Thursday, February 3, 2011

LCY in NYC: Winter on the Upper West Side

I would like to dedicate this post to the man who invented waterproof fabric. You see, yesterday I spent the cold, wet afternoon sloshing through puddle after puddle on the Upper West Side, enjoying a self-guided tour of various locations from my favorite movie, You've Got Mail (upcoming post on that!). As you can see above, every sidewalk met the road with a huge, dirty, have-no-choice-but-to-lay-one-foot-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-it puddle. Thanks to my waterproof UGG's - yes, all you fools who have the brown fabric style that meet one week of snow, soak up, and crumble - UGG also makes waterproof boots. And they are my best friends. Not one wet toe. Despite many, many slush puddles. Anyway, I had so much fun playing with my new camera, and capturing how beautiful New York City is despite overcast skies and rivers of dirty, melted snow.

It was such a good day, that at the end of it, I treated myself to a lil somethin' somethin'. A new winter coat. It's from a French company, Comptoir des Contonniers (Mothers and Daughters), and it was half off. And it had toggles. And it was the coolest shade of blue-green-grey. And it cinched at the waist in the most flattering of ways. AND they shipped it back to Chicago for me since I don't have a sliver of space to spare in my suitcase. It is fabulous, and I love it, and I love New York.

That is all.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful collection of photos! Makes me long for NYC. I love the puddles and snow! Is that crazy!! Haha---and I also have UGG waterproof boots! LOVE THEM. : )

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  2. Do you have a link to your waterproof Uggs??? After a long trek with freezing soaked toes yesterday in my knockoffs, I'm ready for the real thing :)

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  3. Sounds like such a delightful day! I'm glad you could enjoy yourself in the nasty weather. I'm looking forward to your You've Got Mail post! And that coat? SO pretty.

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  4. Very nice photos! Love the toggle coat too; and now I want a cappuccino...

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  5. I'm so excited to hear that they have a comptoir de corrionniers in the states, i used to shop there when i studied abroad in France

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  6. I love NY, too. And I loved looking at your pictures!

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  7. You were in my neighborhood! Glad you enjoyed the area.xx

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  8. what fabulous pictures! glad i found your blog - it's great.

    i'll definitely be back again soon. i'm your newest follower!!!

    til next time,
    cailen
    www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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  9. That's my block! From another Chicagoan (currently living in NYC), I'm glad you're enjoying my temporary home!

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  10. Great post! I feel like I was slogging through the streets myself! And veeeeery impressed that the Uggs are waterproof. That is awesome.

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  11. I love the upper west side! I lived there from 1987-1989....so very long ago! It has not changed that much!

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  12. Gorgeous photos. I miss NYC. Fingers crossed because there's a chance I'll get to go next week!!!

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  13. ahhh i love this post! i am also a huge fan of you've got mail... what a great movie.. and btw, the soundtrack is also great! i was also in NYC this past week for work and wow was i grateful that i packed my hunter wellies!! have fun in new orleans!

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  14. Great pictures! Sounds like you have had an awesome time in New York. I think it would be great to visit there.

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  15. Beautiful post. Love the buildings, flowers, clothes oh and coffee....would love to get to NYC soon.

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  16. Just arrived here tonight in the snow slush!! Your pictures makes it look a LOT better!!

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  17. Aren't random bursts of color the coolest thing in the winter? I can't wait to get back to NYC in a few weeks!

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  18. It may have been wet but it sounded like a pretty fun day....xv

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  19. Alaina, I love the jacket you purchased and until today had never heard of that brand. I live just outside NYC and was in a Bloomingdales today when I walked by your coat! They didn't have my size or I would have been tempted, but they did have a lovely grey lightweight coat that I grabbed. Like you said about yours, the cut and fit was just wonderful. So glad you mentioned this brand or I may have missed it! Thanks for encouraging my shopping ;)

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  20. I Just found your blog and I'm loving it- Here's to waterproof fabric!! Oh boy. I have been caught without said waterproof fabric in my west coast winter rains- I once had to walk a full mile in it- let just say I was aggresive with not wanting to pay for parking... :) ending up like a soaked cat and looking twice as ridiculous!!. Love your post!

    xo Jessica Rae
    {lovely ugly design}
    http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/

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    marti
    Glamour Marmalade
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