We’re going into day three of our snow days in Atlanta. The snow started falling Sunday, then there was freezing rain on Monday and it’s stayed below freezing ever since. With only a couple inches of accumulation on the ground, this would be nothing for those of you up north. However, considering that the City of Atlanta only has two snowplows (that’s right, TWO), everything has remained frozen and almost every secondary street has turned into an ice skating rink -schools are closed again tomorrow for the third day in a row.
Lar and I took these photos a few hours before it began to snow on Sunday. It really wasn’t that cold outside, so I scoffed at all the southerners stocking up on milk, bread and eggs. That was before I realized that Atlanta only had two snowplows and no one down here seems to have any salt or sand of any kind. A co-worker picked me up in his snow chain equipped SUV on Monday, but I’ve been working from home ever since. Hurrah for the internet! Kind of. . .
These outfits are basically two takes on cold weather wear – and I’ll be the first one to admit that Lar’s is by far more elegant: her hat is a recently thrifted purchase, scarf from Vivid (a local boutique), coat from Victoria’s Secret, jeans? I have no idea, and Frye boots. My coat is from Delia’s ages ago, Cheap Monday jeans and Lar’s H&M boots.
Here’s proof that the south is (or at least Atlanta) is frozen over. (My leather Frye boots have held up pretty well in the snow and ice). Troy and I shuffled about half a mile to our local pub this evening. Nothing like a pint to warm you up and I didn’t even fall once! Do you like my Team Zissou hat? It’s Troy’s roommate’s hat. I snatched it before we headed out and hate how it clashes with my pink plaid shirt, but was so grateful for the warmth. I usually can’t relate when people say they choose comfort over fashion (bring on the 5″ heels!), but when it comes to icy weather I could care less that I’m wearing a brown scarf with black accessories, a coat that would fit a high schooler better and a red hat that gives me terrible hat hair.
For those of you like my sis who can stay stylish when the weather is nasty, I salute you!