarf to honor her! cute outfit.

    i seem to live in my black skinnies. can't get enough!

  17. Absolutely love the stripes too! Great outfit for this colder weather!

  18. I'm glad we didn't get all that snow--that's crazy! I love the black and white with the pink, so chic!

  19. this is an amazing board! i have been loving thr leggings and stripes trend!

  20. Ooh love this look, very Parisian ;)
    And yea...luckily where I am in CT didn't get hit bad but my aunt and uncle don't have power and probably won't until next Wednesday..AHH

  21. I would wear this every single weekend. Cute and chic. I really love the pop of pink too!

  22. Your outfit is so cute! I love the stripes + pop of color :)

    Ahh Snowtober was not cool! I say no more snow until Dec!

    star-crossed smile

  23. a ghost encounter?!?!? not for me! I'd be super creeped out! but you look so cute with the stripes and a pop of pink!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  24. Love black and white with a pop of color!

  25. I LOVE stripes (and dots) - I never get tired of those patterns! :-)

  26. Such a cute outfit. Love love love stripes. And I find the Living Proof line to work amazingly well. Currently, I'm using the thickening mousse and LOVE it.

  27. I love the pop of pink scarf! I also have a hot pink scarf that I wear more often than not!

  28. Ooh, I am so in love with that scarf - the color is perfection! :)

  29. Cute September lineup hun. Really digging that striped shirt paired with that hot pink scarf! <3 ^_^

    Eeli x

  30. I would definitely wear this! Love the pink pop of color...

  31. I love your outfit! Nice and simple with a pop of colour - perfect for traveling! Also, I love your pictures of the city, it looks (and sounds) like you had a great time.

  32. Great choice! We don't have snow yet in Wisconsin but I have this bad feeling...

  33. love it! the pop of pink is perfect! And I need some black skinny pants (not jeans), seems like a must!


  34. What a cute outfit! I love stripes too, and this would look so adorable with flats or riding boots or wellies. Love the pop of color with the scarf too!

    xo Mary Jo

  35. Cute! Love the striped top with a pop of pink!

  36. love the pop of color with the pink scarf! great touch!


  37. I can always use a good anti-frizz product. Thanks for the source!

  38. I love this outfit, the stripes, the skinny jeans, the scarf! It is awesome :) Thank you so much for mentioning me and a diagnosis at 80?? WOW... I am glad she is doing ok!

  39. Yay for stripes and how inspiring to see so much pink in October!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    or my blog

  41. i'm in love with this combo.. well i'm just a huge fan of stripes, tights and frizz nail polish!! the pink pop of color is genius!!!!!!!


  42. Gorgeous outfit inspiration. I love the pop of color! xo

  43. Oh you must tell me about your encounters at Eastern State Penn. I remember watching when Ghost Hunters went there and it was so spooky. Fab!

  44. I totally copied this outfit earlier this week after reading your blog one morning!

  45. Lovely selection! ;-)
    Nice blog!
    I invite you to see my blog, and if you like it, you could follow me! i 'll do the same!

    is fashion my Passion? the MiriamStella's Blog

  46. love the stripes! also I've been dying to try that frizz product.

  47. love the stripes! also I've been dying to try the frizz product.

  48. aww love your picks hun!
    you've got such interesting blog.
    i am following you..
    thanks for ur sweet message!
    let's keep in touch hun!
    if be happy if you can follow me too, if you like!
    see you then =))


  49. a great way to be chic and warm - with snow in october, i imagine it's going to be a long winter...

    Chic on the Cheap


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