Oh my goodness. Huge accomplishment! I took blog photos before the sun went down today. (Just barely.) And by “I,” I mean my fabulous hubby. Thanks, Michael. (Mitch’s real name is “Michael.” Shocking, right? ;))

So I’ve been getting quite a few questions about why I haven’t been wearing a coat these past few days. (Adorbs. Thank you for the concern!) You’re totally right–New York City has been frigid as of late. But don’t worry. I’m the biggest wimp in the world, and I literally do not go a day without my puffer coat from November until April. (Yes, April.) For blog photos, I throw my coat off for a hot two minutes (sometimes less!), yelp a little, smile for the photos, and then it goes right back on. (It’s really not that bad.)

Skirt: J.Crew (Old), loving this houndstooth pencil skirtTop: J.Crew Factory (Take 30 percent off with code “BIGSALE”) / Bracelets: Capwell + Co. (c/o) and J.Crew Factory (Sold out), but loving this black leather bow bracelet! (On sale!) / WatchKate Spade, also available in pink. Bracelet version: goldsilverwhiteorangeblack, and rose gold / Bag: Tory Burch (Clearly haven’t been changing bags that often. Oh, mornings. Forever in a rush. Take 20 percent off with code “BFAM.”) / Flats: J.Crew (Sold out), same style here in gold, here in black, pink or red patent, and here in leopard (Take 40 percent off all flats with code “STYLETIME”)  / Sweater tights: HUE (SO WARM! Take 20 percent off with code “BFAM”) / Sunnies: Kate SpadeEarringsJ.Crew, cheaper version here / LipstickClinique (in “Pudgy Peony.”)

I own two other coats–the J.Crew Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat (in hot pink from last year) and the J.Crew Factory Skirted Dress Coat (in purple from a few years ago). I am obsessed with these coats. But I never wear them. They’re simply not warm enough for me. I think they’d be great if I lived in an area in which driving was my primary mode of transportation, but walking NYC’s streets in the blistering cold in a wool coat? HA. So not happening. But again, I’m a huge wimp. ;) I’m not a huge fan of my North Face as I don’t think it’s the most stylish coat out there, but it’s the only coat I’ve found that comes close to keeping me warm. I recently tried J.Crew Factory’s puffer coat, and it sadly didn’t do the trick. Anyone own the J.Crew version? I’m so curious whether it compares with my N.F. (Warmest coat ever. Take 20 percent off with code “FANDF.”)

So excited that tomorrow is Friday! Short weeks are the best. After school tomorrow, Mitch and I are headed to the Upper East Side to have dinner with my parents, grandmother, two aunts and two uncles. I adore my family, and I’m so excited to see everyone!