A Canada Goose in Brooklyn

HM Goose jumper
In case it wasn’t clear on Instagram, it was very cold while we were in New York and Boston last month. I was surprised to notice when I scrolled back through the photos just how many times I mentioned the weather. Being British, talking about temperature and the general conditions of the outdoors on the daily is in my DNA, and even though I knew it would be cold, I wasn’t prepared for the biting chill and sub-zero temperatures. Clearly living in California has made me soft…

I checked the forecast every day for a week before packing my carry-on suitcase for our seven day trip, and jumpers were top of the list. Due to the size of the case, I could only bring a couple, and actually had to wear this one on the plane as it was so bulky. I’ve blogged about it before but it’s the Canada goose jumper I found on the sale rack at H&M for ten dollars. Arguably one of the best purchases I’ve made, it brings a smile to my face whenever I wear it.

Just like my last Brooklyn outfit post I managed to find a pretty roof top. This one was belonged to our apartment building and was furnished with chunky wooden armchairs and tile-covered tables, with views across to Manhattan. It’s a shame it wasn’t warmer (there I go with the weather remarks again) otherwise we definitely would have used the space more.

Winter high street outfit New York

Each day I experimented with what layers and accessories to wear until, on the final day, I came to my senses and bundled up in a jumper, leggings, skirt, leg warmers, coat, scarve, fleece-lined beanie and a pair of leather gloves. These photos were taken on day two though, when I thought I could get away with no hat or gloves. At least I had the common sense to layer a thrift shop J-Crew shirt under the jumper, and Sweaty Betty bamboo leggings under this old Topshop skirt.

The coat is a Zara sale purchase from a couple of years ago, and while it looked great and kept me fairly warm, the single button fastening allowed the cold air to get to my chest and neck – I’d definitely invest in a coat that fastens up, perhaps even one with a hood, next time. I’m not a big fan of puffa jackets (if they’re still even called that anymore?) but I was very envious of the locals walking around in their floor length sleeping bag coats.

 Coming up next: more photos of food in part two of my New York guide.

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Navy goose jumper – H&M / Powder blue midi skirt –  Topshop / Coat – Zara / Chambray shirt – J. Crew (thrift shop) / Leggings – Sweaty Betty / Brogue ankle boots – Kurt Geiger


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