Spent a wonderful week in the big apple exploring. It was still cold when I got there good thing I was able to pack warm clothes. Love dressing up in New York City. It is literally a runway over there.
We have been covered with tremendous amount of snow this winter season and it's been really cold. Sundance Film Festival 2017 took place a few weeks back and showed friends around Park City. This puffer jacket is my new favorite. Good thing I found them in all black and a size that fits me well. Got them on sale as well. The fashion gods were calling me when I saw this jacket. Love the idea of the removable faux fur trim. I feel so basic wearing this jacket plus some Sorels but hey, comfort in fashion is always key for me. 20-degree weather got nothing on my ootd. Lol. Also, I never thought I would get me a pair of snow boots but in order to brave the moments walking in cold slush, foot warmers aren't enough so I deserve my first Sorels. Kept my feet warm although ain't used walking with it at all.
Running is my favorite thing to do aside from working out at home. Yes, I still run during the winter season. It may be very cold out but once I started running and feel the adrenaline, it makes the weather bearable. I still pray for warm weather though. #noexcuses Whenever the sun comes out and its 35-40 degrees out, it's the perfect time for me to be out and about. Deer Valley is also my new favorite place to run. You get to see the beautiful snow covered mountains and pretty trees surrounding. If you are interested in running during the cold, here are some tips below.
1. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. It may be freezing outside but when mister sun is showing up, make sunscreen your ultimate best friend. It is dry here in Utah unfortunately. Skincare is a must for me. I use Origins Plantscription SPF 25 perfect moisturizer cos it has SPF in it already. And if I want that extra coverage, Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with SPF 50 is also a savior.
2. Hydration is key. Make sure to drink enough water. I used to bring my water bottle with me whenever I run but it's kind of bothering me. I make sure to drink before and after my running session. One must always know the importance of staying hydrated when or not doing strenuous activities.
3. Comfortable clothing. If it was a nice hot summer day, short shorts would be my go to piece. But since winter season is here, skipping the skimpy outfit is a must. Long sleeved top with thermals underneath makes the weather acceptable for me. Plus leggings to cover your legs is a must. Pick your favorite running shoe too. Make sure it keeps your feet warm enough.
4. Good music. Beyoncé songs really keep me going. It gets me inspired to run and listening to music keeps me excited. Listen to some upbeat music. Trust me, it's gonna be a fun run.
1. New Balance top
Throwback to one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Cruising with Royal Carribean's Allure of The Seas never disappoints. Fun times flashed back as I was browsing through the pictures. Can't help but wish that I'm on a vacation right now at some place warm, laying underneath palm trees and sipping a cold, fresh fruit juice. Enjoying the tropical view, watching the birds fly under the cerulean sky and the smell of sunscreen is such a heavenly feeling. Winter makes you miss the tropics so bad. But hey, summer is just around the corner and it's almost time to have fun under the sun again.