In the land of New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve found myself gravitating to more vague, growth-centric ones. For the past two years, I’ve followed the main NYR of something new for every month of the new year. That’s 12 things and there is no limit to what they can be. Anywhere from meeting someone new, learning something new, trying something new, visiting a new place, and so on. It boils down to 12 new things to color my life with, ultimately achieving what everyone wants: a better them. Why not make each month memorable?
I’m happy to report that I’ve already accomplished my something new for January: shooting in the snow.
When snow first falls, it is SO gorgeous. Literally a beautiful, white blanket that hugs everything around it, turning it into a splendor of glistening snow. It’s sometimes hard to remember that it’s cold af. Being both the first snow of the year, I had to also make it my first snow shoot. Getting lost in the flurries of white is so mesmerizing and could honestly be the best therapy out there. I felt like a kid again staring at one of the wonders of the world.
When your world suddenly turns into a snow globe, it’s hard to imagine how things can go wrong. Shooting in the snow is certainly not an easy feat. Picture this: your body grows numb to the point where you get so cold that you turn hot. BTS was certainly funny, especially when you can’t feel your face…hands…anything. Any type of fashion sense goes out the window, unless you’re part crazy and you say things like “do it for the gram” LOL. Honestly, I’m so glad that I found these boots with the fur in the back of my closet.
And yes of course, the struggle of keeping an open jacket to show the fit…where in this case it’s a knit. You best believe that I was shivering my bones off. And to top it off, my zipper broke on this coat so the only way I can wear it is open. Talk about a built in fashion statement.
You know me and monochrome 😉 I obviously had to opt for a classic black and white look to blend in and stand out against the white. And since my coat has a faux fur hood trim, it was only fitting to place a pompom hat on top, don’t ya think?! It actually matched so well with my sweater that I almost laughed since I didn’t plan on that coordination happening.
This mini snow storm has got me thinking how dangerously beautiful snow is. In one sense, it’s truly mesmerizing the way it paints the world a glistening white. In another it’s lethal where it can be the cause of death or injury (being frozen to death or slipping on ice, yikes). It’s life is pretty short lived too. Aside from the natural melting, us humans just go and ruin it, turning it all ugly, dirty, and disgusting slush. Makes you appreciate it even more.