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A Rare Snow Day

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Two weeks ago, it got cold enough for the mountains of Idyllwild to be completely covered in snow! I know that this might not sound like a big deal for some of you… but when you’re living somewhere where the temperatures typically don’t dip below 65 degrees out during the day, I’d say that snowfall is quite a treat!ย Believe it or not, this snowy retreat is just a little over an hour away from where we live in sunny Palm Springs. David and I took a day trip up to Idyllwild with the dogs and it was Rolly’s first time experiencing snow. It was pure delight!

No snow day is complete without dressing up the dogs appropriately (and warmly), right? Petco had 50% off all their Star Wars attire, which worked out nicely in my favor. I have been told that Rolly looks like Yoda, so I just had to get him a Yoda sweater! S’mores got a fleece-lined Chewbacca sweater but that didn’t convince him to love the snow. He hates getting wet, so he spent the day avoiding it at all costs. Surprisingly though, Rolly seemed to really enjoy his time despite freezing. While S’mores would try to stay put in the least snowy parts of ground, his baby brother would prance around freely in the snow without a care in the world. Oh, the life of a cute little puppy… ๐Ÿ™‚

As far as my own outfit goes, I was beyond stoked to FINALLY have the opportunity to wear this softย purple fur coat that I bought months ago after seeing my friend Miki of fashion & travel blog, Miki ร  la Mode rock it. It’s not exactly the most practical piece to have in a desert dweller’s wardrobe, but I loved the color too much to not buy it. Totally not complaining because I love the warmth here — but it never gets cold enough for me to wear this coat without looking flat-out ridiculous. Nonetheless, it’s a chic statement piece that pairs beautifully with a cozy sweater underneath, leggings, vinyl boots, and a warm knit beanie for the right occasion.

Speaking of the cold and snow, I officially booked a flight to NYC to visit some friends next month! This means you’ll be seeing me in this coat more often. I’ll be staying in Brooklyn this time ๐Ÿ™‚ My last trip to New York was two winters ago; I stayed in Manhattan and only got to see Times Square and Central Park for a hot minute. So, I’m really looking forward to spending more time in the city this time around. Also, I found the cutest airbnb and am praying that it’ll look like what it does in photos. Fingers crossed! While I’m really looking forward to this trip, I’m also a bit nervous because this is probably the only fashionable and warm coat that I own. #californiagirlproblems much? Looks like it’s time to shop for real winter clothing so I can brave the cold out there… let the retail therapy begin!

Do you have any recommendations on where to go and what to see in NYC? xx

Photos by David Potter

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48 Comments
  • Eileen
    March 14, 2018

    Omg Iโ€™m obsessed with that purple coat!! Itโ€™s so pretty and looks warm too. Enjoy NYC! I actually havenโ€™t been yet so would love to hear all about your trip when you get back ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      Thank you Eileen! It’s super cozy and chic. I’ll be sure to do a NYC recap when I get back of all the places I checked out! xx

  • stella
    March 14, 2018

    Loving all your winter picks especially the fur coats. The purple one looks super fab on you! <3 xoxoxo

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      Thank you Stella! I’m glad you enjoyed the picks ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  • Short Girl Long Jacket
    March 14, 2018

    That jacket is so pretty! Love the colour. And the pups are adorable! Mine doesn’t love the snow either, during our last snowfall she literally turned around and went back inside when I opened the door lol.

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thank you love! Haha I hope that Rolly will stay content in the snow/puddles/in the bath because it’s fun having at least one dog play in water and maybe go swimming with! Not sure if it’s an age thing but the older one definitely wants nothing to do with water hahaha

  • Mariann Yip
    March 14, 2018

    That coat is absolutely stunning!!! I love bright colored coats and it looks so warm :)โ€™a

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thank you Mariann! I’m ready for New York ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe xx

  • Azanique
    March 14, 2018

    Your pup is so adorable! What a fun snow day ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  • Kileen
    March 14, 2018

    This coat is amazing babe! I love the color of it and it looks so cozy!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thanks Kileen! It’s super soft and cozy and the color is so fun!

  • Helen
    March 14, 2018

    That lavender coat is absolutely stunning! You really look amazing! And oh your puppy is so sweet and cute!

  • Carolyn
    March 15, 2018

    That rare snow day was totally worth it if it meant you got to wear this coat! Kinda jealous of where you live because where I live it would be rare not to have snow ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Right?! Haha come visit Palm Springs! It’s sunny like 98% of the time lol

  • Taylor Mobley
    March 15, 2018

    What.a cute little pup! I love this coat as well. We got a weird snow storm on Sunday we weren’t expecting!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thanks Taylor! Ahhh! Hopefully you were able to stay warm and dry during the snow storm!

  • Stephanie
    March 15, 2018

    Okay, firstly, you are seriously ROCKING that coat, girlfriend! I love the vibrant color on you and the super fun style. Secondly, S’mores and Rolly look so dang adorable in their Star Wars gear haha! They’re so precious!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Awww hehehe thank you Stephanie! You’re the sweetest! I love dressing them up but they are not a fan of it ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Jessi Malay
    March 15, 2018

    First off, your pug is TOO cute in those outfits!! And love that statement coat on you babe..that color is gorgeous!

    XO, Jessi
    https://jmalay.com/the-final-stretch/

  • Haley
    March 15, 2018

    I’m obsessed with this look you pretty little lady!!

  • whit
    March 15, 2018

    I need this coat in my life! LOVE IT!

    love,
    Whit

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      It’s a must-have especially if you live somewhere cold! Haha

  • Sharon, Iโ€™m OBSESSED with your boots!!! The buckles are so so cute <3

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thank you! They were only $10 on sale at H&M — I couldn’t believe it! Last one in my size too!

  • Kait Elizabeth
    March 15, 2018

    You look great in this coat but honestly your pup stole this post!!! TOO TOO cute in the Star Wars costumes- made me smile so much. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Hahahaha! Thanks girl! I have to agree with you on that… lol any pictures with S’mores and Rolly in them are theirs!

  • adriana
    March 15, 2018

    My best friend lives in Florida so anytime she sees snow, she reacts the same way! LOL! I live in New York where we’ve gotten 3 Nor’easter storms in the past 3 weeks… 30″+ of snow later, safe to say I’m ready for spring! Hahaha

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Hahaha! The struggle is real! I’ll be headed to New York in under a month and I’m excited for a change of scenery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica
    March 15, 2018

    You look so fab on your purple coat dear! Really cozy and chic. Hope you’ll enjoy your trip here in NYC. Also, your pooch is the cutest!
    Jessica | a href=”://notjessfashion.com”>notjessfashion.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Thank you Jessica! I can’t wait to hopefully shoot in some of the pretty NYC spots you’ve shot in ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe xx

  • Iliana
    March 15, 2018

    I cannot get over how cute are the pups!!!!!! Now your purple coat belongs in my closet. I love the statement your making with this all black look. It belongs in my closet ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 16, 2018

      Aww thanks Iliana! The dogs appreciate the love and attention ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol! YASS this purple coat is definitely a must-have especially if you live somewhere where it’s coldddd!

  • Nataly
    March 16, 2018

    You and your pups are so cute! I love that purple coat so much! Hope you have fun on your trip to NYC!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 16, 2018

      Thank you so much Nataly! I’m looking forward to a change of scenery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marcel
    March 16, 2018

    You look gorgeous! Love the pants and the boots – the jacket is cool, but not my color. I love winter and spending time in snow…actually, it is snowing outside here right now, so I may have a walk. Have fun!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 16, 2018

      Thank you Marcel! I totally understand. I just LOVE lavender purple so had to get it but not sure I can say I’d buy this jacket in a different bold color lol. Enjoy your walk in the snow!

  • Samantha Mariko
    March 18, 2018

    Aw, you look so cute in your snow gear!! We had a snow day in Tokyo but nothing like this! Hope you and your cute pup enjoyed a winter wonderland!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      March 18, 2018

      Thank you Samantha! I think Rolly and I had fun, but S’mores didn’t love the snow very much hahaha

  • Megan Elliott
    March 19, 2018

    Omg I LOVE that jacket!!!! I’ve been allll about the big fuzzy coats/jackets this year!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 19, 2018

      Hehehe I’m glad you like it! I was really happy to finally get a chance to wear it LOL

  • Miki
    March 19, 2018

    Aww, this coat is so cute on you! So awesome you got to finally wear it. Wow. No joke at all that the entire area is covered in snow! Hopefully you’ll get to wear it again soon. OMG your pups though – so adorable.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 19, 2018

      Hehehe thanks Miki for the great recommendation! I looooove the color of this coat haha it will never get old! I am really happy I got the opportunity to wear it out to see snow. Yep, not kidding, it was snowing hard in Idyllwild and we even got lucky to catch some sun lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Deborah
    March 23, 2018

    Aww, both you and your dog are so stylish! You guys look so cozy and chic!

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