Been A While


Sweater: Pac Sun (similar) | Skirt: Free People (similar) | Jacket: Vintage (tnx mom) (similar)

photography by Kathryn McSherry

I have never been one to dress practically for the weather. I wear dresses and skirts until the cool air turns my legs purple, my outerwear of choice is a flannel, and I avoid pants like the plague (except my mom jeans, of course). Last year’s 65 degree Christmas day was a blessing: no warm sweaters or fuzzy socks were required. This year, however, I woke up to snow flurries on my first morning back from school. It has been a while since I’ve been in snow and, let me tell you, I was not prepared. My converse sneakers don’t quite make the cut in three inches of snow, and neither does my Forever 21 leather jacket from ninth grade. Thankfully I came home to my mom’s closet which is chock full of winter weather gear, including bean boots, warm sweaters, and real winter jackets.

Instead of buying a brand new winter jacket that I’ll wear three weeks a year, I have been borrowing my mom’s old plaid coat (which she gave to my sister, so I’ve technically also been borrowing it from her). It does the trick for this short winter I have when I’m home from college, and I don’t have to buy anything — I’m reducing my consumption, reusing my mom’s jacket and recycling her old style. And those are all good things, if you ask me

Tunes: “Been A While” by Sam Feldt is another song part of my wintery / “chill” playlist. It’s catchy, perfect for morning snow flurries, and fits with the breaking of my two-year snowless winter streak.



  1. December 25, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Ahh, you are so lucky to be experiencing a “white Christmas”. Growing up in South Carolina, seeing snow was rare and miss it so much from the early days of living in New York. Love that plaid jacket too- I agree, hate purchasing outerwear just to wear for a short time of the year.

    • tunesandtunics
      December 25, 2016 / 9:20 am

      The snow definitely put me in the holiday spirit! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • tunesandtunics
      December 26, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Thanks so much!

  2. January 4, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Love this outfit and all the outfits on your blog! So cute!

    • tunesandtunics
      January 5, 2017 / 2:19 pm

      That you so much!

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