6.12.09

wicked snowfall

"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event."
When I heard that the first snowfall was going to be yesterday, I was so thrilled. I always get that every winter even though it is my least favorite season. So yes, I went out and tried to experience it in a citified way. But man, it was killer crazy! I couldn't start to describe it so maybe these pictures will help.



It's two in the afternoon but the sun has already shied away. 



The rain was heavy and the wind was so nasty. Thanks to that, 80% of my pictures are pretty much like this:

This is what you get when your forced photographer (aka little brother) is holding the camera on one hand and an umbrella on the other (the dominant one). Not to mention how wet the camera gets.

But I still managed to fool around.

And hello people.

This is a paradise away from the crowd.


I was all jumpy with my good ol' puddle stomper. It never disappoints in days like this.

Where else could I better celebrate this magical bash than in Rockefeller Center? The tree is so beautiful I wanna take it home. First, I'm gonna need a big home, really big home.


But anyways, while I was basking this marvelous sight, the snow fell. And you know that feeling when you see something terrifically divine you get all giddy and just wanna pose to get your picture taken, right? It just makes the moment last forever. Well, here's my moment.

Thank you so much whoever-you-are for not covering my umbrella. How nice of you.

Me and my funny face. I can hardly smile. It was so chilly I can't feel my hands anymore. The snow came with the rain and the wind, so yeah, it's not that bad.

For a moment, I'm jealous on how he can stand the weather.

So I stood by him. Did I mention 80% of my photos are not exactly clear? Yeah, I think I did.

Here's Saks 5th Ave. I have always been a fan of their Christmas window decorations. I tried to come close but...

I can't wrestle my way out in this crowd. It takes a great skill walking in a crowd with umbrellas and not getting your eyes poked. That's a skill I am yet mastering.

I decided to consider the road less taken. I don't need to be so harsh with myself. After two hours of walking (and a little shopping), for the first time, I was able to breathe. It looks so late but it's still 4pm that time. And it felt like I've been walking the entire day. In the end of it all, I realized what I hate about rain. It's not the getting wet part. Not even the looking awful when I get wet part. It's holding the umbrella all the time. Seriously, I considered the umbrella hat a genius idea.

Lastly, as the picture says, my day was WICKED (in an amazingly fun way).


“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” - John Ruskin

Wearing:
Coat: Jessica Simpson
Rain boots: Henry Ferrara
Red top: INC
Welly Socks: Hunters
Umbrella: GAP
Bag: Coach  

55 stylish comments:

Julia said...

Aw, what a lovely day that looks to have been. NYC at Christmas is surely magical. And you look so happy and pretty in your rainboots!

xx

Leah said...

I so envy you... that's one heck of an experience to see the first snowfall of the season.

hannah elizabeth said...

ahh i love these wintery, christmasy pictures!

and your gumboots, i really need to get around to buying a pair. ballet flats really don't hold up well in heavy rain...

rachel kathleen said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I love snow, but I am in Australia. Beach is nice but just doesn't compare. I heard it was raining all day, then the temperature suddenly dropped so much you could feel it in your bones, and the rain turned to snow! (my bf lives in NYC - I get all the weather updates, haha). So beautiful!

Marla Singer said...

i love snow! you make me jealous. ahahaha. those are great pictures! and i love your coat <3

JOWY said...

IT LOOKS LIKE A FAB DAY!! YOU HAVE SUCH A PRETTY SMILE!

One Love,
Jowy
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daphne on a rocketship said...

really beautiful photos-i love that cristmas tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)

Nina said...

YOU look suuuuper cute!

Nina

Vinda Sonata said...

cute outfit; the coat looks very comfy too! ah, christmas is coming!! the atmosphere is always fun! :)



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Graham I. Haynes said...

Ahhhh... I'm so jealous!
Looks like a great time.
The photo where your back boot blurred is pretty cool.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

for those of us who haven't made it to new york especially during the holidays, this photo tour was lots of fun! gah, i would love to stand next to that big 'ole tree in the snow. you look adorable too!!

noƩmi said...

gorgeous outfit for a day like this !
i'd love to go to nyc one day :)

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~kristie~ said...

wow, it looks beautiful!

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Taylor Sterling said...

I love NY and you look darling! xx

Chloe said...

I love the photos of the trees with the fairy lights in them, I can't wait to get my fairy lights out.

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Fashions By Lozano said...

Thank you honey!! for your sweet comment.

love love your blog!

Rebecca Rose said...

Hey doll, it snowed here today and its so awesome coz its my birthday hihi. ;-)!!!

I wish to go there someday!! U look fab by the way!!!!

>>>> Rebecca Rose

Athena. said...

Wow - I lovelovelove fairy lights :)
xxx

Athena. said...

Wow - I lovelovelove fairy lights :)
xxx

Sher said...

Oh my, I would trade places with you anytime to see the first snowfall in NYC!! What a wonderful day you had!! You look so darling in these pics too, super adorable:)

Love you and your blog!!

xx

Chin-chin said...

Hello dear Betz! Your blog makes me smile and giggle all the time! So funny and really cute! You made my day! Oh! I love the boots and the coat! I envy you much because you always have the freedom to wear those! hmphf!
Anyhoo, I love the pictures! Ever since, I love NYC! wish to be there soon Betz.

Valencia Lia said...

Stunning photos,ohhhh man it makes me feel like its Christmas already:)

The grey coat and those boots I really love!Love love the huge Christmas tree.
Following you back too girl<3

Clara said...

amazing pics.
i love your boots.
xxx

monica w said...

omg gorgeous shots of NYC! im loving the holiday spirit

it just snowed today in kingston too

candybox said...

Cute umbrella :)

-xtina

Moomby said...

your outfit is so cute! i love the pop of color peaking out underneath

Diane said...

Wow! Wonderful pics! I think it's so nice to live in the big city... *dreaming* :P

I love your blog, I'll be following it!

kiss

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daphne on a rocketship said...

ur welcome!!!!!!!!!u really have a beautiful blog!!!!!!!!!!

Che Barcelona said...

Hey there,

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog :)

I love your coat!!!! Hope we can swap links...
New york is my dream place to live!

Much love,
Che Barcelona

http://rockmyrunway.blogspot.com

CMA said...

gorgeous darling as always
love it, great inspiration
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

SIGGGGH....I'm missing NYC :(

Macy said...

the streets look so beautiful. I wish NZ had Christmas' like that! The lights are amazing!

scrapbook said...

this is such a fun fun post !!! i love it ... i am not sure where i was, haha!! apparently, somehow, i missed the first sign of snow in New York!!! love the smiles and thanks for you lovely words, xx

kendal croix said...

love all the lights.
i was loving the idea of snow until the snowstorm began out here.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Oh, I saw this (ish) on SNL. It looks so amazing. Christmas in NYC must be unbelievable! With all the snow, and lights, and *sighhhh*

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Jenna said...

So jealous right now.

Rica said...

hey there,

i love your outfit esp your coat. wish i could also go to nyc.

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Rica said...

oh are you filipina too? wow what a small world! saan ka sa atin? anyway, thanks for the nice comment. i follow your blog pala. your my first follower! lol. im glad i found your site. ty

Neon Gypsy said...

i love new york, i miss it so much! these pictures were lovely, i love the 2nd to last one, with you walking down the street (: great blog!

michelle_ said...

yay for the snowfalll !
i wished i have snow here dear !

i love ur double breasted coat and the plaid boots !
and glad you're still having fun ! and i love that quote you put at the end :D

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theTrendyDwarf said...

I finally have the time to comment on blogger friends blogs to thank them for their sincere Birthday wishes and I remembered you were one of the blogger friends who wished me best wishes on my special day! So THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have to say I like your blog and what you are doing with it. I have added it to my reader list and will be commenting in the future! I love your boots and pea coat! Your umbrella is a pretty trendy one! Overall you are very chic and beautiful.
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Natalie said...

i love ur coat, it's so cute! ;)

xoxo

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janettaylor said...

Lovely coat, darling B!


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Fashion Nicotine said...

Beautiful pictures!!

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Dane said...

You live in NYC? I love your rainboots!








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Giovanna ♥ said...

Lovely photos!! Your rain boots are so cute!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Second Skin said...

What beautiful city Shots! And your boots are so cute!

SomedayNewYorker said...

Georgeous. I love New York this time of year.

Style Syrup said...

H!

You look so stylish and put togther even in the rain. I find it so difficult, I end up looking rather disheveled in the rain.

Great blog!

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THE DIVINITUS said...

Looking so adorable in that beret!

sheshanna said...

second to last picture, amazing. after seeing your rain boots, i half wish it was raining in southern california so i could wear my rain boots. but i would probably freeze to death.. (:

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http://phansheshanna.tumblr.com/

The Freakum Dress said...

The christmas's lights are crazy !
It's such a dream to come one day in NYC :)

Patty Ann said...

cute boots!!!!!!!!!!!!! xmas is so pretty and festive in the city!
xx

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