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I took advantage of the few snow days in Portland to break out this cozy white winter coat. I don’t get many opportunities to wear coats because the constant rain prevents me from wearing anything that is not waterproof. Therefore, I love days when I have more flexibility with my wardrobe.

Since I hardly ever get to wear this coat, I didn’t realize that it can be a bit difficult to style. The key to making a white winter coat work is making it into the focal point of the outfit. This helps prevent your outfit from looking too overwhelming. To style this coat, I kept my outfit pretty simple and wore a navy sweater, olive scarf and boyfriend jeans.

However, the one thing I would change about this outfit is my choice of shoes. Although these Madewell Chelsea style boots are cute, they are not appropriate for snow. Portland is not equipped to deal with snow days, so the sidewalks and streets turn into a huge ice rink after it snowed. Therefore, I definitely slipped and fell on my butt while I was out running errands last week as a result of not having proper footwear. Needless to say, it was as equally painful as it was embarrassing. If anybody has any recommendations for cute and versatile snow boots, let me know your favorite picks!


P.S. How many of you guys attended the Women’s March over the weekend? I attended the march in Portland and it was wonderful to see so many people out there protesting. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be a better activist and I think this is the perfect time for everybody to make their voices heard. Regardless of your race, gender, sexuality or religion, you have the ability to make change happen. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, check out this great list of suggestions.


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  • These snow photos are beautiful. Love your white winter coat.
    http://doreensstylediary.com/

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

  • love this post! xx

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks!

  • Tania

    I’ve never owned a white coat before. I did have a white jacket and I ended up selling it to Crossroads because I never wore it! So you are right, they are a bit tricky to style. You pulled it off perfectly though. It looks so good with your olive scarf. Loving the winter wonderland vibes!

    xx freshfizzle

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Honestly, I don’t think the front of my apartment building has ever looked so magical. I’ve had this coat for a while but hardly ever wear it because I just didn’t know how. I think now I’ll wear it more often now that I’ve figured out a combo that works.

  • So snowy and dreamy xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      It sure is!

  • Eva

    Love love love the coat

    xxx, Eva
    http://www.dark-rebel.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

  • Jo

    Beautiful photos! I love your winter white jacket!

    Jo x
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you Jo!

  • Wow I can’t believe how much snow you have!!!
    That’s awesome you went to the women’s march. I feel kind of guilty about not going to one because it sounds like it was a really rewarding experience
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      I know! The snow was a bit crazy! And yes, I think the march was a rewarding experience, but I think it’s more important to keep that energy going.

  • How gorgeous are these snow pics! I still have yet to see any snow this season :(. That coat looks so cozy and pretty with this white winter wonderland background! I like the boots a lot (they’re classic) and don’t worry, I don’t have any snow boots either! I totally would not be unprepared if we had a crazy snow storm like you guys! Also, I’m really loving the new page layout! It’s simple, clean, and professional! Have a great weekend, Helen!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you, Tina! I’m still working on making the transition to WordPress, but I’m happy to finally have a new blog layout. Also, I’m glad that I’m not alone in being unprepared for the snow.

  • Stay warm! Love the jacket~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  • malu
  • love wearing white in winter, such a cute outfit. Love your boots but yes probably not the best for snow days hehe. I have a pair of heavy duty winter ugg boots so I just usually wear those. I was sad I couldn’t go to the march in Toronto but how great that you went. I just watched videos of them later and found it so inspiring.
    xo
    The Fashionista Bubble

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      I’ll have to look into those shoes. Thanks for the recommendation! And yes, it was pretty inspiring to see so many people there at the march, but I think it’s more important to keep that energy going moving forward.

  • I love winter whites! I hate that people tend to stay away from white in the winter because to me it looks good no matter the season! And it looks even better with a snowy background!

    xoxo

    Shannon | http://www.prepavenue.com

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      I know! White really is a great color for winter. Plus, I think I’m okay with breaking that rule because I’m originally from California, so it’s hard to keep up with the seasons in the first place. haha!

  • Magda

    Love this coat! 🙂

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

  • You look amazing. This coat really suits you. Great post.

    Leja

  • Beautiful photos! Love the coat!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  • You pull off that white coat so well!
    that snow bout was at first really great and then it got dreadful, so glad its rained now up here in Vancouver!

    Tript & Prabh
    footnotes and finds

    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks Tript and Prabh! Yeah, the snow was crazy up here! I’m glad it’s rained and cleared up for you all in Vancouver as well.

  • alice

    Oh that’s amazing!

    Alice Cerea
    babywhatsup.com

  • Amazing pictures! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo