7 ways to stay warm, sans Uggs

11 Feb

Walking even a few blocks in the city today proved treacherous. Spots that looked solid were really huge puddles of melted snow, and slush smoothed the way for the forgivable slip (my cab driver told me he had earlier observed a woman fall, “like a baby…” Into what, I cringe to consider.

Cold Feet -- Winter Walk

via ffffound.com (and myself)

And that’s not even the half of it! Surfaces teamed up with the sky and sent snow and dollops of icy water down from above… a sneak attack if you were focusing on where to place your feet. I wore flats and they were quickly soaked, and I was quickly cranky — sneaking into DSW to browse better-looking shoes and leaving with a pair of peds that managed to absorb some of my dampness and agony. Time and again, I can justifiably see that if I had worn the appropriate clothes and shoes these trips to the city wouldn’t double as missions for survival… but I learn my lessons the hard way — hardly.

With that said, here are 7 tips for looking good and keeping warm.


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